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Why register to download Weather Maker??

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HiI want to downlaod the Weather Maker Personal edition that's on the front page but i am trying to figure out why you have to give your full name and e-mail address...if it's freeware why do they want my name and e-mail and it won't register unless I tick the "Receive Info E-mails" button...it gives error unless you tick that. :-rollSo that's my question...why do i need to give my name and e-mail? Mike

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Good question. Was going to download, but when that came, why bother.. Perfer real weather any how...

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Can't understand it either. What I do is give a fake name and email addy.

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Duh! the main page says "Solutions 4 Business" and the partners page doesn't work the about us doesnt work, the services link doesnt work, I wonder what other junk mail we would get if we actually got this. Forget it, I don't need it that bad!Cas

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Then check your system with Ad-Aware to make sure nothing else gets put on!!!Cas

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Im downloading the software as I type...but am a little irritated by the fact that when I attempted to register with the spam emails box left unchecked...the server SQL wouldnt work to give me the Download. When I finally DID check the box...download came no problem. Will have to make sure to put the emails as they arrive on the spambot kill list..Eric

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Hi,I started downloading the software (at an extremely slow pace...server congestion ?) and read the posts in this thread in the meantime.You guys opened my eyes: this thing smells like some kind of malicious trick.If this package is freeware, why would you need information such as e-mail, names, etc...?Why would you force us to accept your e-mail messages as a prior condition to downloading ?I cancelled the download.I'll stick to my downloaded real weather for now.Twister

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yeah well, i never give out my e-mail no matter what. I set up a Yahoo e-mail which i use to register to these type of sites in case they need confirmation etc. and after a few weeks I cancel the account and open another one. Works for me. My main e-mail has not received any junk in months...only the Yahoo one, which closes once in a while. :DI never give my name either..I always use something like Donald Duck for my name. Pretty sneaky that if won't work if you don't accept the e-mails but they can send as many as they want to the fake mail i gave... so if you have alrady entered your e-mail then go ahead and finish downloading it...you might as well finish if you gave your mail.Take careMike

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I think that you Guys are just too Paranoid and expect a Free Lunch !It's quite simple really, how often do you work for other people for nothing ? These people obviously are starting their own business and are creating a database of potential future customers. You always have the choice of not buying their future products or having yourself removed from their mailing list at a later date.As a web business owner myself, my websites cost money to register, create, run and if you have excessive downloads cost extra for bandwidth. If you think that everything should be FREE I suggest that you put your hand in your own Pockets and try it yourselves !Regards Nitram UK

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Howdy,Well, gave me email address (don't faze me if I get junk mail, get enough already, wot's a few more?) and d/l'd the programme ... unzipped it, hit the setup.exe, and ... told I have outdated .dll files (?huh?, that's news to me ... considering how I'm really up to date with this sorta thing) and the programme will install these and then to reboot. "Okay", thinks to self. Allow Windoze to reboot, hit setup.exe, and ... same thing. Do this five times with the same result before throwing the zip file into the ReCycle Bin and hitting the del key. Anyone else experience the same (or similar) problems?

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I am having the same problem as CapHavoc.Did anyone actually got this to work?!what a waste of time :(

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Do you have the latest FSUIPC installed? That may be the .dll error you are seeing.Regards,Owen

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This happened to me also. The dlls are old Windows system files. Just unpack the Weathermaker.cab file and read the Readme.txt. I did use the program last night and I was impressed with it.

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I got the program-I haven't had a lot of time with it but it looks terrific!I assume the registration is for a) notification when a "pro" (e.g. possibly payware) version is released, or notification of future updates.If not-I don't really care. For free for a program this good if they want to put my name on a some mailing lists, just like the other hundreds of other unwanted email I get a day I'll live with it.I'd like to thank the programers for a great, needed addition to FS.http://members.telocity.com/~geof43/Geofdog2.gif

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I also like this program very much as my Internet conection is bad and I can't keep updating the weather from the net. This program fixed that problem.No I don't care about the Email spaming and for a program this good its worth the hastle. Andrew Simmons

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Yep, had the same results...setup telling me my "Files were out of date.", click ok to install new files or cancel to exit setup. After the 1 hour download at a blazing 832 Bytes Per Sec. rate, I did want to see if this program did anything worth keeping. After three reboots, I gave up on "Setup". I just used winzip to extract the first few .dll's and the exe program into the same directory. Clicked on the .exe and all is just fine. Have to have FS2002 running and the programs reports a connection to FSUIPC and does creat some pretty hairy weather if you choose.Steve ParkKSDFwww.flightbase2000.com

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You guys that said it worked fine, I have a question for you. How are the weather transitions? When using other weather generators, the transitions are very awkward. One minute a few clouds, in a flash, a thunder storm. I would love to get it if the transitions are gradual and smooth (realistic).Thanks for the advice in advance,Adam

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Adam,I've only made one flight with it so far, about a one hour IFR flight with fairly bad weather conditions, and the transitions were VERY smooth, hardly noticeable most of the time.BTW I'd recommend using Download Accelerator to get this, only took about 20 minutes and one resume to get it. Regular downloads kept getting stuck.Clyde

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Thanks a bunch, Clyde. Just what I wanted to hear! Gonna download it right away.Adam

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I downloaded Weather Maker and gave them the info they required. The program seemed to work as advertised, though it only asks for temperature, dewpoint, and type of front (low pressure, high, approaching cold or warm.) Additionally you have three (count them) severity and momentum settings.I wasn't sure about the temp and dew point settings, so I set the weather in FS2002 first, and then just used those values in Weather Maker.

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I'm glad that Weather Maker is free, because it isn't very good. When running Weather Maker, FS2K2 slows to a crawl. Also, it screwed up my graphics settings in FS2K2. Everything appears blocky now and I fear that I am going to have to re-install FS2K2 now. This will takes me several hours to do because of all the enhanced scenery and aircraft that I have installed.Needless to say, this will be a major pain!I'm sure glad that I didn't purchase this program!Scott :-mad :-mad :-mad :-mad

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hi.I also downloaded it and took about 30 minutes with cable connection and Download Accelerator lol.Installed it and rebooted and installed again and it worked perfectly. Made a quick test flight from KDFW to KLAX and started with a slight rain which turned into thunderstorm later... well my FS2002 crashed which i'm not sure what caused it was it the program or something else. I will try it again tomorrow.The program worked well though.Jani

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Scott,I didn't have any trouble with it at all here.. frame rates stayed the same as usual and no graphics problems. It's only modifying the weather through the well-proven fsuipc interface so I can't imagine how it would mess with your graphics settings. If the frame rate problems occur when clouds are visible you may need to use fsuipcs option to limit cloud layer heights. Just one thought..Clyde

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I just took it out for a flight with a cold front and cruddy stuff to the max.It is quite amazing-kinda like the real flights I took today. I think this is a great program-the price can't be beat but watching the weather change in a gradual but realistic way is really cool. I haven't seen any performance problems whatsoever.http://members.telocity.com/~geof43/Geofdog2.gif

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