Microsoft Flight Simulator – How to Fix Launch Game (All Issues)

A guide on how to fix launch game (all issues) of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

How to Fix Launch Game (All Issues)

Game Downloading Slow / Stuck

This is an issue where the game skips the package installation process and goes to the loading process. I found this issue when selecting a custom install path for the game packages.

To fix, keep restarting until you see a button that says “update” you should now see a white progress bar that displays the percent and the current asset status.

Launcher Stuck at “Please Wait…”

This is when your launcher is verifying the download.

To fix, delete your packages folder if you selected a custom install path, and/or delete C:\users\’USERNAME’\appdata\roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\, and uninstall and reinstall your game launcher via the steam right click context menu.

Exe Not Found

When the game was first launched it only shipped with a 256kb steam api .dll.

To fix, verify integrity of game cache and redownload the launcher.

 by Mad Dog


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  1. Hi Mad Dog.In The Catagory exe Not Found You Say I Have To Varify The Integrity Of The Game Cache And Redownload The Launcher.I Do Not Know Much About Computers So Please Tell Me How To Go About Doing It.I Bought The New Flight Simulator 2020 (Premium Deluxe Edition ).When It Was Released I Received A Download Link Which I Did.When I Tried To Play The Sim,It Would Not Launch Telling Me There Is An Error With Flight Simulator exe.I Do Not Want To Lose My Sim Seeing That I Just Paid A Lot Of Money For It.Please,Please,Please Help Me With This Problem.Thank You Very Much For Your Attention To This Matter.

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