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FS2020 sim update 7 causing CTD when trying to fly the DC-6

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    FS2020 sim update 7 causing CTD when trying to fly the DC-6

    After apparently getting lucky for a few updates, the Karma overhang has hit me! Now, after updating FS2020 with the latest sim update 7 (the so called game of the year edition, although it may lose this honorific if more people than me have this problem!), and reloading the DC-6 and all of the various and sundry liveries I have accumulated back into the Community folder, I am greeted by crashes to the desktop (entire sim) whenever I try to fly the DC-6. It occurs late in the loading process with the splash screen showing its usual rugged terrain picture - the blue progress line gets all the way to the right, then disappears leaving only the scenic panorama for a second or two, and then I am whisked back to the desktop. This is after I spent an hour with the manufacturer of my computer just getting the update to run at all (frame rate issues - way low, but fixed who-knows-how). So I am certain that I have all of the various Windows, Store and FS2020updates correctly installed.
    Tony Vallillo

    I also came to see if there was word of this.

    It seems to be an issue with the DX12 (Beta) mode. Switching back to DX11 allowed me to load in and fly normally. In DX12 it would crash immediately after going to the cockpit once you click "Fly Now" after a flight has loaded up.
    Robert Reagh


      Same here (DX12) ...
      Dirk Flachbart


        same here. frustrating
        Doshi Kevin
        Computer Science graduate


          Do not use DX12 with the DC6. DX12 is still early beta and there is a known issue crashing the sim with DC6
          Chris Makris (Olympic260)
          PMDG Technical Support


            That was the trick! Good ol' DX11.
            Tony Vallillo


              Yep, DX-12 is what causes it for sure. Turned it back to DX-11, all good again.
              Daryl Jacobs
              MSFS DC-6


                DX12 is reported by most people, something that should be avoided.
                Bob Cardone



                  DX12 is definitely problematic. We did not get sufficient time to test the DC-6 in DX12, and I think Asobo anticipated that it would have some issues upon this rollout so they consider DX12 to be beta status.

                  A bunch of work will happen behind the scenes that should make all of that work better. In the mean time- stick with DX11 for the DC-6.

                  Robert S. Randazzo
                  PMDG Simulations


                    Hi guys,
                    Since the FS2020 7 update when I put the props in reverse to back away from a building it will not move. I also tried the FS2020 push back shft+p and that wouldn't work either. Even at full power it is like the brakes are on, the reversers seem to work fine after landing. I tried DX12 and it didn't work very well so I am back on 11. I did remove and reinstall the plane after the update have any one else seen this issue?

                    John Oder