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Active Sky X Service Pack 2 Released!

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ASX SP2 is now official! This upgrade pack focuses on wind shifts and visibility depiction improvements, as well as fixing several bugs and adding some new enhanced functionality. In testing, an estimated 80% average reduction in wind shift frequency and intensity has been realized, with 100% wind shift reduction in many cases. New data smoothing, directional control, special FSX interface techniques and layer manipulation has finally made this possible. With the new Visibility Graduation feature, the FS haze layer is eliminated and a more realistic visibility representation is offered. Visibility gradually clears as you climb to higher altitudes and returns to reported conditions as you descend. Fog layer Simulation is also offered which will visually depict areas of low visibility by injecting low stratus cloud layers.This upgrade is offered completely free of charge for all existing ASX users, and the download is available now from the HiFi support page at http://www.hifisim.com/support.php?title=H...oduct%20Support.Active Sky X is HiFi's latest award-winning weather simulation system for Flight Simulator X and includes too many features to list here! For more information please visit the ASX product page at http://www.hifisim.com/asx.php?title=ASX%20Details.In addition to the ASX SP2 upgrade, X Graphics Service Pack 2 has also been released which addresses some window layering/pop-up issues especially when used with ASX-triggered graphics installation. All XG users are advised to upgrade!ThanksCarl Hackmanhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-dev-sigbanner.jpg

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Hi all,Here's the revision log for ASX:SP2 (B1106):Enhancements:- Added new Units type selectors in the Wx Config screen so Visibility can be displayed and entered as SM or Meters, and Pressure can be displayed and entered as Inches or Millibars.- New Wind Smoothing feature (optional) has been implemented that reduces the intensity and frequency of wind shifts using various depiction and data control techniques. This feature may cause a performance hit and will alter winds directional data (including surface winds) in order to maintain consistency and prevent shifts as much as possible during level flight at high altitudes. Smoothing takes priority of accuracy to actual data, but actual data has a large influence. Use of a flight plan is recommended for more accurate depiction and smoothing at your planned cruise altitude. If using other add-ons that provide any wind smoothing functionality, be wary of over-stressing the simulation and SimConnect interface. Using ASX wind smoothing alone should provide the best performance. Note that shifts during climbs and descents are reduced but occur at can higher frequency than at level flight due to unavoidable FS altitude-based interpolation control.- New Visibility Graduation feature (optional) has been implemented which eliminates the FS haze layer depiction and transitions visibility both horizontally and vertically according to internal ASX manipulation. When climbing, visibility will gradually clear to the

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