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Flight News Updates Upcoming Title Update Release Notes
With the release of the Alaska Wilderness Expansion DLC on the horizon, we’d like to share some of the changes we’ve made to core elements of Microsoft Flight, as well as some bug fixes.


New Features and Functionality
  • New hardware-related functionality
    • Added support for TrackIR
    • Added support for axis-based brake control devices
    • Added settings specific to Intel Ivy Bridge graphics hardware
  • New Hangar Marketplace UI
    • Added details page for Marketplace items
    • Improved user experience for downloading multiple pieces of DLC
    • Added locked/unlocked livery sorting 
  • Map improvements
    • Added globe icon to Main Menu for region selection
    • Adjusted map displays for areas with high airport concentration
    • Added region-based filtering for Aerocaches
  • Improved error reporting
    • Added features which allow for more robust error reports from end users
  • New UI Features
    • Added “Glance” command; when R key is pressed and held, allows player to look toward the closest Point of Interest Marker 
  • New Environment Features and Improvements
    • Added two new weather themes: Heavy Weather and Mixed Weather
    • Added new in-cloud effects
    • Adjusted coloration of clouds at higher densities to be more realistic
    • Adjusted cloud randomization
Bug Fixes
  • Reduced load times across the board
  • Adjusted “Skip to Waypoint” feature: players no longer spawn inside intervening terrain pieces
  • Fixed issues with double-byte languages (Korean, Japanese & Chinese)
    • Fixed issue causing in-cockpit tooltips to display incorrectly
    • Fixed issue preventing planes from appearing in Hangar after selecting a job from the Job Board
  • Fixed graphics issues
    • Fixed issues in fog layer and cirrus cloud rendering
    • Adjusted reflections to be more realistic (no more giant plane reflections)
    • Fixed vegetation flickering issues
    • Fixed banyan tree rendering
    • Fixed crash that occurred for some users when changing graphics settings during cut scenes 
    • Improved in-flight terrain textures for users with Vertical Sync enabled
  • Addressed multiple Games for Windows – LIVE related issues which can cause Microsoft Flight to crash
  • Addressed multiple issues causing Windows Vista users to experience a crash after completing a mission or challenge
  • Fixed multiplayer issues
    • Reduced bandwidth consumed during multiplayer sessions
    • Fixed error experienced by final users to join multiplayer sessions
    • Fixed multiple crashes that occur during multiplayer sessions
    • Reduced choppiness in rendering other users’ planes during multiplayer

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