Active Sky Next has just been upgraded officially to SP1 and brings dozens of new features, improvements and adjustments to raise the bar even further in high fidelity weather simulation for both Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D v2.4:
• Higher Performance
New cloud depiction techniques, new storm depiction variations, and improved smooth theme reloading brings new levels of performance with reduced cloud-drawing overhead
• Increase Data Resolution and Coverage
Enhanced global gridded weather data synthesis provides new kinds of data and over 10 times the previous resolution, offering much improved realism and coverage for all kinds of conditions in all areas, regardless of availability of METAR reports
• Improved Oceanic and Sparse-Coverage Weather Accuracy and Variation
Utilizing the new data resolution and coverage, oceanic and sparse-coverage flights now include realistic weather conditions and cloud coverage that does not rely solely on interpolation
• New Overcast Pattern Fix
Overcast stratus cloud layers in FSX are no longer subject to ugly and obvious rectangular patterns during dawn and dusk lighting scenarios when using the new Overcast Pattern Fix, part of the new Visual Fix options
• Improved cloud-based effects
A new local cloud detection process greatly improves the synchronization of cloud-based effects including visibility reduction and turbulence
• New in-sim Weather Request Menu
Receive weather updates for local area, flight-plan stations, and winds aloft via an integrated SimConnect text menu that can be used directly within the simulator
• New Prepar3D-based Enhancements
ASN for P3D is now compatible with P3D v2.4 and includes additional performance tuning specific to P3D
• New Dynamic Positional Variation for Sigmets and Airmets
Airmets and Sigmets are now fully dynamic and provide variable conditions simulation for turbulence and icing in addition to convective activity
• Improved Stability
New installation and configuration routines provide a smoother user experience
• Dozens of additional features, enhancements and fixes that are too numerous to list here!
Active Sky Next is a full-featured weather simulation engine from HiFi Technologies that incorporates unique high-fidelity features including realistic radar, smooth weather changes, cloud-synchronized ambient effects, microbursts, wind shear, wake turbulence, vertical air simulation, terrain-based draft effects, third-party integration, high-resolution weather data, historical data access and much, much more.
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For the full changelog and further information about Active Sky Next SP1, please visit the Active Sky Next SP1 Information page .