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PLEASE READ THIS to avoid unnecessary requests!

https://forums.hifisimtech.com/threads/asp3d-rc3-now-available.13375/

Here the quote from the topic to read. I did modify the BOLD text sequence to be sure you catch the important feature!

Hello everyone,

We have just posted RC3!

Thanks go out to our development team who has been working tirelessly for months now to address issues, reconfigure designs, and keep up with the frequent and considerable changes to each new P3D build. Thanks also to all our BETA participants who have worked hard to test and provide great feedback to help us get things to where they are today!

With P3D 5.1 HF1 now released and stable, in RC3 we have been able to finalize certain aspects and we are very much looking forward to releasing ASP3D after an exceptionally long and challenging development and testing cycle.

This new build most importantly brings several changes and fixes to address issues in EA depiction refreshing, timing, and accuracy. Several core problems in previous builds were creating potentially inaccurate clouds, confusing cloud conditions reports, clear skies, and a myriad of other issues. All of this should now be resolved with RC3. We have also further adjusted synthesis, interpolation, and EA volumetric cloud parameters based on RC2 OPEN BETA feedback in order to provide the best results possible.

EA mode users should get a much more accurate experience across the board now, regardless of the distance of flight and with or without flight plan use, although a flight plan is very much recommended and needed for improved accuracy and intended theme reload timing.

Brand new to RC3: EA Smooth Theme Reloads! This brings cloud scene smoothing, greatly improving the existing P3D 5.1 EA cloud transitions. Reload smoothing periods now occur over about 2-3 minutes instead of 10 seconds, and conditions reports will now always sync properly and display both the “from” and “to” transition conditions. Note that due to EA depiction timing considerations, the initial cloud scene and any ASP3D-initiated “refresh” will also need to smooth in over 2-3 minutes. Therefore, when you start your session, please wait a couple minutes before comparing the conditions you see on screen.

You can download and install the latest RC3 update from our downloads page. Report any issues ASAP in the ASP3D OPEN BETA Forum.

Thanks everyone! We look forward to releasing ASP3D very soon.


Changelog:
RC #3 - November 24, 2020


- Added new EA smooth theme reloads to smooth out transitions as much as possible while maintaining expected performance - Clouds transitions will now occur over approximately 2-3 minutes instead of 10 seconds - Some larger transitions steps in some cases are normal and expected but everything should be significantly smoother than before
- Added enhanced depiction and theme reload timing logic for better EA mode conditions representations at all time (requires flight plan to be loaded for best results)
- Fixed issue where clouds may not depict properly if "Disable EA volumetric cloud control" was checked
- Fixed potential EA interpolation problems resulting in improper or unexpected clear cloud depictions for a variety of reasons
- Changed conditions reported in EA mode with more intuitive "transitioning from" and "transitioning to" METAR text
- Adjusted volumetric cloud configuration for additional edge smoothing with clouds (to reduce lower res/pixelated look as much as possible while still reducing gridding effect)

NOTE: Your volumetricclouds.cfg file in your C:\users\username\appdata\roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5 folder should be manually deleted and P3D restarted so it can be recreated with proper 5.1 HF1 parameters format - If you fail to do this, completely clear skies issue may be experienced - This is a P3D 5.1 HF1 revision/upgrade issue not related to ASP3D.

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are you guys noticing snow is not visibly falling when EA is on.  But when EA is off it does?  Even before this update of AS


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14 minutes ago, micstatic said:

are you guys noticing snow is not visibly falling when EA is on.  But when EA is off it does?  Even before this update of AS

Not tried it out. But I will coming days.

Did you reported this at HiFi/LM Support forum? Because if not, you/we missed a chance with HF1 ;-). 

If you post it there with steps to reproduce the issue...I will jump into your topic and post to with my result tomorrow.

Thanks for sharing!

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I reported missing snow even when overcast but didn't get them to acknowledge that. Was during RC1 or 2.

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I really enjoy V5 overall.  But I wish they never changed the weather system from V4.  


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1 minute ago, micstatic said:

I really enjoy V5 overall.  But I wish they never changed the weather system from V4.  

Switch of EA and you have the old system. Simple as that.

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1 minute ago, JoeFackel said:

Switch of EA and you have the old system. Simple as that.

I could be wrong.  But didn't they also make changes to that where in theory it could be raining on one side of the airport but not the other?


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2 minutes ago, micstatic said:

I really enjoy V5 overall.  But I wish they never changed the weather system from V4.  

I do not completely agree on that. I whished they would changed it with much better quality standard at release. Now we stuck for months, maybe a year, till this is visually gotten to a level where it is better looking and performing compared to the standard weather.

Because I think when it is done properly and right, it will become way better compared to 2d clouds and the "old" lighting.

It offers more possibilities. But the implementation is done very poor. This should not have happen in this way with the release in april I think. Teasing something that isn´t worth teasing........hence why lot´s of users turn it off (not everyone, but the opinions are wide spreaded).

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I came across this one....which should also done better by LM (probably NOT HiFi)

Looks really horrible. what do you think? look at the high raising clouds at horizon..........Like someone is raising the cloud layer to look below the layer 😉 

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Does the weather update now respect the refresh setting in the ASP3D UI?


Eric 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, B777ER said:

Does the weather update now respect the refresh setting in the ASP3D UI?

yes

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1 hour ago, micstatic said:

are you guys noticing snow is not visibly falling when EA is on.  But when EA is off it does?  Even before this update of AS

Snow is visibly falling right now at KCOS with EA on and the latest Active Sky update, although I don't see any snow on the ground.

Update: I now have snow on the ground.

Al

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I'm at KCOS right now, and I see droplets accumulating on my windscreen in my A2A ac, but no visible snow/precipitation falling or accumulating. 


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1 minute ago, ark said:

Snow is visibly falling right now at KCOS with EA on and the latest Active Sky update, although I don't see any snow on the ground.

Al

To be fair, I'm looking out my window and I see snowflakes in the air and no snow on the ground.  So this time the sim's got it down...   😜

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