MS Flight Simulator 2020
A warning to MS Store users

Make sure to review the compatibility notice at the bottom of this page before purchasing.

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A Loading Screen Replacement Utility

Are you tired of staring at dull, static images while waiting for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 to load? Time to sit back and enjoy the show.

Eliminate loading screen anxiety and welcome a more pleasant visual experience with Stripr! Our innovative application is designed to transform your loading screen into a captivating journey of discovery right from the moment you launch the simulator.

Stripr is built to cater to all users, whether you've purchased MSFS from Steam or the Microsoft Store. The Windows-based configurator offers easy installation, simple configuration, and seamless integration, making it a must-have addition for every aviation enthusiast.

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what one of our early users had to say:

"I've been loving the new variations in the loading screen and have even written down a couple of spots I want to fly that I probably would have never found myself!" - Area 42 Tester

Transform your loading screens into a stress-free experience and open up a world of captivating visuals with Stripr.

  • Reduce Loading Screen Anxiety: Say goodbye to the frustration of wondering if Microsoft Flight Simulator has locked up during loading. Stripr provides a smooth and uninterrupted loading experience, ensuring you stay engaged and excited about your upcoming flight.
  • Cinematic Zoom: Cinematic Zoom is an option you can enable in settings. It provides a moving experience! (Pun intended.)
  • Discover the World: Immerse yourself in the beauty of satellite imagery as Stripr unveils stunning visuals on your loading screen. Every time you launch the simulator, you'll be greeted by beautiful splashes of color, randomly selected by your criteria, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the diverse landscapes waiting to be explored.
  • Choose your views: Influence the airports you will see by selecting airports of a certain size or airports from a particular country. Stripr puts you in control, allowing you to curate a loading experience that matches your preferences and inspires your next flight adventure.
  • More Accurate Loading %'s: The whole number approach to the default loading screen all too often leaves you wondering whether or not something is happening. Stripr displays progress in the thousandths place! 56% -> 56.032%
  • Seamless SimBrief Integration: For those who utilize SimBrief for flight planning, Stripr offers integration that displays your route as you load into the starting airport.
  • View Airport History: Miss an ICAO? Hold down the TAB key while loading in, and Stripr will display a list of previously displayed airports.

⚙️ Bonus Tools: Stripr enabled us to further strip down the sim and deliver some really great bonus features.

  • Skip MSFS Intros: Allows you to skip annoying intro branding trailers (asobo/blackshark/etc).
  • Suppress undesirable popups: Skips or reduces the intrusiveness of the following popups:
    Skips Confirmation message to Main Menu, Graphics card driver requirements/notices & applying settings. Reduces network disconnect, low bandwidth popups & more.
  • Allow delayed package updates: Does not skip core sim updates. Adds [Continue] button to Installation Manager. Nothing is worse than being prompted to download a massive update when you just wanted to enjoy a quick flight! Don't worry, It'll ask you again next time you launch the sim.
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Did you install MSFS a long ago? You sim might be installed the old (legacy) way.

Stripr REQUIRES a "modern" MS Store installation.

All newer MS Store purchases place core games files (including FlightSimulator.exe) outside of a previously encrypted ecosystem. Let's call these "modern" installs. This change happened back with the introduction of the Xbox app into our ecosystem.

How to check?
  1. Open the Xbox App on Windows.
  2. Find and open the MSFS product page from "My Library"
  3. Click the 3 dots next to the green Play button.
  4. Click on "Manage".
  5. Under "General", look for a section called "Advanced management features".
    • if you DO see it, you have a Legacy (Encrypted) install.
    • If you DON'T see it, you have a Modern (Unencrypted) install.

Legacy installs can be converted to modern.

How do I convert my install?