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SkyMaxx 3.2 is out....

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Always good to see a performance update for SkyMaxx Pro....and it's available for download from your X-Aviation account.

 

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"X-Aviation, Maxx-XP, and Sundog Software are proud to announce the release of SkyMaxx Pro v3.2!

 

If you're a Real Weather Connector customer then new changes will be included in this update that will greatly enhance your experience. This new version incorporates some performance changes and items adjusted due to customer feedback".

 

What's New / Changed:

  • Cloud detail level is now set automatically based on the cloud draw area in SMP's settings, to maximize performance with large draw areas. High-altitude jetliner pilots will want to try turning up the draw area for fast clouds that extend further, and look better, than ever.
  • X-Plane 10.50-ready; uses new 10.50 features to further improve performance.
  • Added 3 new cirrus cloud texture sets
  • Less VRAM usage from clouds
  • Removed min & max cloud size settings
  • Edges of cumulus cloud layers are now rounded instead of square
  • Cumulus clouds are very slightly darker
  • More performance improvements
  • Cirrus cloud lighting refined
  • Cirrus clouds no longer "jump" periodically
  • Updated documentation 
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Could you post a link of the release notes,   Lol belief it or not i cant find them on the X-Aviation site,  it must be a secret 

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Could you post a link of the release notes,   Lol belief it or not i cant find them on the X-Aviation site,  it must be a secret 

 

Glad I'm not the only one who couldn't find them.

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Could you post a link of the release notes,   Lol belief it or not i cant find them on the X-Aviation site,  it must be a secret 

 

Elaine, here's the complete change log:

 

Here's what's changed in version 3.2:

 

What's New / Changed:

  • Cloud detail level is now set automatically based on the cloud draw area in SMP's settings, to maximize performance with large draw areas. High-altitude jetliner pilots will want to try turning up the draw area for fast clouds that extend further, and look better, than ever.
  • X-Plane 10.50-ready; uses new 10.50 features to further improve performance.
  • Added 3 new cirrus cloud texture sets
  • Less VRAM usage from clouds
  • Removed min & max cloud size settings
  • Edges of cumulus cloud layers are now rounded instead of square
  • Cumulus clouds are very slightly darker
  • More performance improvements
  • Cirrus cloud lighting refined
  • Cirrus clouds no longer "jump" periodically
  • Updated documentation

If you're a Real Weather Connector customer, further enhancements include:

  • New "Never change visible weather" option in the RWC configuration dialog ensures the weather around you stays constant, as you fly into the latest updated weather seamlessly.
  • Avoids reloading of clouds when crossing 1-degree tile boundaries
  • Properly handles missing RVR data in METAR reports (fixes issues with no clouds appearing near some automated weather stations)
  • Automatically enforces a minimum cloud draw area when RWC is active
  • Clouds are no longer reloaded if a new METAR file is found, yet its data is unchanged.
  • METAR data is now always reloaded when RWC settings are changed
  • Cloud layer heights now more accurate
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Exellent update!

 

Super smooth! 

 

Of course, in order to be able to test it, I had to reinstall X-Plane 10, just with the scenery tiles for Portugal, Spain and England though... more than sufficient for my AirfoilLabs and PSX flights....

 

I also installed RTH v4. Never read about incompatibilities between RTH and SMPv3, but I would like to get confirmation from other users that indeed they're compatible ?

 

Carlos'es are the best... weren't I one of them too :-)  Thx Carlos for the good news !

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Glad I'm not the only one who couldn't find them.

 

That's because it's not on the XA site but on their forums, x-pilot.

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That's because it's not on the XA site but on their forums, x-pilot.

 

I was looking on the Forums and I'm logged in but i stall cant see it,  What part of the site is it in ?  


I checked the Front page and the News page,  Cant find it :smile:   I must be gone mad  

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Now at EDDF SMP 3.2 + RWC

 

Has nuclear war broken out? :Devil:

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Has nuclear war broken out? :Devil:

lol, i was wondering the same thing..

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Just installed and testing,

 

What sort of cloud distance are you guys running?

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Has nuclear war broken out? :Devil:

 

Maybe a ways to go yet with rendering CB's. I'm not sure they're tall enough, and I don't think the current weather engine models the updrafts and downdrafts.

 

Still, give it credit! That's the first time I've seen discrete vertical weather systems shown in X-Plane, instead of everything centered around your aircraft.

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Now at EDDF SMP 3.2 + RWC... (mushroom clouds)

 

What in the heck is going on there? I'm thinking forest fire.

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Is the linked file just an update or a full v3.2 install? And if it's an update, is it cumulative? I have a new XPX install, and have not yet installed SMP, so just wondering what is the best path to get this installed (I had purchased and installed SMP on another instance of XPX that I still have, but don't know if that would help me or not....).

 

Thanks, Bruce.

PS. I have a link in an e-mail I received this morning.

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When I installed the new version it removed the previous version so yes

I think it's a totally new install.

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What in the heck is going on there? I'm thinking forest fire.

 

You don't think CB's can spawn more than once? Check this out, the real thing:

 

 

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Performance is good and I think it´s looking really nice cruising at 8000 in the shining new DC-6. However I still have this insanely annoying cloud-popping and re-drawing of clouds. It´s not as extreme as it has been, but it´s still there.

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