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how to setup opus?

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hey guys,


im having difficulties setting up opus. now i know you may say read the manuals but im just not gripping on to what there saying. ive done the basics such as setting my simulator folder enabling dynamic weather. but im confused on how to actually start the program in fsx and see the clouds actually change change position with respect to the real weather. is there anybody out there that can give a quick heads up to installation of config.


many thanks.

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 There is a specific OPUS forum here at AVSIM

- I can't seem to paste the address.


as well as the official page - I can't seem to post it either

But needless to say Stephen has posted he's on holiday till next weekend ::-)


If the server icon is on your desktop - open it as administrator


 Click configuration button

  make sure your Simulator type and location is selected and correct location given

   The default is probably best not to alter until you know it more { check Live Wx Engine [box] is ticked}

  click ok

 If FSX is not running

  Start FSX

Although flight plans are needed for most things

if you just start FSX for T and G's


  Once ready Open up OPUS Server

   CLick Weather Button

     Click Update Weather button BOTTOMM right before OK button

Go back to FSX

  If there's weather to be seen hopefully you'll see it

  - calm , cloudless day of course won't show anything


I think that will work ( I've usually put in flight plans

but Stephen assured me it should work as above )

No flames if it doesn't , please.

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As Ben mentioned run FSX, run the OpusFSX Server program FSXSERVER.EXE (in your opus installation folder).


Click the Configure button and make sure your Simulator type and Location is selected and correct location given. Ensure the option for Live Weather is enabled.


In the Weather dialog you can tick the Adjust Options Automatically option. To test if you have any weather open the Spy window and select the Weather dialog's Update Weather button, you should see the METARs being downloaded. If you enter a cruise alt of 6000 or more then you will also see the GRIB data being downloaded.


Make sure you have set up FSX as per our GS guide, disabling FSX real world weather etc.



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