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  1. Oh nice quick response. First of all I'm gonna be away for the week-end, I'll be back sunday night local time. For the server I manage to connect FSHost, find a session on the server and connect to it, but then I don't know how to join the server within FSX.. When I connect FSHost nothing happes in FSX, no mission loading, nothing. So admitting there is someone on the server, do i just need to start a free flight at the same airport as him and I'll see his plane or do I need to connect through the FSX Multiplayer interface ? Other than that Teamspeak is operational, still have my doubts about my Cumulus X.. sometimes I'm flying parallel to a slope and I got absolute wind direction perpendicular to the slope but I don't get any lift or just disturbed up and down wind but nothing that can give me some extra feet. Watching the Debug Panel I got confirmation about wind direction and effective slope but the lift is not at all steady and goes from + to - all the time. Gonna post this in CumulusX Support forum. Keep this server alive though, we just need more ppl from soaring communities to use it ! It's great to have a 24/7 server running, it's just sad no one joins.. maybe introduce some timetable for people to meet there or post on some soaring communities forum if there are some, I didn't find any other than this but there must be people soaring in FSX.. (P.S: if someone is around I'm joining your TS and server right now (see post time of this message +5'), I'll fly from the SOAR Ranch and hope for some nice winds )
  2. Hi ! I have been setting up FSHost and stuff today and I think I managed to join the server but not quite sure as there was no one in it I couldn't check. I'm new to FSX and soaring but I installed the SOAR Ranch, CumulusX, WinchX and the Discus X from AS. I'm looking for some online play with others to soar around and have some relaxing flights and of course learn a lot. I'm from Switzerland currently GMT +2, I'll try to catch someone these days. By the way it's quite cool to have a permanent server up and running, now it's up to people to use it =) Good day everyone !
  3. Downloaded, gonna soar it now. Looks like some nice improvements there !
  4. Haha, I'm just looking for those mountain thermals, and sometimes the updraft seems to behave strange according to the terrain. Nevermind I'm splitting hairs that's true . And no, FSGlobal is better allround the globe compared to the SRTMv4 still a 90 mesh. Good night there !
  5. Some more Qs: I downloaded some files ine arcascii *.asc format. As I got fairly many of them I would like to convert them all at once (I don't want to do the file/import step for each one...) is there any way to launch a massive import of arcascii files ? What calculation do you think is best/more accurate for ridge lift (not talking about mountain thermals) between the sim probe which reads a little ahead of the plane too and the slope data base tool which uses tiles around the flight zone ? I'm thinking a bit before trying to convert such a big amount of data.. Have a great day !
  6. Allright, thank you for your quick answers. I'm gonna set up my FSX this week-end and test out for the best settings to me . Gonna test what workds best between Sim Probe and the Slope Data Base too. (Maybe some FPS differences ?) I'll check this out and post back my final settings. Have a great day !
  7. Hi Folks, First post, first questions. Last weekend after doing he FSX Soaring tutorials I tested some free flights and was pretty disappointed on the modelisation lift factors in FSX (thermals, ridge, and wave). So I fell on some tools, downloaded CumulsX and SimProbe and DG808S V3. It's much closer to what it should be now ! So let me first thank all those 3rd Party developpers for their great work. My questions are mostly about CUmulusX. 1. Is it possible to get rid of the cumulus created over the thermal areas ? I use REX wich has really excellent grafics and ebautiful clouds so the CumulusX cumulusses don't really match this quality and look bad in the sky. I think the FSX soaringbirds animation looks just fine. So what do I need to do if I want to get rid of the cumulus and get the stock fsx natural visualisation soaringbirds back ? 2. FSX Thermal or CUmulusX AutoThermals ? I read that the autothermal feature doesn't take the terrain in account. I mean it does create thermals here and there but not especially over cities or dark fields or where you would expect them in real conditions. Am I right ? What would be the most realistical setting about the thermals: FSX stock thermalls or CumulusX Autothermals ? 3. Can I create a SlopeDataBase with my actual terrain mesh ? I got FSGlobal 2008 which is a really great mesh scenery with highly accurate elevation all around the globe. Now I want to know if I can use this scenery with the SlopeTool to achieve even more realistic Ridgelift than with SimProbe. That's it for the main part. Now as I am new I wonder if there are any "must have" Sailplanes (Freeware or Payware). I'm looking mostly for ultra realistic modelled planes with most accurate polarcurves and instrument behavior. The DG808S V3 is the kind of thing I'm talking about. And by the way is that variometer v2 realistic, I mean is that estimated altitude on WP/GPSP something you find on the real DG808s ? Sorry I'm looking for the hardcore conditions . I hope I don't double posted these questions. Have a great day !
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