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Weather engine for 777

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Hi All,

 

I currently use fsrealwx lite on a laptop, that has widefs running to inject weather into my fsx PC.

 

I hear there are better weather addons out there.

 

Could you please advise which would be the best addon ?.

 

Requirement is that it should be able to work over widefs, I don't want to install on my fsx PC as you can see mine is stretched now and currently get a decent 20fps.

 

Thanks

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Could you please advise which would be the best addon ?.

 

Requirement is that it should be able to work over widefs, I don't want to install on my fsx PC as you can see mine is stretched now and currently get a decent 20fps.

 

I use ASN, and ASN is the only engine at the moment to provide weather radar in our products. It doesn't work over WideFS, but that's because it doesn't need to - it works via SimConnect (and has instructions for enabling this).

 

As far as your 'stretched' comment goes, you have an i7, and FSX does a terrible job of spreading its load across those cores. The result is that the other cores are free to process other things, like running a weather engine. Additionally, it isn't so much the weather engine taking up processing power - it's the sim trying to drive the resultant graphics. I doubt you'd see much of a performance hit if you ran it locally. I used to run everything networked and then consolidated because it just wasn't worth it to me.

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