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Looks cool. I guess this is what the upcoming REX weather product?

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I am now thoroughly and officially confused!

 

What the HE double hockey puck is the reason I would buy AS16+ their fancy new cloudy art when I already have ASN and Rex...something-or-other...???

 

Going out to the digital garden and eat worms...

 

Chas

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If you want dynamic clouds you have to buy both.

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I am now thoroughly and officially confused!

What the HE double hockey puck is the reason I would buy AS16+ their fancy new cloudy art when I already have ASN and Rex...something-or-other...???

Going out to the garden and eat digital worms...

Chas

The main reason would be the dynamic change of textures on the fly. Up to now you could load one set of textures for clouds and skies and if you wanted to change for instance the sky texture you would have to quit the sim, start the texture addon, pick a texture set, load it into the sim, start the sim and there you would have it. This new addon does all this automatically and while you are flying. So you might take off with one sky set being active, you might see various sky sets during the flight and land with yet another and all that without exiting the sim or doing anything yourself. And this goes for cloud textures too. For everything above he horizon in fact. The idea is that this will make things look at lot more realistic because in real life nature changes textures constantly on the fly. ;)

 

Take note that the upcoming version of REX will have similar options. And that this AS addon has its own set of 'brand new' textures.

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Personally I do not really like this texture package. I like the REX textures better, especially the soft clouds. I'll wait for the release of AS16 and will try to use this with current or future REX textures. I assume the on the fly texture swapping will work with other texture packages or even default textures as well.

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Personally I do not really like this texture package. I like the REX textures better, especially the soft clouds. I'll wait for the release of AS16 and will try to use this with current or future REX textures. I assume the on the fly texture swapping will work with other texture packages or even default textures as well.

You're assumption is incorrect; you need both for dynamic texture loading. So, if that's a feature you're interested in, you'll need both AS16 and ASCA...

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The main reason would be the dynamic change of textures on the fly.

 

Thanks for the clarification Jan!

 

Cheers,

 

Chas

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You're assumption is incorrect; you need both for dynamic texture loading. So, if that's a feature you're interested in, you'll need both AS16 and ASCA...

 

Bummer. In that case I might consider getting ASCA as well. Unless the upcoming REX package with the same dynamic texture loading has an excellent weather engine. To be honest I've never really been fond of REX weather generation. I love their textures, but Hifi have always had the better weather engine.

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Hmmmm... price is very steep.....

37 euro + 21% VAT for the AS16 update and another 19 euro + 21% VAT for the clouds textures = 68 euro...

Too much for me justify it without having seen what REX will come with.

Still ASN for a while

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Hmmmm... price is very steep.....

37 euro + 21% VAT for the AS16 update and another 19 euro + 21% VAT for the clouds textures = 68 euro...

Too much for me justify it without having seen what REX will come with.

Still ASN for a while

 

purchase from fspilotshop in $$$$, you will save some money

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Bummer. In that case I might consider getting ASCA as well. Unless the upcoming REX package with the same dynamic texture loading has an excellent weather engine. To be honest I've never really been fond of REX weather generation. I love their textures, but Hifi have always had the better weather engine.

Feel the same, Bert. Love REXs textures but im unimpressed with everything else they've produced. In the past is any indication, HiFi will have the vastly superior wx engine; therefore, I'll give ASCA a try. Besides, it will be nice to have one less thing to do during pre flight (eg texture loading).

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Waiting for it to show up in simmarket since that's where I bought all the others. Only way to get the upgrade price i guess.

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Waiting for it to show up in simmarket since that's where I bought all the others. Only way to get the upgrade price i guess.

same here. Hopefully it will be up soon. 

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Waiting for it to show up in simmarket since that's where I bought all the others. Only way to get the upgrade price i guess.

 

Nope, the upgrade is done in the software, not on the purchase site. I have just done this successfully when ASN was purchased elsewhere 

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Its all available now just purchased both

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I did as well. Small glitch hopefully they will fix for me is I didn't get the upgrade price. I was logged into my account and they can see it. Can see all the HiFi products I purchased dating back to AS2004.

 

 

 

So far they have responded twice with the same cut and paste answer saying if I log into my account when I purchase it I would get the rebate. The same words are misspelled in the replys.

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You add the upgraded option to your cart! It asks for your ASN key when you run the installer to validate you can use the upgrade

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Not the way it's explained on Simmarket. Says in the disclaimer that when purchasing it will automatically adjust the price if you are eligible for upgrade. As I have said this isn't my first product from them. My ASN was a upgrade from AS2012 and I have purchased every version since AS2004 from there. I am guessing it was a hiccup since the product was just added to their site. Unfortunately I have received the same reply twice with the same misspellings.

 

 

 

 

Now they have answered saying since I only had the upgrade version of ASN that I am not eligible. Don't see that anywhere on their site or HiFi's site. My AS2012 was a upgrade version too from ASE which also was listed as eligible for the upgrade on the HiFi sim site.. So I went from a upgrade version of AS2012 to ASN and now they are saying I can't do the same again. Done with Simmarket.

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