Update! [Simulator News] World Update 4: France & Benelux Release (1.15.7.0)

UPDATE: World Update 4 full release notes and download instructions have been added below.

In the heart of Western Europe, embrace the spirit of another age intermingled with modern influences and sensibilities as you explore a wealth of sights on display — from seaside communities to urban centers, idyllic vineyards to epic mountain ranges and world-famous resort towns — all of which now feature stunning upgrades and visual enhancements.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Some packages in your community folder may not have been updated and, as a result, may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior. Please move your community package(s) to another folder before updating.
  2. Open the Microsoft Store or Steam application (whichever you use to play the sim) and download the launcher update for the sim. More in-depth guide here.
  3. Launch Microsoft Simulator and install the in-game content update.
  4. Once in the sim, head to the Marketplace and download the free content update for France/Benelux.

WORLD UPDATE IV FREE CONTENT
POINTS OF INTEREST (POIS)
  • Abbey Church of Saint-Savin France
  • Amiens Cathedral France
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière France
  • Basilica of Our Lady of La Salette France
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart Belgium
  • Bourges Cathedral France
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp Belgium
  • Chartres Cathedral France
  • Church of Our Lady Bruges Belgium
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde France
  • Notre-Dame de Paris France
  • Oude Kerk Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Reims Cathedral France
  • Strasbourg Cathedral France
  • Tournai Cathedral Belgium
  • Vézelay Abbey France
  • Erasmus Bridge Netherlands
  • Pont de Normandie France
  • Pont de Wandre Belgium
  • Python Bridge Netherlands
  • Saint-Nazaire Bridge France
  • Afsluitdijk (Dam) Netherlands
  • Arc de Triomphe France
  • Arles Monuments (multiple) France
  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées France
  • Belfry of Bruges Belgium
  • Cairn of Barnenez France
  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial France
  • Carcassonne France
  • Caserne Loubere + Lighthouse French Guiana
  • Château de Chenonceau France
  • Château de Costaérès France
  • Château de Pierrefonds France
  • Château de Quéribus France
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte France
  • Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg France
  • Citadel of Lille France
  • Citadel of Namur Belgium
  • Cordouan Lighthouse France
  • Douaumont Ossuary France
  • Dreyfus Tower French Guiana
  • Dune of Pilat France
  • Etretat Chalk Complex France
  • Fort Boyard France
  • Fort Napoléon des Saintes Guadelupe
  • Grande Arche de la Defense France
  • Houtribdijk (Dam) Netherlands
  • Ile Vierge France
  • La Cavelle Lighthouse Martinique
  • La Jument France
  • Maine-Montparnasse Tower France
  • Maasvlakte Light Netherlands
  • Millau Viaduct France
  • Mont Aiguille France
  • Mudam Luxembourg
  • Musée Draï Eechelen Luxembourg
  • Museum aan de Stroom (Antwerp) Belgium
  • Palace of Fontainebleau France
  • Palais de Justice Antwerp Belgium
  • Palais des Festivals France
  • Palais des Paper France
  • Panorama of the Battle Waterloo Belgium
  • Panthéon France
  • Perret Tower France
  • Phare d’Eckmühl France
  • Phare de Gatteville France
  • Phare du Cap Ferret France
  • Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory France
  • Place de la Concorde France
  • Place Stanislas France
  • Planier Light France
  • Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse Sainte Pierre
  • Provinciaal Hof Belgium
  • Rham-Plateau (multiple things!) Luxembourg
  • Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) Netherlands
  • Roches-Douvres Light France
  • Royal Palace (Amsterdam) Netherlands
  • Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans France
  • Vianden Castle Luxembourg
  • Windmills at Kinderdijk Netherlands
  • Allianz Riviera France
  • d’Coque Sport Center Luxembourg
  • De Grolsch Veste Netherlands
  • Johan Cruyff Arena Netherlands
  • King Baudouin Stadum Belgium
  • Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux France
  • Parc de Princes France
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais France
  • Philips Stadion Netherlands
  • Stade de France France
  • Stade de la Beaujoire France
  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard France
  • Stade Jean-Bouin France
  • Stade Pieree-Mauroy France
  • Stade Vélodrome France
  • Stadium de Toulouse France
  • Adolphe Bridge Luxembourg
  • Palais de Justice- Brussels Belgium
  • CNIT France
  • Framatome France
  • Society General Complex France
  • Tour First France
  • Tour D2 France
  • Coeur Defense France
  • Engie France
  • Tour Majunga France
  • Tour Total France
  • Tour Carpe Diem France
  • metallic tower of fourvière France
HANDCRAFTED AIRPORTS
  • Megève Airport (LFHM)
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (LFMN)
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD)
PHOTOGRAMMETRY
  • Paris and Amsterdam
  • Visual and logical improvements for 100 additional airports
ACTIVITIES
  • Landing Challenge at La Salette
  • Bush Trip in Pyrenees and the Alps
RELEASE NOTES 1.15.7.0

WORLD
  • Fixed reduction of tree display distance that was caused by smaller tree sizes
  • Water mask has been updated with latest locations
UI
  • Localization has been added for Japanese and Dutch
  • Incorrect fuel weight calculation when switching planes in the “Weight and Balance” screen has been fixed
PLANES
  • S7 Airbus A320neo livery has been added
  • KLM Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner livery has been added
  • Fixed screens not turning on under rare circumstances
  • Fixed black screens for various Aviat Pitts Special S2S liveries
  • Fixed altitude and standard altitude calculations to fix the altimeter behavior (Now correctly calculates altitude based on altimeter pressure setting and outside pressure)
  • Updated Diamond DA40NG speed, ground roll and fuel consumption
INPUT:
  • Honeycomb device 10 degrees heading issue has been fixed
ACTIVITIES
  • Fix sim rate speed change according to the various activity types
  • Autopilot has been fixed in the second tutorial
SDK/DEVMODE

GENERAL:
  • Added a new feature on the DevMode toolbar to let you know when a new release is available for download. It also includes the release notes for this update and the previous ones
  • Improved the DevMode font, which could be blurry on some screens
  • Added an Airport Creation Wizard to ease the creation of new airports
  • New option to flag if a package is designed for Xbox and/or PC. This is mainly in preparation for some transparent changes in the back-end and shouldn’t affect your current work. Simply select this option if you consider releasing your content on Xbox via the in-game marketplace in the future.
DOCUMENTATION:
  • Massive update to the Scenery Editor documentation
  • Added External Installer Sample
  • Added a page about VR for cockpits
  • Added liveries sample
  • Split « Documentation » tab in 2 links, « Open local » which is downloaded with the SDK update or « Open online » which redirects to docs.flightsimulator.com
SCENERY EDITOR:
  • Fixed a bug on TaxiwaySign properties to prevent from typing invalid characters
  • Removed inactive options: Cast shadow & No Snow
  • Fixed a crash when using Importer from AP
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t show object test radius when selected
  • Fixed a bug on taxiway lines that were no longer displayed
  • Fixed a buffer overflow on Display Name
  • Fixed a crash when exiting « one-click placing » with Properties window visible
  • Added a button to remove material from polygons
  • Implemented the Delete Key as a way to delete individual points on polygons-based objects (painted lines, apron, polygons…)
AIRCRAFT EDITOR:
  • The Initial Zoom value in the Camera tab is now capped to 20
WEBASSEMBLY:
  • Fixed execute_calculator_code proxy and added more security to it
SIMCONNECT:
  • Exposed ROTATION_ACCELERATION_BODY_X/Y/Z Simvars
KNOWN ISSUE
  • The cockpit screens can end up in an unresponsive state if the RTC finishes and proceed into flight. Please make sure to click the Fly Now button before the RTC ends. (RTC = Real-Time Cinematic)
New regions of World Updates are released every few months. These free updates feature high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for prominent cities, an upgraded digital elevation model across the country, and highly detailed hand-crafted local airports. Players will also be able to try their hand at executing new exciting flight missions.

World Update 4: France & Benelux is expected to be released on April 13. As of now, we know that it’s featuring high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for cities of Paris and Amsterdam, an improved digital elevation model as accurate as 5 meters to France, a total of 100 point-of-interest (in France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg), several hand-crafted airports (Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and Megève Altiport), and new flight missions. Usually, every World Update includes fixes for the in-sim as well, but the full release notes are shown not earlier than when the MSFS downloads the update.

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