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Hi, Fs 2004 Web Site Updated, Including new screenshots, video, impressive weather, 3d altocumulus YES.. a first in any sim available! Weather is the most advanced available...http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/Weather videohttp://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/weather.aspPs: video DOWNLOAD HIGH-BANDWIDTH (35.6 MB, .WMV) NOT Working for now...ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Looks great. The new weather system should really be something special.Can't wait for July. :DRyan-Flightpro08 :-cool VATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Senior Controller (C-3)ASRC (Advanced Simulated Radar Client) Beta Testerhttp://vatsim.pilotmedia.fi/statusindicato...tor=OD1&a=a.jpg-----------------------------My "Home Made" System Specs:Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ProcessorTurbo Gamer ATX Mid-Tower with 420W Power SupplyEPoX 4G4A Motherboard with Intel 845G ChipsetVisiontek XTASY GeForce4 128MB Ti4600 (Det 42.86 Drivers)512MB PC2100 DDR RAM40GB Matrox 7200RPM Hard DriveWindows XP Home Edition SP1*No CPU or GPU Overclocking*3dMark2001SE Score: 11298-----------------------------Click Here to Download my American Eagle POSKY CRJ-200!

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Clouds pics sure look amazing. Just hope they look as tasty while they are moving. :( Hope soon they start to work on the ground textures and autogen. While all the clouds look great, the ground looked worse than what I see now on fs2k2 w/ a lowly P3-800. Course other details might have been turned down a bit in order to get "smoother" looking clouds.Did anyone else get the Weather video links to work? I just get a "not found" page. Really interested in looking at that 35mb one.

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Hi, "fs2k2 w/ a lowly P3-800. Course other details might have been turned down a bit in order to get "smoother" looking clouds.If I was you I will upgrade when fs will be released, and for any other games and fs2k4. Even for fs2k2 and latest game available an pIII-800 you are limited and can't run the game at full details whats ever the games is,don't wait two years later for fs200x, when the cpu will be near 8gz if not more, now the mid is 2ghz... Using an tweaker resolve the problem in most case for the scenery texture.Did anyone else get the Weather video links to work? I just get a "not found" page. Really interested in looking at that 35mb one."not working is the same but higher resolution.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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Weather video links? I didn't see those. Maybe they're still uploading them.

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Oh, I see what you're talking about. Doesn't looks too interesting.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhh, default GNS's with working proc key.....Im in love...Craig

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Looking at the clouds video and the 360 view of the DC3 it would appear that the clouds are now everywhere including directly above and below your aircraft. It used to annoy me that I would be flying through overcast but when I went into spot view and looked down directly underneath the aircraft and in a small radius around the aircraft there would be no clouds (As Real As It Get's my #####).And from the looks of the weather video the clouds no longer do the so called 'twisty bendy thing'.Aaron-oOo-

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Hi All Does anyone know when we might see some shots of 737/747/777. External and internal. See how the compare to Fs2002. Thanks Shaun.

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No mention of AI traffic at uncontrolled airfields though :(Other traffic is a huge factor at uncontrolled airfields but in FS you can just land because you know there are no other aircraft there.

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It says:"AI traffic utilize both towered and non-towered airports"So... I guess AI traffic will utilise uncontrolled airfields too.

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I am getting a page not found when trying to look at the video?

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The low-res version of the cloud video works. The high-res is a broken link.The video is very impressive. I think the clouds in Fs2004 will be northing short of a revelation over previous versions. It's interesting to hear that the clouds in the distance will be rendered as 2d, which should help with peformance while still giving us the ability to see clouds to the horizon.

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I noticed that it also says that AI planes will push back now also before taxiing instead of turning around at the gate and that VFR planes wont be allowed to fly if the weather isnt good enough for them.So lots of nice features being added. Im really looking forward to seeing this in a few months time.Craig Kiltie

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I can get to the smaller file, but I don't see any footage. All that I get is audio. :-( Tim13

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I think the Clouds in FS2004 (or what ever its called) will be good, if Combat Flightsim 3 is anything to go by, as I think the clouds in CFS3 are the best ive seen in any flight sim (*exept Flight Unlimited III which will never have anything to beat it exept itself) I just hope it is not as bugridden as CFS3.*My most emotional moment in my 4 year Flightsimming experience was in Flight Unlimited III ,taxing from the stand at KSFO it was broken cloud and light wind, by the time I was sat at the end of the runway behind a couple of 747s and it was raining to the point of not being able to see properly, then the thunder started and I lost sight of the terminal buildings. The effect of rain on the windshild is like nothing Ive ever seen, if you look hard enough at the rain drops you can see a reflection of the outside world upside down, as is real life. Also can anyone remember the turbulence given off by other aircraft taking off, that would make your plane sway softly in the wake. I would love to see Microsoft beat that.Those were the days.Andrew

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According to the weather video presentation MSFS team is using Sudio Max, which is a professional version of GMAX, to render clouds. The clouds look to be a combo of sprites and textured bitmaps. Together with the weather engine the over-all effects look fantastic.I think there will be a slight performance hit, perhaps 5 fps compared with fs2002 cloud/weather system - slider set to max. But, if they can continue to optimize everything as a whole then the need to upgrade later to those with a high-end system now will probably not be likely. Also, FS2004 should be one of the very first DX9 games to come out in 2003 and this should be good for those with DX9 compliant cards NV30-35 or ATI 9700/9800 Pro.I notice too many of the shoots show poor AA or jaggies probably using Nivida Ti4600 cards. I think Nividia and Microsoft are still partnered strongly due to XBox. Anyways, FS2004 team please show some screenshots of the game using ATI 9700 Pro with 6X AA and 16X Ansio.

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Here are some things that I found to be great news."ATC detects IFR weather conditions and refuses take off and landing requests by VFR aircraft." "Request direction to the airport

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