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Just saw the post on the front page, and I'm sorry, maybe I'm getting old, but I couldn't get through it. It was like way too long, and I didn't understand half of the stuff they were talking about. When you get into "optional environment graphics" and start talking about utilizing "an intelligent environment selection system" then you have just left me on second base. This is a sim, it's supposed to be fun.billg

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I cannot understand you it is simple just go to a University for 3yrs and get a degree.

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I thought it was 4, but maybe you can't count that high. It's the one that comes after 3.....

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I agree it was a bit hard to digest for a press release.Still not sure about this Active Sky. I'm not a huge fan of real-world weather as the weather always tend to be real crappy where I want to fly - in the real world I'd just wait a few days, but why wait for days to fly when it's just a sim?I'd prefer a program to generate realistic offline weather of selectable severity (like it was done in Flight Unlimited III). Weather Maker looked promising but turned out way too involved and awkward to use IMO. Took forever just to generate some simple VFR weather and you had no idea how it would look until you loaded it into the sim.

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>Just saw the post on the front page, and I'm sorry, maybe I'm>getting old, Perhaps then I must be already too old because I had no trouble reading and understanding it yet I got no degree in meteorology *:-*Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2

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>I'd prefer a program to generate realistic offline weather of>selectable severityThis will be a new feature in the Active Sky 5.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2

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when you say that you got no degree it means that you don't got a degree. Most degree programs make you speak english before they let you out, and, quite obviously, you didn't get that far. billg

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It seems to me the real problem with that front-page article is the first sentence. To quote: "HiFi Simulation Software has announced the release of ASV - ActiveSky Weather Simulator Version 5."The problem is - it hasn't been released (not even a date set yet). Sort of makes the rest of the article a moot point.Doug

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HiHave you ever considered taking up checkers?That could be fun for you.;)Troy

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I have AS2004.5. I cheat ;).I download current weather throughout the year and save it in appropriately names folders. I also throw in a weather situation image named with the same time stamp derived from various web sites. In addition, AS allows you to download archived weather from their servers. If you go to a weather site and look at their weather history trends you can determine the archive to download.The result is I now have a collection of real weather on my pc that I can load into it to create interesting flight environments.

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ummm, yeah, let's keep this from being a flaming post. So, what do you think? I don't know. I have a lot of respect for Chris and for AS, both, so this could be good? I'll bet that they're going to redescibe the area as we know it...billg

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Concentrate on what you get and forget the how. Once you set it up forget it. Just download current or archived weather, activate it, and fly.Hope you are instrument rated.

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>it means that you don't>got a degree. talking about speaking good English ... :-lolMichael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2

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Well, I "got" three degrees and can guarantee you that fluency in the english language isn't a graduation requirement at most of the world's colleges and universities. And, it's not at all uncommon for undergraduates to complete a degree program in three years - even by those who can't speak a word of english :-) .Doug

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hey Ronzie. That sounds interesting. I have as too. So where do you donwload it to and from where? I would love to be able to bring up weather patterns. Thx Bro!rgds,billg

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Well I speak three languages yet I'm not fluent in any.English...nuff said.I picked up french, not very good, but I haf watched Jacque Cousteau menny menny time.And ukrainian. Not very good with this one either, but I'm doing the best I are.

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HI, "To quote: "HiFi Simulation Software has announced the release of ASV - ActiveSky Weather Simulator Version 5."The problem is - it hasn't been released (not even a date set yet). Sort of makes the rest of the article a moot "Avsim probably added the first sentence. I read Others flight sim web site and they never told asv is released.BestEric

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> It seems to me the real problem with that front-page>article is the first sentence. I agree. It is highly misleading.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2

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Is Ebonics a language, cuz den I gots me some mad skillz. :-lolMy english when speaking is great, it's my english when typing that tends to be poor. For online, I think I am like most people. I don't feel the need to run 3 drafts to check for errors in an non-formal environment. I dunno when internet forums suddenly became a place where superb spelling and grammar became a must, but to me it's kind of a ridiculous requirement. I'm not going to type my message in Microsoft Word and spell and grammar check it everytime I want to post or scour through dictionaries if I don't have a spell-check handy. If I'm writting a report, business letter, or resum

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<>WAY too late...for you.<Very poor grammar billg. That sentence should have concluded with"...so could this be good?:(

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You said:"I dunno when internet forums suddenly became a place where superb spelling and grammar became a must, but to me it's kind of a ridiculous requirement."It's not a must, that is only when the person has run out of reasons to support their argument, IMHO, so they resort to cheap shot spelling, grammar, and punctuation shots instead.IMHO, they shouldn't bother to post at all if that is the best they can do. ;-)Regards,Joeaopa.gif" border="0" alt="Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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> Well, I "got" three degrees and can guarantee you that>fluency in the english language isn't a graduation requirementWell, I "got" four, and you're right, some folks from my alma mater can barely speak english though they are certainly very gifted cerebrally. All I'm concerned with is "is this going to cost me more money" or is it an add-on yo AS2004.5. I'm guessing the former but it isn't clear from the press release.Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/conc_capt_ba.jpgConcorde Training Captainwww.BAVirtual.co.uk

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I just went and had a look at the frontpage, made perfect sense to me, glad those 3 years of college payed off, :-lolPersonally, I want my weather in the sim to be UN-predictable and more challenging. I could care less about presets, and want more of a focus on as real as it gets, plus performance while maintaining looks.I have been thinking about getting ActiveSky, and while I have used and loved Chris's work since Fs2002, I hope that this is more than just an integration between AS and Chris's work.Regards, MichaelKDFWhttp://www.calvirair.com/mcpics/mcdcvabanner.jpgCalVirAir International

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OTOH if the question isn't worded in a way that makes it possible to understand what's being asked asking the person putting that question to rephrase it in syntactically correct English is a logical thing to do.

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