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xEnviro Version 1.10 Released for X-Plane 11

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The popular xEnviro tool on X-Plane 11 has been updated to version 1.10. The new update is a significant one for the weather engine/injection tool as it sees a magnitude of updates for the product. Included is new dynamic snow coverage in the mountain areas, alternative sun glare and most importantly, completely volume rendered cloud coverage.

Further to the additions with version 1.10 of xEnvrio, multiple changes and bug fixes were also addressed. Low-level haze scattering calculation now allows for variable particle sizes, the turbulence slider now controls the average flow of disturbance and the default surface drifting snow is now removed at runtime. Finally, the windshield effect now displays reflective raindrops for added immersion.

Version 1.10 of xEnviro is completely free of charge for owners. You can buy it from the X-Plane.Org store or Threshold Store for $69.90.

Version 1.10 Change Log

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Active Sky XP Details Revealed

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HiFi Simulation Technologies has shed a light on Active Sky XP, or ASXP. ASXP was announced earlier this year, and its reveal was very welcomed by the community. The HiFi SimTech team has been perfecting the ASXP Prepar3D counterparts, ASP4 and Active Sky Cloud Art, for many years now. In a recent post on their website, they shared some details
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Ultra Weather XP Updated To v2.4

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Popular X-Plane weather add-on, Ultra Weather XP, has been updated to version 2.4. The plugin has seen a huge overhaul in this update, and it would be safe to say that the changes will create a huge difference in the weather and atmosphere of your X-Plane installation. Additionally, the plugin control panel has been updated with an all-new UI, and more
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REX WX Advantage Radar Update

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REX Simulations has updated their WX Advantage Radar. The update adds compatibility for Prepar3D v4.3 for all versions of the addon. Check out REX post with recommendations and precautions that need to be taken before installing this update. You can get the download from REX’ own forums.
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[UPDATE] FSElite Exclusive: xEnviro 1.08 Due Soon, Overhauled

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Update @ 1550z on 9th March 2018

Firstly, I’d like to thank people for the support and nice comments we’ve had since this story was published. Secondly, I want to assure our readers and community that we have never posted a ‘fake story’ for the sake of it. Sure we’ve leaked some stuff in the past that was questionable (P3Dv4 being 64-bit), but we’ve always published based on extensive research, insider knowledge and trust from the development community.

It’s a shame than that when we contacted the developer about the release of this product, and they gave us some dates, we were then called out by the same developer for spreading rumours and lies. We asked explicitly if we could publish the information and it was clearly agreed to.

As a community, we understand release dates may change or things get pushed by a few days. We even said to the developer in question that we would happily wait until they were sure, yet they agreed to continue to let us publish. We since contacted the developer to try and understand why we were being the bad guys in all of this. However, messages left on their Facebook page asking for an explanation and private messages to the developer asking for an explanation were ignored. We have non-identifiable screenshots of the conversations to back up our claims since the developer has instead decided to go down the route of making us seem like the enemy. We did say we would publish this information (again, not to identify the person, but just the conversation text), but the developer insisted that should we do so, they would take “legal action” against us. And frankly, we’d like to stay out of that kind of drama. Since then, we’ve been completely blocked of communication and can’t continue any further conversation to try and resolve this.

I am deeply sorry to anyone who may feel like we’ve misled them. Since we started our goal has to always provide honest, transparent and accurate information. We all understand things change in this world, but it does sadden me that people would feel the need to try and damage a reputation we’ve worked hard to build.

I have taken any mention of a date out of the article below. We’re still really excited for the product and hope that the community still supports the developer if the product provides a great experience for the user.

Any questions, please leave down in the comments.

UPDATE:

We are aware of the developer now telling social communities that this article isn’t true. This is really unfortunate as the below information came from the developer himself. We have screenshots of this conversation to prove it.

We are going to ask the developer for an official statement on what happened and they have decided to now say we are spreading false information.

We’ll continue to keep you update.

We apologise for any confusion.

 

Probably one of the worst-kept secrets in the X-Plane community at the moment is the existence of xEnviro 1.08 and the fact that it’s coming to us soon, but nothing more specific than that in the way of timing. There’s been speculation, but no official word from the developer behind the popular weather engine.

Andrey, the developer behind xEnviro, was kind enough to give FSElite access to early betas of the 1.08 update which we’ve had the pleasure of playing with for a couple of weeks now. After spending time with the existing 1.07 release and then swapping it out for the 1.08 release, the difference was immediately noticeable in both performance and overall looks.
This re-write is said to have been triggered by a departure from the company that Andrey was working with on previous releases. As with any team-oriented project, sometimes people don’t see eye-to-eye and compromises are made, but with the departure from this team and Andrey now working on his own he has the freedom to develop the product to meet his vision.
From what we’ve seen so far, if this is the vision he has for the product then we’re really excited to see what he brings to it with time.

Until release, we’ll leave you with the screenshots in the post which were taken directly from my X-Plane installation running 1.08, with no editing at all. Expect to see us cover the release a little more in-depth once it’s out in the world.

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[Flightsimguy] [FSX SE] Milviz Weather Radar Review (FYC)

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Please note, this is NOT an official FSElite review. Today I'm taking RealAir's Beech Duke through some rain (from Columbus to Cincinnati), to test the Milviz Weather Radar simulator. Now, you can always have real time weather with you when you fly GA aircraft in FSX, FSX SE, or P3D. Like my facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/flightsimguy2014 Posted as part of the FSElite
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[Flightsimguy] Product Review – Active Sky Cloud Art (FYC)

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Today we're taking a look at Active Sky Cloud Art (ASCA). A complementary product to Active Sky 2016, ASCA enhances the cloud textures and overall sim experience. It can run standalone, or in conjunction with your favorite weather add on. NOTE: This is NOT an Official FSElite Review. However where ASCA really shines, is when you use it with Active Sky
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FSFX Packages – Make Thunderstorms Great Again Released

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FSFX Packages has just released their thunderstorms package for P3D V4 as freeware. It's available for download from FSFX Packages' website here. The effect will make lighting much more realistic by actually lighting up the surrounding area where the lightning strikes. You can see the comparison below. https://youtube.com/watch?v=VTEXr-eBdbM Important to note is that it won't work on earlier versions of
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Need a Free Weather Engine? FSXWX Has Your Back

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Flight Simulation over the years has improved massively. We've seen huge jumps in technology for aircraft and scenery and of course weather engines. These engines all cost money, and honestly, they are worth every penny. However, we know that not everyone can afford to splash out on every add-on available especially those that update every few years and ask for
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