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  1. I try to avoid cold and snow. I keep hoping to find a thunderstorm or good solid rainy conditions but so far no luck. Ill keep flying I guess.
  2. Has anyone seen any rainy/stormy conditions with dark clouds in Dynamic weather v1? All of my flights seem to have somewhere between broken and clear sky and Ive only seen two levels of clouds one time. The clouds look good but I miss the rain and darker clouds.
  3. Thanks. that sounds encouraging. If nothing else, AFS2 should run well and XP11 will get better. I'm also itching to try VR truck driving with ATS and ETS2.
  4. Thanks. Im not overclocking either. VR sure seems enticing these days. I may get a Rift and see what my system will do.
  5. Can anyone tell me if an i5 6600K and a 1070 (8gig) would be enough to run XP11 on a Rift? (Win7 64 Home with 16Gig)?
  6. good graphics on that. I was expecting 'affected: the manor'. That was quite intense.
  7. money is the beast that came out of the sea. imo.
  8. DCS

    that looks incredible. I'll have to check that out.
  9. I tried playing Xplane on a mobile device one time and it was downright weird using my fingertip to lower the flaps. I felt disconnected from my 'flight'. If a mobile device could drive a VR device complete with the hand controls then I could see it and that may happen soon for all I know. but for now a desktop seems best for flight simming.
  10. increasing the visibility (manual weather) will get you more sun and shadow but whether you can do that with real weather or a weather addon I don't know. I fly with manual weather most of the time. I have no familiarity with lua scripts so maybe someone else can help more.
  11. Ok, thanks, Murmur. It didn't look like there was a way but I hoped I just didn't know something...happens a lot... the default clouds can be improved a lot just by touching up the edges of the alpha with wispy less blurry stuff.
  12. Im using the last official release of XP11 (not beta) and Im experimenting with cloud textures but so far I have not found any way to reload the textures while XP11 is running. You have to exit and restart. The sky textures and sunglows can be reloaded but nothing Ive tried reloads clouds. can you help? is there help? :) help me Obi're my only hope...
  13. No I don't think so. AFS2, XPlane and the upcoming Remex deadstick simulator could all be platforms of the future. Dovetail needs to improve what it has - especially the ground scenery at this point. Stephen Hood said they would be better at communicating but Ive asked Cryss a few times about the TrueSky update that disappeared and I still haven't gotten an answer. If they can't do it then I think they should make it possible for FSX/P3D skies and clouds to work correctly and not hard code the sky. I want them to succeed and I can wait because there are new offerings on the horizon.
  14. P3Dv4

    nice shots. Did LM fix the overbloom at postsun with HDR on in v4?
  15. Once in the sim it is a sim. I said that. Im not crazy about the interface between starting FSW and getting in the cockpit. I feel it could be better. I brought up ATS because its more of a game than FSW but yet it feels less gamey somehow. I'm trying to figure out why FSW FEELS more gamelike and I believe it has to do with messages like "you must land at an airport for it to count" or "Congratulations, you've landed (or successfully completed the flight - whatever it says)" and it does say those things. Its part of the dialog. In ATS there is a 'drive' button and once you hit it, you are in the cab of your truck and its up to you to think about where you are and what you want to do and you bring up maps and look at possible jobs or maybe you just start your truck and drive. It does say" Excellent" when you successfully deliver a cargo but that's about it. I really don't know why FSW's interface bothers me lately but it does and it does not have to be that way just to bring in new people. In fact it may deter new people. The very opening screen with its choices are fine. I select 'free flight' and then I select all my other choices. That's good. It then has a button you press and then it shows your plane from external view and you press another button and finally you are in the cockpit. I feel they should eliminate one of the two start buttons after you setup a flight. and they should eliminate the 'you must land at an airport' message. and they should eliminate the 'congratulations, you've completed the flight' message. The interface feels clunky to me and I think it could be better.