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I have tried a few different real world weather engines for FSX, and they inject the weather perfectly, but after about 15-20 minutes of flying, I reach the edge of the clouds and from then on, even as the weather updates, the sky remains completely clear. As this happens with several weather engines, I suspect it is an issue with my FSX in some way, but cannot track the problem down. I would appreciate it if you could advise on any settings or other changes I could make that may possibly fix the issue. Thanks in advance.

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6 minutes ago, FlgihtSim123 said:

I have tried a few different real world weather engines for FSX, and they inject the weather perfectly, but after about 15-20 minutes of flying, I reach the edge of the clouds and from then on, even as the weather updates, the sky remains completely clear. As this happens with several weather engines, I suspect it is an issue with my FSX in some way, but cannot track the problem down. I would appreciate it if you could advise on any settings or other changes I could make that may possibly fix the issue. Thanks in advance.

Do you see this with the FS default weather?

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vonmar - Thanks for your reply, I am starting FSX now and will test this, I will get back to you as soon as I have tested it.

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25 minutes ago, vonmar said:

Do you see this with the FS default weather?

Yes this does happen with default weather as well. Sorry for taking a little while to test it.

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12 minutes ago, FlgihtSim123 said:

Yes this does happen with default weather as well. Sorry for taking a little while to test it.

What are your Weather Display Options in FSX?

Options/Settings/Display/Weather tab.

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2 minutes ago, vonmar said:

What are your Weather Display Options in FSX?

Options/Settings/Display/Weather tab.

Cloud draw - slider all the way to the right

Deatailed clouds checked, cloud coverage maximum

thermal visualisation - none

download winds aloft unticked

disable turbulence unticked

rate at which weather changes over time - no change

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Give me the default FSX weather data you use for the test.

A flight (situation) departure airport / heading / time of day  / altitude to fly / time to fly the heading/route to see the problem.

 

I will do the same test an see what happens.

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1 minute ago, vonmar said:

Give me weather data you use for the test.

A flight (situation) departure airport / heading / time of day  / altitude to fly / time to fly the heading/route to see the problem.

 

I will do the same test an see what happens.

This happens at any airports, any time, any route.

The test I just did though was with 'Major Thunderstorm' - taking off from Sandown (EGHN) and I took off at runway direction - 047. I was climbing at about 2000ft/min and the cloud started to turn clear at about 12000ft, so about 6 minutes. I set the time to the current time in the UK, so around 17:30 when I tested it.

Thank you for your help.

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Cloud draw - slider all the way to the right ...  
mine * 90mi

Deatailed clouds checked, cloud coverage maximum
mine * same

thermal visualisation - none
mine * same

download winds aloft unticked
mine checked

disable turbulence unticked  
mine checked

rate at which weather changes over time - no change
mine * same

Climbing thru 19600 almost on top of storm with more Wx above

196000-ontop_zpsx1akzxi4.jpg

 

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Yes, that is nothing like mine - I have clear sky below and above the aircraft, just some clouds behind the aircraft.

I will try again with your settings and see what happens.

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" As this happens with several weather engines, I suspect it is an issue with my FSX in some way, "

Maybe your other Wx engines ... have you posted on their forums?

 

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1 minute ago, vonmar said:

" As this happens with several weather engines, I suspect it is an issue with my FSX in some way, "

Maybe your other Wx engines ... have you posted on their forums?

 

I have posted on their forums, but surely it must be an FSX issue, as it is happening with the default weather as well - even when the other weather engines are disabled. If it isn't the weather settings, do you know of any other possible causes of the issue?

 

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8 minutes ago, FlgihtSim123 said:

I have posted on their forums, but surely it must be an FSX issue, as it is happening with the default weather as well - even when the other weather engines are disabled. If it isn't the weather settings, do you know of any other possible causes of the issue?

 

Which other Wx engines?

My initial thought was they could have "changed" something.

 

Maybe you need a fresh install of FSX (FSX SP2 / FSX Accel / FSX Steam?) and test in a default state.

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FSXWX and FSRealWX. I know FSXWX changes the wxstationlist.BIN along with a couple of other files, but the problem occurred before I installed this and even when I restored the original files. I may be wrong, but I dont think FSRealWX changes FSX in anyway, but you are likely to know more.

Thanks for all of your suggestions.

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6 minutes ago, FlgihtSim123 said:

FSXWX and FSRealWX. I know FSXWX changes the wxstationlist.BIN along with a couple of other files, but the problem occurred before I installed this and even when I restored the original files. I may be wrong, but I dont think FSRealWX changes FSX in anyway, but you are likely to know more.

Thanks for all of your suggestions.

I used FSRealWX  ... uninstalled it LONG ago ... I also reported many problems in their forums.

 

Easy to get these mixed up.

 

Is FSXWX payware?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, vonmar said:

I used FSXWX ... uninstalled it LONG ago ... I also reported many problems in their forums.

 

 

Like I say, I have uninstalled it - did your problems continue after the uninstall?

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Is FSXWX payware?

 

I used FSRealWX  ... uninstalled it LONG ago ... I also reported many problems in their forums.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, vonmar said:

Is FSXWX payware?

 

I used FSRealWX  ... uninstalled it LONG ago ... I also reported many problems in their forums.

 

 

No, neither are payware.

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1 minute ago, vonmar said:

Ok,

I found info on FSXWX here (I never used it):

 

 

Thanks, I see that there are some CTD issues spoken about, but nothing matching my issue. Once again, when I looked through the forums for FSRealWX and FSXWX, I did not spot any issues like mine.

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1 hour ago, vonmar said:

Which other Wx engines?

My initial thought was they could have "changed" something.

 

Maybe you need a fresh install of FSX (FSX SP2 / FSX Accel / FSX Steam?) and test in a default state.

I followed your guidance, and I have tried a repair of FSX and SP1 and SP2. So far so good, I haven't tested it fully in a flight situation, but in a quick test earlier, I could go further from my departure point than before and still have clouds. Thank you for all of your help.

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On 2017-02-24 at 6:51 PM, vonmar said:

Maybe you need a fresh install of FSX (FSX SP2 / FSX Accel / FSX Steam?) and test in a default state.

I was thinking the same thing. Sounds like a "reinstall everything and be done with it"-issue

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