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Offline Asid

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ASP3D Announced!
« on: May 07, 2020, 12:53:49 PM »
ASP3D Announced!
Posted on May 7, 2020 by admin



ActiveSky P3D for Prepar3D v5 and Prepar3D v4 has been announced! This new weather engine product from HiFi is the next generation weather simulation engine for the Prepar3D platform.

Redesigned backend systems, new P3D add-on specification package design and compliance, new universal XGauge design with no panel installation requirement, new SimConnect networking replacement, new wx server system, upgraded weather data synthesis, and much more is included with ASP3D.

ASP3D will be available very soon as an OPEN BETA, free of charge for all ASP4 users!




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Beta testing schedule, planned offers, pricing and all other information is subject to change

ASP3D will be offered as a free upgrade from ASP4 for a limited time that includes the planned OPEN BETA testing period. We expect the OPEN BETA period to take 2-3 weeks but many factors can influence and change this. All ASP4 licensees may participate at any time during the OPEN BETA period.

After official release, all registered OPEN BETA participants will receive the full release version free of charge.

More details on our beta and upgrade offer(s) will be provided soon.

For more details, please check out the ASP3D product page here. https://hifisimtech.com/asp3d/



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Re: ASP3D Announced!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 01:24:52 PM »
Thank you for the info Asid :)
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Re: ASP3D Announced!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 05:59:49 PM »
Sweet, sounds like a lot of content for a free update.
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Re: ASP3D Announced!
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 12:39:52 AM »
Beta released

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ASP4 licensees may participate in the OPEN BETA, which is now available from our downloads page. Please download, install, run, and use the “New User? Register for an account!” link on the login page to create your ASP3D account using your ASP4 license key and order ID. See your reseller order history if you need to obtain license key and/or order ID information for your ASP4 purchase.

https://hifisimtech.com/downloads/

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Re: ASP3D Announced!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 03:15:31 AM »
ASP3D Beta RC1 Posted
November 5, 2020

B7613 has been posted! This update brings new P3D v5.1 and EA-mode integration and enhancement features to ASP3D.

The update is available to all current ASP3D OPEN BETA Participants who signed up for an ASP3D account before October 10, 2020. This build serves as our first Release Candidate in preparation for final official release very soon.

Please continue to post bug reports and feedback at our ASP3D Open Beta forum as usual. Remember to include as much information as possible including logs, screenshots and duplication steps if possible, so that we can identify and resolve things as efficiently as possible.

Note that EA mode, while greatly improved in P3D v5.1, still has certain limitations and issues which are outlined in the updated User’s Guide (EA Mode Limitations chapter) and should be reviewed by all. We expect limitations and issues to be improved/resolved with the expected P3D updates from Lockheed Martin, coupled with our planned ASP3D improvements designed to take advantage of these updates.

RC#1 Changelog
•   P3D 5.1 integrated
•   P3D 5.1 EA Mode enhancements and depiction tuning
•   P3D 5.1 EA Mode enhanced integration with modified cloud visual parameters
•   P3D 5.1 EA Mode visibility smoothing implemented
•   P3D 5.1 EA Mode effective surface visibility increase for more expected visibility results
•   Added new option “Disable EA volumetric cloud control” – Default OFF – When OFF, ASP3D controls the parameters available in the new volumetricclouds.cfg for improved visual experience – When ON, ASP3D does not control control or affect these parameters – Turn this option ON if you wish to use customized volumetricclouds.cfg modifications
•   Fixed potential interpolation issue related to high-elevation airports and temperature
•   Fixed VATSIM METAR fetching issue
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Please download the ASP3D update from our downloads page!

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Re: ASP3D Announced!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 03:16:58 AM »
ASP3D RC2 Posted! With P3D 5.1+HF1 support
November 19, 2020

RC2 has been posted and is now available at our downloads page!

This is available for all existing ASP3D Open Beta participants who have already registered and activated their ASP3D account prior to October 10, 2020. We expect official release very soon.

Thanks to all who have participated in the Open Beta! Please report any remaining bugs/issue via the ASP3D Open Beta Forum ASAP.

Changelog
RC #2 – November 19, 2020
•   P3D compatibility updates
•   Fixed P3D v5.0 compatibility problem causing simconnect version mismatch errors
•   Redesigned EA-mode depiction and interpolation logic to provide more accurate and expected results – Requires a flight plan to be loaded so proper priority is placed on your departure/destination airports and wx stations vs. other airports/stations in adjacent areas with potentially differing weather – NOTE: In EA-Mode, EA cloud depiction expected will be shown in Conditions screen (METAR decoded text) under the raw interpolated conditions METAR string – These conditions can differ due to EA mode depiction implementation and limitations as well as timing of visual weather updates
•   Changed EA-mode thunderstorm/CB synthesis for better depiction results
•   Changed EA-mode Cirrus generation/synthesis to use lower coverages (few and sct) to reduce gridding visual cloud draw issues with EA mode
•   Fixed EA-mode potential cloud layer conflict issues which could create wx UI errors in P3D or lead to unexpected no-cloud (clear skies) depiction
•   Added LTFG and SCQP stations to data servers (to see this change, you may need to update your station database via station tool, set station type = weather stations, press reset to defaults button)
•   Installer adjustments to prevent potential revision issues
•   Attempted improvements to all EA mode volumetric cloud parameters for reduced grid effect – This will be consistently changed/improved along with new expected P3D builds
•   Adjusted EA stratus cloud volumetric cloud parameters for reduced grid effect at all coverages by attempted stratocumulus perlucidus appearance

NOTE: For ASCA compatibility, ASCA SP3 Build 7471+ must be installed. Update to this build available from our downloads page at https://hifisimtech.com/downloads – a clean install (via uninstall/remove saved data/reinstall/update) is recommended to avoid any content conflict issues with the new P3D add-on folder configuration.

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