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AS 16 and ASCA settings

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I finally got AS16 but still contemplating on ASCA, any Thoughts? What settings will i use on AS16 or will i just use the same settings as ASN

 

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AS16: Clouds -> detailed Thunderstorm Clouds to "enabled"

 

ASCA: full dynamics. 

 

For me the best settings. :)

 

Note: If you have ASCA in full dynamics, you don't have to start it ever again, just run AS16  :wink:

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These 2 addons are one of the best addons that I have ever bought.  In VR, these addons make the sky environment ultra real.  I have it set to default settings (just reduced cloud draw to 60 - that is more than my eyes can see in VR from VC anyway).  ASCA is set to 512K clouds with Full Dynamics.  Click, set, minimize and forget the app - everything is done.

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what would be the combo as16, asca and soft clouds? would that work together or would it be overkill?

 

henry

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I removed all rex products, found I didn't need the soft clouds. ASCA does a fine job using Full Dynamics.

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AS16 and ASCA cover pretty much all of your needs, IMO...

 

You have the best dynamic effects, and combine it with superb graphics, all with unique smoothness.

 

Adapt it to your PC specs, and it'll be simply astounding! 

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I have to agree, the ACSA AS16 combo can't be beaten. I was a diehard REX cloud fan.

 

It'll be interesting to see what their SkyForce product will offer.

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I disagree about doing away with REX clouds although I use FSX with DX10 fixer.  I found the textures of the ASCA clouds a little, I dunno....cartoony.  So I've gone back to use the REX soft clouds which provides a better representation I think.

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All these products are good and it is great time in sim world as we all have choices to pick from

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I disagree about doing away with REX clouds although I use FSX with DX10 fixer. I found the textures of the ASCA clouds a little, I dunno....cartoony. So I've gone back to use the REX soft clouds which provides a better representation I think.

There are some cloud representations which don't look good at all - cartoony, yes. But most of the time they are well represented and look not too bad. Although I sometimes do miss the soft cloud look

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Today I'll try the ASCA. :smile:

You'll be... ASConished :-)

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It'll be interesting to see what their SkyForce product will offer.

 

Agreed.  I'm waiting for SkyForce to be released before I make a decision about purchasing the AS16/ASCA combo.

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Have to say AS16 with ASCA and having full dynamics is awsome :)

 

I'm using the standard settings but does anyone have good reasonable settings to use or recommend ones?

 

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Have to say AS16 with ASCA and having full dynamics is awsome :)

 

I'm using the standard settings but does anyone have good reasonable settings to use or recommend ones?

 

Cheers

 

I use standard that way I never worry about this settings vs this setting (only Draw distance on my end is set to 60 due to being in VR VC all the time).  Default settings just look so good

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The only thing I have changed in the AS-16 settings was the number of cloud layers, which is set at 5 layers instead of the default 2.  This way the AS-16 adds layers as needed to give more accurate cloud layering.   The maximum layers one can "get away with" is dependent on hardware resources and how much they have to be shared with other add-ins.   I might add that I am running native 4k @60fps with PMDG 777and 737's , Orbix Global, Vector and land classes, as well as all ORBX NA regions.   My Rig is an i7 6700k @4.7 Ghz, 16BG RAM and a GTX 1080. I regularly fly from and to KLAX and KSEA , KORD and other "trouble spots" without running out of memory or stuttering frame rates.  My internal setting sliders are 1 notch from the "full right" position on most options with the exception of AI traffic (20%) and some "vector" options such as power lines , small road bases and tunnels.  I do have high detail shadows on inside the cockpit and in scenery.

 

Harold Finch

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The only thing I have changed in the AS-16 settings was the number of cloud layers, which is set at 5 layers instead of the default 2.

 

I thought 5 layers is default?  I will have to check this later today

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The only struggle I'm having is maintaining solid FPS with 5 layers and volumetric fog enabled - that, even with no AA is bringing my 980GTX to its knees! Disable volumetric, GPU usage cuts back off 100% and the FPS is restored!

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Concerning AS16 (awesome product!), does any know the weather setting to diminish the impacts of thunderstorms? When flying near convection weather, I find the speed oscillation on the larger tubliners to be somewhat unrealistic.

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Concerning AS16 (awesome product!), does any know the weather setting to diminish the impacts of thunderstorms? When flying near convection weather, I find the speed oscillation on the larger tubliners to be somewhat unrealistic.

 

I think you can try to lower 'turbulence' setting and that should do the trick.

 

Lukasz

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I thought 5 layers is default?  I will have to check this later today

 

You are quite right.

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I think you can try to lower 'turbulence' setting and that should do the trick.

 

Lukasz

 

 

Thanks, Lukas!

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Hi Folks!

 

I'm exclusively flying in VR (FlyInside) and I have just deployed ASCA to my P3D sim and I must say that I am totally amazed. Please note I have never seen this before SP1.

 

So, my current setup is AS16 + ASCA SP1 + ENVTEX. This is crazy how this combination can make sim looking so gorgeous, natural and stil performing very good. Ehh that multilevel dynamic clouds!! 

 

I'm still having some leftovers from REX4, things like runways textures and taxi lines but this is on the ground. In the skies the clouds are playing the first guitar and this is a mind blow in combination with Really!

 

I run 512 settings and slider set to "max performance" in ASCA plus dynamic clouds.

 

In P3D DISABLE Volumetric FOG - P3D destroys sun, sunset and sunrise textures when it's enabled.

 

 

Cheers!! O7

eMarcel

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Note: If you have ASCA in full dynamics, you don't have to start it ever again, just run AS16 

 

 

Is that right?

I do notice ASCA splash screen when i start AS16, thought it was a bug?

 

I do use REX Soft clouds with ASCA.

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Is that right?

I do notice ASCA splash screen when i start AS16, thought it was a bug?

 

I do use REX Soft clouds with ASCA.

 

 

No, that's not right. When both AS16 and ASCA are installed (and they must be installed on the same machine, even in a networked configuration), ASCA will automatically launch when AS16 is launched. That's as it should be, because for Global Automatic and Full Dynamics modes to work, AS16 and ASCA have to be running simultaneously and communicating with each other in order to provide the dynamic weather depiction inherent in those modes.

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