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Still flying with Rex SC. Did not see the benefit of Asca in video reviews. Still looking for reason to drop ASN for AS16. The two reviews I watched made me feel like AS16 was nothing more the a sales platform for Asca. Is it worth the switch?

The clincher for me was the VC wind screen effect of wispy cloud fragments racing by "up close and personal", though if you don't use the VC it can't be experienced. First time I experienced it I almost fell out of my chair. But I'll agree, a rather frivolous expense for an ASN owner but I'm at the point in my life where my money does me no good unless I spend it.

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The two reviews I watched made me feel like AS16 was nothing more the a sales platform for Asca. Is it worth the switch?


There is a free 7 day demo for AS16.  Give it a test drive.

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Yes, I am a beta tester for HiFi BUT since I've been flying as16/asca combination I haven;t  found any other clouds that give me the same immersion and effects. For comparison I try whatever is out there and my eyes prefer AS16/ASCA.





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Tried AS16/ASCA, switched back to REX SC/ASN, it's much better and realistic. It also support both FSX and P3D.

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that is the case for me.


i was not crazy about the ASCA textures on release, but the service pack made them basically the same style as rex's soft clouds, except with the added advantage of multiple variations and variants for bad weather, etc.


i love the increase in variety with dynamic mode, compared to static cloud textures, and the improvements in the 3d models as well.


it's a pretty subjective topic for sure.



-andy crosby

That was what happened to me as well. In fact I didn't even use ASCA for more than a few flights due to that.


Once the service packs were released it wa a whole new ball game and nothing as far as cloud types and cloud models looks more realistic and varied during a flight as ASCA.


Now if they didn't use their own custom cloud models then it might be different if it was just textures like REX or FEX.


I'm still not sold on the sky textures yet, even after the service packs but as far as cloud models/textures I think it looks better than anything out there at this time.

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