ArmyJack

Disk of Clouds following Plane

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Good Day All!

                     I'm having an issue with a cloud layer in OpusFSI. There is always a cloud layer or a disk of clouds that follow my plane in FSX-SE. Like a Lid, I can see the edge of the clouds just over my plane at altitude. Follows me like a little puppy. Nice, but not realistic. I have Cloud draw set to Max in FSX-SE and Auto Cirrus clouds enabled in OpusFSI. I understand that Cirrus clouds are not injected my Metars, but are injected by OpusFSI if conditions are ripe for Cirrus clouds. I have no issue with Cirrus clouds being drawn when the actual sky is clear, however the unrealistic disk is madding. Any thoughts or suggestions would be most welcome.

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That's most likely the Cloud of Doom, a problem with a bitmap mask in the FSX sim.

Here's a past SimForums post. We'll see about putting the FAQ back.

It might be the old 'Cloud of Doom' bitmap mask. You will find a cirrus_overcast03_Opus.bmp file in your OpusFSI folder. You could try renaming and replacing your cirrus_overcast03.bmp FSX file with this (renamed of course). Rename your original (add _FSX) to its name) before using the Opus one.

This bitmap mask can cause the 'Cloud of Doom' in FSX, I believe it was intended to be used by Microsoft to depict fog. Try it.

Stephen :-)

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Stephen, Thanks for your suggestion. I had read somewhere in the past about this issue but I wasn't clear on the solution. But, I understand now. I'll give it a shot and hope it's the cure. Regardless, your help is most appreciated.

                                               Thanks, Jack

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Stephen, Just a quick reply to inform you that I no longer have "The Cloud of Doom" Your fix did the trick!

                Once again let me say how much I appreciate your response and the help you offered.

                                                                                   Fly safe, Jack

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Glad to hear, we'll definitely put the 'Cloud of Doom' fix back into the FAQs.

Regards

Stephen

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