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SkyMaxx Pro v3.1 is out.. check you e-mail..

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I found mine in the 'Promotions' section of gmail. Anyway, downloaded and all setup in a short time. The changelog looks good, esp. landing light illuminating clouds, it's a good effect. Don't take the FPS too seriously - using 2500K (not oc here) with GTX970. A small preview...

 

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Are the performance enhancements notable?

 

Maybe this will help those of us that get the 3fps with the Jar A320 and BSS sounds.... I got the e-mail too and will also be downloading...

 

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Yep, just got the email update. Landing lights illuminating clouds sounds very cool. Time for some nighttime bad weather landings!

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Do I have to remove v3 before installing 3.1 first? Or do I just run this installer over what I currently have?

 

Thanks in advance,

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Do I have to remove v3 before installing 3.1 first? Or do I just run this installer over what I currently have?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Run the installer, it will tell you to answer yes when asked to remove the previous version. It will then install the latest version

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SMP is indeed a great add-on for XpX.

 

The author actively maintains it, adds new features, corrects problems with previous releases - more than worth the buy, and a true enhancements for the skies in XpX.

 

I am eagerly awaiting their upcoming "connector", which will be compatible with the NOAA plugin, my preferred weather injector for XpX right now.

 

Downloading v3.1 - will try it in 12 hrs only :-(

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I am eagerly awaiting their upcoming "connector"

 

I'm wondering if this might be part of the update: 

 

  • Performance enhancements to reduce "stutters" when new cloud conditions are loaded

 

I'll be downloading shortly.

 

John

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I believe the connector has more to do with the reach of the coverage, based on neighbour METAR data. 

 

They probably use some grid, with an extension beyond the usual scope of weather in XpX, to prepare the transitions and make them smoother. But of course I'm not sure about it.

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Are you guys using the default settings?

 

I just took off from EGPH with everything on default in the JAR A320 and the FPS dropped to 18. My PC is no slouch. Guess will need to start adjusting things to find the sweet spot?

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I just took off from EGPH with everything on default in the JAR A320 and the FPS dropped to 18. My PC is no slouch. Guess will need to start adjusting things to find the sweet spot?

 

I noticed this topic previously: http://www.avsim.com/topic/485797-replacement-cloud-textures-whats-available-other-than-skymaxx/

 

Seems there's some massive memory issues on this aircraft, or SASL is just a hog in some way? I noticed a topic recently on another site which discussed SASL being out of memory on a different product (completely separate of this issue). Laminar dedicates 2GB for LUA/SASL/Gizmo.

 

I don't know all the magic behind the A320, so can't help you as much as I wish I could. If you open the SkyMaxx Pro config window and check the available memory, what does it say?

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I noticed this topic previously: http://www.avsim.com/topic/485797-replacement-cloud-textures-whats-available-other-than-skymaxx/

 

Seems there's some massive memory issues on this aircraft, or SASL is just a hog in some way? I noticed a topic recently on another site which discussed SASL being out of memory on a different product (completely separate of this issue). Laminar dedicates 2GB for LUA/SASL/Gizmo.

 

I don't know all the magic behind the A320, so can't help you as much as I wish I could. If you open the SkyMaxx Pro config window and check the available memory, what does it say?

 

Thanks for the quick reply,

 

I have 1680MB currently free on My GTX980 TI STRIX. 

 

I assume as in older versions the optimal starting point will be the default settings. I am going to jump in my trusty FF 767 and take her for a spin and see what transpires. Things did seem to settle down after a while. Maybe it was a one off.

 

Is there an explanation on what the new settings do? Quite a lot has changed it would appear

 

Richard

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I have flown with the 3.1 update in several aircraft now in a variety of conditions and have noticed NO change in framerates.  I would not call my equipment "high end" but it does pretty well.

 

John

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Is there an explanation on what the new settings do? Quite a lot has changed it would appear

 

You can read the manual located in: X-Plane/resources/plugins/SilerLining

 

 

 


I have 1680MB currently free on My GTX980 TI STRIX. 

 

That's quite a bit, so it's not that (unless you were flying around somewhere with heavy scenery at the time you saw this effect?).

 

 

 


Thanks X-Aviation...just installed!

 

You're welcome!

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Installed my update today and so far I'm very pleased, overall better quality clouds, improved performance and very nice illuminated clouds...

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If any of you have ever flown, real world, and made the mistake of turning on landing lights while in clouds/fog, you have been blinded (temporarily) by the reflection.  I just had almost the same thing happen as I was bringing my A330 in and ran into clouds at a low altitude.  Amazing stuff here.  Also, there were absolutely no stutters during the entire flight.

 

Great work Cameron!

 

John

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Best update so far!!!

 

Clouds look stunning and performance is great. 

 

Outstanding work X-Aviation, thank you very much for the free update.

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Excellent update!

 

Just tested it, finally, and not only the rendering looks even better than it already was, but I didn't also notice any degradation in FPS!

 

Good work!

 

Looking fwd for the "connector"!

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I must say I am very impressed.

I used to get those freezes when clouds were rebaked in "cloud right" environment, and with 3.1 they are completely gone. Totally a fluid transition now. Great job. 

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Working very well here too: good improvement on the performance. Especially the regular freezes I had with 3.0 are gone under normal conditions.

 

One thought thou: Way do the landing lights illuminate the clouds (very nice btw) but the flash lights (and the taxi light either) don't? Would be great to see them too. :wink:

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Best update so far!!!

 

Clouds look stunning and performance is great. 

 

Outstanding work X-Aviation, thank you very much for the free update.

+ 100   X-Aviation should be applauded for its customer support.  If they have what I want...I will buy it at their site.  Plain and simple.  Customer Support garners sales, also plain and simple :)

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Yes, they do have a nice support through their ticket system.

 

I can't complain, and... I'm the UNINSTALLER guy, so... they have a few tickets, of each time I re-install X-Plane 10. Takes at most 3 days, if oppened during weekend, sometimes 1 day, and there were cases of answer in the same day. Problems always solved.

 

I've long been holding my SaaB 340 acquisition, first because it came at times I was getting away from XpX, now because I want to see how that Citation will be... but I've been tempted, several times, to hit that red "Buy" button!

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A youtube can sometimes be worth a thousand words: 

 

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