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Hello, just wondering if anyone who owns Activesky X could comment on what they think of it. I'm only looking at the weather program and not the graphics, I'm running low res clouds for better framerates anyways.Anyhow how does it compare to previous versions of Activesky, to the default FSX weather (does it retain the dynamics of the default weather for turbulance etc.?), and does it have any effect on performance.If anyone could give their comments I'd appreciate it, thanks! (I have searched and read other threads on it, but I didn't find a whole lot out there on the weather program itself)

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This add-on is in my opinion a must have. I purchased it the moment it came out. This is a improved version with a more intuitive interface. It models turbulence very accurately and I have not noticed any performance degradation except for a slight decrease in in very, very heavy clouds. Keep in mind that realistic turbulence is very subjective to the user and their experience. I can say that I have had some very harrowing crosswind landings using ActiveSky. :) One thing that should be taken into consideration is that I am not an expert, I represent a more average user. I thought that I would add my opinion. This is also a incredible company with great support.

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I agree with Mike K. Much improved over FSX weather. The only downside for me is the program does not work with multiplay. My muliplay friend and I both have ActiveskyX, we practice our flight plans with activeskyX before we go on-line to fly mission with FSX weather. This is my only disappointment which may not be a big deal to most. Good luck! erv

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Active Sky was a must for FS9 and it is one the first "must have" add-ons for FSX as well.Pat

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>Two thumbs up here for Active Sky X :-)>>BryanAgreed, It's a must have!! :)

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>Hi Erv,>>The problem is in multiplayer. You and your friend need to>connect first, and then start ASX for weather.>>Thanks,>JimConfirmed. Start a session with a theme like blue sky, fair weather or whatever(not updated real world weather)and load ASX afterwards.Heiko

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The problem with the haze layer ending abruptly at higher elevations resulting in a definative line with the mountains sticking above it has not been corrected in ActiveskyX which makes flying in mountainous areas look like Cr@p. The FSX converted version of Activesky 6.5 does not have this problem. So I use AS6.5. AS6.5 will also work for both FS9 (which I still fly) and FSX.If you are only going to fly FSX, I would still get FSX and hope that Hi Fi will fix the above problem.Mike

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Thank you! We will give it a go in the morning during our normal scheduled flight. Thanks again! erv

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I agree as well it's a must have... but until something is done to counter (smooth) FSX's wind shifting issues I'm afraid I must do without. The 180 degree wind shifts at most altitudes are very annoying and would tear an aircraft apart in real life. This isn't an ASX problem at all. I just use FSX default, static weather now until such time as a smoothing feature can be added to ASX similar to what Peter Dowson was able to do with FSUIPC.Again, this is NOT a dig at ASX which is a fabulous addon!DougDell XPS 720H2C (3.73GHz) | 2GB DDR2 @ 1066 | 300GB RAID0, 10k RPM (C: ) | 500GB RAID1 (D: ) | 2 x 768MB nVidia 8800GTX (FW 158.45b) | SB X-Fi Sound | MS Force Feedback 2 | Vista Ultimate | DirectX 10.0

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Yep............a defo must have, it is fantastic!RegardsPaul EGCC

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Great to hear, Jim. I eagerly look forward to what you and your capable team come up with!DougDell XPS 720H2C (3.73GHz) | 2GB DDR2 @ 1066 | 300GB RAID0, 10k RPM (C: ) | 500GB RAID1 (D: ) | 2 x 768MB nVidia 8800GTX (FW 158.45b) | SB X-Fi Sound | MS Force Feedback 2 | Vista Ultimate | DirectX 10.0

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Don't leave home without it :-)Really adds a more realistic challenge to sim flying.

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Yap, definitely a must. Fix for the perenial wind problem otw - just turn off virtual stations for now.Love the AI and self aircraft turbulence simulation, and the hurricane simulation. You can get some really rough weather out there, mind the pax, and don't land that C172 behind a 747 - bad choice unless you wait a few minutes.ASG is quite nice too, although reserving final opinion until FEX comes outCheers,Etienne

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Tried your procedure today during our multiplay flight training over Western Kentucky, worked great - we flew VFR & I'm sure we should have been IFR - vis was somewhat limited for formation flying. Thanks Jim & Mike - appreciate it! We are now happy campers. erv

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