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I haven't posted any here but there are plenty of pics showing the increased cloud distance....

All my vids are during certain stages of development, when I see something I like I decide to post it....

Redpiper1 is working on our promo video and I asked him to highlight our new features, expect it soon :)

Honestly, what is so difficult about finding a place with overcast, getting in a jet and climbing to FL350 to take a screenshot?

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Absolutely correct it isn't difficult at all.....

 

My goal isn't to hyjack a thread about a competing product either, I just decided to reply since we were mentioned...

 

Also out of respect for the rules here at AVSIM I refrain from advertising our product...

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you can skip to 19min 40 s 

 

Saw that gave him a heads up how to fix that nasty haze by reading this post

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Interesting product, but the clouds are really low quality, and despite using low quality clouds, I can still see a fair amount of "popping" clouds...they appear suddenly.

Would be interesting to see how they progress...they do have an advantage in that they run their own weather generator so it can translate the weather how it needs it, but still...will be interesting to see how it progresses.

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I broke down and bought this today.  I started it up and looked for some bad weather and saw that KPDX was having snow and ice.  Sure enough, the program simulated that down to the the looming gray sky.  One setting that I have a question about - post-processing.  For me, it just seems to wash everything out when it is on?

 

I'll have to test this out more.  From what I read here, I shouldn't expect what I'm used to in REX with Soft Clouds for P3D.  But, so far, it is much better than default which isn't saying much.

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I broke down and bought this today.  I started it up and looked for some bad weather and saw that KPDX was having snow and ice.  Sure enough, the program simulated that down to the the looming gray sky.  One setting that I have a question about - post-processing.  For me, it just seems to wash everything out when it is on?

 

I'll have to test this out more.  From what I read here, I shouldn't expect what I'm used to in REX with Soft Clouds for P3D.  But, so far, it is much better than default which isn't saying much.

Post processing doesn't do anything usable for me, I have unticked it for the time being.

Give it a bit of time, and do some flights.

Personally, I really think that it is even better (more realistic) than AS16 and ASCA/REX in FSX/P3D in various things. But it does have some problems for sure. The road map from the developer looks promising though.

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I'm planning to pull the trigger today.  The devs seems committed, and I like that there seems to be minimal fps impact.  I just can't fly with default XP11 clouds anymore. 

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Someone posted this today on Facebook. Not bad I think, just a little under-saturated in total.

 

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Yes, always forget to mention this, performance is very good, even in dense clouds.

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Not bad I think

 

Very nice actually. It has some issues for sure, but I'm beginning to change my mind about SMP4 looking better. In fact a lot of the stuff posted from them looks pretty bloody cheesy, whereas this does represent real atmospherics a lot better in most cases.

 

Drop the price and I will take a punt, even though I really would like some manual control.

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Currently here at my home base:

 

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And the corresponding webcam shot, to be fair they get this quite right. 

 

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How are they at night? Natural looking or glowing white? :-)

Glowing orange, actually, at least around cities (the effect looks good from the ground but a little too extreme in the air). In rural areas they are dark like they should be. 

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What I don't get (coming from P3D) is that my REX files were many GB's.  I think that "Soft Clouds" alone requires 1 GB of space on the drive.  How does x-Enviro work in 108 MB for the entire install?

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Yes it has 2d clouds and yes its looking flat sometimes but i think the below is an immersive feature from an IFR point of view ...reaching the clouds in the horizon...In the second screenshot i reached the upper clouds showing far in the horizon in the first screenshot.

 

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What I don't get (coming from P3D) is that my REX files were many GB's.  I think that "Soft Clouds" alone requires 1 GB of space on the drive.  How does x-Enviro work in 108 MB for the entire install?

 

One of XE's major flaws is the cloud resolution so I imagine this would be the biggest culprit.

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Personally, I have no problems with the resolution, as it truly helps with performance.

The missing cloud shadows and the flickering sharp edges, where a thin cloud or haze layer hits hills or mountains, is the biggest immersion killer for me.

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What I don't get (coming from P3D) is that my REX files were many GB's. I think that "Soft Clouds" alone requires 1 GB of space on the drive. How does x-Enviro work in 108 MB for the entire install?

My Rex soft clouds folder is only 79.4 Mb because this only changes low level clouds in P3D if im correct however REX texture direct will target all level clouds and is bigger in size due to options for cloud shapes and texture resolution, Xenviro has only at this moment one resolution and one set of clouds.

 

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Few more images on x enviro on this fb page https://www.facebook.com/groups/XPDedicated/permalink/1107565706027547/

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I uninstalled Soft Clouds recently.  So, I just checked the Rex site for requirements and found this:

 

Windows Vista SP2 or greater 
Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FSX-Steam Edition, Prepar3D v.1.4, P3DV2, P3DV3 
RAM: 2GB or greater 
Hard Drive: 1GB of free space for installation
Video Card: 512mb DirectX9 or greater 
Other: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (Included with installer) 
Internet Connection: Required only for Software Updates

 

But, maybe that is wrong. 

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I've made a couple of flights now and really like it. Sure, there are a couple of bugs with cloud motion and fog effects, but those will surely be fixed. The overall program is great. I was flying in the U.K. And had multiple levels of clouds with lots of depth. Very realistic. The low res clouds look fine and there was 0 effect on fps, which is amazing compared to default clouds.

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