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hi all, Iv'e noticed that the real world weather in the fsx default weather engine is different than the actual real world weather. is this just fsx being stupid or is this some kind of bug? does anyone else has this problem?

Tim

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Hi Tim,

The FSX weather engine was never particularly accurate and I was amazed by the difference when I switched to a payware weather addon a few years ago (Rex Essentials + Overdrive). This didn’t just improve the accuracy of the weather conditions but the addon textures massively improved the sense of immersion when flying. In fact having used default FSX weather for many years, I regretted that I hadn’t made the change earlier! I currently use the Active Sky 16, ASCA and Envtex combination and love it but there are other options available.

Bill

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MicroSoft used to have a contract with Jeppesen for downloading their real world weather data.  That contract expired several years ago, since then if the stock FSX real weather engine displayed accurate weather, it was likely by pure luck that the archived data matched the current conditions.  For real world weather you are better served by using a weather add on program.

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