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Hei!

Following problem occurs while using fs2002, FSuipc 2.95, fsmeteo is connected via wideFS 5.3.

(fsmeteo runs in standard mode, means that all 6 min connects to the weather server)

All works fine, until final approach to the destination runway. Then the winds are still the same as at cruise altitude. In the latest case 350 at 58kt at Kastrup (EKCH), difficult to land the 737 without several damages:-)

It's strange that fsmeteo and WEATERSET.EXE are reporting the correct winds! And it's impossible to reset the weather options of FS2002 directly in the FS-MENU nor to delete all weather-settings. There is no way to change these winds!!!

Some hints?

Gunnar

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Hei!

Following problem occurs while using fs2002, FSuipc 2.95, fsmeteo is connected via wideFS 5.3.

(fsmeteo runs in standard mode, means that all 6 min connects to the weather server)

All works fine, until final approach to the destination runway. Then the winds are still the same as at cruise altitude. In the latest case 350 at 58kt at Kastrup (EKCH), difficult to land the 737 without several damages:-)

It's strange that fsmeteo and WEATERSET.EXE are reporting the correct winds! And it's impossible to reset the weather options of FS2002 directly in the FS-MENU nor to delete all weather-settings. There is no way to change these winds!

Please only ever use latest versions -- FSUIPC is 2.972, WideFS is 5.41. I don't support old versions. Please refer to the announcements here about this.

This problem is a well known but thankfully quite rare problem of weather caching in FS2002. It was reported to Microsoft over a year ago, but they could not reproduce it. I only ever managed to get it to happen once, never again. Some folks get it a few times a week, most not at all. It have never been reproducible to order.

Also it doesn't just apply that way around -- sometimes surface winds get stuck when you climb, but not many would notice this so much. It is also not actually dependent upon FSUIPC or external weather. It has occurred also with downloaded real weather and no FSUIPC installed.

There is no known cure. The stuck cache IS cleared when you reload a flight or even just an aircraft (originally it was thought you had to close and reload FS, but that is not true).

Anyway, you should change FSUIPC to the latest version -- the timing system used in FSUIPC now is far better than it was way back in 2.95 and it has been reported that, whilst this does not stop the cache sticking, it seems to make it much less likely.

Regards,

Pete

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