Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator releases World Update 8: Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra

Revel in the loveliness that is the Iberian Peninsula with the latest update. The latest World Update has been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it allows you to explore the skies of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar. This update features the coastal nooks of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, the soaring heights of the Pyrenees, and it shows off some lovely architecture in cities such as Lisbon and Madrid. You will get to fly over the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, check out the Aqueduct of Segovia, and experience Valencia. The region has been enhanced with a variety of new,…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s world update 6 has refined Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Has any game done more for the representation of bridges than Microsoft Flight Simulator? Every new world update brings with it new, realistically rendered points of interest, and this time it’s the turn of the viaducts and suspension bridges of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. World Update 6 is live now, and you can find the trailer below. Read more

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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s performance should be less turbulent after its latest patch

Though I’d prefer they added an airship, or at least a sofa with birthday balloons attached, I’m still very excited about Microsoft Flight Simulator’s new patch. The update brings some significant performance improvements that should bring higher frame rates, smooth out stuttering, and reduce strain on your whole system. Along with some exploration improvements and world map upgrades, it’s a very helpful patch. Read more

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Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2022

By Sherif Saed 19 July 2021 10:18 GMT It looks like helicopters will finally arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator next year.Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo has, in the latest development update, shared a detailed roadmap of everything coming to the game over the course of the summer.Watch on YouTubeThe developer also offered a rare look at all the features the community has been asking for, and what stage of development, if any, they’re in. The most requested, by far, is the addition of helicopters, which has garnered over 1,500 votes. In the development schedule, helicopters were marked as ‘Planned’, with…

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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…