Asobo Studio has announced Sim Update VII for Microsoft Flight Simulation has been released.
The update addresses several issues such as various crash fixes and improvements to the weather engine, better handling of high proximity METARs to avoid hard weather transitions, abnormal temperatures above FL450 have been fixed and clouds on the ground now display as fog.
Custom weather presets have been fixed, rain and fog now correctly display shadows from clouds above, 10SM METAR visibility is improved and live weather refers to AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level) instead of AGL (Above Ground Level).
Virtual Reality (VR) has also seen some improvements, such as better interaction with the toolbar in VR, the addition of VR-specific controls and controllers now work when using the legacy cockpit interaction system.
TrackIR support has also been updated along with the ability to pan/drag WorldMap using a custom mouse profile.
For third-party aircraft, HUD shader support for third-party aircraft has been fixed along with the reverse throttle and the livery overriding mechanism for WASM modules. The glass cockpit now remains off when starting from a 'Cold & Dark' state in the Volocity eVTOL. Rendering of the copilot HUD in the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has also been fixed.
The world scenery has an issue fixed where roads sometimes flicker and colour banding introduced in Sim Update 5 has been addressed.
The Reno expansion pack has seen various performance optimisations in multiplayer races, stands are no longer misplaced during RTC and the 'Too high' notification when starting a time trial has been fixed.
Improvements to the user interface include: assistance preferences should no longer be set to 'Easy' without user input, and a localisation update has been added across all supported languages
Finally, the navigation database has been updated to AIRAC cycle 2113.