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1 minute ago, Bobsk8 said:

Just CU clouds, isn't really an extensive cloud depiction for me. 

When FS20 was released and for a long time the people claimed miracles about the default clouds. I know that we have just CU clouds but they are depicted in infinite ways and shapes, it's not perfect but it works well and I like it. Also, when you are in the cockpit you can't see what kind of clouds you are passing through and I find the clouds where they should be at 95% of my flights, often in a beautiful postcards landscapes.


Missing the PMDG DC6 in MSFS 2020 (she's here, but...).

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20 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

Check spam filter. 

Yep have done many times 😞

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6 hours ago, MarcG said:

Anyone able to register for the HiFi forms with a Gmail account? I tried on Sunday, never got the verification email and that was after requesting it be sent twice.

Sent a PM to Damian here but don't think he's been back since, nothing in my spam obviously.

Wanna post some ideas for features, thanks.

Good morning

same problems for me gmail address

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2 hours ago, Claudius_ said:

When FS20 was released and for a long time the people claimed miracles about the default clouds. I know that we have just CU clouds but they are depicted in infinite ways and shapes

I have come to think that this is their actual intention. I recall from one of the development streams the response to questions about the lack of cirrus clouds was along the lines that "different types of clouds do not actually exist in nature; clouds are just water vapor and we have made up names to describe formations that look similar to us." (A very French philosophical approach) But this may be why we are seeing basically a single cloud type trying to be made to look like every cloud type.

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Here's a quick comparison of MSFS Live vs Active Sky Live at ENNO (Notodden, Norway)

Ground shot looking up with METAR info shown.

I need a weather expert to tell me which is more accurate! I just LIKE flying with AS. Had some minor turbulence at 30000ft during flight, most welcome.

MSFS Live Weather vs Active Sky Live Weather - Quick compare at ENNO.

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There is absolutely no way a weather app can depict weather exactly as it is in real life, is just impossible, so for that reason I'm sticking with default, which is quite good and enough for me.

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 Have they done the flight with MSFS and then used a replay tool to play it back with AS...in which case, would that actually work accurately? Also his description on the video is unnecessary. Seems like another troll rather than anything "scientific"

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17 minutes ago, motishow said:

Comparation video between msfs weather and active sky weather, .......no words

Yes in this video MSFS looks more dramatic. Obviously that's what's important! Might as well use the Camp Crystal preset though 😄

oh btw in the comments the guy puts down AS and dev so viciously that I can't actually quote it here... except:

"who has been making flat and sad clouds all his life"

rewind to 2018 however and same YouTuber posted video below

"Is it real? Best tweaks for P3DV.4.4 4K" Video title

Please note to make this 'real video' he used a ton of add-ons including, drum roll, P3D V4+Active Sky

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1 hour ago, ptimale said:

Good morning

same problems for me gmail address

Glad to see it wasn't just me. When I got ASFS when it came out, I had to register. Despite many requests to get the verification email resent and many checks of the spam folder, I never received any of them. I reached out to Damian directly for assistance and he did it internally. Clearly they have an issue with Gmail accounts.

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4 minutes ago, sloppysmusic said:

Yes in this video MSFS looks more dramatic. Obviously that's what's important! Might as well use the Camp Crystal preset though 😄

oh btw in the comments the guy puts down AS and dev so viciously that I can't actually quote it here... except:

"who has been making flat and sad clouds all his life"

rewind to 2018 however and same YouTuber posted video below

"Is it real? Best tweaks for P3DV.4.4 4K" Video title

Please note to make this 'real video' he used a ton of add-ons including, drum roll, P3D V4+Active Sky

He sure takes hyperbole to another level. Also, there must be something personal in his hatred of Damian Clark and anyone who likes the Active Sky products.

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Based on this video, it appears that Active Sky for MSFS gives you that nostalgic feeling of being back in P3D!

I'm sticking with default Live Weather, and the improvements it will get in MSFS 2024!!

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2 minutes ago, mmcmah said:

He sure takes hyperbole to another level. Also, there must be something personal in his hatred of Damian Clark and anyone who likes the Active Sky products.

What is strange is that Damian was one of the most respected developers for years and years. Now he comes out with an app in MSFS, and he seems to get hate from every direction. I don't get it. 

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12 minutes ago, motishow said:

Comparation video between msfs weather and active sky weather, .......no words

<< video link above >>

 

This sort of videos makes me think that either this users don't understand weather at all or have an "agenda"...

When someone records a video trying to make comparisons between what is injected by different sources, including default Real World Weather in MSFS 2020, it is important to add to the video description important informations such as METAR valid at the time / aifield / station / area  replicated in sim... 

Guys like the author of that youtube are clearly concerned not with understanding what should be depicted but, if not based on other objectives, simply assuming that what is being depicted in MSFS 2020 is correct / expected - even in the case in that video where those reach and varied cloud graphics that always surprise me with their diversity, are present in the default weather side of the "show"... Strangely Cumulus, very rare, I believe a first time in the hsitory of MSFS weather redering !!!

OMG 😕

And yet there are unfortunately users who will see this as a good "review"...

 

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17 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

What is strange is that Damian was one of the most respected developers for years and years. Now he comes out with an app in MSFS, and he seems to get hate from every direction. I don't get it. 

Bob, in English you use the word "agenda"... 

Of the examples of people complaining about MSFS, I've found a good deal of what I interpret as "agenda-based" complaints, some other based on poor knowledge of how to properly set / use ASFS and / or Meteorology, and OFC there are also complaints which are well-founded and I am sure will only contribute to make ASFS grow better with future updates and the unique support I have long learned to expect from HiFi Simulations.

It is very difficult for a product like ASFS to get it's work done when the base platform offers very few hooks... and yet Damian has, once again and against all odds, been able to do what is already done by ASFS.

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Ryzen 5600x, 32GB RAM, Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti, 1 TB & 500 GB M.2 nvme drives, Win11.

Lenovo TB310FU 9,5" Tablet for Navigraph and some available external FMCs or AVITABs

My preferred addons: ACTIVE SKY, FSHUD, PMDG(MSFS), A2A(MSFS), FBW, A32N, TOLISS A32N

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AS is using the same cloud "textures" as what is provided by MSFS but its how the clouds are generated and depicted that is what is different. I agree that perhaps the AS depicton is perhaps a little too flat at times, but its not unrealsitic to see these type of clouds, whereas MSFS weather seems to go to the other side of the spectrum and gives a lot of puffy, fluffy clouds, which are probably more visually spectacular but not necessarily realistic in all situations. There have been many critisicms of MSFS weather but its funny how now all of a sudden its the best thing ever....AS has just been released so it will only improve i'm sure

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