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DJJose

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Looking for a solid & stable weather engine.

 

I read the original thread, but it's been out for a few weeks and want an update.

 

Should I buy?

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Hi Jose,

 

If you have ever purchased FSGRW for FSX or P3D, then the software is a free upgrade to X-Plane. ;)

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I've been seriously thinking about this too.  It looks like there was just an update released that stops stutters for some people.  Will this make weather in X-Plane somewhat close to what ASN does for FSX/P3D?  Where you can see weather fronts/clouds and fly into them or do you just have the same weather everywhere, as far as the eye can see?

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There are some teething problems, stutters have been fixed by FSGRW but introduced strange bug; rudder stops working after a while and require a restart of XPX to work again only to stop working again after a while ....

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Thanks for all the responses.

 

I've always been a REX + ASN user. I'm trying to get a 7 day trial from developer. I know for a fact that this is something that the dev has done because I tried this weather program in the past.

 

I have not heard from the dev. This is why I'm asking users to share their candid experience.

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Is it working better than NOAA?

well the biggest advantage is that there are no sudden weather changes anymore.

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To FSGRW or not to FSGRW, that's the question. For now I'm creating my own weather inside XPX. I'd love a proper weather engine though, maybe it's time to give this one a chance. Nice to see they solved the stutters quickly, hope they can sort out the rudder issue as well.

 

EDIT: a dev from PILOT'S just wrote on the .org forum that they've solved the rudder issue and are compiling a new build. 

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This is more good news. This is probably why there has been no response from the dev. I will need to try this before I buy it.

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Thank you Stefan & FSGRW. I just received my trial serial good for 3 days.

 

Time to test.

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Thank you Stefan & FSGRW. I just received my trial serial good for 3 days.

 

Time to test.

 

please report back and let us know how you like it. would love to hear more reviews. 

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I flew twice with Build 32 and never had the rudder issue. Very strange, but glad to see this developer is so quick to support their product.

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When I was using P3D, I searched for a good weather engine and tried ASN, Opus and FSGRW. They were all excellent. The thing that tipped the balance in favor of FSGRW was, it's simplicity. No fooling around, tweaking, filling out questionnaires, just the weather.

 

As a bonus, I get a free version for X-Plane as Pilot's weather engine works with all modern platforms (FS9 FSX P3D XPX). How good is that? :smile:

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I was able to successfully set it up FSGRW and do a test flight. 

 

I chose KBUF-KSYR (bad weather with thunderstorms) injected the weather and could not stay on the runway. The loud thunder nearly knocked me off my seat. When I finally departed, XP 10 crashed.

 

I have a feeling that there's a conflict somewhere. I'm running with skymaxx pro v3 and sound maxx and the sim crashed with the freeware noaa plugin. I'll stick with default for now.

 

I did not like how long it takes FSGRW to load the weather, but it's easy to setup and inject the weather thanks with the readme file.

 

BTW: IMO nothing is easier than ASN. Downloading weather happens in seconds. I just enter ICAO and go fly. Nothing can be easier than that. If I want to, I can load a flight plan, get a briefing, and use the gauge to monitor the weather while on the air. If ASN comes to XP 10, I'll be the first one to get it.

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DJJose sounds like you have 2 programmes doing the same thing.

FSGRW and noaa plugin, I would only have one at the same time.

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DJJose sounds like you have 2 programmes doing the same thing.

FSGRW and noaa plugin, I would only have one at the same time.

Negative.

 

NOAA was deleted prior to installing FSGRW.

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You said the sim crashed with the noaa plugin though?

What does your log file say?

NOAA can't be used at the same time as FSGRW, it will conflict.....

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You said the sim crashed with the noaa plugin though?

What does your log file say?

NOAA can't be used at the same time as FSGRW, it will conflict.....

I tried NOAA and my xp crashed. I then reset my computer. This means I deleted the plug in.

 

I tried FSGRW and it also crashed XP. I reset my computer.

 

Now I'm back to default weather generator along with skymaxx pro v3 and sound maxx.

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I tried NOAA and my xp crashed. I then reset my computer. This means I deleted the plug in.

 

I tried FSGRW and it also crashed XP. I reset my computer.

 

Now I'm back to default weather generator along with skymaxx pro v3 and sound maxx.

Your log file will let you know what the problem is. I was using NOAA before FSGRW and neither cause crashes on my system. Worth looking into to find the culprit in your case.

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I was just about to buy this and noticed one thing that made me wonder.

Fast Track (EUR 6,00) 

Registered Mail (EUR 3,00)

What is that? So you have to pay extra if you wan't to be sure you get this software?

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I was just about to buy this and noticed one thing that made me wonder.

Fast Track (EUR 6,00)

Registered Mail (EUR 3,00)

What is that? So you have to pay extra if you wan't to be sure you get this software?

i think this referes if you want a physical copy of the software. Fast Track is Express afaik, and registered is so you can track the envelope at any time of the delivery. I guess in international deliveries this makes more sense.

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