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As  NOAA dropped non-HTTPS access to weather data the other day, does this affect the "Always" option in RWC?   

In your reply, could you reference this problem (if it is one!) to X-Plane 10 as well as X-Plane 11?   Thanks.

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Gizmo handles the data download function for RWC.

Gizmo does not currently support HTTPS.

This will affect XP10 and XP11.

An update of some kind will be required.

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On 2/10/2019 at 8:15 AM, Ben Russell said:

Gizmo handles the data download function for RWC.

Gizmo does not currently support HTTPS.

This will affect XP10 and XP11.

An update of some kind will be required.

Ben, is there any kind of status update on this? I am among the people who are currently pretty much screwed with respect to XP10. Until recently, I had been using SMP+RWC+NOAA Weather with no issues. Everything still seems to be working fine except RWC/Gizmo -- i.e., it seems that my future ability to generate and render real NOAA-based weather in XP10 crucially relies on this update to Gizmo to support HTTPS.

Thanks in advance for any sort of update.

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At the moment, I'm using the NOAA weather plugin (XPGFS) instead.   It's pretty good!   I can use it with Laminar's clouds or SMP - and I de-activate RWC.

I had asked Laminar whether they would be updating XP10 to get real world weather again (I now know that doesn't affect RWC....), as I could then use real weather with default clouds or whatever.  However,  they don't appear to have done anything yet, even though they had told me that they would!

I'm not certain that my XP11.32 has things quite right either, but it's not really upsetting me ;)

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24 minutes ago, diamonddriller said:

At the moment, I'm using the NOAA weather plugin (XPGFS) instead.   It's pretty good!   I can use it with Laminar's clouds or SMP - and I de-activate RWC.

I had asked Laminar whether they would be updating XP10 to get real world weather again (I now know that doesn't affect RWC....), as I could then use real weather with default clouds or whatever.  However,  they don't appear to have done anything yet, even though they had told me that they would!

I'm not certain that my XP11.32 has things quite right either, but it's not really upsetting me ;)

Interesting; I've heard otherwise -- that LR will not be fixing this problem in XP10 (though I believe they have some obligation to do so). There are of course other weather injectors out there besides the free NOAA weather plugin, but most are literally too expensive for my meager pocketbook. And this does upset me for a couple of reasons. First, I don't especially mind missing out on certain innovations in XP11; it's much easier to accept not having what one has never had (plus there are some new "features" of XP11 that I positively dislike). However it really stinks to lose features/functionality to which one has grown accustomed. Secondly, the visual and audible immersion factor in XP is just as important to me as, say, having 100% correct flight dynamics -- without good looking clouds, accurate winds, etc., XP (in general) loses much of its appeal, again in my view.

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We will absolutely be working to fix this, but it's not so trivial. HTTPS will take some work that's a bit more than just updating a link.

I don't know when we'll finally have it done, but it certainly won't be abandoned.

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Hi Cameron.

Thanks for your reassurance.  After re-reading the RWC manual, and concentrating on how the settings work, I can better understand the problem.  Because it was all so easy in "Automatic", I had mentally skipped the nuances of quite how RWC worked in its different modes, and particularly how it interacted with add-on plugins.

Nothing in life is simple.......... :unsure:

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On 3/2/2019 at 10:08 PM, Cameron said:

... but it certainly won't be abandoned.

If this goes for XP10 as well, then bless you! (I have no idea whether Gizmo is tailored to specific XP versions, but I very much hope not).

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