I raised a Zendesk, and got a patronising message back with a copy of the different levels of spec for the FS. I have a GTX960m with a I7 66700HQ, and it has been running like a dream for me. Until the latest patch
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is continually improving and is highly scalable to suit all kinds of hardware configurations. That said, if you ask too much of your hardware, problems as you report can occur.
This problem is affecting those with video cards on the lower end of specifications. We advise you to lower settings to the lowest level and see if it works. When it does, slowly raise settings until you see problems arise. Unfortunately, there is no fix here other than using the simulation on lower settings, which in this case might have to be without clouds.
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Thank you for your reply however it has this issue from the lowest setting and was induced with the latest patch [#5].
No where in the patch text does it say that all min spec PCs will not be able to use the software as shown. This should have been warned before installing it, and it should have been given an option to not install. No, it was mandatory, so your have obsoleted your software. This product from release to now to be honest has been a train wreck. Why you are charging such high amounts for a sub standard software and obsoleting your user base without knowing. Do you honestly think flying without clouds (well weather) is the right way to deal with this. That is called burying your heads in the sand. Also if that is the issue why not give a switch to turn off the clouds?
Where do we get a refund for the product as it is not fit for purpose. Are you changing the min specs on your website because in my country you are breaking the law (product not as described and fit for purpose).