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SkyMaxxPro 2 - Cloud shadows!

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Eek! That's just what I wanted to hear! I'm amazed that there seems to be a negligible FPS hit too  ^_^

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Great news. The cloud shadows in XP are really nice, but the default clouds are horrible..... SMP's clouds are much nicer but as we know they're a no go for shadows.

 

A few months ago John Spahn was saying it couldn't be done..... but it looks like they've cracked it  :lol:

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WOW GET IN! what i've been waiting for.....! 

 

Lol only a Geordie would say "Get in!" (takes one to know one!).  :wink:

Good news indeed mate!

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I just wet myself. I'm not sure if it's directly related to this news but seeing as I'm not drunk or habitually incontinent it seems like too much of a coincidence.

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I dont get it. that's good? When they look like FSX REX clouds I'll celebrate.

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They won't ever look like that because that would mean regressing to being 2D billboards. If they looked like FSX REX clouds no-one would buy them.

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I dont get it. that's good? When they look like FSX REX clouds I'll celebrate.

 

Flying in and out of 2D billboards is a buzz kill ! I take it you have never used Skymaxxpro ? Have you even used Xplane outside of the Demo ?

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Flying in and out of 2D billboards is a buzz kill ! I take it you have never used Skymaxxpro ? Have you even used Xplane outside of the Demo ?

Its also a major frame rate kill in the case of REX, whilst for most people SMP gives a significant frame rate boost. Now if they could only sort out a decent weather injector

 

Jason Row

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UltraWx in EFASS is shaping up quite nicely on that front.

It is indeed, and I would be throwing my money at them if they got it to work on Mac, even if it means networking from a Mac laptop booted into Windows.  But no luck as yet it would seem. 

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UltraWx in EFASS is shaping up quite nicely on that front.

 

Although I like and use the EFASS dispatcher a lot I am not 100% convinced that Ultra WX is a step forward.

It seems to differ a lot from RW weather metars and I suspect it causes the occasional crash (had 2 crashes yesterday, 3rd flight was fine after I went back to XP weather).

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i bought the original skymaxx and I guess i'm about 50% impressed with it. I know they are different types of product, but what I really want is something as good as active sky next on X plane

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Is SkymaxxPro 2 a completely new product or an update to the existing one?

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C'mon y'all, it's just cloud shadows. You need to get out more.

 

Bob

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Now if they could only sort out a decent weather injector

 

Since Im no xplane "expert" yet...I was curious about this comment...was it meant to say that there is something wrong with the built in real weather feature of Xplane? Or do you simply enjoy using your own weather concoctions?

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Is SkymaxxPro 2 a completely new product or an update to the existing one?

 

Don't think they have figured out whether this is going to be a free upgrade or a paid new release, hence the V2 tag. 

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