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Jonathan Price

Is it Possible to Obtain Microsoft Flight Simulator for Free?

So I am running on a very tight budget.  I am a previous FSX (disc) user and would love to upgrade to the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator now I have purchased a brand-new powerful machine capable of running it. However, my conundrum is I have ZERO b...

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Nicholas Robinson

How to get more planes in MSFS? Expanding My Fleet...

So I've installed the 40th Anniversary Edtion of Microsoft Flight Simulator and while the default plane selection is good, I was wondering if there are any ways to add more planes/aircraft into the simulator? I am researching and discovered that the fr...

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Jonathan Martin

Where are the aircraft carriers? Are there Any in Default Install?

So I want to start from an aircraft carrier in the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  I read elsewhere some default-installed aircraft carriers can be used to take off and land on in - is this true?  If so, how can I use (find) them? Ot...

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Piperj3

Compatibility of Third-Party Aircraft Models with MSFS 40th Anniversary Edition

Gentlemen, I'm considering upgrading my MSFSX software to the new 40th-anniversary edition.  Can I download my aircraft models from my third-party suppliers into the new 40th-anniversary addition?  I have a nice collection and I really want to use th...

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jameslenzini

Identifying the Correct Community Folder for MSFS 2020 Add-On Installations

Trying to install new airplanes, etc. I found it here. Says extract to community folder but an explorer search shows like 20 folders starting with the word community all under the Microsoft flight simulator sub folder. Using the PC but I have lots of Xbox...

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hugomaki

Troubleshooting A320 Neo Autothrust Activation Issues in MSFS

Hello, My A/THR in A320 Neo does not arm before take-off. It activates only when the engine power is at 100% and when I reach the cruise speed of the autopilot it deactivates. Any idea? Thank You.  ...

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sterk03

Optimizing MSFS 2020 Installation: SSD or HDD, What's Best?

I currently fly FSX and FS9 but reading so many articles on MSFS it seems divided. As many love it hate it from the reviews...spending all the time downloading the MSFS? So could I get some honest reviews of how the MSFS is really working I see Steam has ...

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Guest

Retaining Flight Plans in MSFS 2020 After Reloading a Saved Session

SAVING A FLIGHT IN FS 2020, WHEN YOU RELOAD THE FLIGHT, THE FLIGHT PLAN GENERATED AT THE BEGINNING DISAPPEARS. IS THERE A SYSTEM TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM? THANK YOU...

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John Beck

Resolving MSFS2020 Installation Error: Feature Transfer and Data Error CRC Issues

Please help me. I have tried to reinstall but after 13 seconds of running disk 1, I get the message: "feature transfer error. Default feature G:\data2.cab. Error: data error (cyclic redundancy check)". I have changed the program from my C:\ drive to my D:...

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peterb062

Troubleshooting MSFS Full Screen Issue on Windows 11

I was running a World scenery update on MSFS 2020. It was a 3 Gb download so I decided to leave it and go do something else.  I turned off the monitor, not realizing my machine was set to minimize open windows to the taskbar when the monitor was turned o...

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raphael thys

Mastering Pre-Flight Preparation in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Hello, I've been looking for a few weeks on how to prepare a plane at an airport before takeoff. He puts it directly on the takeoff runway. I don't know how to solve this problem, could you help me?...

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ianstephens on
Dempsey

Rectifying Elevation Anomalies at Local Airfields

Many of my local airfields are either up on a plinth or down in a trench - how do I fix this?...

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John Klee

Resolving Navigation Aid Disappearance in Mid-Flight Save Scenarios in MSFS 2020

How do I get my navigation aid back when I reload a flight that I saved, mid-flight, earlier?  When I load the flight, the VOR "guiding line" no longer appears within the compass "rose."  I tried switching from "FMS" to "Loc!' and "Loc2" with no success...

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Nigel Ball

How Do I Play Multiplayer? A Few Questions.

Being relatively new to the immersive world of PC flight simulation, I recently got myself a copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020. Honestly, I'm quite fascinated by its realistic graphics and vast expanse of flyable regions. But there's one thin...

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Crapulous on
francois2020

microsoft flight simulator 2020 activation key ?

microsoft flight simulator 2020 activation key ?  ...

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sterk03

Guidance on Correctly Installing Addon Scenery in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

I know there is a how-to section somewhere and I can't find it. I tried to do a search but came up empty. My question is I have trouble with Addon Scenery working.  Sometimes it works when I enter it and sometimes it doesn't. The download instructions ju...

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William scherpenberg

Exploring Add-On Availability for MSFS 2024 Anniversary Editio

Are add-ons available for MSFS 2024 and or anniversary addition?...

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ianstephens on
Dave768

Enhancing Xbox Flight Sim Experience with iPad for Additional Gauges

Hi all just a quick question if I may. Can I use an iPad with Flight Sim on the Xbox for extra gauges when flying and if so any advice please?  Thanks in advance. Dave ...

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ianstephens on
Fritz0114

Navigating to Hurricane Bill in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Without Active Sky

How do I find Hurricane Bill without active sky??...

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ianstephens on
scorpio48

Can I reset my Flight Log ???

Hi During the installation and setup of FS2020, I had several problems, including computer crashes, instability issues Etc. These are now fixed but my flight log is dismal, with about 29 take-offs, and 9 landings. Is it possible to reset the flight log...

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Fabiano Chamone on
Msfsplayer2020

Error: 0x8000003

Hello simmers! I have a question! What does this error mean? (0x80000006) (0x00007FF6144CA010) How can I fix it? Please help and thank you! MSFSPLAYER2020...

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Stuart Ord

Can I upgrade an FSX model to FS2020?

I've got both FSX and FS2020 on my computer. My favourite aircraft for FSX is the Corby Starlet which I downloaded from here. I owned the red/white/blue aircraft (G-CCXO) before having to give up full-size flying. I'd love to move it onto FS2020 as the sc...

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BARNEYSIM

Troubleshooting Low ATC Audio Levels Post-Upgrade in MSFS 2020

Last upgrade barely hear ATC my volume full open still no increase but increses background  ANY SUGGESTIONS to get ATC where i can hear ?...

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ianstephens on
Bryce66 444444444r

I have tried repeatedly to cancel

Please cancel my account. No more billing paypal just go away...

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ianstephens on
Saif.U

Is fly away simulation monitoring my computer?

See I started downloading an aircraft of flyawaysimulation.com without a pro account. My brother wanted to download another aircraft at the same time so I switched browsers and tried to download the other file but it came up with a message saying "Too man...

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ianstephens on
Rogeld

Troubleshooting Scenery Download Failures in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Every time I try to do a download for scenery it fails. Already cost me 60 bucks and all failed. Yes, I am a member....

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ianstephens on
darkhoyan

IDM Download manager

Downloaded IDM. When i right click on DOWNLOAD NOW. IDM download only the whole page.html  not the .zip file. any idea  I am a Pro Member...

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Montgomery Bonner

Initial Impressions & Tweaks After Installing FS2020 P=D Edition: A Comparative Overview

After downloading it for 18 hours, I got it installed and working.  I had to tweak the Logitech 3D Pro Joystick so the buttons worked like FSX so my learning curve is lower.  I have not figured out the camera yet, work in progress. The scenery is excel...

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Duke_sc

Improving Accuracy of Scottish Landmarks in MSFS 2020: Upcoming Scenery Updates?

Hi folks, Is anyone out there working on Scottish scenery?  Had a wee flight up Stirling Way yesterday and found that Stirling Castle had been turned into luxury flats by fs2020.  Also the Wallace monument was a tower block!  There are other things mi...

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hunterjet

Troubleshooting MSFS Post-Japan 1.9.3 Update: Stuck on Loading Screen with Mountain View

I downloaded Japan 1.9.3 yesterday and all was fine.  Today after hitting any key all I see is a mountain and in the lower right of the screen, it's spooling and that is as far as it will go. MSFS will not start   Any help, please.  Being driven mad ...

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hunterjet

Troubleshooting Post-Japan Update Start-up Issues in MSFS 2020

Has anyone had problems starting MSFS 2020 since the Japan update If so can you offer help, please?...

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gdparks

Performance Decline in Microsoft Flight Simulator Post-Mod Installation: Seeking Optimization Tips

I was getting to the point that FS would come up in Task Manager showing it was not responding for several minutes. This seemed to have started after installing the Melbourne HD download. But the whole Sim had been getting slower and slower to load. I del...

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scorpio48

Troubleshooting MSFS 2020 Premium Deluxe Performance and Stability Issues

I have the Premium Deluxe version and it's a complete waste of money. My computer has the full recommended requirements Some higher (IE: 24GB of RAM), and high, fiber-optic broadband, but the program still crashes. Most of the aircraft are totally unsta...

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evangel76

Seeking Developers to Collaborate on a Fouga Magister Model for MSFS 2020 - Resources Provided

I own one Fouga magister, and a buddy of mine has a few, we can provide sounds and pictures for texturing, and all the specs to whoever is interested in working on it. Tried to convert the FSX version, but they all failed to be converted easily.  Y...

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Neil358

Xbox Series X and PC Software Licence Transfer

I have MSFS 2020 installed on my newly purchased Xbox (some 6 months ago) - Can I install the same or similar version (using the same software/license agreement/code? etc) to allow me to use it on my Laptop (as I don't want to buy another license, as I wi...

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ianstephens on
DACDAC

How to Update PMDG 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020?

Hi, it is my first time here. I hope everybody can help. How can I make an update for the PMDG 737 for MSFS 2020?...

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Buddyslick

Post-Update Issues: Non-Responsive Autopilot, Avionics Screens, and Landing Gear

Just got the new update. Had no problems downloading or installing it. Now..... everything is messed up. Can't use autopilot buttons on the dash with the mouse or with the bravo throttle. Avanioc screens are blank like no power. Can't bring up landing gea...

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UpgradeTVgamingYT

Microsoft Flight Simulator UI & Free Play Issues: Airports & Plane Selection Unresponsive

My game was working for one day but when I started the game the UI would not show not in settings or manager the marketing place was gray the trainer was gray and when I went to the free play it would not load in the airports get a plane is not working so...

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SgtDave

Selected livery tail number being ignord in X-Plane 12

I'm flying an Aerobask-LegacyRG which comes with several different liveries, each having a unique tailnumber. The default seems to be orange trip with tailnumber N335AJ; I like the blue trim with TN N8448J. No matter what I've tried, ATC, LittleNavMap, et...

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Joseph.Guida

clean flight

when I turn left, aircraft goes right...

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scorpio48

Question: FMC usage instructions in MSFS 2020?

Most of the Airliners in MSFS 2020 (I haven't checked them all) are equipped with FMCs. I used these extensively in FSX, but the layout (Input/Output) is different in 2020. Not even sure if they work as they should, can't even find the Managed/Manua...

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MUGGINS39

Steps for Installing FSUIPC7 for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Can someone help me install this software? Thanks, Jerry...

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ianstephens on
Buddyslick

Compatibility of FSX 727 Aircraft Model in MSFS 2020 Anniversary Edition

Hi....I want to download the 727 from Fly Away Simulation.......but it says it's for FSX.....will this be compatible and run on my MSFS anniversary edition? Thx in advance....

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storminnorman

Refining Add-on Search to Specific Flight Simulators on Fly Away Simulation

Why can't I search for a particular Flight Simulator instead of listing all available SIMS?...

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ianstephens on
John M

Resolving Continuous Beeping with Nav Radios in FS2020

Hello Ladies and Gents, Finally I started to learn and use the nav radios to find my way around the different countries in FS2020. When I am getting ready to start a flight just as soon as I touch the nav radio or the auto-pilot there are several loud be...

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Buddyslick

Troubleshooting Dual Monitor FPS Drop with High-End Specs in MSFS 2020

Hi all. I've hooked up another monitor and my FPS tanks to 20 fps when the 2nd monitor fires up. I'm running an i9 processor...32 gigs of ddr5 ...and a Raedon 12 gig card. I've tried all the usual fixes...like...lower from ultra to high-end...etc...low...

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Buddyslick on
jbguida

Troubleshooting B737MAX Directional Issue

B737MAX TURNS TO RIGHT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO TURN LEFT......

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ianstephens on
Buddyslick

Add-on Compatibility with MSFS 2020 Anniversary Edition

Hi all. I noticed several add-on downloads that are compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. I have the MSFS anniversary edition. Just got it 3 months ago. Will these downloads work with my anniversary edition?? Thx....

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GULLIVER

Troubleshooting MSFS Launch Error: 0XC0000005 with DVD #1 Inserted

Dearest Ian, I hope you remember me, your old friend Gulliver… the FSX enthusiast…All summer I never opened MSFS and I only flew with my indestructible and very reliable FSX. Yesterday I tried to reopen MSFS to download any updates but, after about 25...

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GULLIVER on
sylviogh

Exploring Detailed Interiors of Add-on Airplanes in MSFS 2020: Is an Addon Required?

Hello, I know the basic MSFS 2020 commands to see the interior/cabin of the airplane, but some add-on airplanes have many interior details like passengers, tables, wallpaper, etc. I see people making YouTube videos walking through/into the airplanes but I...

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