MSFS Microsoft Flight Simulator Patch Notes #10 - 1.14.5.0

Brunlea

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Patch Notes 1.14.5.0

NEW CONTENT

  • FSX legacy liveries available on appropriate planes : Kenmore, Emerald Gold, Global Freightways, Orbit, Pacifica and World Travel
  • Contrails are now displayed on the player’s aircraft (MP and AI are not supported yet)
  • New customization menu in the World map to further adjust the aircraft to perfectly match specific real world aircraft. The changes only affects the next flight and they are not persistent.
  • Empty CG position: We can now have a different empty CG position, just like real world aircraft that all may have slightly different empty balance.
  • Wear: We can now increase the wear of the fuselage to get a slightly higher parasitic drag and simulate older aircraft.
  • Control surface limits: We can now adjust the maximum angle limits for elevator, rudder and aileron control surfaces to simulate the slight difference that may exist between different real aircraft. Check Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) Information for real world aircraft control surface angle limit variation tolerance.

PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY

  • Fixed various crashes across the title
  • Fixed a specific crash while using the manual cache

NAVIGATION

  • Latest AIRAC cycle has been integrated and is now available

PLANES

AUTOPILOT / FMS:

  • Corrected an issue which prevented the VS Wheel from working in FLC mode on the Cessna Citation Longitude
  • Disabled the autopilot which was incorrectly set as available on the JMB VL-3
  • Corrected an issue preventing the use of the VS Wheel to control the pitch on some planes
  • Corrected an issue with the VS Knob not properly responding to commands on the Airbus A320neo
  • Prevented the autopilot from being polluted by incorrect data when exiting slew mode
  • VOR/ADF Feature implemented
  • VOR/ADF – Airbus A320neo FMA Adaptability
  • Fixed General Aviation planes displaying FMS instead of GPS
  • G3000 – Fixed FlightPhase & NavSource display not showing properly
  • Fix roll hold mode behaving like wing leveler
  • Removing auto alignment of localizers with the runway when the heading given by the localizer and the heading of the runway are too different
  • Add TRK/FPA features to Airbus A320neo
  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental : LNAV and VNAV does no longer engage automatically when activating the Autopilot.

DISPLAYS:

  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner – Enhanced HUD Projection
  • Airliners – Speed Trend arrow is now more reactive and accurate
  • Fixed some bearings indicated outside of the 0-360 range in Garmin instruments
  • Fixed a bug in GNS430 and GNS530 where the cursor did no automatically jump to “Activate” in Direct-to page on validation of the entered ident when there is no ident duplicate
  • Added airport ident and ILS runway name in GNS530 when tuning nav radio to a localizer
  • Fixed flight director roll not working when autopilot is not activated
  • Added wind display in G3X Touch in PFD or Splitted mode
  • Added possibility to adjust brightness level in G3X Touch
  • Added possibility to adjust brightness level in G3000
  • Fixed issue in FLT files that lead to flight plan not being loaded in instruments
  • Fixing the display of LDA approaches which were wrongly aligned to the runway at the end of their path

ENGINES:

  • Fixed Beechcraft Baron G58 incorrectly having automixture enabled
  • Corrected an issue causing the AutoStart sequence of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to activate the batteries later than expected
  • Re-enabled the STARTERX SET keys which used to throw an error and toggle the starter. They now correctly set the starter to ON or OFF
  • Corrected an issue causing the starter to affect the plane’s rpm excessively when the piston_power_scalar of the plane is >1
  • Corrected an issue which would prevent the engine from ever shutting down while in unlimited fuel mode.
  • Beechcraft Baron G58 engines adjustment
  • Beechcraft Bonanza G36 engine idle RPM adjustment

COCKPIT INTERACTION:

  • Corrected a number of minor XML errors
  • Improved the behavior of knobs that repeatedly send an action to prevent it from sending multiple events at once
  • Corrected the fact that the Avionics switch of the Pipistrel Virus SW121 was off when starting in cruise
  • Enabled the THRT Knob on the ATC Panel of the Airbus A320neo
  • Enabled the option to push the backup baro knob of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to set it in Standard Altitude mode
  • Made the copilot’s HUD interactable on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
  • Enabled the clock’s buttons on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
  • JMB VL-3 Propeller Instrument Fix
  • Fixed Mouse Events not handled correctly on Tactile Screens
  • AS3X Touch – Removed com active ident display
  • Cessna Citation CJ4 – Fixed default VT Speed
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner – Fixed ND interaction Model
  • Fixed the “COM RECEIVE ALL” simvar always returning false on planes without a configured COM 3, leading to problems with some third party content
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i – Baro knobs have been added

CONTROL SURFACE:

  • Corrected Flaperon animation on Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner which was incorrect in the air.
  • Corrected an issue preventing the autobrakes of the Airbus A320neo from enabling on the Fungal mission.
  • Fixed Beechcraft Baron G58 inoperative rudder trim

LIGHTING:

  • Corrected some emissive elements staying active when they should be off on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.
  • Corrected some emissive elements staying active when they should be off on the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental.
  • Corrected some emissive elements staying active when they should be off on the Airbus A320neo.

CHECKLIST:

  • “Mixture: Lean for Altitude” checkpoint can now be auto completed without issues
  • Added a Brake Release checkpoint to the Aviat Pitts Special S2S checklist
  • The Checklist entry “Mixture : Rich below 3000 feet” is now correctly displayed as such instead of “300 feet”
  • Engine should now start without struggle and auto completion of the “Starting procedure” on the Aviat Pitts Special S2S should now work
  • Corrected issue on the Cessna 172 Skyhawk’s checklist which prevented the copilot from correctly executing the “Set Transponder to Alt” step
  • Corrected Issue on piston planes checklists which prevent the steps relating to setting the right mixture from correctly executing
  • Corrected issue on the Beechcraft Baron G58 which caused the copilot to not keep the starter active long enough to reach a combustion when auto-completing the checklist
  • Corrected issue on the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental’s checklist which caused the step to activate all fuel pumps to not properly validate on some airports

MISC:

  • External HUD – Fixed AP Ref speed/altitude not always displayed
  • 3rd View HUD – Fixed HSI not showing approach course if approach is armed
  • 3rd View HUD – Fixed Trim & Flaps display
  • Fixed crash when using a plane with an incorrectly setup FuelSystem.
  • Fuel pressure gauges should now display correct pressure level indications
  • Fix crash when teleporting to approach
  • Fixed external HUD not updating at correct framerate

VIRTUAL REALITY

  • A ‘No binding’ icon is displayed when no control is assigned to a VR action
  • If there are no controls assigned to the camera re-center, then the player cannot switch to VR and they are asked to assign a command to this action
  • Players can now access to the controls menu directly from the VR Mode page
  • HOTAS are now specified in the VR bindings (VR Mode page)
  • VR is now functional when HDR is enabled
  • The panel reset feature is now functional in VR
  • A dark background is displayed when opening a menu in the cockpit
  • When a toolbar menu is opaque, it will now hide properly menus that are positioned behind it
  • Labels are now properly displayed in the VFR map
  • Various fixes on the toolbar and the panels display
  • The mouse cursor is now properly positioned in VR on the Cub Crafter X Cub instrument panel
  • Cockpit handles should not teleport anymore when clicked and dragged
  • It is now possible to switch the throttle to CutOff position in the Daher TBM 930
  • The Flap control in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk G1000 doesn’t return to fully retracted position when interacting with it with the mouse

ATC

  • In case there is an ASOS/ATIS and Center/Departure/Approach agent on the same frequency in the same area, the ATIS/ASOS will not air its message if the player has been handed off to the Center/Departure/Approach agent to prevent the ATC flow from being stuck
  • Add leading zero for runway numbers in ATC communications when necessary
  • Fix ATC agent pronouncing letter by letter airports names during communication with the player
  • Fix ATC agent attributing cruise altitude instead of proper approach altitude when the first waypoint of the approach do not hold altitude information

WEATHER

  • Wind panel UI update for wind and gusts settings

WORLD MAP

  • Properly set runway when setting approach in the World Map
  • Changing behavior of Precision Marking field in Scenery Editor to allow for the marking to be displayed in case of short runways
  • Displaying all waypoints from data on the World Map and changing zoom scores to compensate for the amount of new points
  • Fixing behavior of World Map which was attributing closed runway over opened runway under certain conditions

WORLD

  • Fix outline against clouds and object in game introduced in the previous update
  • Lights should no longer be too dark under mountain shadow with low quality setting
  • Taxi sign lights size has been tweaked

SDK/DEVMODE

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Revamped documentation website now live on https://docs.flightsimulator.com
  • Added Sample for AirtportServices
  • The left gauge in the MouseAircraft sample has been reworked to provide clearer information.

SCENERY EDITOR:

  • Trimmed leading spaces in package title
  • Fixed a bug that would not update the Scene list when adding an object while having no object selected
  • Fixed an issue to avoid unwanted airport modification
  • Fixed a crash when hiding all TaxiwayPoints of an Airport

WEBASSEMBLY:

  • Fixed GDI+ StringFormat conversion to NanoVG alignment
  • Fixed potential vulnerabilities in the WASI layer
  • Tweaked our system to avoid hampering module debugging with recurring exceptions.

SIMCONNECT:

  • Load and Save Flight using the FlowFlightManager.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Throttle mapping reversed for the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i does not change pitch with VS wheel when Autopilot is enabled
  • in rare occasions, Aircraft screens might not initialize correctly upon loading a flight. Please restart the flight to fix the issue.
  • The plane continually loses altitude causing it to crash after loading into the Attitudes & Instruments Training Flight

Source and further reading - https://www.flightsimulator.com/release-notes-1-14-5-0/
 

Brunlea

Administrator
Staff member
Addendum to the release notes:

PLANES

Autopilot / FMS:

  • Use ZULU time instead of LOCAL time for predicted ETA on the Airbus A320neo
  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner: TO/GA is no longer always engaged on start
  • Possibility to engage VS mode without having an altitude entered on the Airbus A320neo
  • Autopilot expects an altitude Intervention before it begins changing altitude on the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
  • Fixed FMS never entering descent phase on the Airbus A320neo
  • PFD FMA during roll now displays MAN MCT on the Airbus A320neo
  • SRS mode guides speed during takeoff by changing pitch on the Airbus A320neo
  • Fixed a bug where Managed speed was too high on the Airbus A320neo

Displays:

  • Added option to display the fuel range in the G1000 MFD map
  • Fixed issues when adding a destination when more than one waypoint was already added to the flightplan
  • Fixed a bug where the approach could be kept loaded after deleting the destination airport from the flightplan
  • Fixed a crash when modifying origin or destination airport in flightplan of Garmin instruments
  • Added display for Nav and Com volume in G1000 when changing them with the appropriate knob
  • Fixed a bug where the DME distance was displayed for stations for which the plane wasn’t receiving the signal
  • Added Mach display for airspeed target and autopilot when in Mach mode in Cessna Longitude
  • Added the possibility to switch off the Synthetic vision in AS3X, AS3X touch, G1000 and G3000
  • Fixed a typo in G1000 PFD Departure selection page saying Arrival instead of Departure
  • Fixed Flight Director not activated when enabling the autopilot
  • Fixed some elements not hiding when changing the current page in Garmin instruments
  • Fixed inverted and out of the 0-360 range indicated VOR radial in GNS530
  • Changed COM frequencies names according to their type in Garmin Instruments pages
  • Fixed Glide Slope annunciations in KAP 140
  • Fixed autopilot defaulting on wrong modes in King Air 350i, DA 40 NG and Bonanza G36
  • Added Track Up and Heading Up orientation options for the MFD map in G3000
  • Added Track Up, Desired Track Up and Heading Up orientation options for the MFD map in G1000
  • Fixed a bug in Garmin equipped planes where activating a leg in an active approach may activate the wrong leg
  • Added “No Wind Data” instead of the fast rotating arrow when wind speed is near 0 in G1000
  • Fixed max Mach speed using the wrong simvar in Garmin instruments
  • Added possibility to add Destination, Enroute and Origin waypoints in whatever order without the first entered becoming the origin in G3000, G5000 and G3X Touch
  • Removed parasite inputs on tactile screens coming from middle and right mouse clicks
  • Added OBS mode in G1000
  • Fixed a bug where the station ID of tuned NAV radio was displayed even if no signal was received by the plane
  • G1000: Direct-To page is now prefilled with Waypoint info when pressing Direct-To softkey with a highlighted waypoint
  • Fixed HSI color on the Airbus A320neo
  • Minor MCDU color fixes on the Airbus A320neo
  • MCDU PERF page minor fixes on the Airbus A320neo
  • USR waypoint no longer flickers on map on the Airbus A320neo

Engines:

  • Fixed missing instrumentation colored arcs on the Zlin Shock Ultra

Flight model:

  • Fixed Flight Design CTLSCG position
  • Diamond DV20 Flight model adjustment
  • Flight model adjustments on flaps and stall speed on the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Further reading - Sim Update 3 Release Notes Addendum - Community / News and Announcements - Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums
 
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