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I wonder which will be the first flightsim to show clouds and precipitation such as this picture... As far as I know, it's never been done...

 

 

 

 

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I agree.....Storm fronts never look like this, it also doesn't display rainfall:

 

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Wouldn't that be something? Just as cloud shadows but XPX already does that, doesn't it?

 

 

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I would like to see a weather engine that displays particle effect shaped clouds rather then photographic imagery of clouds. Particle clouds would look more realistic and you would be able to fly through them. Rain could be simulated with translucent particle falling from the clouds, so you could see it in the distance and fly through it as well.

 

A weather engine like that would probably be heavy on the computer power.

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Microsoft Flight didn't have storm fronts that I can remember, but it did make an attempt to show rain shafts in one of the weather themes. The effect wasn't finished, but was going in the right direction, at least.

 

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Microsoft Flight didn't have storm fronts that I can remember, but it did make an attempt to show rain shafts in one of the weather themes. The effect wasn't finished, but was going in the right direction, at least.Hook

I remember seeing the effect and admiring it, even as I failed to realize exactly what I was looking at. I tend to seldom use the more "active" weather themes, as being flung all over the sky in a light plane is usually too wild to really be enjoyable for me.

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I wonder which will be the first flightsim to show clouds and precipitation such as this picture... As far as I know, it's never been done...

 

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The way things are going we'd be lucky to have a decent flight sim in the future let alone displaying weather like this.

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I would like to see a weather engine that displays particle effect shaped clouds rather then photographic imagery of clouds. Particle clouds would look more realistic and you would be able to fly through them. Rain could be simulated with translucent particle falling from the clouds, so you could see it in the distance and fly through it as well.

 

A weather engine like that would probably be heavy on the computer power.

 

The sim that has come closest to simulating the look and feel of entering, flying through and exiting clouds for me has been Wings of Prey.  As you enter, you see wisps of cloud flicking by your windscreen, then you are in the soup and rain droplets appear on the windscreen.  Then you break free of the clouds.  Cloud shadows also exist in Wings of Prey.  You don't see the rain streaking down from the sky though--haven't seen that in any sim.

 

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You don't see the rain streaking down from the sky though--haven't seen that in any sim.

 

John

The closest to that is Pablo Diaz. But, because of the way clouds are generated that "cloud shape" sometimes appears in the wrong place.

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Did anyone play Metro Last Light ??  one should really check out the weather engine in that game, The level of immersion is absolutely mindblowing, especially the rain drops on the gas mask visor... you will be blown away...

 

will FSX ever come close ?   :(

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Did anyone play Metro Last Light ?? one should really check out the weather engine in that game, The level of immersion is absolutely mindblowing, especially the rain drops on the gas mask visor... you will be blown away...

 

will FSX ever come close ? :(

 

Nope... We need an updated version (FS11 or 12).

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