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I've combed through several ActiveSky-related threads looking for the answer to this question, and didn't see any direct answer.

Does ActiveSky for P3Dv5 (beta) solve the P3Dv5 issues with shifting upper-level winds? 


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8 minutes ago, w6kd said:

I've combed through several ActiveSky-related threads looking for the answer to this question, and didn't see any direct answer.

Does ActiveSky for P3Dv5 (beta) solve the P3Dv5 issues with shifting upper-level winds? 

No wind shift with Active Sky in the 10+ hours flown so far in p3d v5.

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Hi Bob,

This is not an issue with AS5 beta 🙂 Honestly, I haven't even checked in the last two days, but my experience even with the LM beta EA, ActiveSky beta has been mind-blowing. Disclaimer, I've been a beta tester for Damian since forever, but with the latest beta I've experienced something (real cloud feeling, turbulence) that I only know from my real flying!!

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35 minutes ago, ttbq1 said:

No wind shift with Active Sky in the 10+ hours flown so far in p3d v5.

Same here... no shifting


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No shifting observed - flew as high as FL410 for about an hour 🙂 


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Sudden wind shifts haven’t been a problem with any Active Sky version going back to ASN for FSX. They access ambient wind settings in the sim environment directly, (at a lower level than simconnect provides). This evidently bypasses the part of the sim’s weather engine where the current bug resides. I don’t know how it is done, but with Active Sky I have always been confident that the wind direction and velocity at upper levels will exactly match the current forecast winds.

LM still needs to fix the bug causing the constant wind shifts for those weather engines that use standard SDK/PDK functions, as it only arose with the advent of Version 5, and is something that should not be happening.

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5 hours ago, Peter Z KCLE_EDDN said:

Hi Bob,

This is not an issue with AS5 beta 🙂 Honestly, I haven't even checked in the last two days, but my experience even with the LM beta EA, ActiveSky beta has been mind-blowing. Disclaimer, I've been a beta tester for Damian since forever, but with the latest beta I've experienced something (real cloud feeling, turbulence) that I only know from my real flying!!

Cheers,

Pete

Did you apply any particular setting to achieve this realistic effect, or are you speaking of the general  real flying experience that ASP3D fulfills?

Thanks,

Jesse 


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I haven't experienced the "wind shift" issue ... could it be related to ASP3D shear settings and/or turbulence settings ... I disable the hurricane depiction option.

Cheers, Rob.

EDIT: I have seen where SimConnect (I run networked) can sometimes get overloaded ... AS usually shows a warning.  Also need to make sure you have matched AS_Connect versions.  Also check your packet size per SDK:

MaxReceiveSize Integer

The maximum packet size. The default is 8192. If the client receives a packet larger than this size, it will disconnect from the server.

FSX was 4096 

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ASP3D doesn't use Simconnect with V5 - it does with 4.5 however

 

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

ASP3D doesn't use Simconnect with V5 - it does with 4.5 however

 

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The handwriting has been on wall for awhile with regard to the SimConnect API in P3d5. Eventually it will only be there for legacy access.

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

ASP3D doesn't use Simconnect with V5 - it does with 4.5 however

Are you sure about that?  On my network setup, if I remove my SimConnect.cfg ASP3D doesn't communicate with the server (main FS PC).

Cheers, Rob.

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7 hours ago, vgbaron said:

ASP3D doesn't use Simconnect with V5 - it does with 4.5 however

 

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Sorry Vic, but you are wrong. ASP3D uses actually SimConnect.

See the debug panel and logs.


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4 hours ago, roland_lfor said:

Sorry Vic, but you are wrong. ASP3D uses actually SimConnect.

See the debug panel and logs.

Roland - we're both right. I double checked - AS doesn't use simconnect for networking but it DOES use it for other communications with P3D.  I misspoke when I said they didn't use it at all.

Apologies for the confusion - 

 

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