FSX: Steam Edition Update 62615 Now Live

Following intensive internal and public beta testing, we are pleased to announce the release of the latest FSX: Steam Edition update version 62615.

Important! Before opening FSX: Steam Edition, we strongly recommend you take the following steps:

  • Back up your non-Steam add-on content – In the event that your add-on content needs to be re-installed, we strongly recommend keeping a back-up of non-Steam content.
  • Back up your scenery.cfg files – We also recommend you back up your scenery.cfg file, especially those of you with an extensive scenery collection.

You can find your FSX: Steam Edition scenery.cfg file here: C:Program DataMicrosoftFSX

  • FSUIPC – FSUIPC is a piece of software that certain third party add-on products use to interface with FSX:SE. Because of the way this interface works, each new version of FSX:SE requires an update to FSUIPC. If you have any third party add-ons that use FSUIPC, please make sure you have updated to the latest version of that software when you install 62615, otherwise these add-ons will not work. You can get the latest version of FSUIPC from the SimFlight forum at: http://forum.simflight.com/forum/142-download-links/

The player-visible contents of this update are:

  • Improvements for using modified Scenery.cfg files which could previously result in a 1007 error when installing new scenery add-ons.
    • Please note due to the highly customisable nature of FSX: SE it is going to be impossible for us to attempt to deal with all forms of malformatting in the Scenery.cfg files. For this reason we have also provide an option to reset the Scenery.cfg file to the default version.
  • Fixed font file loading not being VFS-aware.
    • Font files associated with add-ons should now work as expected.
  • Fixed multiplayer invites not working if you invite a friend to a Private game.
  • Improved mouse cursor slow-down over complex cockpits.
    • Although we have made some optimizations to this code, players may still experience some reduction in framerates when using highly complex cockpit models. This is because such models are pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the game engine.
  • Improved optimisation of installing/uninstalling add-on content through the Steam platform.

Because this update includes changes to the way Steam optimises FSX:SE add-on content available from the Steam store, some add-on content you have purchased may also may reinstall. This means that the size of the update will vary depending upon how many Steam add-ons you have installed. If you are just running the core simulator without add-ons, your download will be approximately 22.9 MB. This may increase up to 4.0GB if you own all of our FSX: Steam Edition add-ons.

If you experience any issues, please contact our support team at dovetailgames.kayako.com

Thanks and happy flying!

– FSX: Steam Edition Team, Dovetail Games

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DTG Aimee

Aimee Sanjari is a flight simmer, aviation enthusiast, and aspiring pilot originally from Elkhart, Indiana. Now living in Kent, she fills the role of Flight Simulation Brand Manager for Dovetail Games. She has previously contributed to PC Pilot and continues to be an active member of the flight simulation community.

41 Comments

  • Profile photo of Joe

    I can no longer use my GTN 750 by flight1…. rendering my sim useless until this is fixed… please enable me to return to the old version

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Joe,

      Thank you for getting in touch. Once you have accepted and installed an update for FSX: SE it is not possible to revert back to an earlier version of the sim. For future reference, Steam does have some additional account options which will allow you to control which games are updated and when. If you would like some help setting these up please contact the team at Valve (Steam), and they will be able to talk you through the process. You can do that by clicking this link https://help.steampowered.com/

      The GTN 750 is an independent third party add-on for FSX: SE made by the team at Flight1. As such, we are unable to offer support for add-ons that we do not produce ourselves. We are sure if you contact the Flight1 team they will be able to help you get it running again. You can reach their support team on their website: http://www.flight1.com

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

      • Profile photo of JIM MACRINA

        Where at the this site do I get Steam Edition Update 62615 download?

        • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

          Hi Jim,

          If you already have FSX: Steam Edition, your update should be downloaded automatically. If not, try restarting Steam, then FSX:SE. Let us know how you get on 🙂

          I hope this helps!

          -Aimee

    • Profile photo of Ed

      I have found that if you re-install the Garmin GTN application and re-associate with FSX Steam Edition it works just fine.

      Also run the update tool to be sure you have the latest version.

      Hope this helps! It worked for me.

  • Profile photo of Leslie T Smith

    How the hell do you install this game?

  • Profile photo of Ernie

    how do I get the update?

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Ernie,

      FSX:SE should update by itself if you have automatic updates enabled.

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of Eugene Mack

    Hi

    I have an old version of fx (MS Flight Simulator X Deluxe edition 2007), How do I go about upgrading it to the current version? How do I find any information on the operation of the Deluxe version. Any help will be appreciated. I tried to install it into the new 10 beta, but it will not do anything…What can one do?

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Eugene,

      There isn’t a way to update, as such. In order to purchase FSX: Steam Edition, please follow the following instructions:

      In order to purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition from Steam you will need to have a Steam account. If you do not have an account please follow this link and create one:

      https://store.steampowered.com/join/

      Once you have a Steam account login to the main Steam website:

      http://store.steampowered.com/

      Then head to the Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition game page where you can purchase the game:

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/314160/

      Once purchased please follow the on screen instruction as detailed by Steam.

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of Arran Middlemiss

    the mouse fps drop has not been fixed 🙁

  • Profile photo of Prayog

    Hi Aimee,
    this might not be right place to do it but wish to tell you that you guys are doing incredible job there. I watch every twitch session conducted by you guys and happy to see that you stay connected with folks and that you keep everybody updated. Please keep up the same. Looking forward for better FSX and new flight simulator altogether.

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Prayog,

      Thank you so much for the kind words 🙂 I’ll pass them on to the team.

      Happy flying!

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of Jeffrey Barron Owens

    I can’t backup my scenery.cfg files because the directory C:\Program Data\Microsoft\FSX\ does not exist. I did not install the game to my c drive because most of my hard drive is allocated to the D drive. So I installed it there. I looked in both the C and D drives and there is no such directory as C:\Program Data\Microsoft\FSX\ on either drive. Now what?

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Jeffrey,

      Thank you for getting in touch. Firstly, make sure the Program Data folder is visible. You can do this by following these steps:

      Go into the Control Panel
      Click Folder Options
      Click on the View tab
      Select “Show hidden files, folders, or drive”
      Click Apply and then OK.

      Do you have the boxed version of FSX installed also?

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of RASHID AL-SHAALI

    how to update flight simulator to Steam Edition update version 62615.

  • Profile photo of RASHID AL-SHAALI

    I have flight simulator x and I want to update flight simulator to Steam Edition update version 62615.

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Rashid,

      There isn’t a way to update, as such. To purchase FSX: Steam Edition, please follow the following instructions:

      In order to purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition from Steam you will need to have a Steam account. If you do not have an account please follow this link and create one:

      https://store.steampowered.com/join/

      Once you have a Steam account login to the main Steam website:

      http://store.steampowered.com/

      Then head to the Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition game page where you can purchase the game:

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/314160/

      Once purchased please follow the on screen instruction as detailed by Steam.

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

      • Profile photo of RASHID AL-SHAALI

        I bought now Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition game from One of our shops

        os When I opened the box and found the card code .. What I do now.. or What are the steps that must be followed… and Thanks a lot for a help..

  • Profile photo of Michael Fife

    Hi Aimee,

    looks like with this latest update, TrackIR is going glitchy again. Very jerky pans in all axes, and massive frame rate drops. This was somehow resolved a couple of updates ago but now it’s back.

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you for getting i touch. We happily provide help and advice to third party developers to make as many of their add-ons and peripherals compatible with FSX:SE as possible. The latest trackIR updates and support can be found on their website http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/.

      I hope this helps

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of David flores Tiamzon

    Hi Aime,

    Please tell me why I can not access flight computer of 737-800 or 747-400 in my flight sim?
    what I need to do ?

    Thanks

  • Profile photo of David flores Tiamzon

    hi Aime,

    Everytime I open my flt sim., there always appear ” error code 1-8004005 ”

    Please what I need to do?

    Rgds
    David

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi David,

      I’m sorry to hear you are having trouble with FSX: Steam Edition. As there can be many factors contributing to the issues you seem to be experiencing, please contact our support team for personalized support advice. You can contact them via dovetailgames.kayako.com.

      I hope this helps!

      Aimee

  • Profile photo of Cappy6633

    Selected aircraft no longer visible when program starts up
    9 minutes ago – In Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition General Discussion Forum
    I have been using FSX SE for about 4 months now and transfered all dowwnloaded aircraft over, all working will up till today when I enstalled B747-300 and now all aircraft selected are no longer visible. I have read the thread regarding aircraft.cfg but not familar outside of adding aircraft to cf

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Cappy6633,

      Thank you for getting in touch. Is this a third party add-on? If so, there are several things you may want to double check.

      Is it FSUIPC-dependent? If so, please make sure you have latest version installed.
      Has the developer updated the software enabling it to work with the latest version of FSX: Steam Edition? This information can usually be obtained via the developer’s website or forum, if they have one.

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of RASHID AL-SHAALI

    Hi Aimee

    I was waiting to reply me … I bought now Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition game from One of our shops

    os When I opened the box and found the card code .. What I do now.. or What are the steps that must be followed… and Thanks a lot for a help..

  • Profile photo of RASHID AL-SHAALI

    Hi Aimee

    really thank you so much for helping me to install Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition game .. and nice to meet you here and have a nice flying..

  • Profile photo of Nick

    Where are the patches and updates for the before steam 2007 FSX version? I haven’t had a computer that could play FSX for several years and now I finally got new one that can run the game. I just pulled my FSX game out of storage did a new install on my new computer. I remember there were patches for this game in the past but now all I see is FSX steam. It would be nice if I could spend some time playing the FSX I already have with all the patches and updates its supposed to have before I invest more money to upgrade to the next installment. My FXS game linked me to this website for updates but I have had no luck finding them? Do the updates still exist for my version?

  • Profile photo of Carles

    Hello Aimee

    Do not know if this question is do it right here, sorry

    I wonder if it is possible to download the FSX Steam again to buy some time ago. I looked in my library but does not exit.

    Thank you

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Carles,

      To recover your copy of FSX: Steam Edition, please contact Valve’s support system here: help.steampowered.com

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of Alfredo Jurado

    Hi Aimee,

    I am a new in the Steam version, but I didn’t find how to install my add-ons, both scenery and airplanes, in the regular way. I cannot find the Steam version folders and files in the C:/ root disk. Can you help me please on this?

    Tanks,
    Alfredo

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Alfredo,

      You can find your FSX: Steam Edition folder here:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX

      I hope this helps!

      -Aimee

  • Profile photo of João Ferreira

    I’m having problems with Windows 10.
    During the flight, no other command functions. I can not, for example change planes, local, world or save the flight I can. A black screen and I can no longer leave the game. Only with (ctr + alt + del) to be able to close it.

    • Profile photo of Larry Johnson

      I had the same problem until I disabled SLI (NVidia’s dual GPU for multiple graphic adapters)… .. .

  • Profile photo of João Ferreira

    How do I download the FSX: STEAM EDITION UPDATE 62615 NOW LIVE?

    • Profile photo of DTG Aimee

      Hi Joao,

      The updates should automatically download via the Steam client. You can check the version you are running by opening FSX:SE and looking at the lower right hand of the splash screen.

      I hope this helps!

      Aimee

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