• AS16 + ASCA B6239 Update Released

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    Active Sky 2016

    Update B6239 a.k.a. Hotfix 013117 has been released! This new update focuses on improved performance, fixes and enhancements, and includes P3D v3.4.22 (HF3) support!

    This update is now available to all AS16 and/or ASCA users. Visit www.hifisimtech.com to download the update or learn more!

    Changelog

    AS16

    • Fixed an issue where custom weather METAR was not included in current_wx_snapshot.txt
    • Added functionality where Disabling cloud motion effect (cloud options) now prevents all high-res cloud detection and should improve performance when in/near clouds
    • Attempted improved P3D volumetric fog visibility blending to prevent visibility from rendering too low in certain cases as well as improving performance
    • Fixed a get runway API issue
    • P3D Compatibility Updates for version 3.4.22.19868
    • Added new Random Light Chop Percentage option, default 25%, which controls the frequency of experience random light chop turbulence independent of weather conditions
    • Adjusted wind/jet layer boundary turbulence triggers to be less severe based on user feedback
    • Fixed annoyance issue where AS wx theme would not be selected in saved flights as a BMP theme file was missing (did not affect weather depiction, only wx theme name shown in saved flights)
    • Added reference to FSX:SE with explanation of potential path names within Simconnect chapters of the user’s guide
    • Improved documentation regarding maximum wind shear setting affecting gusts, and added this notation in the options detail (options UI)
    • SCA
    • Adjusted all overcast models for increased performance
    • Added new Overcast Quality slider setting providing 3 options: High Performance (full left), Balanced (middle) and High Quality (right). Higher performance = less coverage and higher frame rates. Higher quality = more coverage and lower frame rates. Defaults to Balanced, which is improved in frames approximately 20% from previous SP1 overcast, with minimal coverage loss.
    • Updated documentation to reflect changes, and added a Performance Considerations section which is a recommended read for all ASCA users.

    AS16 (Active Sky 2016) is HiFi's latest full-featured reality-based weather and environment engine. ASCA (Active Sky Cloud Art) is a dynamic sky and environment graphics package with breakthrough features including real-time cloud texture dynamics and brand new cloud structures, completely transforming your skies. Both are designed to run fully integrated or stand-alone, and are fully compatible with all other add-ons including weather engines and graphics enhancements. For more information about AS16 and/or ASCA, visit www.hifisimtech.com.

    A free fully-functional 7-day trial of AS16 SP1 is available to everyone, even if you've tried AS16 before. Visit www.activesky16.com for details!

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