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Had enough of FSMeteo!!!!!!!!!!!

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Servers down again, geez, enough is enough. Solution: Erase FSMeteo and purchase Activesky WX RE.

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And activesky's servers never go down... :-rollDeal with it, crud happens.

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Well I don't expect perfection but FSMeteo is ridiculous at this point, the servers have been bad for the last three waeks and today not working at all. I just bought Activesky and it is working flawlessly all evening. My mind is made up.

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Heaven forbid internet servers actually go offline now and then. :-rollIts not like its Marc's fault, he doesn't control the servers or guarantee any uptime. Fact of internet life; it happens.

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Never had the server problems I'm hearing about but I got fedup with requesting my updates and getting no replys. Then tried the free version of ActiveSky. I don't know, I can't see any difference. IMHO no reason to use anything other than FS2004 weather.Steve

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Hi What version have you got. Marc sent me the upgrade the other day for 6.3. I have had know problems. Works great. Here's the link,drop him a line and he will send it. Shaun mailto:support@fsmeteo.com . P.S Sory Marc,for got to say thanks.

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Got it in the end then Shaun! ;-)Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/sbird.jpgOfficially licenced by British Airways plc for use of name and logo[p]AMD XP2800+ Barton, Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2, 1Gig Crucial PC3200 DDR 400MHz, Gainward 128 MB GF4-4200, SB Audigy, 3 x WD Caviar SE[/p]

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Yes, what version you have? I had 6.2 and FsMeteo used to freeze when downloading. However, Marc sent the update (6.3) and it works perfect!Best,Bruno Francescoli.

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Hi Shaun,Like your goodself - I have recently received that update and installed it together with FSUIPC 3.06. No problems have been encountered.I can only think of a couple of times when the servers went down and as stated,that is not Marc's fault. "Meteo" improves with each update. (thanks Marc)Perhaps it is because I am still flying with FS 2002 and am having no problems?RegardsRoger

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Well, I think you're throwing out the baby with the bathwater. The servers have had some problems recently, which is unfortunate, but for anyone that has used FSMeteo for any amount of time knows, that is the exception, not the rule.You paid for it but no longer want to use it. Oh well. Hope things work out for you with ActiveSky, which is an excellent product. I plan on sticking with FSMeteo because I have a track record with it and know that Marc always delivers.

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>Well, I think you're throwing out the baby with the>bathwater. The servers have had some problems recently, which>is unfortunate, but for anyone that has used FSMeteo for any>amount of time knows, that is the exception, not the rule.>>You paid for it but no longer want to use it. Oh well. Hope>things work out for you with ActiveSky, which is an excellent>product. I plan on sticking with FSMeteo because I have a>track record with it and know that Marc always delivers.Well said!Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/sbird.jpgOfficially licenced by British Airways plc for use of name and logo[p]AMD XP2800+ Barton, Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2, 1Gig Crucial PC3200 DDR 400MHz, Gainward 128 MB GF4-4200, SB Audigy, 3 x WD Caviar SE[/p]

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I've been using FSMeteo since I received FS9 about 1 month ago and have always been able to download.

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I fully agree with you here Ken! I'm an FS_Meteo user from day one and with v6.3....NO PROBS. I'm not willing to put money down on something that is still at the "trainer wheels stage" I'll keep FS_Meteo thanks....Marc's the Man!

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I want to stay away from debate which one FSM or WrXE is better but would like to point out that Damian - creator of ActiveSky - posted recently on his forum a warning that addresses some people's abnormal expectations of never having the weather server down. You may want to read his post.Michael J.http://www.reality-xp.com/community/nr/rsc/rxp-higher.jpg

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OK, I also am a long time user of FSmeteo, I bought it when it first came out. I have tested V5.1 V5.2 and V6.3 over the last week and there were some problems with the servers and V6.2 but for the last day and a half none of them work.So are we saying that some people have it working and some of us do not?Because of what I am reading here I have sent Marc an eamil about my problem. Is it just me or just some of us or are the servers having a problem again.Time will tell I guess. I'm just glad I have a bunch of work to get done around the house so I can not #### about not having weather, not that I would.Hey, Vatsim is also having problems with servers!

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Exactly.I've used both and like both although I prefer FSMeteo a little better. But the point is that there will be times when servers will be down. In my experience, since I've been using FSMeteo when it first came out, I'll have to say that the servers have been down less than 1% of the time.......Just be patient. Do like I do.......play Medal of Honor or Ghost Recon multiplayer instead. (Or even Grand Theft Auto: Vice City multiplayer). One thing.....I find that very rarely are the servers for both Activesky and FSMeteo down at the same time. So when FSM is down I use Activesky.

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I tell you one thing FSMet seems to reproduce weather more accurately than default or ActiveSky v 1.9.I tried 4 locations in the pac nw and found FSMet to be right on the money with respect to current visibility, cloud layers, rain, thunderstorms, etc. For some odd reason, vis was maybe 40-60+ SM at KCLM and KSEA with ActiveSKy and default weather, when the NWS is showing 10 SM. Not FSMet though--10 SM. Seems like FSMet is right on the money. We'll see when v2 AS comes out if it is any better. So far I'm becoming a believer again in FSMet, after leaving for AS with FS2002.Noel

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Dave,I agree. FSMETO is down to much and its too bad because its such a good program..Yesterday I took a flight from Athens Greece to Miami and as I launched FsMeteo, I get 'Timeout on Glob.." all the way into Miami. I think it was a 10 hour flight. Every other station around it experienced the same thing. Don't get me wrong, when his thing works, it works well. But it only works 50% of the timeLucky for me I have Activexky too, and this always works for me.Activesky howvere, does not perform as wellHey and you know what, if they both fail, then its Weather center, which I also have...BTW, I have the latest version for all three registered software...Troy

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