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Richard Sennett

PrecipitFX in P3D is Awesome

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Well thanks Dave for the heads up on this - seems to be working very nice considering developer says its not ready yet

 

Few observations - the contrails on these shots were about 1,200 ft AGL - that does not happen until now - engine contrails work at higher altitudes - rain and snow is way better than factory - thanks to Rob for a rain scale sizing - would like to see rain just a bit darker snow is great the way it is - very happy with this program anyone on the fence think twice if you are flying in P3D - you can wait for the supported version of course - thanks for looking and yahoo I want to fly in rain and snow now

 

Hard to get across the effect in screenshots but this should help - also installing this you would need EMT for sure as this install is way different than a typical install

 

I would assume these effects are dependent on temperature and weather conditions

 

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Gorgeous screens lad. And I don't think they are edited in any way, and if I'm not mistaken he doesn't uses ENB.

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Correct - shots un-edited - did them real quick to post them up - its HDR in p3d doing its thing - which does remind me of enbseries but way better 

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Nice shots Rich. I grabbed this last night and went to Montana somewhere and brewed up a moderate snow storm. Vastly improved over default snow effects. Great purchase for 13 bucks! Have to go try the rain now...

 

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Correct - shots un-edited - did them real quick to post them up - its HDR in p3d doing its thing - which does remind me of enbseries but way better

What is the rain scaling you were talking about?

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Great shots Rich ... can't wait for an official P3D v2.x version.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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What is the rain scaling you were talking about?

 

Send you a pm in a minute

 

 

How can I install this in Prepared just use migration tool?

 

Yes have the tool running before you launching a web based installer - thank you for all the great comments and Dave for taking the dive on this

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Hi Rich

 

Great shots. Man, you are the Picasso with your screenshots lately.

 

Is this available fro FSX? Want to make the transition to Prepar3d but have spent a fortune on FSX add-ons, so am baulking for now.

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Hi Rich

 

Great shots. Man, you are the Picasso with your screenshots lately.

 

Is this available fro FSX? Want to make the transition to Prepar3d but have spent a fortune on FSX add-ons, so am baulking for now.

 

Yes it was originally made for FSX - bet its even better in FSX - go for it - thanks Rick

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Ok, Tried installing with the estonia tool, I am a little worried because it opened the settup asking if I wanted to add the effects, but ill give it a show with bad weather see if it did anything

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Wow, those shots look amazing. Does PrecipitFX take care of snow as well? I think it looks way overboard in Prepar3D 2.4.

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Wow, those shots look amazing. Does PrecipitFX take care of snow as well? I think it looks way overboard in Prepar3D 2.4.

 

Snow is the best part - yes it does - P3D version rain and snow is a joke - this really really helps

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Snow is the best part - yes it does - P3D version rain and snow is a joke - this really really helps

 

That's great to know. Once PrecipitFX goes Prepar3D-compliant, I'm definitely getting it because precipitation in Prepar3D is indeed a very big joke.

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That's great to know. Once PrecipitFX goes Prepar3D-compliant, I'm definitely getting it because precipitation in Prepar3D is indeed a very big joke.

 

I would not wait as its great for now - they are waiting on LM  to make changes and that could be quite a while and thats if LM actually thinks it Their problem - fyi

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I would not wait as its great for now - they are waiting on LM  to make changes and that could be quite a while and thats if LM actually thinks it Their problem - fyi

 

What changes?  :wacko: I really hope they're not expecting Lockheed Martin to make changes that are not even in their plans.

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What changes?  :wacko: I really hope they're not expecting Lockheed Martin to make changes that are not even in their plans.

 

Exactly - if you read  PrecipitFX facebook page They are stating this product will not be ready for P3D as LM has to address some issues - let me get the quote - here you go - does not sound promising

 

I am such a sucker for immersion addons - luv them

 

 

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*Quick status update on PrecipitFX for Prepar3D*

We know that many of you are waiting for the Prepar3D version of PrecipitFX, and we cannot wait to develop for that platform either! Given the continuous improvements which translate into continuous updates on the platform, some bugs slipped in with the way visual effects are displayed in Prepar3D. This prevents us from porting PrecipitFX to Prepar3D for now. We have no idea when Lockheed Martin will fix these issues, but again, we are just waiting for these fix to start working on it. We thank you for your patience and support for the project. We will keep you updated as soon as the weather clears up.

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Richard, beautiful shots!!!

 

Can you post one from inside the VC with heavy rain coming down and flying above 150 kts? Is the tunnel effect present? I can't stand that effect in P3D. Feels like I'm flying the Millennium Falcon getting ready to go into hyperdrive!

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Richard, beautiful shots!!!

 

Can you post one from inside the VC with heavy rain coming down and flying above 150 kts? Is the tunnel effect present? I can't stand that effect in P3D. Feels like I'm flying the Millennium Falcon getting ready to go into hyperdrive!

 

Not at home to post shot - yes the faster you go more of a hyperdrive effect not as bad as it was - this time its more dependent on the rain fall severity - before it was bam in your face warp speed lol

 

Also not sure if this was the way it was in factory rain and snow effects but now you rotate around the aircraft and the rain or snow follows the correct angle to the eye as you rotate around

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Exactly - if you read  PrecipitFX facebook page They are stating this product will not be ready for P3D as LM has to address some issues - let me get the quote - here you go - does not sound promising

 

Yup, doesn't sound good. Unfortunately it looks like they're just waiting for Lockheed Martin to fix those "issues" out of the blue instead of being in contact with them to actually get them fixed.

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Yup, doesn't sound good. Unfortunately it looks like they're just waiting for Lockheed Martin to fix those "issues" out of the blue instead of being in contact with them to actually get them fixed.

 

Oh I think they are in contact and laying blame in that direction - now lets hope LM listens - that would be great as this is a very nice addition to my immersion factor :)

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Just a heads up noticed turning on fog - breaks the rain animation so  I guess that's one of the reasons its not released as an official version yet - I can live with it until the official version - I don't turn on fog much anyway

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I don't turn on fog much anyway

 

Wait a minute, Mr. FMC Auto-land doesn't even have bad weather in the mix???   ha ha ... just messin' with ya Mr. Sennett.  I love fog myself, especially around mountains ... talk about pucker moments!  That's when you really better be flying the route to the letter (and it better be a good route) ... instrument fixation.

 

Real world (with IFR instructor/aircraft) I've never landed in fog or rain ... yet!  Simulated is my only option ... I guess we could head out to San Carlos (KSQL) from Concord (KCCR) but that's some heavy duty airspace and I ain't ready for that real world challenge yet.

 

But thanks for the update Richardo, hopefully there will be a P3D version soon.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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