How to Optimise MSFS for VR

This guide will help you to configure and optimise a Windows PC for use with the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) in VR. There are settings in several different places that need to be considered and prioritised.

Free Stuff – Epic Clouds Updated!

Before you get on with your configuration, be aware that you can pick up the free addons below. The Epic Clouds have been improved after sim update 9, and have more subtle and realistic shading. The feedback has been very positive, so if you are using a previous version you would benefit from the update. Also, keep a lookout for the upcoming expansion pack.

Settings Overview

The settings that affect the quality of the sim are all over the place. Click on this image for an enlarged view.

The MSFS settings locations
A map of the main headings.
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Recent Updates

Settings Categories

During testing you can exit MSFS instantly by pressing ALT+F4. The only way to be sure that any of the settings will be of value to you is to test them methodically on your own system.

MSFS: How to Get VR Up & Running – for first time VR users

MSFS: Suggested Settings – if you don’t know where to begin

MSFS: Flight Sim Settings – the flight sim’s own settings

MSFS: Nvidia Settings – control panel, NVidia’s over-clocker and GeForce notes

MSFS: Windows Environment Settings – PC settings

MSFS: Windows VR Tools – the render pipeline & VR keyboard

MSFS: Hardware – VR headsets, overclocking, bios, resizable bar and fast drives

Other

Flightsim Hangar Contents List

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