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FSXWX stutters sim.

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Suppose that I am doing a 7 hour flight from New York to London with FSXWX as the weather engine. After around 2-3 hours of flight time the sim starts to freeze for around 15 seconds and then stays normal for another 2-3 seconds- and than again an again.

Is there any fix for this or is it just the program acting like this?

 

Thanks in ADVANCE.

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It's abnormal for FSXWX to behave in this way.  As a test, have you tried a similar flight without using it, just to check whether it is in fact the culprit?  If this behaviour was occurring throughout the flight, one could suspect the weather add-on, but if it only starts after 2 hours, there could be something else amiss. I remember a version of this add-on had the behaviour of stopping while the downloaded weather was sent to FSX, but that was done on a regular basis: I don't know whether your version had that problem.

After testing it as suggested, you could also go into FSXWX settings & change the weather update interval to its maximum and setting the WX stations to minimum.  Check if there's any difference.  And remember, you can change these settings without having to exit FSX.

Chris

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Thank you for the reply,

and yes,  I did do a test flight without FSXWX from New York to Hong Kong which worked out fine. I also did the same flight with FSXWX on and the sim started freezing again somewhere above Canada (2-3 hours flight time).

 

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Hi Karthik,

Thanks for that information.  So, it seems that at the time FSXWX picks up on a ground weather station and sends the data to FSX it stops the Sim. It might be this one that I was thinking about.  The other thing you could try before doing anything else, is to delete your Shaders folder. You'll find it here:

Your Drive Letter:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\FSX\Shaders

You can delete this folder and when you launch FSX next, the Shaders Folder/Files will be rebuilt. So try this first & if no success, you might need to revisit the Hanse Coders site. I know that the Lite version is still available & some of the other ones are now removed. The latest one comes with a month's free trial & then to purchase it - unlike the earlier versions.

https://www.fsrealwx.de/index.php

Let us know how you get on.

Chris

 

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I really appreciate your help Chris..

I don't seem to find a "Shaders" folder in the Appdata location.

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Sorry...... I got it

 

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