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For the past week I am not able to download FSX Real World Weather. I get the following message " An error occurred while downloading Real-World Weather........

Anybody else has this problem. If not where do I look to fix this?

 

Stelios

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I have moved your topic out of the FSX/P3D Missions forum.  Real World weather hasn't been up to snuff for quite a while.  I have had that error only once or twice and I fixed it by just restarting the Sim.  The weather servers are no longer updating to the actual correct weather.

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MicroSoft's contract with Jeppessen expired years ago and was not renewed.  Since then, actually getting real world weather through FSX has been a hit or miss affair.  In order to reliably have real world weather, you really need an add-on weather program.

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I think this warning message is to become the "new norm".  I just click OK and take whatever weather comes my way.  I also checked the weather during the flight and it changed each time I checked it. Oh, well, life is tough.:wacko:

 

weather or not.JPG

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On 2/27/2019 at 7:28 AM, mistercoffee1 said:

Look up FSXWX.

It's free, and it works for injecting Real World Weather back into FSX.

Too complicated to install. How about an easier to install and operated?

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1 hour ago, Stelios said:

Too complicated to install. How about an easier to install and operated?

Active Sky.

It's worth it.

Edited by PaulGR

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Like Stelios I find FSXWX too complex to install, and I'm afrais of ruining something else amd having to reinstall the Whole thing, has anyone heard or read anything if MS is signing Peace with Jeppesen?

Berlopez

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I was trying to edit my post but the option didn't appear. Than I tried to find it under quote and posted by mistake...Now I have deleted the double post, Sorry.

 

I am attempting to install FSXWX as a replacement to MS/Jeppesen weather; So far I have been unsuccesfull, ater I run the installer I redirect it to my C:\ Where my FSX Accel. is installed, it is not installed in  Program files since I am running Windows 7, so I redirect the installer there once there I run it, doesn't connect...?

Can anyone come with advice ?

 

Berlopez

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Thank you Charlieron. The Edit option at least for m only appears only for a few minutes after I post a post.

 

Enko, Great guide to installing FSXWX, Ill certaingly give it a try.

 

Berlopez

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Thanks Enko...Will report...

 

Also saw the written instructions,which I find easier to fallow...Still trying to understand how it downloads Real Weather and how I inject it into FSX...Just by Download real Weather option/ Download real Weather every 15 minutes option ??

Berlopez

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On 3/7/2019 at 7:21 AM, Berlopez said:

Like Stelios I find FSXWX too complex to install, and I'm afrais of ruining something else amd having to reinstall the Whole thing, has anyone heard or read anything if MS is signing Peace with Jeppesen?

Doubtful - MS doesn't maintain FSX anymore.  They wouldn't spend money if they would not be getting enough profit out of it to make it worthwhile.

On 3/12/2019 at 8:35 AM, Berlopez said:

Thanks Enko...Will report...

 

Also saw the written instructions,which I find easier to fallow...Still trying to understand how it downloads Real Weather and how I inject it into FSX...Just by Download real Weather option/ Download real Weather every 15 minutes option ??

There should either be a new option in the Weather Settings to select the weather for your add-on.  I have that for Active Sky and also REX Sky Force.  Otherwise, try selecting Clear All Weathers.  The sim will not use its default weather at all and your add-on can inject its own weather over that.

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Whenever I run the FSXWX.exe. as Administrator a window opens and when i press on Connect I get:

 

SIMCONNECT connection failed

 

??? What am i doing wrong ?!*

 

Berlopez

 

ps,This is so frustrating.

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I second FSXWX, it's superb and free. The install is very simple following the instructions on the website, basically you just pop all the files in any older folder you wish, and replace two files in your FSX/P3D installation - simples! There is also a Youtube video guide someone posted above.

Simconnect is part of FSX, you need to have FSX running first before you can connect FSXWX to it.

 

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Posted (edited)

I have a registered version of FSUIPC 4.1, Wonder if this will Work ? The guide states 4.9 or higher. Or if I just move my reg. version out to a temp. and  then install an unregistered version of 4.9

 

Berlopez

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I have FSX in my C:\ Drive in a folder I created as instructed when one runs FSX in Windows 7; Today I checked for simconnect there and found it in the uires folder

ckyliu thanks for your reply and guide, how does one connect  FSXWX to FSX ? Sorry I'm hard headed, Is there a folder ? When I run the .exe I get a completely different menu page than that shown in the video ?

 

Berlopez

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On 3/14/2019 at 12:10 PM, Berlopez said:

I have a registered version of FSUIPC 4.1, Wonder if this will Work ? The guide states 4.9 or higher. Or if I just move my reg. version out to a temp. and  then install an unregistered version of 4.9

 

Berlopez

Yes it does work with registered version.

 

To start click the FSXWX exe and after your FSX is running hit connect. Once you go to a location in FSX it should detect and inject automatically assuming FSUIPC is installed.

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Posted (edited)
On 3/14/2019 at 11:31 AM, Berlopez said:

Whenever I run the FSXWX.exe. as Administrator a window opens and when i press on Connect I get:

 

SIMCONNECT connection failed

 

??? What am i doing wrong ?!*

 

Berlopez

 

ps,This is so frustrating.

I had this a short time back. I just downloaded FSXWX again and ran it! Bingo 🙂

(It will also say that is FSX isn't running btw)

Edited by Enko

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Finally manages to inject weather into FSX using FSXWX !

Though the forecast outside my window is bright overcast FSX depicts it like this:

Thank you all for your guides Now FSX is interesting again:biggrin:

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Edited by Berlopez

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Don't really now how accurate this weather engine is? I just made a flight, downloaded weather like I did yesterday; Day image... No overcast still...got very clear skies, could see stars.When I pressed connect it SIM connected and found all nessesaries, I think??

 

I had forgotten to Reload, in order to get the weather to show :rolleyes: Will FSX depict HAZY&Cloudy weather?

 

Berlopez

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