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GregG
September 30th, 2008, 02:28
I would like to know if FSX has a real weather system or not. Is it possible to gain altitude near hills, mountains, or find some thermal (what's it called in english?) to climb, like in Real life?

X_eidos2
September 30th, 2008, 03:13
It's been awhile since I've flown the glider tutorial in FSX but I believe the answer to all of your questions is yes. You even have the ability to have a towplane.

IanP
September 30th, 2008, 03:57
Hi folks.

Thermal lift - rising from changes in ground coverage and clouds - is modelled by default in FSX, but ridge and wave lift caused by hills and mountains is only available in missions or if a specific module (ActiveSky X or, I believe, a freeware alternative which I have never used) is also used. You will not find ridge and wave lift in free flight without the modules.

Hope that helps,

Ian P.

JT8D-9A
September 30th, 2008, 04:00
You need CumulusX:
http://luerkens.homepage.t-online.de/peter/Manual/CUMULUSX_main.htm

And don't forget to disable your ThermalDescriptions.xml.
Many of Wolfgang Piper's Gliders are working in DX10 mode (FS9 model): http://www.fsglider.de/

Dain Arns
September 30th, 2008, 05:19
You need CumulusX:
http://luerkens.homepage.t-online.de/peter/Manual/CUMULUSX_main.htm


As Nils mentioned CumulusX, I would recommend using Sim_Probe as well. It goes hand-in-hand with CumulusX and calculates automatic ridge lift and sink on surrounding terrain. (works quite well with it). I actually use both now whatever I fly in FSX, and I've never had a dip in frames per second using both with any other add-on.

http://carrier.csi.cam.ac.uk/forsterlewis/soaring/sim/fsx/dev/sim_probe/ (http://carrier.csi.cam.ac.uk/forsterlewis/soaring/sim/fsx/dev/sim_probe/)

GregG
September 30th, 2008, 06:14
Looks great! Thank you guys!

What do you mean by disableing the thermalDescriptions file? Where is it? How do I disable it?

JT8D-9A
September 30th, 2008, 08:57
Sorry, i only linked the manual. It's important that you read it and that you do everything described there. For disabling the file, simply rename it.

Dain, thanks! I had already forgotten that the Sim_Probe DL is from a different page.:redf:

deimos256
September 30th, 2008, 14:55
Does anyone else notice strange behavior while being towed with AS-X running in the background? While being towed if i try to bank i get stuttered movement back n forth, which is inconsistent with aileron movement, also i noticed this uncooperative movement while doing a redbull mission. Am I alone? I tried to post a thread but nobody bothered to answer.