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Installation Guide

Please follow the information on this page to install the FlyByWire Simulations A32NX addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Last Update: September 18, 2021

Important Notice

All FlyByWire Simulations A32NX versions are now independent from the default A320neo.

We’d like to remind all users of the following two important changes:

The folder in the Community directory is now:

  • flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo

The airplane in the simulator is now titled:

  • FlyByWire Simulations - A320neo (LEAP)

Marketplace Version Incompatibility

The A32NX on the MSFS marketplace is incompatible with any of our installer / standalone versions.

You must choose one of the options below:

  • The marketplace version installed
  • One of the branches from our installer/website.

If you're an existing user and want to benefit from our regular updates, you should stay on the version you fly already or download using the options below to keep the plane up to date:


Downloads

FlyByWire Installer

Download the new FlyByWire installer where you can select either the Stable, Development, or Experimental build. Our installer downloads and installs the add-on directly into your community folder.

The following commands can be used:

Ctrl+F5 - Refreshes Installer

Ctrl+F12 - Opens the debug tool

Installer Debug Logs

You can send us logs to our Discord for support if you encounter issues with the installer. Please follow the steps below:

  • Open the debug tool Ctrl+F12.

  • Find and select Console in the top menu.

  • Right Click anywhere in the log displayed.

  • Click Save as and send the log to us.

Download Installer

Manual Installation

Download

Current Stable Version - v0.7.0

Stable is our variant that has the least bugs and best performance. This version will not always be up to date but we gurantee its compatibility with each major patch from MSFS.

Download Stable

You can see the changelog on the releases page: View Here

Development will have the latest features that will end up in the next stable. Bugs are to be expected.

It updates whenever something is added to the 'master' branch on GitHub.

Download Development

IMPORTANT: View information on Autopilot / Fly-By-Wire here

This version is similar to the development version, but contains custom systems early in the development phase - expect issues.

Currently the new FlyByWire Custom Flight Management System (cFMS) is available in the Experimental version.

Please read Experimental Version Support Page before using this version.

It will be updated with the latest changes to the development version every week or so (not guaranteed).

Download Experimental

No Support for Experimental - use at own risk

Please do not seek support for the Experimental Version on Discord and only report issues if you have read this page and the reported and known issues.


Please follow ALL steps in this section if you encounter any issues with installation before seeking support.

Open the zip that you downloaded from one of the links above, and drag the flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo folder inside the zip into your Community folder.

See below for the location of your Community folder.

Community Folder

Microsoft Store and/or Game Pass Edition

  • Copy the flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo folder into your community package folder.

It is located in:

  • C:\Users\[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_<RANDOMLETTERS>\LocalCache\Packages\Community.

Steam Edition

  • Copy the flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo folder into your community package folder.

It is located in:

  • C:\Users\[YOUR USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community.

Boxed Edition

  • Copy the flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo folder into your community package folder.

It is located in:

  • C:\Users\[YOUR USERNAME]\AppData\Local\MSFSPackages\Community.

Troubleshooting

If the above methods do not work:

How to find the correct Community folder

To find the Community folder that MSFS is actually using please follow these steps:

  1. Go to your General Settings in MSFS and activate Developer Mode.
  2. Go to the menu and open the Virtual Filesystem.
  3. Click on Packages Folder --> "Open Community Folder".

This opens the Community folder in a Windows Explorer.


If your issue is not related to installation visit - Reported Issues


Clean Install Steps

To perform a clean install you simply have to delete the flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo folder from your community folder.

We do however store additional information related to the aircraft in a separate directory. Delete the contents of this folder but not the folder itself.

These locations can be found below.

localstate folder

Work Folder

The locations below contain a "work" folder. We store two important things here that you may not want to delete:

  • Your EFB throttle configuration.
  • Our flight data recorder (for debugging purposes which we may ask you to provide).

It is up to you to keep this folder or not.

To access the folders below:

  • Press start.
  • Type in run into the start menu and press Enter
  • Type into the box either %localappdata% or %appdata% depending on your game version below.
  • Press OK

If the folders are hidden to you follow the directions on Microsoft's support site.

Microsoft Store Version

The folder can be found here:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\packages\flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo\

This is not your community directory

Steam Version

The folder can be found here:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\flybywire-aircraft-a320-neo\

This is not your community directory


Contributing

GitHub Contributing.md

More info A32NX Development Overview


SimBrief Airframe

The FlyByWire Simulations simBrief airframe with correct weights is available below. This is a new airframe based on our updated flight model, and will always be kept up-to-date thanks to Navigraph's new features.

SimBrief Airframe Link Credits: @sidnov

Pilot ID can be found in the Optional Entries section of the Dispatch Options page.


Last update: September 18, 2021
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