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Hello Everyone,This is just a quick update to let everyone know where we stand with the official SP1 patch.We are working through some final issues and hope to have an internal beta of our next build incorporating these last changes within the next few days. We are also working with PMDG to solve the S-turn wind issues. As soon as this is looking good we will open it up for public beta and get it officially released shortly after.I'd like to thank everyone for their great feedback and patience while we work things through.Best,

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Hi Damian,Will this patch also address the DWC cloud shifting/popping issue?

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Hi,Please see the documentation regarding this as well as several threads here on the front page of this forum. Essentially its a limitation of FSX in Global (DWC) mode, not a bug in our software. We are working on potential solutions but it is still too early to tell if we can do anything significant for SP1. With that said we just tried a new method which appears to work well to eliminate this but we are not sure yet that it doesn't have other associated problems.Best,

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If it's an FSX problem when using global mode, then how come I still get cloud popping when I don't use global mode?

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If it's an FSX problem when using global mode, then how come I still get cloud popping when I don't use global mode?
How often do you have ASA download new weather? If you have it set to something like 5 or 10 minutes then you will get pop every 5 or 10 minutes because FSX has to rewrite the clouds when ASA sends new weather to the sim (regardless of whether it has changed or not), or at least that's how I understand it.

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I think I use the default 15 minutes. So you're saying I should try up'ing the automatic download time or should I just disable it altogether? Also, does my rate of weather change in FSX have any bearing on cloud popping?I'll try any suggestions because the cloud popping is the one thing that's keeping me from using ASA very much. I only use it right now for historical weather data flights. When I want to fly real time, i'm using either FSX's weather engine or REX's weather engine. I'd much prefer to use ASA more often.

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I think I use the default 15 minutes. So you're saying I should try up'ing the automatic download time or should I just disable it altogether? Also, does my rate of weather change in FSX have any bearing on cloud popping?I'll try any suggestions because the cloud popping is the one thing that's keeping me from using ASA very much. I only use it right now for historical weather data flights. When I want to fly real time, i'm using either FSX's weather engine or REX's weather engine. I'd much prefer to use ASA more often.
Just another point for you guys to take a look at with the S-Turns with DWC, I fly the LDS763 and I too noticed that I was getting a lot of S-turning. Have you had a chance to test this out also. Like ASA, but have some issues with the wind turning issues.ThanksBob

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Also thanks for the update - will try it out when I return from Uganda in a few weeks.Meanwhile flying AF703 Abidjan to De Gaulle and watching England cricket match in West Indies (292-2 for those who understand) its a hard lifeJohn

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Sounds good - does it fix ASA using cumulus clouds for the cirrus layer? (I get this quite often in FS9 and FSX).

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Hi guys...Not to be a noodge, but how far off are we from SP1? I just re-installed Vista x64 on my semi-new build. Bought a new motherboard, memory and 700Watt power supply. I would like to install ASA SP1 right off the bat instead of installing the beta patch and then SP1 later.I guess what I'm saying is that I would like to have an idea so I know how I'm gonna install ASA on my PC. If it's still gonna be a while then I'll go ahead and install the beta patch, if not and it looks like SP1 will be released in a couple of days, then I will hold off and only install ASA solo and wait for the SP.Thanks for the great product and support!Robert

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Hi Robert,I can say it will not be in the next few days. After that I am not sure.Thanks!

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Hi Robert,I can say it will not be in the next few days. After that I am not sure.Thanks!
Ok Thanks for the reply...I'll go ahead and just install with the beta for now then...Can't wait to see the patch!Robert

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Hi, I was the guy with winds aloft at surface problem. Anything over 1500MSL and I get no surface winds at all.Not to sound mean but your last post about SP1 does not sound very filling. The first post says a few days, I lookat a few as a single digit number. Now you say no update will be avail in the next few days, and after that you dont know.The better term would be a couple weeks or a few weeks.Most good computer programs are defined by being 100% operational on, A. The program itself B. Any software/hardware it was listed to work with.Updates are a very important part to this. I dont know if you notice, but lets take the biggest program of them all.Microsoft Windows would be broke and history if it were not for updates. Sometimes everyday a new update is availjust for a few bugs. So my point is, if your waiting on PMDG to give you info or something like that but you have the rest of the update ready, please just put out another beta or something. I also have the DA piper and that won't work because of the weather radar. This 3rd party software is not listed as working with ASA though, so I dont care, its really up to DA to fix that problem. I'm sure there are alot of people with normal bugs between your program and flight sim.It's prob a better idea to put out as many fixes as you do have as quick as possible if you want to be the next bill gates. Thanks, Paul

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Hi, I was the guy with winds aloft at surface problem. Anything over 1500MSL and I get no surface winds at all.Not to sound mean but your last post about SP1 does not sound very filling. The first post says a few days, I lookat a few as a single digit number. Now you say no update will be avail in the next few days, and after that you dont know.The better term would be a couple weeks or a few weeks.Most good computer programs are defined by being 100% operational on, A. The program itself B. Any software/hardware it was listed to work with.Updates are a very important part to this. I dont know if you notice, but lets take the biggest program of them all.Microsoft Windows would be broke and history if it were not for updates. Sometimes everyday a new update is availjust for a few bugs. So my point is, if your waiting on PMDG to give you info or something like that but you have the rest of the update ready, please just put out another beta or something. I also have the DA piper and that won't work because of the weather radar. This 3rd party software is not listed as working with ASA though, so I dont care, its really up to DA to fix that problem. I'm sure there are alot of people with normal bugs between your program and flight sim.It's prob a better idea to put out as many fixes as you do have as quick as possible if you want to be the next bill gates. Thanks, Paul
I have to agree with Paul. I am trying to understand why this product is being supported more like freeware. Just doesn't make sense. Let's go with what you have to date for fixes and let us get some incremental value from your product. Shortly you are going to start losing your "audience".Dave

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I am not sure what the PMDG S-turn problem is but wonder if SP1 will overcome the irratic wind speed that for me occurs often with the MD-11, so much so I have had to resort to using FS weather. I had the same problem running ASA with the Flight One Mustang. The wind speed fluctuates a few mph and that causes the IAS to be unstable generally messing things up. I have experienced it perhaps as much as half the time in a 90 minute flight. Peter.

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Hi All,Just an update here. We are about a week to ten days away from a public release. We will not be releasing a fix list until the release is made public because things will remain fluid until release. We are attempting to fix as many issues as possible.Thanks,

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Hello Everyone,This is just a quick update to let everyone know where we stand with the official SP1 patch.We are working through some final issues and hope to have an internal beta of our next build incorporating these last changes within the next few days. We are also working with PMDG to solve the S-turn wind issues. As soon as this is looking good we will open it up for public beta and get it officially released shortly after.I'd like to thank everyone for their great feedback and patience while we work things through.Best,
Hello Damian,I know I'm perhaps the one to need Non-IE Proxy Settings parameters under ASA (as it was under ASX) but is there a chance to get this in the next SP1? Best,Serge.

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Hi All,Just an update here. We are about a week to ten days away from a public release. We will not be releasing a fix list until the release is made public because things will remain fluid until release. We are attempting to fix as many issues as possible.Thanks,
I've just purchased ASA, and I think it's fantastic the work you've done, and for SP1. I'm very much looking forward to the fixes.I'm interested if you've made any headway with PMDG and the issues with the S-turns?Regards,Rik

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Is there any way to add an option for copy and paste any METAR we whant? :(

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Hi All,Just an update here. We are about a week to ten days away from a public release. We will not be releasing a fix list until the release is made public because things will remain fluid until release. We are attempting to fix as many issues as possible.Thanks,
Thanks for the update.

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Hi,Copy and paste a METAR? I am not sure if I understand the request!Right now you can use the Wx Config Screen and pull up any METAR from any station worldwide and apply it to your current location and apply a specific range. I am not sure if this is the same thing as you are asking for!We are not adding features that are just now being offered, but please write this up and send it to tell-us(AT)hifisim.com and we will consider it for the future.Thanks,

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Damian I hope with the upcoming update on ASA SP1 you can address the visibility issue. No matter what I select in the option menu I still get an intense hase layer at altitudes. I selected maximun visibility of 175 miles and still cannot see anything past 30 miles. Just to test the problem I activated FSX weather and all the haze went away, the same with ASX. i hope this problem has been part of your testing. If you need anything else on this issue please post a note and I will do what every to help clear this up.ThanksBob Johnson

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