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xEnviro: Pure magic, or to beautiful to be true?

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Yes guys!

I am serious, despite all the problems (that hopefully get adressed soon), this plugin is a true game changer! I´ve never ever seen something like this happening in any flight sim!

Absolutely no manual tweaking of the art controls, no RTH, lua, or whatever.

You fire up your sim, go flying, and xEnviro creates such unbelievably realistic scenes...

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X-Plane 10.51, IXEG B733

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The concept is good. Downside is when you get closer to these clouds then the immersion quickly dies. I had some today which looked as if they wanted to run away from my aircraft. The higher you fly the better it looks.

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The concept is good. Downside is when you get closer to these clouds then the immersion quickly dies. I had some today which looked as if they wanted to run away from my aircraft. The higher you fly the better it looks.

The cumulus clouds are 2D, they rotate in order to stay in the same angle to your aircraft.

I think they are aware of this problem, so let´s see what future updates will bring.

I am totally amazed, the potential of this plugin is remarkable!

 

Here is a video of a stream, I did earlier today. One can see the amazing things, as well as the problems of xEnviro in this short flight from LOWI to EDDS:

 

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Here is a video of a stream, I did earlier today. One can see the amazing things, as well as the problems of xEnviro in this short flight from LOWI to EDDS:

 

 

xEnviro colors and atmosphere look ultra realistic to me.

 

As an unrelated side note, now that I've become accustomed to seeing X-Plane 11 visuals, it's staggering to see how noticeable the difference is compared to XP10.

It's like XP10 suddenly got 10 years older.

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As an unrelated side note, now that I've become accustomed to seeing X-Plane 11 visuals, it's staggering to see how noticeable the difference is compared to XP10.

It's like XP10 suddenly got 10 years older.

Yeah, I was wondering on a flight yesterday if the ground textures have some degree of tesselation in them now; the colours / patterns don't seem to have changed but down low the roads are clearly indented into the fields and the fields themselves seem to have a slightly bumpier look to them.

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is there anything like gex for xplane , also it needs seasons , the green and brown gets old fast

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is there anything like gex for xplane , also it needs seasons , the green and brown gets old fast

There is an add on in the works do seasons,as for something like GEX you can download world2xplane (freeware)but 11s osm data is much better than 10s was

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Looking good for sure. But I find too similar to the FS9 with REX clouds and IL2- Sturmovik 1946 tbh.. both games which have more than 10 yrs old... I hate laminar for this, they are guilty for not delivering something so important to any FLIGHT SIM. I give xEnviro devs my best whishes

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Thanks for commenting guys!

I like using photo scenery, so I don't care too much about the default ground textures, although they look quite similar to me in XPX and XPXI. Due to its superior shadowing though, XPXI has more depth to it, which is more noticeable at lower altitudes, I think.

As for the atmospheric look, I like both sims. XPX tends to look more blue and clearer, XPXI's approach does look more real though.

Exciting times ahead for sure!

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xEnviro certainly looks great!  Am going to purchase after they fix a few issues.

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xEnviro certainly looks great!  Am going to purchase after they fix a few issues.

I hope they will release a first update soon!

The flickering sharp edges of cloud and haze layers around hills and mountains is really not nice, and cloud shadows would add so much depth.

xEnviro has definitely a lot of potential.

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is there anything like gex for xplane , also it needs seasons , the green and brown gets old fast

 

 

There's not a $150 add-on, no.

 

But there are freeware packs out there that change ground texture colors, etc. How good they look is up for interpretation I guess. 

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is there anything like gex for xplane , also it needs seasons , the green and brown gets old fast

For seasons, there's two options; Simple_Seasons+Winter Package, and a package for Fall and Winter available on Simflight Russia (http://forum.simrussia.com/index.php?/topic/208-%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D1%8B-xp-10/) The simple seasons script changes seasons automatically based on several parameters (temperature, months, etc), but I found it to be a bit of a hassle and not exactly perfect (no snow when there should be) so I just opted to use the Russian package. The install of the Russian package is extremely simple, download the .exe from the linked thread, install into a temp location, then put the textures you want into Custom Scenery. To revert back simply remove the files. 

 

 

But there are freeware packs out there that change ground texture colors, etc. How good they look is up for interpretation I guess. 

What freeware packs are there for ground textures? I know of w2xp scenery and HD Mesh, but to my knowledge these don't change the actual ground textures. 

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The cumulus clouds are 2D, they rotate in order to stay in the same angle to your aircraft.I think they are aware of this problem, so let´s see what future updates will bring.I am totally amazed, the potential of this plugin is remarkable!Here is a video of a stream, I did earlier today. One can see the amazing things, as well as the problems of xEnviro in this short flight from LOWI to EDDS

Thanks for sharing, Michael! Looks really great. I think, I will get xEnviro on the weekend.

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I also agree. xEnviro is a sign of awesomeness. Is it perfect, no. BUT it's only version 1. And it already blows away competition. So imagine what it will be when it reaches version 1.1 etc. :) 

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I am also looking forward to coming updates, which hopefully resolve the problems and add a bit more awesomeness...

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There are so many issues here. Overexposure, awful sky colors, low resolution clouds, transparent clouds... only in flight simulation a company can get away with releasing such an unfinished mess.

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Well, for me it's an enjoyable product, even with its current flaws.

This is a new developer, so I really hope they will deliver and fix the issues and add new features, just as promised in their road map. Time will tell. ;-)

For me, it's a hobby, so I do it for enjoyment and having a good time. That's why I tend to see the good things in it...

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I think everybody in this hobby developed the habit of focusing on the good things and ignoring the shortcomings... we all do it, all the time.

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It's like XP10 suddenly got 10 years older.

 

I agree! It's the same with every new Iphone, totally different than the last version...

 

Umm no it's not ;)

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I think everybody in this hobby developed the habit of focusing on the good things and ignoring the shortcomings... we all do it, all the time.

I am not ignoring the shortcomings. I reported them and I hope they'll get fixed.

But still, xEnviro does things, I've never seen in X-Plane.

I agree! It's the same with every new Iphone, totally different than the last version...

 

Umm no it's not.

;-) I do find the differences to be quite subtle as well!

But it is still early beta, so I think, during its live span, XPXI will deliver awesome new things!

For now, XPX stays my main sim, it still has the potential to amaze me, and xEnviro even added to that!

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can get away with releasing such an unfinished mess.

 

 

Skymaxx Pro has years of development and the clouds still look totally unrealistic. I think you should let everybody decide on their own which product they like. Stating multiple times that you don't like the product isn't helpful for anybody. I think we got the message...

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