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Check out the AS2004.5 generated cloud formation I was getting flying over Spain the other day - very symmetrical ;) Sorry, i don't have the METAR of the time but will make sure I record it if I see this patchwork pattern again.Gary

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You need to use the "Soft" edged clouds from Chris' FS SKY World. They are pack's E,F,G,H IIRC. What you see there is caused by "HARD" edged clouds drawn next to soft edge clouds or even ones that overlaps soft edged clouds.Try them, then you'l see these blocks disappear like magic !Cheers

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Hi Chris,I get the same patterns as Gary at times. I am using the FS Skyworld High Performace cloud sets.ThanksBob Johnson

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Hi Bob, Thanks.. please try a non resized clouds since Pieter used a non resized clouds and it works. Try a test with a normal clouds 512x512 which are available in the selection.Ps: I beleave it will happend with a specific situation when there is the excact layer and formation types at the same time. ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Hi Chris,I'm not able to see which cumulus sets are 512x512, as I only see file size and not image size. Could you tell me which sets are apropriate?ThanksKostis

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Well, that didn't work either. I've tried random sets E,F and G and nothing so far. I was wondering if it had to do with something else, like the presence of DXT graphics or mixed cloud formats. However, I tried the default FS9 textures (from Chris's package) and I still get the same results.

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Hi Kiwi, fs sky world 2004 cumulus set from A to I are default 32 bits.-Try with or without render to texture enableif still not works-Try default fs2004 to see.if still not worksI doubt it is anything related to clouds texture since 99% of the time all works.When I saw this, from the start I quicly think about cloud formation in fs2004, I beleave this is related to the cloud formation in fs 2004 which either active sky or fs sky world are not related wiht it.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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No. It's definitely related to FSky World. I have absolutely no other addons except AS2004 and FSky World. I've never had these formations w/ just the FS2004 default clouds, w/ just AS2004. I've gotten these strange patterns since downloading and using your textures Chris (FSky World). They don't always come up, but I seem to get them now and then when there's an overcast layer. I was wondering if the time of day has anything to do w/ it? I fly mostly in the early evenings, and can't remember ever seeing them midday. I use the random generator, so I really don't know which sets could be causing it. Sometimes they seem to take a natural shape once they move by the aircraft, other times they stay that way off in the far distance. I usually ignore them (or at least try to). Sorry I don't have a solution, but it is definitely related to FSky World.

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Hi, For those have this problems, To confime I would like to have the situation flight, because to replicate the issue, we have to got the exact weather and situation.-Save a flight when it will happend upload here or send it to my email, fsw@simflight.com. the *.flt and *.WX , without these nothing can be done to see what's is causing this exactly.-The weather slider, percentage, density etc.-With the specific clouds set name (default fs2004 or fs sky world 2004 set name)-Be sure you did not use others clouds before from x-authors, because there is 5 clouds files that's causing trouble on clouds from thermal and may bugs others things, I dunno, to fix it you will have to reinstall all clouds from default Fs2004 CD 2 MSGAME3.CAB then use fs sky world 2004.Ps: The thing I am 100% sure with fs sky world 2004, they do not control the clouds formation,no metar and all distant formation, the only thing it change is the texture.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Chris,I am using none other than your FS2004 cloud fix (ffpv2). I might try the default clouds again, now that I have a rig that "may" handle them. Either way, next time it happens I will send you the info you have requested below. Oh, and please don't take my post as a criticism of anyones work, rather I just wanted to share what I thought was an amusing weather pattern that I came across.Gary

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Hi Gary, "I will send you the info you have requested below."Thanks, please keep the hifpsv2.zip installed for now because the issue happend with hifpsv2.zip, because it will happend again, if you came back to default it might never happend, I will not able to see what's it is and you will not able to save the flight with the issue.With the saved flight flt and *.wx I will able easly to see what's it is exactly, (your shots was from resized hifpsv2.zip), I will see what's is the issue, I will test fs sky world 2004 stock clouds 32 bits with all clouds, from A to I.hifpsv2.zip is included in fs sky world 2004. resized version of default clouds for better fps. ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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The attached image is with set F of FS Sky over Chicago and AS B163. Note that "white patch" in the middle of the picture is just snow on the ground, hence clear sky.My weather settings are:Detailed Clouds - MaximumAnd in case this helps...//AS2004.5 configuration file B163[General]WindowPosX = 3615WindowPosY = 4665DefaultWeatherFolder = D:Flight Simulator 9ModulesActiveSky2004SuppressionCeiling = 4000SurfaceWindLimit = 10CloudLayerLimit = 4LocalSuppressionRange = 100MinimumVisibility = 0MaximumVisibility = 59LastPlanFolder = NONEIncreasedWake = FalseDisableWindsAloft = FalseForceTstormsWithCB = FalseAutoConvertPlanFiles = TrueDisableVisGraduation = FalseForceDestinationWeatherZone = FalsePreventIcing = TrueOnlineUpdates = TrueExtendedDestinationWindsForce = FalseGlobalWrites = FalseDepictFS9HazeLayer = TrueExtendTstormLayers = FalseDisableDirectWindControl = FalseVoicePlayback = TrueLocalSuppression = TrueStartupSound = FalseDisableGroundUpdates = FalseUseProxyServer = FalseFogLayerGeneration = TrueUpdateSuppression = TrueOvercastEnhancement = TrueIgnoreFSReadyStatus = FalseFSUIPCWindSmoothing = TrueLimitSurfaceWinds = FalseLimitCloudLayers = TrueAutoGlobalWriteToggle = TrueRainWithTS = TrueDisableUpperLayerGeneration = FalseVisibilitySmoothing = TrueDisableMessages = TrueAutoTimeZoneDetection = TrueUpdateInterval = 10VATSIMData = FalseZuluConversion = 2AloftPredictability = 100WindDriftRate = 0TAFProcessing = FalseEnforceVisibilityLimits = TrueWakeTurb = FalseStartPaused = FalseUseSystemTime = TrueDisableCAVOKClouds = FalseProxyAddress = NONEThanks in advance,Kostis

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HI, Thanks for the info. Without the saved flight I can't do anything to test..More time I will not have the saved flight, nothing will be in progress to see what's is caused this. Upload the saved flight or send it to my email fsw@simflight.comOne thing I am 100% sure, The stratus clouds pattern is from fs2004 engine, fs2004 draw the overcast stratus like this, this is a closed case.The only thing is weird is the cumulus that's are in a box pattern, stratus clouds is overlapping overs cumulus.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Chris,I haven't forgotten about sending you the information, but so far there has been nothing to send. Since my original post, I have reloaded MS default cloud textures. I did experience another square cloud pattern with these original clouds (although nowhere near as extensive as my original screen shot), but by the time I opened up FSScreen the cloud formation had changed to non-square like. So it seems to be an FS weather engine "feature" rather than whose cloud sets are being used.Gary

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>Chris,>>I haven't forgotten about sending you the information, but so>far there has been nothing to send. Since my original post, I>have reloaded MS default cloud textures. I did experience>another square cloud pattern with these original clouds>(although nowhere near as extensive as my original screen>shot), but by the time I opened up FSScreen the cloud>formation had changed to non-square like. So it seems to be>an FS weather engine "feature" rather than whose cloud sets>are being used.>>GaryI agree with Gary. I have experienced the effect with the default FS cloud set. The FS Sky World clouds provide a significantly more refined and precise rendition of clouds. The byproduct of that is they enhance the effect - making it seem as if it is an FS Sky World created problem.-michael

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HI, Thanks for these confirmation, I knew it was not really about clouds texture from the start because, if a clouds texture is broken it will not show from the start, a texture can not broke clouds formation, it is more related to clouds formation.From what's I see, the overcast stratus do not covers all and have some hole, and if there is a clouds layer under the stratus layers, the cumulus will pop up into the hole of the overcast stratus.I would like to have the saved flight if possible, because I can check to fix it.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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I have been checking on this thread from time to time because i too have see these weird cloud formations. Any fixes yet?Thanks Charlie

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I sent Chris a saved flight and he too confirmed that he was seeing the square patterns. I think he forwarded it to Jim from AS team.For the time being, i'm using FSW hiFPS clouds (not v2) and the sky looks a bit better. I haven't been in any overcast condition yet, but it definetely looks better even with dense cloud coverage.Kostis

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Hi, To confirm, this issue is not related to clouds texture, since I have tested with default fs2004 clouds and the same pattern square box like the picture with the saved flight from Kostis, it is related to a cloud formation which are from fs2004 engine, we will try to fix it with active sky.Tips (Not related to this issue above)Notice hiFPS.zip and hifpsv2.zip are default altered for better performance but not really quality, with hiFPS you will have better quality clouds and lower performance then hifpsv2 but better performance then default fs2004 in both case and are in 32bits or dxt.fs sky world 2k4 provide better choice of clouds, smooth or detailed edge puffy or less puffy clouds, it also include teh same hiFPS.zip and hifpsv2.zip from the external zip files.fswhifps.zip are for fs sky world 2004 stock clouds only for better performance with various size also.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Could you post some pics of your strange cloud formations that you mention Chris? I find it very strange that it doesn't have anything to do w/ the new textures. I've been flying FS9 for I don't know how many hundreds of hours, and I have NEVER seen cloud formations like those square ones until I started using FS Skyworld 2004. I guess it could be coincidental, but why didn't I ever see this prior to using FS Skyworld?My guess is it's a combination of things. Maybe some other textures, like your night textures, or your sun textures, or your sky textures, combined w/ cloud textures from FS Skyworld. Maybe from the last update to AS2004.5?I just think it's strange that if it's an FS9 only problem, you'd think these textures would have come up long ago in this forum, wouldn't you? (shrugs)

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Yep, that's the ones. Could you imagine lookin' out the window of yer plane in real life an' seein' that? Yowsers!Bet they get square hail wherever those babies let loose!Thanx Jim.

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