Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator has improved the Nordics, complete with the Lego House

Another ‘World Update’ has landed in Microsoft Flight Simulator, this time focused on improving the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Along with updating the landscape with more detail, the update brings detailed models for landmarks ranging from bridges and wind farms to stadiums and… Lego House? Is this a real thing? This is a real thing! Check out that blocky building and more in the trailer below. Read more

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update nearly halves download size

By Dom Peppiatt 30 May 2021 18:05 GMT Thanks to an impressive new update, Microsoft and Asobo have nearly halved the size of Microsoft Flight Simulator, bringing the total size of the game to around 83GB.Everyone loves Microsoft Flight Simulator – we’ve established that already – but not everyone loved the gargantuan size of the game’s download files on their PCs. Before today, getting the game and its various packs installed on your rig would cost you the better part of 170GB – but a new update has almost chapped that in half.As spotted by the folks at PC Gamer, the…

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Bushtalk Radio adds thousands of audio tours to Microsoft Flight Simulator

If you like to play Microsoft Flight Simulator as a tourist, I’d suggest hooking your game up to Bushtalk Radio. It’s a community generated landmark database that tracks where you are in-game. Get close to a registered landmark and the site will automatically start telling you all about it, just like my mum does when we’re in the car (‘Ooh, a red Volvo.’). Think of it as an audio tour for the entire world, one that covers everything from magnificent waterfalls to the world’s largest beaver dam. Read more

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The 9 best bugs in PC games

The Oxford English dictionary describes a bug as: “a sort of computer oops”. It is the result of errant coding, mismatched texture, wonky physics or (sometimes) a briefcase. Developers must fight bugs day and night to safeguard the digital realms we call our playgrounds. Sometimes they lose that battle and a bug comes stomping ravenously into our game, ready to upset us. But sometimes that bug is not an annoyance or a game-breaker, but instead the funniest thing to ever happen. Here are 9 of the best bugs in PC gaming. Read more

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 4 takes you to the skies of France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

By Stephany Nunneley 13 April 2021 18:14 GMT The latest free World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.It includes the Western European countries France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.You will enjoy flying over seaside communities, urban centers, vineyards, mountain ranges, and resort towns.Watch on YouTubeWorld Update 4: France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg also brings improved digital elevation data and aerial imagery, high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for Paris and Amsterdam, and three new hand-crafted airports (Megeve, Nice, and Rotterdam), plus visual and logistical improvements to 100 additional airports throughout the area.More than 100 famous landmarks and points of interest have…

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Modders immortalise Suez Canal boat in Microsoft Flight Simulator

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 17:57 GMT We’re sure some people would rather forget this ever happened.The Ever Given might no longer be blocking the Suez Canal, but the super-sized cargo ship’s disastrous week lives on in Microsoft Fight Simulator.As spotted by Eurogamer, modder FlyBoyRez1 – inspired by Zepingouin35 – has created the Suez Traffic Jam mod for the sim title, which unsurprisingly recreates the aforementioned incident by blocking up the Suez Canal with a massive boat. Other ships will show up, either attempting to get passed or to help try and move the cargo ship. To download…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 3 slated for second week of February

World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is running a bit behind, but the developers expect it to arrive around the second week of February.Work on World Update 3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is nearly complete, along with the integration of photogrammetry cities into the sim. This rather large update contains new aerials, new DEM, 80 POIs, five airports (Barra, Liverpool, Land’s End, Manchester-Barton, and Out Skerries), two landing challenges, and will also introduce five brand-new photogrammetry cities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, and Bristol. You can also expect visual and logical improvements to 85 more area airports, improved digital…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting the F-15 in new third-party add-on

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 11 January 2021 12:04 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator may have been designed for civilian aircrafts, but that doesn’t mean it won’t let you fly fighter jets.The third-party modding community has been slowly working on creating new Microsoft Flight Simulator aircrafts, airports and so many other things for the game’s growing simulation community.This is the case with any simulator that supports custom modules, but today’s creation is a little different from the few we’ve seen so far.DC Designs has unveiled (via Polygon) that it’s working on its very first project for Microsoft Flight Simulator: an F-15 Eagle…

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Real-time snow added to Microsoft Flight Simulator

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 14:49 GMT Just in time for the winter season in the northern hemisphere, snow has arrived in Microsoft Flight Simulator.The latest update has arrived in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it brings snow to the simulation title.You can see the new real-time weather shown off in a short video.Most recently, VR support was added to the game, allowing you to use a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as headsets from Oculus, Valve, and HTC.Microsoft Flight Simulator launched for PC in August of last year. In our review, we said…