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Does anyone know of any decent freeware weather engines?  I can find freeware weather textures relatively easily but I need a program to provide real world weather for free.  Any advice is greatly appreciated :)

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+1 for FSRealWX Lite - I've been using it for a while and find it pretty good.

 

IAN

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Using FSRealWX too but apparently only their old version is free?
Their site is really confusing

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Using FSRealWX too but apparently only their old version is free?

Their site is really confusing

 

Shoudln´t. It´s freeware. I used that one too, very easy to use and extremely good. Stepped up to ASN though...

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Using FSRealWX too but apparently only their old version is free?

Their site is really confusing

 

I thought the same thing. The Banner says "21 Day Free Trial - Unregistered" or something like that, but it never changes. It's free, and the Pro interface is much cleaner than the Lite version.

 

:smile:

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I've been running mine for months and I've never had to pay anything for it. I guess I should donate though.

 

IAN

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I thought the same thing. The Banner says "21 Day Free Trial - Unregistered" or something like that, but it never changes. It's free, and the Pro interface is much cleaner than the Lite version.

 

:smile:

I can't find the download link to the V2 version.. only gives me v1.07.1552

 

Or do you need to login to see the Pro V2 version?

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Thanks all for your advice - I'll bear this in mind and try all suggestions when I get a chance and see which one works best for me :)

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Another good one is FSMETAR. The original site has long gone. But one can still download it from the archives.

http://web.archive.org/web/20120323061633/http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/fsmetar/

It does a good job at interpreting the weather without all the baggage of the payware weather engines. If you try it out set it up to download from vatsim as their metars are up to date compared to Noaa etc.

You should also combine it with some decent clouds vis. Pablo Diaz on avsim

http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=pablo+diaz&CatID=root&Sort=Name&ScanMode=0&Page=2

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FSXWX is definitely my choice right now :

 

Smooth, very plausible in rendering RWW IMO ...

 

I am using it with FSX SE and Aerowinx PSX + Visual PSX. When flying PSX in RW Weather mode, I choose not to inject weather into FSX SE from it but rather through FSXWX and I am really satisfied with the effects, no stuttering, very very plausible!

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FSXWX is definitely my choice right now :

 

Smooth, very plausible in rendering RWW IMO ...

 

I've used FSXWX as well and was quite impressed. Here's a link since I suspect most folks assume FSXWX and FSRealWX are the same thing which they are not.

 

http://www.plane-pics.de/fsxwx/instructions.htm

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You are responding to a topic that is nearly three years old. Thus the information is very out of date. FSrealWx was free at the time, and yes the new version is no longer free.

Welcome to Avsim!

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12 hours ago, Dragontech said:

FSrealWX is not freeware. It has a free trial period, then you have to pay €20.00 to continue using it.

Not according to the FSrealWX homepage:

"Weather add-on for FS2002, FS2004, FSX, P3D and Xplane.

It decodes METAR and upper wind data (additional weather information such as types of clouds are in preparation) and sends it to the flight simulator.

FSrealWX will always remain freeware"

 

They also say::

"FSrealWX can be us as unregistered version but some features are not available in this case.

These advantages are given with registered version:

flight planner

load editor

weather finder

better weather display for FSX and Prepar3D

loading past weather

loading and saving of weather data

FSrealWX as client on a further computer

more features are developed….

direct wind control

You can activate FSrealWX by buying a key."

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The information on their page is out of date. No idea what is correct and what is not but I know it doesn't support FS2002 as one example.

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