I am getting back into flight sim (especially Concorde), and the FS2004 weather engine leaves a lot to be desired.
Can anybody recommend a good weather package for FS2004 that will do the following two things:
1) Have realistic weather at Concorde altitudes (55000 - 60000 feet). I've read that there is typically almost no wind up there, except for maybe a 5 knot westerly wind.
2) won't change weather suddenly on me at 1000 feet AGL - nothing is more frustrating than being cleared for a visual approach on a runway with no ILS, and then as I get down to 1000 feet, the weather suddenly changes and visibility drops to zero (or I get a serious tailwind).
I have the payware version of FSUIPC and have tried to play with its weather settings, but don't know if it can solve these 2 issues.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 6, 2017 21:22:30 GMT
A licensed version of Pete DOWSON's FSUIPC module (available from ) might be a/the place to start Jim .... in respect of its influence over the basic M$FS program supplied/generated weather.
There are undoubtedly weather specific add-on/enhancing programs but I can't vouch for any of them.
All I use .... I this regard .... and in FS2004 .... are "PERFECT SKY" and "PERFECT WATER" (available from FS.COM). These are now old enhancements and have probably been superseded by more recent options, but, I still use these 2 (and in conjucntion with FSUIPC also) and are more than content with them .... but .... that's just "me"
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 7, 2017 2:47:19 GMT
Yes it is "FREE" .... as is PERFECT WATER too .... both by the very same author .... and both available at FS.COM.
Hopefully your FSUIPC adjustments will be sufficient Jim .... these normally are.
PERFECT SKY won't change you weather "settings" etc .... it'll just influence how things look/appear (as may be evident within many of my screenshots .... since I've used it for years) .... although it may, by now, be superseded by something superior.
You might want to try PERFECT WATER too (I find it's great representing the vibrant coral and lagoon details/colours associated with the like of Pacific, Caribbean, and other tropical localities .... but again .... it might by now have been superseded by something else also.
May I once more stress .... these are much older enhancements .... but ... even given the abundance of enhancements that may have been released since .... in some cases the best answer was "already out there" anyway
If employing these or any other such add-on scenery enhancement I would (perhaps) recommend making (and storing) a "virgin state" back up copy of your unedited FS2004 scenery folders (pays to do that with your gauges folder too) .... so .... in the event you're not being satisfied you can easily reinstate/restore the original/default scenario.