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 Post subject: Update and New
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:34 pm 
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New version of Active Sky is out with a 1 week trial, and Majestic Dash 8 version is now 1.08



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:41 am 
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Well I have tried "Active Sky Next" for 3 days now, and have had 4 flights that just froze, no error message, nothing,
had to force a reboot to get going again, I cant remember the last time I had a freeze up like that, the only thing changed was "Active Sky 2012" to "Active Sky Next"
It was the trial version so I am glad I didn't pay to be a beta tester. :cry: released two days ago and there is already 11 pages of problems on the forum.



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:20 am 
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Must be the same folks that created the "Oboma Care"website. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:34 am 

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Location: EFHK Finland
I have been also testing the demo version and plan to do more flights during the weekend. I like the speed of weather loading and the weather seems to be more accurate than that of REX real time weather I have been using up to now. I am using the VATSIM weather and especially the dense fogs we had here for few days were very nice in the NEXT.

The only minus I have noticed so far is the cloud cover disappearing quickly and returning with quick head movements when using the TrackIr5. So far only one case of freezing but that could have been my own fault by pressing the mouse too many times.

Have to do more testing but at the moment no decision made to purchase.



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:50 am 
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I've been using it for 3 days. It's fast loading. No problems here, I'll probably get it. Using FSX, DX10, with REX textures. My OPUS takes forever to load compared to this. Maybe I'm starting it up with something checked that does not need to be? Anyone else notice this (w/OPUS)?



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:34 pm 

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Always said I'd never pay for a weather program but sure like this Opus.


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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:21 am 

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Tried out ASN for a few days now and am realy impressed. Have used AS2012, Opus, and a few others. No problems with ASN at all, in fact it is working very well for me. Turbulence i clouds, across elevation changes etc. is done really well.

I like how fast it loads, the importing of FS flight plans (use PFPX to create my routes now and export it from there). All in all, no problems at all, use AS2012 textures that I love, and will continue to use it.



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:11 am 
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Well I made a change to the FSX.cfg and the Active Sky Next hasn't had a hiccup. the weather is quite an improvement over the last version.
I have two days left on the trial, might have to get it.



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:08 am 

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The Majestic Dash 1.008 and ASN seem to have caused some turbulence issues. I lost it also once when switching off the autopilot during ils landing to EFHK. Air traffic control had to call for the broom crew to collect all the pieces. Other than that no new issues. Worked quite nicely yesterday. Still have three days to test, but feeling positive now.

What change did you make to the fsx.cfg, Cal?



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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:29 pm 
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added the (below) from http://www.venetubo.com/fsx.html

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 Post subject: Re: Update and New
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:48 pm 
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I'm still liking Active Sky Next-ASN- Over any other weath prog I've used so far. Just wondering how others feel. I love how fast it loads. And the user interface - I've always thought HiFi-Active Sky did it best, and ASN does not disappoint. You get flight plan briefing with wind info for your FSC, Departure and Arrival wind, and constant updates. And there is Historical - when you get tired of winter, as I do, just plug in a last summer date and get nice (if you pick a good day) weather to fly with. Anyone else?

One bad thing I picked up. At least last time I checked, it seems ASN screws up other weather programs like OPUS and FS Global Weather. So you have to un-install if you want to switch. Maybe they fixed that-have not checked.

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