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On the ground at KLGA tonight, ceiling OVC 1700 feet, dusk, beautiful sim of OVC while on the ground, 2-3 miles north as passing through the layer, became a scattered thin layer instead of the several thousand foot stratus layer really there. METAR in ASv6 still saying ceiling OVC 1700 feet and just refreshed 5 minutes before. Weather sliders all set at or above recommendations. Anything I am doing wrong? Thanks. Textures are awesome!!!!On the ground-http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137834.jpgClimbing out-http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137832.jpgASv6 window-http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/137835.jpg

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Hi Doc,Lots of stations in that area, all influencing the weather.A bit hard to see because it is night. And the ASV screen is small, but I do appreciate the effort.Are you favoring Cumulus vs Stratus?Are you Forcing Lowest Ceiling?Hope this helps,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6...development.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-proud.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg

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Cum vs strat-unchecked, force lowest ceiling-checked. Stratus sep-7000. Sorry so small, just wanted to show the OVC 1700 in the metar string. The ovc layer was awfully thin, only a few hundred feet. Thanks.

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Will try that tomorrow night. I thought Force lowest ceiling would depict the lowest OVC the best. When would one use the force lowest ceiling option? Good night!

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Just read the highlight that comes with the force lowest ceiling box. I see where that would stop showing the upper layers. Thanks, there is so much to this in all the detail!

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Jim- This is making me nuts. I woke up today to low ovc at my home base, KSCH, METAR 8 mi, sn, OVC 500, KALB 8 miles away, 5 mi, OVC 800 at 1300Z today. Unchecked choose cumulus over stratus and force lowest layer. Fired up FS9 cleared all weather, fired up ASv6, refreshed, waited 10 minutes. Looked like nice low OVC at KSCH, as I climbed through 500 AGL, hit a wispy thin 1-200 foot see through layer of what looked like stratus and even up to 4000 AGL could still see the ground every where. Flew over to ALB (stayed within 8 miles)and same thing, at 1600 feet MSL, airport 240 MSL, on the ILS19 had full view of the ground and the airport from 6,4,2,1 miles north of the field. OVC enhancement also on. 3D clouds 100%, detailed clouds 100%, sight and draw 59 miles. I want so much to simulate nice solid low OVC to practice my IFR procedures once or twice a week. Any other ideas. I have some pics I'll post tonight, not at my home PC. Thanks again!SEL,IFR,COM

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Jim- Do the settings seem OK? You can see the OVC and how thin it is. How does ASv6 know how thick to make the layer? Is there a way I can use different settings with ASG to thicken the layer? Thanks so much again. Still is awesome what you all have done.Specs-2.5 GHz, Nvidia6800GT, 1 gB RAM, Pent IV, windows XP. Frames locked at 20.Take care!

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A few things:Supression Ceiling 4000Force Destination Weather Zone-OffTAF Processing-OffFog and Haze Layer-OffMaximum Thickness-Default value. Your value looks too large.Give those a try.Hope this helps,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6...development.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-proud.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg

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Will give it a try. I thought one needed increased max thickness to get accurate t-storms. Thanks again. Have a great weekend!

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Jim- Just flew in from KPIT to KALB a couple hours ago, tops 8000 or so all the way, solid OVC at KALB 4000 AGL. Booted up the sim with the above changes and this is what I still get. Is there any other way to get a solid stratus layer?http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/138085.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/138083.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/138084.jpgThanks again for all the suggestions..

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Hi,An update: I downloaded the exact weather file and gave it a try. I must say I got nothing like your shots. I got a solid OVC and no blue sky. I flew around a bit and all stayed as it should. There has got to be something else going on here.Hope this helps,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6...development.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-proud.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg

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Jim- I agree, something else must be going on. I think this must fall back to an FS9 problem. We discussed this when ASV came out. Last night I started fs9 all by itself, cleared all weather, then using the FS9 advanced weather menu, set a 600 foot AGL, 3000 foot thick solid stratus OVC at KALB (and the world I think). It looked great from the ground, nice solid low layer, as I climbed through 600 AGL got into wispy thin looking stratus and could see the ground and forward 5-10 miles, vis was 10 miles, till I got to 3600 feet, just above the layer, then I couldn't see the ground through a solid stratus looking OVC. As I descended back through, as I got to about 3000 in the layer ground again visible. Turned vis down to 2 miles then better but could still see the ground straight down. Is there a way somehow to have ASv6 automatically drop vis to about 1/2 mile when entering 7/8 BKN or OVC conditions to simulate the near 0 vis in these conditions, then have it better above and below the layer? Just a thought. Thanks again. Also, I had FSInn weather turned off. Just used VATSIM weather with updates through the ASv6 interface.

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Hi,But I can use the exact same weather file and get OVC as it should be shown. If it was an FS9 problem then I would see it too. That is what is strange to me. We are using the same weather and seeing different results.Sometimes it is the FS9 visibility issue. Gosh, we hope that is being worked on for FSX. After the wind shifts when FS9 was first released, this has got to be the issue we have spent the most time on.Don't judge by the straight down view. I have concluded that because of the way clouds need to rotate under your plane this will usually happen. I have been above the thickest of OVC and looked straight down and still seen the ground.Hope this helps,Jimhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6...development.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-proud.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg

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