Active Sky Released for X-Plane 12

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Following their announcement in March, the popular weather system enhancement add-on, Active Sky, was released for X-Plane 12, utilizing the new SDK available to X-Plane add-on developers; this add-on will significantly improve the weather simulation available to flight simmers in X-Plane 12.

The developers at HiFi Simulation Technologies made their niche in the flight simulation community, developing weather enhancement add-ons for popular flight sims such as Prepar3D or X-Plane 11. These add-ons helped complete the default weather modeling systems, rounding out rough edges and adding features that flight simmers appreciate.

The Active Sky release for X-Plane 12 brings their custom weather engine to the sim. This engine brings much-improved weather resolution and interpolation, meaning pilots shouldn’t notice the cloud walls for which these sims are famous. With a combination of realistic air data and other quality-of-life features, pilots will experience a more exciting and dynamic weather system and those looking for a challenge will find the custom weather engine capable of quickly creating extreme weather conditions.

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HiFi Simulation Technologies brought multiple methods of observing and manipulating the weather, including planning with Navigraph/Simbrief integration, giving flight simmers ultimate control. The add-on is simple for flight simmers looking for a plug-and-play weather engine while also complex enough for those looking for a highly variable and dynamic weather experience. These features and a comprehensive system for adjusting and fine-tuning your weather experience bring the world’s weather to your fingertips.

Active Sky Features:

Navigraph and Simbrief Integration create a seamless plug-and-play environment for those not looking for a high degree of control over the weather engine.

Active Sky Weather Engine incorporates detailed weather and forecast data, creating a smoother and more variable experience for flight simmers.

Evolving Weather Depiction utilizes X-Plane 12’s new API/SDK for an accurate and smooth weather injection.

Enhanced Air Effects bring more dynamic turbulence, drafts, microbursts, thermals, wind, and more.

Live Hybrid Depiction Control of current in-sim weather conditions allows flight simmers more insight into weather injection and what to expect along their route.

Historical weather allows flight simmers to enjoy picturesque weather or easily experience the most demanding historical conditions.

Mobile Companion App allows flight simmers to view and adjust weather conditions without leaving the sim.

ATIS and Flightwatch integration is available for those wishing to have voice delivery of their weather conditions.

Active Sky is available for purchase at SimMarket for €39.99 ($43.24).






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