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Clouds are usually the main concern when talking about FPS. But with my system I believe I can handle heavy clouds when using real world weather.

 

I'm using REX, however even in thunderstorm or poor weather condition,my cloud still doesn't look heavy like it should be. It only appears in block and block and I still can see the ground. I love sitting in the VC and look at the heavy cloud bellow. Never satisfied though.

 

Sorry because I don't know how to explain, I will give a real picture as example, how can I set my Fs9 cloud to look like this?

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The only clouds that are remotely realistic are here http://library.avsim...=root&Go=Search

look down the page for hdev2.zip

vololiberista

 

Not true, REX is really good...

 

To answer the original posters question, get 'ActiveSky Evolution'.

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Rex is awesome but I also found HDEv2 amazing and I used it before buying Rex. Even the default clouds at max are beautiful.

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Not true, REX is really good...

 

To answer the original posters question, get 'ActiveSky Evolution'.

 

 

I disagree!! I don't use the same weather engine. I use FSMetar. The combination of that, PD's clouds and soft horizons which includes a sun fix is unbeatable. I didn't have to "spend a penny!"

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Hi,

 

I would advise you to change these parameters in the "weather" section of FS9.cfg. But be carefull these parameters are changed back to their default values when you access FS9.cfg from within FS9 to change some parameters.

 

MAX_UNLIMITED_VIS=32000

CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=12

 

The first parameter restricts the visiblity to +/- 40 km and gives you soft horizons.

The second one gives you 100% cloud coverage (standard value = 8)

 

Enjoy,

 

Hugo

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Not true, REX is really good...

 

To answer the original posters question, get 'ActiveSky Evolution'.

I'm already using ASv6. Does it make any difference?

 

The only clouds that are remotely realistic are here http://library.avsim...=root&Go=Search

look down the page for hdev2.zip

vololiberista

 

Does it solve the problem or just change the way the clouds look?

 

 

Hi,

 

I would advise you to change these parameters in the "weather" section of FS9.cfg. But be carefull these parameters are changed back to their default values when you access FS9.cfg from within FS9 to change some parameters.

 

MAX_UNLIMITED_VIS=32000

CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=12

 

The first parameter restricts the visiblity to +/- 40 km and gives you soft horizons.

The second one gives you 100% cloud coverage (standard value = 8)

 

Enjoy,

 

Hugo

 

Thank you I'm testing it now.

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My settings are:-

MAX_UNLIMITED_VIS=64000

CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=12

But I also use soft horizons. The combination of everything I use works well.

vololiberista

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So what exactly do I need to do to see a carpet of cloud instead of some blocks of cloud?

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I use ASv6 along with a reg version of fsuipc and Rex. Don't think you need soft horizons if you have Rex since Horizon smoothing is already built in. Soft horizons is definitely a must have for anyone going down the freeware route.

 

Back to your issue - Cloud coverage on my setup looks very good after spending a fair bit of time finding the best fsuipc and asv6 configs, I get a full thick overcast in heavy weather that looks very realistic. Won't have access to my sim till the weekend but I can pm you the settings if you want.

 

Regards

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I have a question regarding HDEv2 and Soft Horizons. I like especially the sky colours of HDEv2. Unfortunately, Soft Horizons uses the colours of the stock FS2004 sky, with this ugly purple at sunset. Is there any possibility to bring HDEv2's sky colours and soft horizons together (excepting, of course, buying REX)?

Thank you all

Harald

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I use ASv6 along with a reg version of fsuipc and Rex. Don't think you need soft horizons if you have Rex since Horizon smoothing is already built in. Soft horizons is definitely a must have for anyone going down the freeware route.

 

Back to your issue - Cloud coverage on my setup looks very good after spending a fair bit of time finding the best fsuipc and asv6 configs, I get a full thick overcast in heavy weather that looks very realistic. Won't have access to my sim till the weekend but I can pm you the settings if you want.

 

Regards

 

 

I have Rex and ASV6. I've spent a lot of time tweaking mine but I'd be interested to compare with your settings if you'd share?

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So what exactly do I need to do to see a carpet of cloud instead of some blocks of cloud?

Set clouds to overcast in your weather settings (custom weather), with HDEv2 you'll get stuff like this:

 

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Play around with the cloud settings and try to set your own custom weather - you can get some spectacular sights that way as well as some challenging flying conditions.

 

HDEv2 is the best there is for the sky in FS9, I prefer it over everything else including payware.

 

I have a question regarding HDEv2 and Soft Horizons. I like especially the sky colours of HDEv2. Unfortunately, Soft Horizons uses the colours of the stock FS2004 sky, with this ugly purple at sunset. Is there any possibility to bring HDEv2's sky colours and soft horizons together (excepting, of course, buying REX)?

Thank you all

Harald

For that reason I don't use soft horizons with HDEv2. Don't know a way around this, if anyone knows please post.

I've been so happy with HDE that I haven't felt the need to really add much more to it - FS9 skywise.

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I've been so happy with HDE that I haven't felt the need to really add much more to it - FS9 skywise.

 

That's exactly the reason why I use HDE with "hard horizons".

By the way, setting the MAX_UNLIMITED_VIS Parameter in fs9.cfg to values below 96560 (=60 miles) is no option for me, as I like to look far having clear skies; if it is cloudy, FSUIPC will decrease visibility.

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HDEv2 is the best there is for the sky in FS9, I prefer it over everything else including payware.

 

Imho, the HDEv2 sky and cloulds are also the best looking sky and cloud set available for FSX as well, even compared to payware offerings for FSX. Speaking of the remastered set made available of course.

 

Clouds are usually the main concern when talking about FPS. But with my system I believe I can handle heavy clouds when using real world weather.

 

 

Use DXT clouds sets instead of 32bit anf your FPS will surely improve in stormy conditions.

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I use ASv6 along with a reg version of fsuipc and Rex. Don't think you need soft horizons if you have Rex since Horizon smoothing is already built in. Soft horizons is definitely a must have for anyone going down the freeware route.

 

Back to your issue - Cloud coverage on my setup looks very good after spending a fair bit of time finding the best fsuipc and asv6 configs, I get a full thick overcast in heavy weather that looks very realistic. Won't have access to my sim till the weekend but I can pm you the settings if you want.

 

Regards

I'd be happy to know your settings :biggrin:

 

Imho, the HDEv2 sky and cloulds are also the best looking sky and cloud set available for FSX as well, even compared to payware offerings for FSX. Speaking of the remastered set made available of course.

 

Use DXT clouds sets instead of 32bit anf your FPS will surely improve in stormy conditions.

 

Thanks I'm alreadying using DXT clouds :D I also use DXT3 aircraft textures to get some FPS more.

 

Set clouds to overcast in your weather settings (custom weather), with HDEv2 you'll get stuff like this:

 

Play around with the could settings and try to set your own custom weather - you can get some spectacular sights that way as well as some challenging flying conditions.

 

HDEv2 is the best there is for the sky in FS9, I prefer it over everything else including payware.

 

 

For that reason I don't use soft horizons with HDEv2. Don't know a way around this, if anyone knows please post.

I've been so happy with HDE that I haven't felt the need to really add much more to it - FS9 skywise.

Looks amazing :yahoo:

thanks for the info :biggrin:

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