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This is with real word weather, in Mobil, AL area. I had to reduce the clouds from 50% to 35% to run smooth, but they do look MUCH better. Have a look.

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That's nice, I get this....still needs to be fixed.GlenEdit: After having watched your video, my clouds have always looked like that at that altitude, and with that amount of cloud. Try something if you would be so kind. Try flying at 20,000+ ft with good cloud cover and look down, and report what you see.Edit2: Wonder if it's the existing problem with ATI cards in Windows (with Xplane). Are you using ATI or Nvidia?

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That's with the latest. Don't get me wrong, they look fantastic from below, or even slightly above. But when I'm in the CRJ200 at 31,000 they look like the screen shots I have posted.Glen

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Glen:Have you considered that this might be a problem with your particular set-up? Several users have reported that clouds look much better along with screenshots and now a video. This is why filing bug reports is important, to alert the developers to anomalies like this.

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MM, nothing wrong with my set-up. Chugs along at 30-40 fps with most settings near full, clouds at 40-50. Now could it be due to the current problem with ATI cards in Xplane, perhaps but I doubt it, because I didn't have the problem in Beta 7, does nobody listen, just a little scream there.Here's what I get before higher altitudes, 25,000+. (clouds were at 70+ in this shot)Can't get much better than that. Then once at altitude it looks like my other screenshots. To say once again, this DIDN'T happen in Beta 7, just every version since he messed with the clouds, or whatever it was he messed with.Glen

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Yes, prefs deleted. Here's another shot from 30,000 and I circled the problem clouds. There doubled for some reason and look extremely flat.Glen

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Glen, what percentage are your cloud puffs at?I just had a look at 20, 30, 40, 50Lower percentage cloud puffs gives you the 2D clouds at altitude. Higher cloud puffs gives you beta 7 clouds.

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Glen, what percentage are your cloud puffs at?I just had a look at 20, 30, 40, 50Lower percentage cloud puffs gives you the 2D clouds at altitude. Higher cloud puffs gives you beta 7 clouds.
wich is because Austin coded the clouds like this: in the distance not much detail, near you: max detail (depending on your setting, of course). So my guess is, with 20.000ft or more between you and the cloud layer, it just draws the low detail - whatever the dimension you are looking at the clouds.http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/xplane-news/message/1649http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/xplane-news/message/1655

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Goran, clouds were at 43 in that latest shot. Guys, even the clouds under the circle, which are a fair bit closer, don't look that good, kinda flat and fuzzy??

wich is because Austin coded the clouds like this: in the distance not much detail, near you: max detail (depending on your setting, of course). So my guess is, with 20.000ft or more between you and the cloud layer, it just draws the low detail - whatever the dimension you are looking at the clouds.
So, basically for the clouds to look good you can't fly at higher altitudes. Sure limits the kind of flying one can do, and have the really nice looking clouds. This wasn't apparent until after Beta 7, when you could adjust what you liked with respect to clouds. This move to a single slider baffles me. It hasn't accomplished anything other than to give poor visuals at high altitudes.Glen

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Here you go, from about 30,000 ft. Again, I have my clouds set at 35%, and the still look pretty good.

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The single sliders were probably an attempt to save us from ourselves in a manner of speaking. :( Many people will always put sliders all the way over then gripe when the fps fall of to less than minimum you hear that constantly in most of the forums.Of course the saving us part is tempered by getting some people of his back probably. Just saying, just a thought.

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Here's a quote from a user over at the org, I'm not the only one seeing this.

Is it just me or is anyone else getting an intermediate cloud layer that looks like two identical relatively flat layers, one on top of the other that are slightly mis-aligned so that it looks like I am seeing double when I look a the clouds?
http://forums.x-plan...79Glen

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Glen.I certainly can understand your frustration,I just did a test flight @26000 and can't reproduce the 2D effect.Could this be a GPU/Driver issue? I'm running a GTX580BTW.

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I'd love to try an Nvidia card, there's only one problem. I will not fly without my 3 monitor set-up. Never thought it would be such a big deal, until I tried it. Could never go back to anything less. Too expensive in $ and power to run 2 580's in surround. The 590 is an option but it didn't review very well. Don't think it's any quicker than my 6970 anyways. I could go 580 with Th2go, that's an option as my monitors are only 1280x1024 so I could keep the resolution down. Something to think about if ATI is going to be an issue with XPX.Glen

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Your running triple screens? My machine is basically the same as yours but its a i5 @4.5 with the 6970 and I am keeping it single screen. Normally I run my other stuff at ~ 6900x1080.

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Jason, I don't know what your trying to say?But yes, I run Eyefinity with 3 1280x1024 monitors at 3840x1024 with Trackir 5. Wouldn't fly with anything less. The fov is amazing and adds so much to the flying experience. I do my testing on a single monitor and can't wait to get back to 3. One monitor now feels like I'm sitting in a box with blinders on, there is no comparison.Glen

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Jason, I don't know what your trying to say?But yes, I run Eyefinity with 3 1280x1024 monitors at 3840x1024 with Trackir 5. Wouldn't fly with anything less. The fov is amazing and adds so much to the flying experience. I do my testing on a single monitor and can't wait to get back to 3. One monitor now feels like I'm sitting in a box with blinders on, there is no comparison.Glen
OK, I understand, I run 3 monitors at 1920x1080 each and I would not get the performance I want currently with xplane if I run at full res. I see you are running at a lower total res, i.e. 3840x1024 rather than my 6980x1080 so you will get a better framerate than I do.

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I had to take myself up to 60,000 feet before the clouds got really ugly. Even at 30,000 feet they didn't look too bad.(Oh, and good luck trying to fly a Cessna 152 at 60,000 feet!)

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I think if LR should put some sort of Advance settings (cloud settings) for those that have high end computers . This option would be available only if your setup can handle it and the criteria could be based on fill-rate for example.just a thought.Carlos

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I think if LR should put some sort of Advance settings (cloud settings) for those that have high end computers . This option would be available only if your setup can handle it and the criteria could be based on fill-rate for example.just a thought.Carlos
+1 I'm with you on this. The original clouds that shipped were really nice.

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I think it can work.An external utility that can be executed to measure and determine if your system is really capable of taking advantage of the Cloud Advance Settings.But what do I know, maybe Ben/Austin can consider it.

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