FSX Steam Edition Patch in Public Beta

Next week (9th – 16th March 2015) we are planning to release an update for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition into open beta. The open beta will run for seven days and allow players to provide feedback about the updated before it is released through Steam to all FSX: Steam Edition players. The beta is open to everyone, however you will need to own FSX: Steam Edition to take part.

We will be publishing further details regarding the open beta and the exact content of the update over the next few days.

Please note you must update FSUIPC for it to work with this update. You can do this here.

Please find below the full changelog for the update:

  • FSX: Steam Edition can now be used in Steam’s offline mode.
  • Steam Dumps are now created following crashes to help with diagnoses of reported issues.
  • Fixed issues reported with g3D.dll affecting some add-ons
  • Number of fixes for the terrain.dll crashes experienced by some users have been made.
  • Multiplayer:
    VoIP communication is now using the correct device as identified in ‘Settings’.
    During mission-based Multiplayer flights, if the host has activated the ‘Anti-Cheat’ flag, users who have modified their aircraft are immediately disconnected without affecting the host or other users.
    The Steam ‘Invite to Game’ feature will now work by buffering the request until the user enters the Multiplayer menu.
    Users are prompted to use the Steam Client to invite someone from the Multiplayer menu to become a friend on Steam.
    On the Multiplayer Session and lobby screens, the text in the “Weather” section is now aligned correctly.
  • User Interface:
    If ‘Show Saved Flights’ is enabled, the time stamps on the saved flight data will now show the correct time the flight was saved.
    The HTML content displayed in some windows, eg. tutorials, mission help, etc., now runs in IE9 compatibility mode, rather than IE8, providing better presentation.
    On the Multiplayer Session screen, the user name of the host is now shown.
    On the Multiplayer Session screen, before a session is started, ‘In Briefing Room’ is now shown.

 UPDATE (09/03/2015)

The open beta for the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition update is now live. The beta will run for seven days (09/03/2015 – 16/03/2015) and will allow players to provide feedback about the update before it is released.

If you would like to install the update please do the following:

• Open Steam
• Open the Library tab
• Right click on Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition (which must already be installed)
• Select Properties from the menu
• Select the Beta tab at the top
• In the password field, type – flightthgilf2015
• Click the Check Code button
• From the drop down menu, select g2610build – 2015-02-02 version
• FSX: Steam Edition will now update
• In the Steam Library, your game will be listed as Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition [g2610build]

The process should consist of a 16.9Mb download.

You can opt out of the beta at any time by doing the following:

• Open Steam
• Open the Library tab
• Right click on Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition [g2610build] • Select Properties from the menu
• Select the Beta tab at the top
• From the drop down menu, select NONE – Opt out of all beta programs
• FSX: Steam Edition will now update back to the LIVE version of the software
• In the Steam Library, your game will be listed as Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Providing feedback:
Please leave any feedback relating to the beta in this thread. Feedback in other threads may not be considered. We are interested in collecting feedback during the beta relating to follow topics only:

1. Any crashes that you experience
2. Any functions which are not working as expected but worked prior to installing the update. In other words did the update break anything?
3. Anything listed in the update notes which does not appear to be fixed or functioning as expected.

Please note we are not focusing on fixes which are not listed in the update notes or which fall outside of the scope of this update.

FSX Admin

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