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x-plane Active Sky XP SP1 Open Beta Now Available

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Over on their Facebook page, HiFi Simulations has announced that the Active Sky XP Service Pack 1 Open Beta is now available to download for existing customers.

Highlights of this open beta update incorporate numerous fixes and enhancements, turbulence improvements, improved weather data fetching, more station data coverage and much more which can be found in the comprehensive changelog here or below. Do use this version at your own risk as it is not stable nor official and may contain bugs and issues.

To grab a hold of the beta, head over to HiFi’s download page and scroll down until you get to the ‘Active Sky XP’ section where you can find the open beta installer at the top of the downloads list.

To report bugs, you can post on HiFi’s forum or drop them a support ticket. They kindly ask that you do not send bug reports to their Facebook page.

If you don’t already own it, you can grab a hold of Active Sky XP on over at simMarket for a price of €35.99 (Excl. VAT) exclusively for X-Plane 11.

 

Changelog

  • Added Turbulence improvements throughout for increased realism and compatibility with various aircraft types
  • Improved weather update process to significantly reduce “cloud redraws” when the relevant cell areas haven’t changed significantly even during a download/update process
  • Added new 3-letter USA airport/weather station data support – 3 letter airports now provide actual weather data, when available, instead of interpolating
  • Improved weather station coverage by approximately 500 stations globally
  • Added 5-second delay when looping ATIS/Flightwatch messages
  • Added common data export path support as per FSX/P3D AS products (available in General options)
  • Added support of VV/// METAR elements which will force ceiling to 0ft
  • Added additional X-Plane version checking logic during folder selection process to prevent a case where automatic detection of an old/obsolete version could be found without user’s confirmation and no ability to select the desired/proper version folder
  • Added + character support in Active Sky account e-mail addresses
  • Improved documentation regarding default X-Plane location/folder selection process whether standard or Steam variant
  • Added various user registration process improvements
  • Improved cell/station logic logging for debugging purposes
  • Improved interpolation logic for very short flights with or without flight plan for more accurate weather conditions even when a station borders multiple “cells” that previously may have had variable weather causing apparent discrepancies
  • View More…

 

 

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