The much-anticipated Sim Update 13 is now officially out, and it brings a host of changes and fixes aimed at addressing various aspects of the simulator. Sim Update 13 brings several general improvements to Microsoft Flight Simulator, addressing stability, performance, and overall user experience. The update includes various bug fixes.
Some of the key general improvements introduced in Sim Update 13 include:
Sim Update 13 brings significant enhancements to the aircraft included in Microsoft Flight Simulator. From improvements to the glass cockpits to new functionalities for specific aircraft, the update aims to enhance the realism and functionality of the aircraft models. Here are some of the noteworthy aircraft improvements introduced in Sim Update 13:
The Boeing 787 and Boeing 747 have received new functionalities and bug fixes, adding more depth and realism to the aircraft models. One of the standout features is the integration of SimBrief functionality with the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) of the Boeing 787 and Boeing 747-8i. This integration allows pilots to request payload, wind data, and routes directly from SimBrief. Additionally, the 787-10 now allows pilots to calculate takeoff performance and send it to the Flight Management Computer (FMC), streamlining the pre-flight preparation process. Another notable addition is the implementation of a computer and programmed step climb.
Sim Update 13 introduces improvements to the glass cockpits of various aircraft models, including the Garmin G3000, G5000, and G1000 Nxi. The new displays now have the ability to show the wind vector on the Navigation Map, Nearest Map, and Weather Map panes, enhancing situational awareness for pilots. Additionally, pilots can now adjust the weather radar gain via the GTC Weather Radar Settings page, allowing for more accurate weather depiction.
Sim Update 13 also brings several accessibility and usability enhancements. These enhancements include:
The entire list of updates and changes primarily consits of bug fixes and quality of life improvements, which can be found here. Please be advised, if you are playing on PC, outdated packages in your community folder may have an unexpected impact on the game performance and behavior. If you suffer from stability issues or long loading times, move your community package(s) to another folder before relaunching the title.
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