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I got it and uninstalled it. Exploring other options. :smile:

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I got it and uninstalled it. Exploring other options. :smile:

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It fixed my problem in 10.50b4 so I'm happy to have it back again (along with increased FPS)

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It fixed my problem in 10.50b4 so I'm happy to have it back again (along with increased FPS)

 

Works well for me too. Very happy with it and with 10.50b4.

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I take this Update is mainly for the release X-Plane 10.50B ?


Theres no benefit from if you have 10.45 ? 

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Changelog?

  • Prevents crashes from RWC when unexpected tornadic activity remarks are encountered in METAR data
  • Cleans up cloud shadows outside the edge of the cloud draw area
  • More aggressively avoids stratus / cumulus cloud layer intersections with RWC
  • Make sure cirrus, stratus, and cirrocumulus clouds in RWC don't change altitude as the local ground level changes.
  • Fixes UI bug in RWC configuration dialog
  • Subtle improvements to cloud lighting

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Tried 3.2.1 but had to go back to 3.2...

I'm using a lua script which enables the default clouds together with SMP (that way you get far distant clouds, even at high altitudes) but it seems the 3.2.1 is blocking the relevant dataref changes. That's a pity because IMO the combination of SMP + default clouds offers best weather rendering currently available for XP10.

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I'm using a lua script

 

Can you share more info on this, I would like to try it out, I like default clouds and with my 970 (soon 1070) I can crank puffs up to 100% with no performance degradation.

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Carlos, unfortunately the script has been removed from the .org where it was originally uploaded, however I can send it to you by PM if you want.

 

The script basically changes  "sim/operation/override/override_clouds" to 0, as well as some other datarefs. This makes the default clouds appear along with the SMP ones. The advantage is that you get far distant clouds as well as more dense overall coverage (with practically no performance impact on my machine). The downside is that the default clouds are not controlled by RWC, which means that they get rebuilt in a weather change (the SMP clouds are not influenced by this though, so weather changes are still less jarring than with just default clouds). Here's some screenshots:

 

fMCwmWnl.jpg 

 

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I can send it to you by PM if you want.

 

Please do and thank you.

 

wow pics look fantastic Steve.

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Just wondering .. can previous updates version (v3.1.2 , v3.2 ) be deleted from the hard drive after installing v3.2.1?

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Please Don Quixote can you shared the lua with me too,i have SMP but don´t like to much becouse I can´t see cloud too far away.

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Please Don Quixote can you shared the lua with me too,i have SMP but don´t like to much becouse I can´t see cloud too far away.

 

You can download it just from the org -;)

 

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/33443-lua-default-cloud-enhancer/

 

http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/104976-lua-script-default-cloud-enabler-with-smp-has-been-removed/#comment-1038147

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Just wondering .. can previous updates version (v3.1.2 , v3.2 ) be deleted from the hard drive after installing v3.2.1?

 

You just run the installer and if you have a previous version installed it will uninstall that first and then continue installing the new update. :)

 

Always keep a copy of the latest installer (SkyMaxx_Pro_3.2.1.zip) somewhere safe in case you need to re-install.

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Kris,

 

Thanks for the answer.

 

Will do.

 

Have a good weekend.

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Here's a fix for the SMP cumulus clouds on the horizon (further away) which are rendered with a blueish tint which looks awful on most skies especially at dusk / dawn.

 

Edit SilverLining.config, find the section Cloud Settings ...

 

# Increase to force cumulus clouds to take on more of the fog color.

billboard-fog-color-boost = 1.0

 

Set it to 0.0

 

Try it, it's been a game changer for me...

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Tried 3.2.1 but had to go back to 3.2...

I'm using a lua script which enables the default clouds together with SMP (that way you get far distant clouds, even at high altitudes) but it seems the 3.2.1 is blocking the relevant dataref changes. That's a pity because IMO the combination of SMP + default clouds offers best weather rendering currently available for XP10.

 

 

You made the following comment on the org: "Agreed! I have no idea why they would go out of their way (removing the script from the .org, and blocking it with 3.2.1) to remove a user-made enhancement. I could understand if it somehow modified SMP files, but it just changes datarefs and is fully reversible. A sad and narrow-minded reaction from X-Aviation."

 

Please don't go around spreading misinformation. We had absolutely nothing to do with the removal of this script from the org, I have no idea who authored it, let alone why it was ever removed. I'm going to assume it was an author decision or perhaps even someone at the org's decision. I literally don't know.

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Please don't go around spreading misinformation. We had absolutely nothing to do with the removal of this script from the org, I have no idea who authored it, let alone why it was ever removed. I'm going to assume it was an author decision or perhaps even someone at the org's decision. I literally don't know.

 

 

Cameron, my remark was primarily aimed at the apparent blocking of default clouds introduced in 3.2.1, which coincided with the removal of said script from the .org. If that indeed was no deliberate action on your part, I apologise.

 

However, allow me to quote one of your posts (on the X-Aviation forums) in response to another customer's question:

 

"[...], unfortunately I disagree and think it's your mindset which is narrow. In reality we know very well the road map ahead, including features unannounced.

This debate ends here. Further attempts to go at this will result in deleted posts and dismissal from this thread."

 

I understand that you are protective of your products, and of course have every right to do so. But things like the quote above sound fairly harsh and could be interpreted as discouraing open discussion.

 

Flight sim is a bit like Lego - built from many individual components. Now, you can follow the manual and put them together as described there, and there are people who glue the pieces together as soon as this is finished. But half the fun comes from the ability to remove and add pieces to create something new - just like we try to improve things to suit our tastes by tinkering with the bits and pieces of a flight simulator. That's why we can get upset if someone tells us that we must not change anything about it.

 

Anyway, I hold no grudge against you or anyone else. The combination of SMP, RWC and default clouds was amazing while it worked and convinced me that the former two were excellent products in their own right. But alas, my hardware can't handle them at anything but low settings, so I'll just go back to default clouds, which can be pretty good too, with some tweaking here and there. :smile:

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which coincided with the removal of said script from the .org.

 

This is simply untrue. The script was removed from the org weeks prior to 3.2.1 being released. Again, we had zero to do with this.

 

 

 

But things like the quote above sound fairly harsh and could be interpreted as discouraing open discussion.

 

I am a very straightforward, no beat around the bush person. You can dislike it to your hearts content, but the answer will be one of direct truth. The topic had been dead horse beat long enough, so in truth my rather blunt post was meant to discourage further open discussion. Simply put, this isn't going to change. It makes no difference how much people want to debate it. It is a waste of everyone's time at that point.

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Just for clarification, 3.2.1 did remove the ability to use both the lua script and SkyMaxx Pro together? Also I wonder what is in the aforementioned roadmap to cater for those who see this as a good combination if such functionality has in fact been removed? I have not read the X-Aviation fora because other than difficulties getting resets for downloads I've never had problems with X-Aviation, they are my provider of choice for XP products, offering what are simply the best products out there.

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