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Recomended weather Engine for P3D V4.5 or V5?

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Hi all

Thanks for the recommendations.

I have taken the advice and bought Active Sky P3D.

installed it and just completing my first flight . All seams to be going fine.  

I have a few questions to start with:

1/ How do I know if it is using the Rex Sky_Force 3D cloud shape and texture rather than P3D cloud shape and texture?

At present everything looks vert different to what I am use to (far more clouds than I normally get. It also has a more gray feel to it which is good)

2/ What are the biggest factors that effect sim performance *FPS) It seams to be performing fine at the moment. However, I am currently using the Majestic Dash 8 which always went fine.  Given the increased details of the clouds I am expecting a more FPS hungry aircraft will hit FPS somewhat.

Thanks again for all the help so far and thanks in advance if you can help with my questions.

Best wishes

Bob

 

 

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Biggest factors in sim performance in my experience: Cloud layers, cloud draw distance, and cloud resolution. I've set them to 3, 150 and 512 respectively.

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Best regards, Dimitrios

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As above with settings - using a low cloud resolution is no worries - you almost never notice the difference.

Also I set my cloud resolution to 80 in the vicinity of a large payware airport.

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I have ActiveSky, but I ended up using OpusFSI because it also includes Live Camera (cockpit vibrations).

OpusFSI Live Weather instant weather updates, Live Camera view control, management and docking, Live View multi-screen networked displays (opussoftware.co.uk)

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Hardware: i7-8700k, GTX 1070-ti, 16GB ram, NVMe/SSD drives with lots of free space.
Software: latest Windows 10 Pro, P3Dv4.5+, FSX Steam, and lots of addons (100+ mostly Orbx stuff).

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Hi all

Quick update from me. (topic starter)

After using Active Sky for the past several days, I am very satisfied.

To the kind folk who recommended Active Sky I thank you.  It is simple to use and a considerable improvement to P3D in general.

Thanks again.

Best wishes.

Bob  

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