Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Best Freeware Weather And Cloud Programs For FSX?

  1. #1

    Best Freeware Weather And Cloud Programs For FSX?

    Ok, so Im kinda tired of the standard default FSX weather programs and cloud textures, so if anybody knows of some good freeware programs, Ill be very happy.

    Thank you,

    Walter

  2. #2
    Members +
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lakewood (Cleveland) , Ohio
    Age
    56
    Posts
    435
    For weather, I think it is hard to beat Active Sky.

    For clouds (and water) I use FEX, but I know there are some that 'swear by' REX. I bought FEX long before REX came out, and simply stuck with it.

    Ooops.....Sorry, you said freeware....obviously all those are payware. I've tried some freeware weather engines, but to be honest, I think sometimes you get what you pay for, but not always.

  3. #3
    I used OpenClouds http://www.fsopen.co.uk/software/openclouds/ until they charged for outside UK customers. If you live in the UK it's free.
    I used it with good results and would recommend it. It's quite cheap if you have to pay for it.

    After they started charging I thought what the heck, went and bought REX.

    Cheers,
    Mark

  4. #4
    As said above, Open Clouds is no longer freeware.
    But you're not missing much, most of the times the weather with Open Clouds was just looking terrible, and it was not sorting any of the problems of the default weather.

    So keep with the default "Real Weather" stuff, it's good enough.

    For the cloud textures, to me there are only two alternatives:
    1 - the HDE clouds textures from Pablo Diaz, they look really good. The original package was made for FS9, but the cloud textures are compatible with FSX. The original sky textures are NOT FSX-compatible ! But a new version of those sky textures were uploaded to Flightsim.com, with explicit FSX format.

    2- FS Skyworld 2004: REX little brother for FS9, but once again the clouds (and ONLY the clouds) are compatible with FSX. The textures are in lower resolution (512) but you get a LOT of choices, with a graphical interface. Some of those clouds look really good, and they are quite FPS friendly.

  5. #5
    For cloud textures (and others) up to 2048 hd size, you also might want to check

    http://sites.google.com/site/aimecre...ds-screenshots

    Cheers,
    Mark

  6. #6
    Intel 4790K @ 4.6GHz , 8 Gig Cas 11 2100 MHz ram, Nvidia GTX 680, 2Gig Video, Windows 7 64 Bit, Gigabyte GA Z87X-UD3H

  7. #7
    I've been using FSrealWX lite and have been really happy with it. Available from this web site: http://www.rs-transline.de/index.php?page=self&id=2

    The author, Silvio Lafere, is very prompt and helpful in responding to support requests.

    Al

    edit - looks mjrhealth beat me to it while I was typing, great program, well worth a try

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by oldpropfan View Post
    I've been using FSrealWX lite and have been really happy with it. Available from this web site: http://www.rs-transline.de/index.php?page=self&id=2

    The author, Silvio Lafere, is very prompt and helpful in responding to support requests.

    Al

    edit - looks mjrhealth beat me to it while I was typing, great program, well worth a try
    Another happy user here too. Quick and easy to use with great results.

  9. #9
    FSRealWX.

    Clouds, etc...
    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...ironment-files...

    Don't know if they're still available though.


  10. #10
    Sorry about not getting to ya sooner.

    I couldnt find the last one. Darn. It looks good, though.

    Thank you all for your posts!

    Walter

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    On the right side of the grass
    Age
    69
    Posts
    1,277
    Blog Entries
    1

    fsrealwxFSX

    Quote Originally Posted by mjrhealth View Post
    I tried the program and it's not to bad (for free) I will the temps were Fahrenheit and other data not in metric values. Do they make a non metric version?
    I realize this program was/is German engineered.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Daube View Post
    2- FS Skyworld 2004: REX little brother for FS9, but once again the clouds (and ONLY the clouds) are compatible with FSX. The textures are in lower resolution (512) but you get a LOT of choices, with a graphical interface. Some of those clouds look really good, and they are quite FPS friendly.
    Where can I find FS Skyworld 2004?


    Quote Originally Posted by Bjoern View Post
    FSRealWX.

    Clouds, etc...
    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...ironment-files...

    Don't know if they're still available though.
    There not, (if memory services me correctly) they were pirated REX.

  13. #13
    REX is the way to go.....................
    http://www.realenvironmentxtreme.com/index.html
    Rick


    Jetline HellFire GT2 FSX PC, Win 7 Pro 64, FSX Gold Edition
    ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Professional LGA 1150 Motherboard
    Intel Core i7 a770K (4.3GHz Overclocked) Quad Core
    Antec 920 Dual Stage CPU Liquid Cooler
    Nvidia 1GB GeForce GTX 760
    16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1866MHz
    1TB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD+ 60GB SSD Cache
    Lifetime U.S Based Technical Support

    " Don't criticize a man until you walk a mile in his shoes. And then who cares! You are a mile away and you have his shoes!!"

Similar Threads

  1. Freeware Weather?
    By Tom Clayton in forum FS 2002/2004 General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 12th, 2013, 21:22
  2. Recommended Cloud Add-on's for FSX Freeware or Payware?
    By 1970LT1 in forum FSX General Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: September 5th, 2011, 13:26
  3. Nice freeware weather program
    By rhumbaflappy in forum FSX General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: November 29th, 2010, 16:31
  4. How to stop CFS2 from appearing in Programs and features (XP's Add/Remove Programs)
    By jackedwardmorris95 in forum CFS2 General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: May 27th, 2009, 02:51
  5. Best freeware cloud sets?
    By Drake in forum FS 2002/2004 General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 11th, 2009, 12:49

Members who have read this thread: 28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •