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Hello

 

I'm installing all FSX and their addons in my new Windows 8 with dedicated SSD for Windows and FSX system.

 

My question is, when install AS2012 with latest SP2, what's the best settings? For IFR with NGX so..

 

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Hi Joe,

 

This is what I use. Pretty much for everything

 

[Options]

fsVersion = FSX

AutoRefreshAI = False

DynamicRateofChangePercent = 0

VATSIMDownloads = False

AutomaticDownloadInterval = 15

AutomaticDownloads = True

CAVOKCloudGenerationPercent = 35

NoDataCloudGenerationPercent = 35

CirrusCloudGenerationPercent = 55

MaximumCloudLayers = 10

MinimumCloudTurbulencePercent = 0

MaximumCloudTurbulencePercent = 100

MinimumCloudIcingPercent = 0

MaximumCloudIcingPercent = 100

StratusCloudOccurrencePercent = 25

MinimumVisibilitySM = 0

MaximumVisibilitySM = 70

MaximumUpperVisibilitySM = 80

MaximumSurfaceWindSpeed = 100

MinimumWindTurbulencePercent = 0

MaximumWindTurbulencePercent = 100

MinimumWindShearPercent = 0

MaximumWindShearPercent = 100

DisableWindsAloft = False

WakeTurbulenceStrength = 100

CreateVirtualStations = False

EnhanceRouteCoverage = False

DepictHurricanes = True

EnableSkyScapeMode = False

UseSkyScapeforStratus = False

ForceHighPriority = True

UpdateRange = 500

EnableWindSmoothing = False

EnableVisibilityGraduation = True

EnableFogLayerSimulation = True

LocalSuppression = True

SuppressionRange = 200

StartupWave = False

EnableDirectWindControl = True

ShowSimMessages = False

SupressOnGround = False

ForceDestinationWeatherZone = False

VoiceATIS = True

ThermalGenerationRatePercent = 75

UpandDowndraftGenerationRatePercent = 65

MaximumDowndraftRate = 350

MaximumUpdraftThermalRate = 500

DisableHazeLayer = True

FogLayerGeneration = True

DatFileOverwriteUserEdit = 0

ForceWindLock = False

SuppressionCeiling = 10000

FSXDepictionMode = DWC

PreventFSXCloudRedraws = False

PreventTstormsWithCB = False

GraduationCeiling = 8000

UseStratusForFog = True

StratoCumulus = True

PostPlanGraphicsPrompt = False

LocalWriteswithDWC = False

OvercastEnhancement = True

ReduceVisibilityInCloudLayers = True

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Hm, I am so thick, can't seem to find the option file where this goes... Directions?

 

Thanks,

Regards,

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You can find them here.

 

Vista/Windows 7:/8

C:\users\username\appdata\roaming\hifi\AS2012\Options\FSXOptions.cfg

XP:

C:\documents and settings\username\appdata\hifi\AS2012\Options\FSXOptions.cfg

 

Backup your cfg file first.

You might want to change the settings in the UI but you should be able to copy and paste this in.

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Thanks Dave, using your settings now and immidiately get even better depiction than before, cool!

 

Cheers,

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It's always interesting to explore settings shared by others.

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

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Dave:

ForceDestinationWeatherZone = False....wouldn't this cause destination weather to be innaccurate even when flying with a flight plan in ASE? The destination wxr would be blended with surrounding wxr stn data and could update on approach (as ASE would not 'lock' to the flight plan destination) causing additional issues?

 

Thanks.

 

Rob Hall.

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Dave:

ForceDestinationWeatherZone = False....wouldn't this cause destination weather to be innaccurate even when flying with a flight plan in ASE? The destination wxr would be blended with surrounding wxr stn data and could update on approach (as ASE would not 'lock' to the flight plan destination) causing additional issues?

 

Thanks.

 

Rob Hall.

Hi,

Regarding ASE

 

Force Destination Wx Zone: Selecting this option instructs ASE to force all weather stations to your present destination conditions when you are within 80nm. Using this feature, you can start to see your final weather earlier and provides for less surprise on final approach, where conditions might have normally been much different. You must have a flight plan loaded for this feature to enable.

 

In AS2012 this starts at 128 miles.

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Hi,

Regarding ASE

 

Force Destination Wx Zone: Selecting this option instructs ASE to force all weather stations to your present destination conditions when you are within 80nm. Using this feature, you can start to see your final weather earlier and provides for less surprise on final approach, where conditions might have normally been much different. You must have a flight plan loaded for this feature to enable.

 

In AS2012 this starts at 128 miles.

Hi Dave - I was wondering why you have your option setting for Destination set to false...what benefit does that have?

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Hi Dave - I was wondering why you have your option setting for Destination set to false...what benefit does that have?

At TOD if I know I'll be descending thru a wx front or something and my dest wx is clear or CAVOK I don't want my weather on the way down to be the same.

 

Expect the unexpected. :-)

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Dave, I just downloaded the latest update, I am still using your settings from up top this thread.<br /><br />Are there factors regarding the new update that makes some of these settings not recommended anymore?<br /><br />Also, I fly only online, on Vatsim, therefore I enable the Vatsim weather, but... ahchem... I am not sure what it actually does?<br /><br />Could it be that when enabled AS2012 syncs with Vatsim destination so in case Vatsim are slowing behind from rw / noaa, I will have the same wx as the controller?<br /><br />Thanks, you guys are just awesome, love AS2012, just fire-and-forget, and it always amazes me with near perfect depiction!

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No not really, I started experimenting with Local Writes with DWC running networked to see if I like it better or not. It seems to smooth out the transitions a little better.

Other then that I haven't changed anything.

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Thanks Dave, I had a flight from UK to Iceland this evening and I had a great combo of clouds in combination with a great sunset, I am so happy with AS now, can't see how it can be better. But I am sure you will continue to amaze us :) Have a great weekend mate

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Brand new to Active Sky here and loving it so far.

 

I need to have AS do as you mentioned above.  Be unexpected.  I would like to arrive at my destination with marginal IFR weather.  200' and 1/2.  I would like AS to sometimes give me 1/4 mile and sometimes 3/4 as well as say 300' then 150' ceilings.

 

A am trying to simulate real world missed approaches.

 

Can AS do this?  My apologies if this has been covered somewhere else.

 

What would be my best way to proceed?

 

Thanks so much!

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No not really, I started experimenting with Local Writes with DWC running networked to see if I like it better or not. It seems to smooth out the transitions a little better.

Other then that I haven't changed anything.

Dave, for flying over water, are there any issues enabling Local Writes as well as Enhance Route Coverage?

 

Also, setting a destination in the planner gives advanced interpolation at 120nm around destination, but weather will still change if the metar changes. What is your preferred update interval? I have mine set at 5 minutes, my hope is that any changes are captured gradually by setting interval at only 5 minutes rather than complete weather swings by updating every 15 minutes or longer. Your thoughts please?

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The clouds are smoother. I think anyway.

As for the download time mine is set at 15. Every 5 minutes is like a waste of time querying the server. Good stations usually update hourly anyway and alot of stations can take even longer.

If most people hit the server every 5 minutes that would be alot of load to handle at times.

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The clouds are smoother. I think anyway.As for the download time mine is set at 15. Every 5 minutes is like a waste of time querying the server. Good stations usually update hourly anyway and alot of stations can take even longer.If most people hit the server every 5 minutes that would be alot of load to handle at times.

Thanks Dave, will try Create Additional Stations, Enhanced Route Coverage and Local Stations Write and move updates to 15 minutes.Cheers

 

One more question, what is the best Dynamic Rate of Change?

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Daveo, are the any changes to your FSXOptions.cfg with the latest SP2 version?

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

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Thanks Dave, will try Create Additional Stations, Enhanced Route Coverage and Local Stations Write and move updates to 15 minutes. Cheers

 

One more question, what is the best Dynamic Rate of Change?

 

Will, what are your findings with: 

- Create Additional Stations

- Enhanced Route Coverage

- Local Stations wrties with DWC

- Dynamic Rate of Change

 

Interesting, what is the current consensus on these settings in the current version?

 

For example, Additional stations and Enhanced route coverage sound good but they may affect the perfromance and even cause wind shifts... Has anybody experimented with these?

 

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

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Daveo, are the any changes to your FSXOptions.cfg with the latest SP2 version?

 

Thanks,

Dirk.

Just saw this.

 

Yes I changed LocalWriteswithDWC = False to True.

ForceWindLock = True to False

 

I'll update the original post.

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I'll update the original post.

 

Cool, please let us know when done.

 

 

thanks.

 

Dirk.

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It is updated.

#2 post in this thread.

 

It was just those 2 changes mentioned above.

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