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Hi,I downloaded and ran AS6 today and I have read the online documentation at hifisim.com and I have no problem using ActiveSky 6.But the problem is I'm trying to use ActiveSky Graphics and I still don't understand how to use it. I selected Cirrus Clouds in attempt to recreate the screenshots ActiveSky6 did like at: http://sales.hifisim.com/ASv6/Screenshots/cirrusclouds.htmI clicked 'Send to FS' then after it was done, it showed a message that it's ready and to load or reload FS9.Do you mean start up FS9 or create a new flight in FS9?Either way I attempted by starting up FS9 with the ActiveSky Graphics running in the background and after I selected the airport and the aircraft, then I looked around and it's kind of foggy and I don't see any cirrus clouds at all. I waited a few min and still the same thing. What am I doing wrong?Thought it was above the clouds, climbed and still nothing.Basically all I'm trying to do is get the same effect ActiveSky6 screenshots posted at the link above.Plus I would love to get this sunset in my FS9, could anyone tell me how to?136286.jpgThanks in advance,-Chris B.

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Hi Chris,Welcome to ActiveSky!!Basically, the weather is going to greatly influence what you actuall see in terms of clouds including cirrus formations. We use some pretty sophisticated weather condition analyzation techniques to determine when and where to draw cirrus clouds. The METAR report is going to be the #1 influence on this, but also the existence of lower ceiling (broken or overcast) cloud layers. In this situation there will be less cirrus drawn.There are two options that will effect the cirrus cloud depictions:1) "Upper Layer Generation" When enabled (by default) will allow the weather engine to dynamically create cirrus layers with conditional influence regardless of the METAR report2) "Force Lowest Ceiling" When enabled (by default) will actually PREVENT cirrus layers from occuring in many situations when a lower ceiling layer exists. This is to allow the best possible coverage and depiction of ceiling conditions. If you turn this option off, you will get less coverage of the ceiling (per METAR) in some situations, but you will have much more cirrus layers (and other mid-high layers).Giving #2 a go will most likely result in the kind of experience you are looking for. You could also use the Wx Configurator to program your own high layers (above 20K, depending on temps, will generally produce cirrus formations).Hope that helps!


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HI Chris,You can do it manually in ASG for faster result without using wx-influenced condition.The sunset are from the dramatical series, there is near 29. Select one from the redish Dramatic fixed in ASG interface, Sky Color, Dusk, Dramatical between 001, 002, 0010, 0011,0012,0013, , For the cirrus Few 0009Scattered 0010Broken 0012 or 0013Overcast 0010Press SubmitPs: You an save your own full theme or single groupto presreve your favorite texture always as well after tested in fs2004. ThanksChris Willishttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6...development.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-proud.jpghttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg


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>2) "Force Lowest Ceiling" When enabled (by default) will>actually PREVENT cirrus layers from occuring in many>situations when a lower ceiling layer exists. This is to>allow the best possible coverage and depiction of ceiling>conditions. If you turn this option off, you will get less>coverage of the ceiling (per METAR) in some situations, but>you will have much more cirrus layers (and other mid-high>layers).>>Giving #2 a go will most likely result in the kind of>experience you are looking for. You could also use the Wx>Configurator to program your own high layers (above 20K,>depending on temps, will generally produce cirrus>formations).>>Hope that helps!I had the "Force Lowest Ceiling" enabled by default.I went by the settings listed at:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=171&topic_id=24430&mode=fullBut now it's disabled.I tried the Cirrus clouds again and still unable to produce the quailty as you have in the screenshots.

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>The sunset are from the dramatical series, there is near 29. >>Select one from the redish Dramatic fixed in ASG interface,>Sky Color, Dusk, Dramatical between 001, 002, 0010,>0011,0012,0013, , >>For the cirrus >Few 0009>Scattered 0010>Broken 0012 or 0013>Overcast 0010>>Press Submit>>Ps: You an save your own full theme or single groupto presreve>your favorite texture always as well after tested in fs2004. The sunset came out beautiful! First thing I saw from ASG acutally shows!As for the cirrus clouds, I went with your settings by selecting those images and still unable to produce what you have at the AS6 Cirrus clouds screenshot. I have the images settings to 512x512 and in 32bit.Here are the settings:Sky Themes: WIld Blue Yonder3D Clouds: Cotton CandyCirrus Clouds: CirriusSky color: PeachyEnviroment: Wx-Influenced3D Clouds Texture: 022 Puffy 43D Clouds Stratus Shapes: Stratus_063D Clouds Wispy Shapes: Wispy_153D Clouds Cumulus Shapes: Cumulus_02Cirrus FEW Textures: Few 00009Cirrus SCT Textures: Scattered 00010Cirrus BKN Textures: Broken 00012Cirrus OVC Textures: Overcast 00010Dawn Color Textures: Fixed - 021Day Color Textures: Fixed Polluted C -Day set 12Dusk Color Textures: Fixed - 004Night Color Textures: Clear Area 1Sun Textures: Sun 1Moon Textures: Moon 1 NormalHaze Colors: BrownishHaze Thickness: 5Raindrop Textures: VC Rain Sofe 3Snow Textures: Snow Set 2Runway Light Textures: Runway Light Set 1I even saved the settings and still the same result.Does anything not look right?Do you have a file where the theme settings are saved for the cirrus clouds shown in the AS6 screenshots that you can upload to me to install in AS6?

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Hi, For cirrus, you must have cirrus in the metar, or you can set them manually in fs2004, I think on the screenshots there was 2 or 3 layers of cirrus overcast and broken with a darker blue sky color etc.ThanksChris Willishttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6...development.jpg http://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-proud.jpghttp://sales.hifisim.com/pub-download/asv6-banner-beta.jpg


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Chris Willis

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>Hi,> For cirrus, you must have cirrus in the metar, or you can>set them manually in fs2004, I think on the screenshots there>was 2 or 3 layers of cirrus overcast and broken with a darker>blue sky color etc.do you happen to know the METAR for the cirrus clouds that I can enter in? I tried some random airport today and KLGA came up with some wispy like cirrus clouds which is close to the AS6 cirrus screenshots but still no dice.This one is my favorite and I'm trying to come close to it as possible: http://sales.hifisim.com/cirrus1.jpg

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