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About beachdog2001

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  1. beachdog2001

    DEVELOPER BLOG ENVIRONMENT FORCE - FIRST LOOK

    Indeed it was. Looks like are guys are gonna start really killing it with this new stuff. Good luck with this. Bill
  2. beachdog2001

    DEVELOPER BLOG ENVIRONMENT FORCE - FIRST LOOK

    I saw you demo this at FSExpo and it really is incredible as is the new HD Airports. Can’t wait. Bill Barrette
  3. beachdog2001

    Problem with ILS Approaches

    There is a site out there that has updated the FSX database.
  4. beachdog2001

    Problem with ILS Approaches

    Also now, as FSX is so old, many ILS frequencies on current charts do not match FSX, same with the ILS course. I always check this by going to the FSX map and looking to see what frequency and course FSX has.
  5. beachdog2001

    Support Verification

    Peter, I verified Nico.
  6. beachdog2001

    General Question: REX Essentials and Forecast?

    And PIREPS. You can also use archived weather, data that you have previously downloaded, as well as choose form various Random weather schemes.
  7. beachdog2001

    NOAA or VATSIM?

    Often there are differences, either because the sources of weather are different or because the timing of the weaether updates is a bit different. When flying online on VATSIM, you should be using the same weather as everyone else is using, especially including the controllers. So we provide tis option. Also, it gives you another source of data in case one or the other servers goes down.
  8. beachdog2001

    Best cloud and sky theme for thunderstorm?

    Ummmm... yes I have.
  9. beachdog2001

    Running REX Essential with FSX ?

    Yes REX IS the weather engine now. You can start FSX any time you want. It is just that FSX does not autostart REX anymore.
  10. beachdog2001

    Suggestion - Weather morphing

    We are evaluating everyone's comments so that we can make some improvements. This is very difficult to do within the framework of simconnect and FSX, but we are still doing what we can. For reference, the way Reed described this smoothing effect to me was imagine the aircraft in a box. The smoothing is supposed to change the weather outside of the box kind of at the edges in a slow kind of way and not right at the aircraft to try and smooth out the effects, kind of like morphing as you describe. Hyper smoothing even more does this. However, since the winds etc at any one point near and around and ahead of the aircraft have been massaged and manipulated, they are by definition, "not real", and so "accuracy" is sacrificed. We now have thousands of users, not just 20-30 beta testers, running every possible system and configuration and method out there and so we are going to find out how well this generally really works. We are still evaluating what everyone thinks about this with an eye toward seeing what we can improve and what we need to improve. Reed and the team are on top of this. For this reason, we all appreciate yours and everyone's comments.
  11. beachdog2001

    Suggestion - Weather morphing

    I think that is what visibility and wind smoothing is and how it works.
  12. beachdog2001

    CLOSED What happened to Perfect Polluted?

    Well, then how can it be part of REX Essential?
  13. beachdog2001

    Best cloud and sky theme for thunderstorm?

    Heh heh, this is why we have this new feature. Glad you are taking advantage of it.
  14. beachdog2001

    Amazing REX Essential

    Thanks for your comments.
  15. beachdog2001

    CLOSED What happened to Perfect Polluted?

    Was that an OD theme? I forget.
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