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Wow!  I wonder how it integrates with the weather effects/textures included in Active Sky 2012?

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Dont see any extra features that would bring any new "textures", I think rain look the same, some vortices look nice and contrails again the same

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I agree Imran, might be ok for taking screenies, but I fly via the VC, not by remote control, so this product does nothing for me.

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If it can be added to AI, that would be very interesting.  

I agree with Badfinger regarding VC flying, though.

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Flying in 35.000ft with Airbus Exended

Set FPS to 30 - Always have 30 fps in that height, but now only have 20 fps.

 

Uninstalled Precipit FX and went back to 30 fps again - using Steves DX10 fixer

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Flying in 35.000ft with Airbus Exended

Set FPS to 30 - Always have 30 fps in that height, but now only have 20 fps.

 

Uninstalled Precipit FX and went back to 30 fps again - using Steves DX10 fixer

 

Thanks, good to know.

Except that little detail, what exactly this product does? Is rain any better inside VC?

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Thinks it makes a difference, example more realistic snow.

Have contacted support for the fps problem- waiting for

answer...

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Have spoken with support- They have tested it in

many ways and dont see any performance drop.

They are very helpful.

Have calculated now 5 fps performance loss.

Maybe its my computer- But have a high end system with lots of add- ons software.

Its not a expensive product- so people can buy it and test

it with their own system

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I'm wary of a product when their own website is full of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. Plus, they've disallowed comments on their YT videos. Me thinks they don't like open and unmoderated discussions.

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Anyone able to comment on the new rain and snow effects? If snow doesn't look stupid anymore, that alone would easily be worth the price for me.

 

James

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I have bought the product, I know I don't post a whole lot on avsim, but yes the rain textures do change and there is jet blast on the ground from AI aircraft on the ground if the runway is wet, even from AI aircraft, the rain doesn't look like it's passing your windows at light speed when your climbing out through it either, as for the contrails, each engine gives it's own contrail effect and it doesn't go to a 2d cloud after a few hundred feet behind your turbofan aircraft, there's also smoke that will come off your tires if you use your brakes too much, and the vortices look nice off the wings if the atmosphere conditions are right

 

Shane

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Anyone know if it's possible to only use the new rain and snow textures? I'm not especially interested in the jet blast effects, especially if there's a performance hit.

 

James

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You can deselect the "unnecessary" things while installing. But please try the contrails/jet blast effects before (the installer will backup everything). It really does not decrease your frames.

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I have bought the product, I know I don't post a whole lot on avsim, but yes the rain textures do change and there is jet blast on the ground from AI aircraft on the ground if the runway is wet, even from AI aircraft, the rain doesn't look like it's passing your windows at light speed when your climbing out through it either, as for the contrails, each engine gives it's own contrail effect and it doesn't go to a 2d cloud after a few hundred feet behind your turbofan aircraft, there's also smoke that will come off your tires if you use your brakes too much, and the vortices look nice off the wings if the atmosphere conditions are right

 

Shane

 

Do you have screenshots form the Effects on AI aircrafts??

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I'd  be very interested in hearing peoples opinions on this product as I am thinking of getting it

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I'm wary of a product when their own website is full of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. Plus, they've disallowed comments on their YT videos. Me thinks they don't like open and unmoderated discussions.

 

Aw, c'mon - give the guys a break! Canadian based? Could it just be a second language issue?

Seems a bit harsh of people to pile in and criticise the company based on their grammar. Software companies who are not MS, Apple, IBM etc tend to be MUCH smaller than you might think - sometimes not much more than a couple of developers whose skills you'd want to be in writing good code rather than good copy. 

 

Given the apparent IQ of the average YouTube comment generator (how many examples of morons with keyboard would you like me to post?), if I had a software company I'd switch off comments on my promotional material too.

 

As far as I can make out, they've addressed the mistakes. Would it not be fairer to contact them with your concerns? 

 

 

Z

PS/ Personally, I'm inclined to give this product a go - almost on principle, but mostly on spec. Watch this space...

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We have been hit with one scam after another. I think it is safe to say we are all a little gun shy when it comes to the unknown. Maybe we could come up with a test group to test out these new claims and see. If they pass muster then by all means allow them. If they fail, add them to our wall of shame and move on. I will be willing to volunteer time and effort to help and keep the scams away. I may be wrong, but the ones of us still here and using FSX are all looking for the most realism we can get. I fly solely from the VC and regardless of what is going on do I rarely have to look outside. Therefore all of the planes I fly could be white for that matter. I have never set on the tail of my own plane and flown it, nor do I ever see the need. I would say around Ten Volunteers need to be in the group and we could give each new addon a try and write a small conclusion to our findings. We will have to run this by the Staff here at avsim but I think for the better of the community we can and should find a common ground for such claims. Nuff said, What say yee? Capt. out.

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Downloaded, installed, run. So far so good. Very nice wing tip vortices. Not had a chance to look at rain, snow or (most importantly for me) AI contrails yet but will let you know.

 

The installation didn't eat my hamster (if I were being picky I could suggest that they allow me to customise the install folder - although I can think of no good reason to do so) and the accompanying documentation is clear and good humoured; couldn't be happier.

 

Z

 

PS/ Conspiracy theorists may find something sinister in the documentation's use of "pilot-in-commands" rather than "pilots-in-command". If I were the copy writer, I'd point out that nobody has yet been denied entry into a French speaking country for using the awful abomination that is "Grand Prixs" rather than "Grands Prix"... :P

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Is the engine reverse spray effect also simulated when it rains?

Thanks.

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So, does it decrease the FPS or not? 10 or even 5 FPS decrease for some eye candy is way too much for me.

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