RE: Check out the new FS-ACOF Screenies
Yup, the clouds and weather alone will make it worth the $54.99. :-) Not to mention the fact that full instrument approaches will now be supported by ATC and I would imagine that SID/STAR's would be as well, since these are included in the Garmin database, which is being used for the Garmin 500/295 in FS2004.
What I find funny is that people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars (or Pounds, or Francs, or Deutchmarks) on add-on aircraft/scenery/utilities, yet seem to choke at the idea at paying $55.00 for a new FS version, even if it's only looked at as an upgrade. If there was a add-on out right now which added 3D volumetric clouds and enhanced weather generation, in addition to ATC support of IAPs and SID/STARs, everyone would be clamoring for it.
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