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Hi guys

After getting ENORMOUSLY frustrated with the complete lack of support for an issue with xEnviro, I'm looking for a replacement.

Can anyone tell me if Activesky will completely replace xEnviro?

Will I loose anything like cloud textures by dumping xEnviro in favour of Activesky?

Thanks

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xEnviro is a total replacement of the weather system. So no, you can not transport the graphics to ActiveSky.

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What a pity their support is so dire as I like the product:-(

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2 hours ago, Dougal said:

Hi guys

After getting ENORMOUSLY frustrated with the complete lack of support for an issue with xEnviro, I'm looking for a replacement.

Can anyone tell me if Activesky will completely replace xEnviro?

Will I loose anything like cloud textures by dumping xEnviro in favour of Activesky?

Thanks

Which Version are you using? 1.07s is pretty solid with the right settings. The atmosphere rendering is far superior to anything based on X-Plane's standard skyboxes.

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1 hour ago, Colonel X said:

Which Version are you using? 1.07s is pretty solid with the right settings. The atmosphere rendering is far superior to anything based on X-Plane's standard skyboxes.

it's not a settings issue. it's the common problem of the program not activating.  The slightest hardware or BIOS change and it wont activate.  I have now finally heard from developer, so HOPEFULLY he'll get around to sorting it for me.

Its always given activation issues for me.

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6 hours ago, Dougal said:

Can anyone tell me if Activesky will completely replace xEnviro?

No, because the current version of ActiveSky is basically a very good real weather injector, which is only half of what xEnviro does. The other half of xEnviro is the cloud depiction, which completely replaces the default XP clouds. ActiveSky doesn't have its own complete replacement of the cloud graphics, so you'll be seeing default XP clouds.

However, ActiveSky can also work with many free plugins that change the cloud depiction, or even with something like SkyMaxxPro for the clouds. 

However Part 2: Later this year, ActiveSky will release their own cloud depiction package as a separate cost add-on. At that point, it could replace xEnviro for you as an integrated weather package. They're probably waiting until Laminar finishes the Vulkan/Metal graphics API update.

For what it's worth -- I like ActiveSky as a weather injector, currently using it with just default XP clouds. They're still working through some issues with turbulence for airliners, but for GA planes I like the way it models turbulence. The air I fly through feels more "alive" than in any other weather add-on I've used.

ActiveSky also has a very full-featured set of options for managing how severe the injected real weather is. This lets me experience a taste of real weather, while still completing FSEconomy flights without being blown off the runway. There is even a slider for how much icing can happen, including none, which I think is the only weather injector that does this. My primary complaint about xEnviro is the lack of enough options for modifying the injected weather.

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1 hour ago, Paraffin said:

No, because the current version of ActiveSky is basically a very good real weather injector, which is only half of what xEnviro does. The other half of xEnviro is the cloud depiction, which completely replaces the default XP clouds. ActiveSky doesn't have its own complete replacement of the cloud graphics, so you'll be seeing default XP clouds.

However, ActiveSky can also work with many free plugins that change the cloud depiction, or even with something like SkyMaxxPro for the clouds. 

However Part 2: Later this year, ActiveSky will release their own cloud depiction package as a separate cost add-on. At that point, it could replace xEnviro for you as an integrated weather package. They're probably waiting until Laminar finishes the Vulkan/Metal graphics API update.

For what it's worth -- I like ActiveSky as a weather injector, currently using it with just default XP clouds. They're still working through some issues with turbulence for airliners, but for GA planes I like the way it models turbulence. The air I fly through feels more "alive" than in any other weather add-on I've used.

ActiveSky also has a very full-featured set of options for managing how severe the injected real weather is. This lets me experience a taste of real weather, while still completing FSEconomy flights without being blown off the runway. There is even a slider for how much icing can happen, including none, which I think is the only weather injector that does this. My primary complaint about xEnviro is the lack of enough options for modifying the injected weather.

Many thanks for your detailed response. Extremely informative.

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