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Hi there,just a minute ago i flew an approach to TNCM. Heavy thunderstorms have been in the area. it was lightning all over the area.BUT: I didn'T hear any sounds from the thunder.Anyone of you have an ideas please ??Thanks ,Carsten

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Try turning up your enviroment volume up.

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Hi,thanks, i tried it and it is a little bit louder now (enviroment is up to 100 and all the other sliders at about 30).It's still very very silent. And if i start the engines it'shardly to hear any thunderstorms...

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Hi i use Hifisims X graphics,this has new thunder and lightning effects..sounds and looks amazing.just in case you fancy hitting the old credit card a bit,coupled with Activesky X..weather is unbeatable and support is best there is... cheers steve

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well Steve don't hit me but i'm allready using Activesky X and Graphics X

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:-) :-) have you tried the Hifi sim forum..they might be able to tell you how to raise the default volume for the thunder sounds,i'm sure there is an INI file where you can do this.. cheers steve

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Okay Steve this sounds good.I'll try it and keep you informed.Thanks for this nice tip :-)Carsten

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Hey Jim,thanks for the note.What i'm wondering about is that those thunder sounds in Graphicsx are really loud when playing in preview.How comes that they are not in FSX ??Carsten

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Thanks Chris,i allready did this. enviroment is at 100. Engine at 10 (for testing) and the other at 30.One question. Is their any difference in the intensity of the thundersounds if i'm far away from a thunderstorm or directly in it ??Carsten

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Jim,i'm not sure if it is the distance thing. it was a fligth from nearsly 1 1/2 hours. I would expect that during this time the distance to the thunderstorm changes. The soundlevel during the flight was at every time the same.Thanks,Carsten

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It's probably because the game itself is trying to suppress volumes to realistic levels.I often fly real aircraft, C172 and though never flown in storm, thanks God, with a headset on even the normally very lound cockpit and engines sounds are heavilly suppressed.It's probably unrealistic then to expect thunder to be really loud. Also, the game maybe doing another thing.It probably saves the loudest volume of thunder to be ONLY WHEN DIRECT PROXIMITY or how else can they scale the sound?It maybe you are expecting too much from this program as it's a flight simulator and not an environment simulator as such. FSX does a great job with sounds but none are prefect. It's a limit of the game I'm sure.Dan

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Hello I also feel that the thunder sounds could do with a bit of beefing up.I know that you can turn up your environment slider and that does work,but unfortunately wind sounds then becomes deafeningly loud in your cockpit.(at least to my ears)I use soundblaster external and that comes with a program that allows you to edit wav files,indeed i have used it to reduce some cockpit altitude callouts as they have nearly caused cardiac arrest.....you are descending for a nice ILS app and then......."FIVE HUNDRED!"..head hits ceiling.You may also find some replacement thunder sounds lightning effects etc in the AVSIM files,i downloaded one but couldn't work out the installation instructions.cheers Andy

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