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FlightSim 2004 Default RW Weather Stuck & Other Question

Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi guys,

Yes I still use FS2004. I've spent the last decade modding it and customizing my AI that it's too far gone now to start over with a newer sim. Plus, as a real-world USAF pilot, I'm not as concerned with the poorer ground graphics of the sim as I'll get that in real life. Cool! now that that's out there... (lol, i knew there was bound to be a comment about me still being stuck on 2004!) :

I've experienced several times the default Real World Weather download option getting "stuck" in time. Like it will load weather that was ONCE correct and current, but no longer is. Weather from days or weeks ago. Most recently this freeze happened after I decided to do a disk cleanup on my computer. Don't know if that's a coincidence or a related issue.

In the past, I've fixed it or it's fixed itself, but it's been so far between instances that I always forget what I did to correct the issue to get it to work again.

Do you guys know what I'm talking about / any fixes for it?

Also worth noting is that I have downloaded FSRealWX but I don't really like it too much. Setting it up is quite quirky and intermittent... sometimes it'll appear that everything is setup right, but then I load my flight and it's "clear weather" (clear skies, calm wind, 15C, 2992) and it takes a few resets to get it right.

One last weather-related question: If, say, the clouds at the destination are overcast at 500, I can usually see the runway no problem above 500ft, but then it disappears and starts looking realistic at 500 and below. This totally ruins the excitement of an instrument approach.

Thanks a bunch!

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