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Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets SDK and World Update

Microsoft Flight Simulator SDK members can now access a new update, while Microsoft also detailed this month’s Twitch schedule.


Flight Simulator users are getting a new world update to end the week. This is an update for the SDK and follows the development update sent out a week ago to deal with bugs and improvements. Happily, this latest update makes some more visible changes.

For example, Microsoft has tweaked the look for while also adding some new items in the Marketplace. Furthermore, Microsoft Flight Simulator also has a new Feedback Snapshot.

Perhaps the biggest point of this out-of-schedule update is to improve the general functionality of the SDK. Microsoft is also opening up the developer kit to more members. Below is the changelog for this latest release:

  • “WebAssembly: Improvements to the GDI+ compatibility layer and improvements to the ease of development and debugging capabilities is the current focus. Visual Studio 2017 support has also been added.
  • The glTF exporter now supports 3D Studio Max 2021.
  • We fixed the SimConnect facilities API and plan on expanding it.
  • On the Developer Mode side, we are working on improving overall usability: we enhanced the visualization for roads, terraforming shapes and exclusion rectangles. The editor now doesn't allow for invalid ground merging parameters.”


More Changes

As mentioned, Microsoft is introducing a new Feedback Snapshot. Specifically, the company is highlighting a new version that looks better than the previous iteration. An important change is the Snapshot now shows votes for problems that are the most problematic to the community.

Elsewhere in the world of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the company has detailed the Twitch schedule for developers at the end of the month. This will include the usual monthly Q&A with dev's and a guided fly-tour. You can check out the full schedule in the image above.

On the Marketplace, four new products are available. A trio of airports and a new aircraft are joining the current lineup.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been available on PC since last month. The title has had excellent reviews and is considered among the games of the year, while also being touted as the best-looking  ever.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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