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Changes in Airports from SU6 > SU7

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I have run a quick analysis of Asobos latest changes to the stock file list. I was interested in the announcement of 545(?) new airports in SU7. I can't find them

Between SU6 and SU7 The number of name records has increased from 38,024 to 38,288 but that hides 510 airports added, 246 airports deleted and there are also 22 which have some minor change. 'Fortunately' the bulk of this activity is in small airports many of which the ident is probably made up. As far as I can tell so far they are all in the US.

I wonder when they will stop tinkering
 

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I wish they would concentrate on having a bug-free sim, then add or subtract content once everything works as intended. The changes and bugs introduced to the DevMode and compiler are very annoying. Right now they change content and the sim core without any reason. It's not even a good beta process... more like alpha. And what was the point of introducing DX12 when DX11 is partially broken? This shouldn't be an experiment at this point. They should change the core on a yearly basis, rather than every 2 months or less.
 

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Yes - sadly it is not getting better and there seems a sense of fire fighting. It does not help that the SIm Team and the SDK Team are separate and the Sim Team does not (always?) tell the SDK team if they changed something that breaks the Dev Mode (the fspackagetool mess from SU6 for example)
 

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I believe they said that the Sim Update coming in February is suppose to focus on the long list of bugs that have been accumulating for over a year now (I think it was one of the livestreams that they said this? That or an article). Hopefully that's the case. I want it to be the case, because it really needs to be.

Before SU5, my reports in Zendesk usually took about a week or two to get marked as logged. After SU5, it took just over 2 months, which to me definitely sounds like an increase in volume. Rightfully so.

I would much rather have updates and fixes every other month with a good QA pass than month to month causing even more issues. And content releases could be easily toned down to a few bigger releases each year.

Unfortunatly, I believe the holdup here would be the "gamer" side of MSFS getting bored without the frequent content updates.
 
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