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Recomended weather Engine for P3D V4.5 or V5?

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Hi all

I have been using FSX and P3D for many years however I never bothered with live weather.

I would like to give it a try.  I have Rex SkyForce 3D installed (also for several years) as I enjoy what it does to the clouds etc.  However I never tried the weather engine. 

I gave it a try the other day and to my horror it stopped P3D V4.5 form working at all

I had to reinstall P3D V4.5 to get it working again. To test my theory I again turned the weather engine in Rex SkyForce 3D on, with the same result (P3D V4.5 crashing to desktop after it tries to load a flight).

So after a 2nd full reinstall of P3D V4.5 as you can imagine I will not turn the weather engine on again.

However I would like to try live weather, so any recommendations for a SAFE weather engine ?

I am not bothered by the cloud shape and textures as I am happy with the REX SkyForce 3D cloud shape and textures.

Thanks in advance if you have any suggestions recommendations.

Best wishes.

Bob

 

 

 

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Just now, rlaycock said:

However I would like to try live weather, so any recommendations for a SAFE weather engine

active sky

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Agreed, Active Sky is the best and most important. 


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+1 for Active Sky ASP3D.

When I was running P3Dv4.5, I was using Rex Skyforce only for the cloud textures, but ASP3D was generating the live weather in the sim. This was pretty stable for me.


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Same here, ActiveSky is superb...


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Keep your Sky Force for the textures. ActiveSky works great with the REX textures.

 

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I don’t think there’s a question that will lead to more or a consensus from the P3D community. 
 

Active Sky all the way. 

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I'll be sneaky and tell you to get RealTurb (separate developer) along with it.  Means you will have wind interacting with terrain such as mechanical turbulence from hills etc. that you don't get just with ActiveSky.  You need to have Activesky for it to work.

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4 hours ago, VHOJT said:

I'll be sneaky and tell you to get RealTurb (separate developer) along with it.  Means you will have wind interacting with terrain such as mechanical turbulence from hills etc. that you don't get just with ActiveSky.  You need to have Activesky for it to work.

I bought Realturb but have honestly seen no obvious signs of it doing anything. Maybe if you fly GA planes under VFR it does something but for 747s etc, another matter altogether.


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5 hours ago, IanHarrison said:

I bought Realturb but have honestly seen no obvious signs of it doing anything. Maybe if you fly GA planes under VFR it does something but for 747s etc, another matter altogether.

Hmm - I've noticed it many times on approach with the FSLA320/PMDG aircraft - one of my regular airports often has low-level turbulence in strong westerlies once you are under the hills to the west of the airport, and I notice this effect modelled quite well, whereas with Activesky alone, it wasn't there.

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5 hours ago, VHOJT said:

Hmm - I've noticed it many times on approach with the FSLA320/PMDG aircraft - one of my regular airports often has low-level turbulence in strong westerlies once you are under the hills to the west of the airport, and I notice this effect modelled quite well, whereas with Activesky alone, it wasn't there.

TBH, I have not compared with and without. Maybe the cross-winds I experience are magnified by RealTurb, I can't say.


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This might be a bit of a niche question, but I'm wondering if anyone has tested realturb Asia with FlyTampa's Kai Tak? I believe one of the things that made the IGS 13 approach particularly challenging was the turbulence from the surrounding terrain as well as all the high-rise buildings, might be tempted to pick it up for a bit of added immersion.


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By far, Active Sky !


 

 

 

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