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As2016/ASCA for P3Dv4 beta #2 Available

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You can now use Full Dynamics

I had to delete the config file in %Appdata% hifi\ACA to get the update to apply correctly

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Great news thank you. Looking forward to using the Full Dynamics again.

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My install seemed to go without a hitch. What indication did you get that something went wrong?

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What is full dynamics?

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You need ASCA , full dynamic shifting textures colors etc

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I like that if you check under conditions page, you can see runways in use.... Cool feature

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24 minutes ago, Slayer said:

You need ASCA , full dynamic shifting textures colors etc

I've been thinking of getting ASCA. So is it compatible with P3Dv4? I don't see it on their site.

 

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Yes, ASCA is compatible with Prepar3D v4, you can download both ASP4 and the ASCA update below:

https://hifisimtech.com/active-sky-for-p3dv4-open-beta/

ASP4 is a free upgrade for owners of AS16 for Prepar3D v3.  There is a cross platform upgrade license for owners of ASN for FSX and Prepar3D and AS16 for FSX.

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21 minutes ago, blackbird7 said:

Just to make sure I'm not crazy, does Full Dynamics choose sky color schemes randomly?

I decided to take a peak and compare P3D v3 and v4 using Full Dynamics.  I loaded up P3D v3 and P3D v4 a few times.  Each time, my sky color was different.

http://imgur.com/NgHw16G

http://imgur.com/iKjvAxl

http://imgur.com/o2YBAKF

 

Well, I couldn't find it in the manual, but I did find this on HiFi's website: 

ASCA’s Full Dynamics theme, simultaneous variation of up to 8 different texture sets (128 cloud textures total) are provided including simultaneous texture resolution to provide increased performance for certain cloud types that don’t require high resolution (such as overcast layers).

So, I'm guessing the answer is yes.  For some reason, I was thinking that the sky color wasn't randomly chosen.

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32 minutes ago, blackbird7 said:

Just to make sure I'm not crazy, does Full Dynamics choose sky color schemes randomly?

I decided to take a peak and compare P3D v3 and v4 using Full Dynamics.  I loaded up P3D v3 and P3D v4 a few times.  Each time, my sky color was different.

http://imgur.com/NgHw16G

http://imgur.com/iKjvAxl

http://imgur.com/o2YBAKF

 

Yes, it does.  Within ASCA, you can choose whether to let it change your sky textures dynamically or not.  You can also indicate the conditions each sky texture is used. I have EnvTex and their sky textures are compatible with ASCA so they will change dynamically based on weather conditions. I like the EnvTex sky sets a little better than the ASCA sets.

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1 hour ago, SKEWR said:

I like that if you check under conditions page, you can see runways in use.... Cool feature

Where? Looking and can't see.

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2 hours ago, beachdog2001 said:

My install seemed to go without a hitch. What indication did you get that something went wrong?

For some reason, it created 3 paths to P3Dv3. Hifi said this may happen to some users. I was one of them :)

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20 minutes ago, Drumcode said:

Where? Looking and can't see.

Enable airports in the AS16 map and hold your mouse over it. You'll see a pop-up METAR with the runway(s) in use right under the METAR string at the top of the pop-up.. This is documented in the manual...

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55 minutes ago, Travelling_Wilbury said:

For some reason, it created 3 paths to P3Dv3. Hifi said this may happen to some users. I was one of them :)

Yep, this happened to me, too.  I essentially had two P3Dv3 paths instead of separate paths for v3 and v4.  I clicked the "Reset Simulator Definitions" button, and this seemed to fix things for me.  If I experience any problems, I'll try your fix and delete the config file.  

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1 minute ago, blackbird7 said:

Yep, this happened to me, too.  I essentially had two P3Dv3 paths instead of separate paths for v3 and v4.  I clicked the "Reset Simulator Definitions" button, and this seemed to fix things for me.  If I experience any problems, I'll try your fix and delete the config file.  

Darn, I did not notice that button :)

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Thanks for sharing the runway in use feature, I didn't know about that!

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You can also see it on the "Conditions" page near the bottom. It appears over "Forecast Hours" at the bottom of that page.

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Runway in use also in the flight briefing.

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