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I wish there was a 30% off the upgrade of AS16 for P3D...  Full price is $39... Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll just wait for the new REX products instead.

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ARRRGGGGHHH!!!!! 
 

 

I just bought the AS16 P3D upgrade at full price just a few hours before this sale!!

 

So pi**ed off!!!!

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Boy, it didn't take long for them to put these on sale! Perhaps they saw not everyone was excited or running to the store to pick them up, specially if you already had ASN. For what I use it for, I didn't see a need to pay more just to get one specific effect I like. The rest is just more of the same, and ASCA clouds doesn't convince me at all.

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Awesome sale...but even I bought it full price upgrade with ASCA a month ago.  Oh well.  Great product though.

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I'm aware of that, unfortunately there's only a $3 difference between the regular price and the sale price of the upgrade version... :sad:

 

The full version is $62.55 USD the upgrade version is $41.44 USD, these prices are from SIM MARKET. Which I bought it from. FSS has a more reasonable price.

 

So for those who don't own AS16 yet, now is a good time to purchase it. But for those who want to upgrade, might as well just spend the extra $3 and get the full version.

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Just realized that too. @ Simmarket there is almost no difference. (Edited my post 6)

The FSS however has the upgrade for 29 US (and it doesn't matter if you previously bought ASN from them. You just need the key when installing the Upgrade.)

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For those still sitting on the fence, it's worth taking a look at Froogle's first impressions youtube video.

 

 

It gives a good in depth review of it's functionality, then shows some comparison video of ASN v ASN16 v ASN16+ASCA.

It actually made me decide not to buy for the moment. For example, at minute 12.35, Froggle switches from ASN to ASN2016 - all the clouds disappear except you can still see some lightning in the distance - even Froogle comments that he's unsure if ASN16 is actually working. Once he plugs in ASN16 + ASCA, the clouds come back, but for my take, they do (as some have commented) look a bit cartoon-ish.

But as Froogle points out several times in the video, beauty is in the eye of the beholder - and he really liked it.

Horses for courses.

Eugene 

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Thanks for the heads up, OP -- I had been waiting to buy it and this sweetened the deal quite a lot!

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Alternatively if you bought ASN at Simmarket and are logged in you will see the discount afterwards applied to your basket.

 

I bought both ASN and AS2012 at Simmarket and am not seeing a discount. :(

 

Cheers!

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Yes, same here... I bought from simmarket, however the discounted price is $41.44 which is still high.

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The question is, is the upgrade worth it to go from ASN to AS16?

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For me no its not worth it, definitely not for the price. If their was a 30% discout off the upgrade price then yes.

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Just bought both last night. And if you're here in the U.S., definitely take advantage of the currency difference from FSS. AS16 P3D Upgrade and ASCA cost me like USD $44. Played around a little with it last night and both seem like great products. AS16 at least gets rid of the cloud squeeze at high lats. Good for those NAT routes.

 

And look, if we've learned nothing else from HiFi, their products will only get better. They are always improving things. And the concept behind ASCA's dynamic themes is fantastic: cloud and sky textures that match the environment? What a novel concept!

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Where is 30% off at PcAviator?

 

Pc Aviator Team,

 

I am wait a Labor Day off at Hifi Tech products...

 

:mad:

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Wow, was just looking at this and hadn't realized / forgot they are now charging separate for FSX and P3D... I will definitely NOT be buying this... ASN will be the last one.

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I currently own AS Next...

 

If I get just the AS16 (not the ASCA) would I get the whispy cloud effect on my windshield? The ASCA textures are don't look as good as REX

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Thanks for the H-U. Got my upgrade from ASN for about 21 EUR. (FSX version)

 

A huuuge GUI and why does AS16 ask for a live internet connection on startup, even though I am in manual wx mode?

 

The rest is fine, though ...   ;-)

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I currently own AS Next...

 

If I get just the AS16 (not the ASCA) would I get the whispy cloud effect on my windshield? The ASCA textures are don't look as good as REX

 

I dont think so but with latest update for ASCA  you can untick the textures (clouds & sky textures) so you can use REX - I just use cloud structures on dynamic theme thats it

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I dont think so but with latest update for ASCA  you can untick the textures (clouds & sky textures) so you can use REX - I just use cloud structures on dynamic theme thats it

Nice! I didn't know this. Thanks Richard. :smile:

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I might buy AS16 P3D full as future investment when moving to P3D from FSX Steam but I have to look at my pocket as well.

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I currently own AS Next...

 

If I get just the AS16 (not the ASCA) would I get the whispy cloud effect on my windshield? The ASCA textures are don't look as good as REX

 

No you don't have to buy ASCA for the "whispy cloud effects", it's a feature of AS16. I know because I have AS16 and only use REX Soft Clouds with it.

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(...)

 

A huuuge GUI and why does AS16 ask for a live internet connection on startup, even though I am in manual wx mode?

 

(...)

 

 

I was able to "shrink" the GUI a bit.

 

Does anyone know why AS16 keeps asking for an internet connection, every time I lauch it? I bought the upgrade version, ASN is still installed on my system, and FSS sent me a new AS16 serial key (dunno where to enter it, though; installation went via my old ASN key).

 

EDIT: In their forum the AS team confirmed that this is by design.

Edited by The Undecided

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