Ultra Weather XP Version 2.6, Sunset

Following last week’s extended sky colour preview, Abdullah Almuntassir has posted several additional WIP screenshots showcasing the upcoming Version 2.6 update for Ultra Weather XP. According to Abdullah, the images illustrate the new high definition sun textures and enhanced sky colours at sunset. Keep in mind, the update will be free of charge for existing users (of Ultra Weather XP Version 2.0+). Please see below. To view the original preview images and accompanying description, join the developers closed Facebook group. … Read More

Ultra Weather XP Version 2.6, Enhanced Sky Colours

Abdullah Almuntassir has posted several new comparison screenshots showcasing enhanced sky colours with respect to the upcoming Version 2.6 update for Ultra Weather XP. For context purposes, the images are taken at the same time and altitude. As usual, the update will be free of charge for existing users (of Ultra Weather XP Version 2.0+). Check out the screenshots below. Keep in mind, the update is still very much WIP. To view the original images and description, join the developers … Read More

Version 1.1 Beta Screenshots, xAmbience by HighSkyTech

HighSkyTech has released a new set of preview images from the developers upcoming Version 1.1.0 update for xAmbience – X-Plane 11.30+. According to a post via Facebook, “xAmbience 1.1.0 beta screenshots.” No further information or release timeline was provided. For those unfamiliar with the software, xAmbience is a powerful environmental addon which features seasonal effects (such as snow), new cloud rendering effects. improved atmospheric and lighting features, custom water systems, and more. Check out the previews below. To view the … Read More

Ultra Weather XP V3.0, Volumetric Clouds

Abdullah Almuntassir has posted a short teaser video showcasing early development progress with respect to Ultra Weather XP V3.0. The video depicts testing (the first test actually) of the new algorithm which will generates volumetric clouds. Keep in mind, this feature is still very much a work in progress and does not necessarily represent the final result. As the video cannot be embedded, click the below screen capture to jump directly to the video post (although you will need to … Read More

Active Sky Official Updates

The development team at HiFi have released numerous software updates for various Active Sky products including ASXP, ASP4, AS16 (FSX), AS16 (P3DV3), and ASCA. Perhaps most important, the updates are classified as “official” and available to all. Please see below for applicable changelog information for each product. ASXP Changelog Update 041619 – April 16, 2019 Fixed potential verification code issue with + symbol in email addresses Increased maximum surface vis in default non-global mode to 99 miles (was 30) Adjusted … Read More

HiFi Summer 2019 Development News + Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Damian Clark of HiFi Simulation Technologies has posted a brief development update concerning various ongoing projects and initiatives. Instead of paraphrasing, I have included the most important section below. -We continue working to bring our cloud depiction visual replacement technology to X-Plane. We are getting closer, but have some work yet to do mainly in the performance department when complex cloud scenes exist. In addition to the visuals technology, we are working on other enhancements and exciting new features for … Read More

AeroSky Summer Shaders for Prepar3D V4.5

AeroSky Production has released ‘Summer Shaders’ for Prepar3D V4.5. Although very little information is provided, the package “…includes a set of realistic shaders and textures….” Moreover, specific features noted as per the product page include realistic atmospheric effects, photoreal sky colours, smooth atmospheric tones, aircraft reflections, and realistic haze effects. Check out some release images below. For more information or to purchase, visit the product sales page via simMarket. As of the time of this writing, the package is priced … Read More

New Product Update, xEnviro, X-Plane 11

Dark Space has posted a new product update for xEnviro – X-Plane 11. The much anticipated release brings the software up to Version 1.10 and features a number of wide-ranging and comprehensive improvements. As usual, the update is free of charge for existing users. Please see below for a complete update changelog according to the developer. ————————— Added Maximum ozone level slider. Volume rendered clouds. Maximum intensity slider. Blur level slider. Reduce surface crosswind checkbox added. New alternative sun glare. … Read More

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