This problem has affected my sim since launch; no fix yet.
The audio output device I normally use for my speaker/headphone output is Speakers (Realtek®); however, if I have that or any other audio output device than Speakers (Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer) selected in Windows as my output device, MSFS will show the black screen with a loading icon but is then stuck on the same black screen, no loading icon, and never proceeds to the intro/logo animations.
Setting the audio output device to Speakers (Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer) solves this, but then I have no sound (as soon as I’m in the MSFS menu I can change to my actual output device and sound is restored).
Anyone else experiencing this?
Haven’t reported the issue on Zendesk yet, wanted to ask here first if there is a fix for it.
Thanks in advance!