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Some FSW Clouds in Progress for Fs2k2

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Hi, I am working hard even if my time is limited to finish them, cloud still in progress and those are only 3 pack and few others so here clouds in progress. You can and you should make them higher in feet with the weather option. I have much more clouds like , Cumulus, Cb T-storm and the mid/high level clouds,but not showed still in progress...Don't tell me when they will be all relased I don't know.Here some beta clouds in progressPart Ihttp://fsw.simflight.com/cld1.htmlPart IIhttp://fsw.simflight.com/cld2.htmlPart IIIhttp://fsw.simflight.com/cld3.htmlPs: the zoom in those shots are at minist ( - ) to see all the view, so they can appears stretched, but in normal view they look ok. ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFshttp://fsw.simflight.com/fsw.jpg

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O MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!! Those are incredible!! Those last two look just like CFS3 :-yellow1

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Pretty incredible. Some of us here are waiting on pins and needles for their release, including the Weather program.Michael J.

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The last set is pretty unbelievable! They look so real. Cheers to your work, Chris, you and your talented team.Would you consider releasing them one after the other as each set is finished, or you want to wait until all are completed and packaged together?

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Absolutely great!! Looking forward to them :-beerchug

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Hi Chris simply incredible I hope you and your team never tire of doing such fantastic work a great job looking forward to release and many thanks to you and the team best wishes and regards Mike Waikiki down under

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"If reality had a patent" you would have it... Thanks a million for these works of art

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Fantastic Chris! It is this kind of work that truly drives this sim to where it wants to go!!Noel

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Chris, you really are the " GURU Of Clouds "...Bravo!This Hobby Just Keeps Getting Better... :-yellow1Kind RegardsRobert

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So what's the deal about FPS? Will these new clouds make the fps take a hit. Chris, I know that before you've said that the Ffps should stay the same as the bitmaps are the same size as those in the default yet I've heard of some getting a framerate hit. One reviewer I think it was at simflight.com stated that although the clouds looked fantastic, they made his system take a huge fps. Hmm...

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That reviewer was comparing fsw with no weather. Had he used default MS clouds he'd have noticed the same.These are bitmaps and the file size & type are identical.Ergo, FPS not an issue in this context.

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Hmm. I'm not sure what the reviewer did but it seems hard to believe that a professional reviewer would do something like that... Do you mean by "weather" that the reviewer added the weather package as well which generate weather on the fly? I can see how THIS might slow things down with more CPU overhead.

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Hi,The cloud sets from FSW are direct replacement textures of the same size and dimensions. If you have three layers of clouds without FSW and three layers of clouds with FSW, there is absolutely no difference to FS. The cloud sets add nothing and take away nothing from FS framerates. Of course they add volumes to the visual display.I have no idea what review you are referring to, but if they truly said replacement cloud textures hit the framerate by even the tiniest amount I wouldn't trust anything they ever said again. Indeed, the only way they'd ever see a framerate hit would be showing FS2K2 without any cloud layers then FS2K2 with cloud layers (regardless if the original cloud textures were there or replaced by FSW). Doesn't sound like a professional reviewer to me.Take care,http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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Hi, All fsw clouds are the same performance like the default fs2k2 clouds. The new clouds will be available in two resolution, standard and higher for better resolution, The shots in my web site will look the same for the standard resolution, there is almost non difference only, the higher resolution set are better when the clouds are higher in feet above 18 000 feet. Also there is a cloud density slider, you can set this 50% or 60% the fps are better. When you add clouds in fs2k2 default or fsw, the fps will be lower because you are adding (visual in the sky).You will know thats if you want realistic quality you will have to pay the price in cpu or by tweaking your preference in the fs2k2 graphics option, If you are using all at full slider in fs2k2 you must have a good system. But again the fsw clouds have the same performance like the default fs2k2 one, except for the higher resolution set 2 or 3 fps when you set those high in feet, but even not too much fps hit as normal height in feet.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFshttp://fsw.simflight.com/fsw.jpg

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Awesome!, especially for me the third set look totally real!Great work, Chris and all at FSW:)Best RegardsDave

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I wondered lonely as a cloudNot anymore lolBeautifull :)Anniette xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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