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  1. oldflyguy

    Skymaxx pro 4.8.1 & Asxp

    @sundog brings up a very good point. If you don't think you are getting the correct (or any) weather you can force a reload using the "debug" selection then refreshing the weather. Whenever I've confused ASXP/SMP/RWC to the point where I'm not getting what I supposed to (or I'm just not sure) that's my get out of jail free card...LOL!
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    Skymaxx pro 4.8.1 & Asxp

    There is no weather generation going on with SMP/RWC. Just cloud art and placement. If the ceilings are way off try the "debug" selection and refresh the weather. You can also check the metar log in XP during the flight to see if it's updating as you have selected.
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    Skymaxx pro 4.8.1 & Asxp

    @dima436393 I do like the cloud art that SMP provides along with RWC in XP. However, you are not imagining things. Often the cloud base altitudes don't correspond to the Metar readout. But while just using "Real WX" as your setting the cloud base altitudes are right on. The difference can be just a little all the way up to thousand(s) of feet. I think this is due to a layering issue - if the layers are too close together SMP / RWC seem to have an issue in resolving those layers. Having said that I've come to accept this as still a better alternative than XP's cloud art(?). Sorry, it's easy to be snarky and many posters take that route. As a former RW pilot I enjoy what XP and SMP bring to my virtual flying "fix".
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    crash bar issue

    Thank you @Goran_M! Your explanation filled in the gaps in my understanding. Now if I can only remember it...
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    crash bar issue

    @Goran_M I'm a relatively new X-Aviation customer - started when the TBM was released then SMP & RWC shortly after - and I must say I find the "new" activation system very easy to "live with". Frankly I don't remember naming my computer in the original download of the TBM but then I'm almost 73 so that's to be expected . I have given the activation system a bit of thought after watching the video (thanks by the way) and can see scenarios where a user might want to re-authorize a computer. Perhaps the new rig went South for a bit and the user might want to use the old rig in the meantime - just one example. I think LR would allow this as long as it was just one program in use on one computer - not sure as I've never attempted this but I do have two desktops in my office, the new build and the old HP. I can also see a scenario where a user could possibly not fully understand what the end result of the de-authorization process might be. Having said all that, I believe there should be severe penalties for software pirates but I don't see that happening (unfortunately).
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    CTD

    I'm with @Goran_M on this one. I have 16GB RAM as well but have never had a crash with the TBM. Like many XP users I have far too many payware aircraft - I experience much higher FPS and much lower RAM / VRAM usage with all of them. I also use Ortho and the usual suspects for plugin's. The use of HD Mesh AND Ortho AND the TBM has the potential to overwhelm your hardware. The CPU is just "OK" for XP but it is a bit slow - all those cores (over 4) don't help. I have an i5-6600K@4.1, 16GB of 3000 RAM and a 1070 8GB - settings are HDR, max compressed and high objects. No shadows, parked aircraft or AI. Absolutely no issues with the TBM. 35+ FPS at MisterX KLAX. Try disabling the HDMesh - that may help. You have "hung" a lot of "stuff" on your XP install and may have hit a wall...
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    LOL! I never take anything personally and I find all this "stuff" interesting. I do appreciate your timely and informative responses. I am a SMP fan...
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    Good morning Frank! I beginning to see where my issue is with layers. I also loaded up the metar I sent to you and of course I had the same result. The difference is - and you can tell from your screenshot - that the broken layer is supposed to start at about 1200' AGL and goes up to about 6000' (KVUO is at about 20') but the broken layer we see is at about 5000'. That broken layer is certainly "correct" but should be much "thicker" (?). The 2nd layer of overcast at about 11,000' looks correct but I did not fly up there. I can see now that this is where I'm seeing "incorrect" layer info - the layer is there but the altitude and extent (vertically) is still off. And yes, the cloud art looks great. I'm going to post over at the .org site to see if anyone else has picked this up as it may just be an ASXP / SMP, RWC thing...
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    Also, was using Soft HD...
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    Good morning! Man, you are dedicated - I did not expect a response until after the weekend! Here's another Metar file (seems to contain some data). KVUO BKN 012 - 060, OVC 110. Only a BKN layer at about 050 is depicted - clear below. METAR.rwx
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    Here you go! I flew around KLAX where OVC at 012 was reported. Didn't hit a layer until 020 - I thought that this was nit picking so I paused the sim and checked out KPDX (always dependable for layers) and found BKN at 012 through 035, then BKN at 100 as I remember. It was clear until I hit a BKN layer at 054 - I could see another layer above that I assumed was the BKN 100 layer but didn't go there. I does seem something is "off" with those lower layers. This is with SMP, RWC and ASXP. Also using FlyAGI but just for LOD (didn't make a difference when I removed flywithlua). Gotta say, where the layers exist SMP looks pretty good... METAR.rwx
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    Sure, thanks! I'll look for some low level layers and send them your way
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    I'm sure everything is working correctly and configured correctly - it isn't that difficult. (ASXP with SMP and RWC) Still not getting the lower cloud layers. KVUO just now - BKN 017, BKN 030, OVC 060. Only the OVC 060 shows up. It appears that BKN, SCT and FEW layers don't show up when they are very low - say 010 - 030 AGL. Most noticeable departing and arriving at airports obviously. Otherwise SMP cloud depictions are fine. Default XP RW WX shows the layers correctly but once you've experienced the SMP clouds you don't want to go back. What to do??
  14. oldflyguy

    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    Well Frank, loving the way the latest version is looking. Unfortunately I'm still missing a layer. I just tried a flight out of LAX as there were two layers at that airport - 010 SCT and 050 SCT - the 050 layer was there but couldn't tell about the lower layer until I took off (Dutchess - easy for testing). Sure enough clear as a bell all the way to 050 when I entered the scattered layer. Now that I'm thinking about it the layer(s) I'm most often missing ARE the lower ones. Don't know if this is helpful but it's easy to check out (right now)!
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    Missing layers with ASXP, SPM and RWC

    I wanted you to know that all is working as it should with ASXP, SMP and RWC. The cloud layers appear to all be there and at the expected altitudes. I've only been able to find 3 layers in my recent "hunt" - hoping to find something a bit more complex. Thank you again for your response and also the quick turn around on the broken installer. Ken
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