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I'm running AS2012 SP3 and I've noticed that the wind shifts seem more abrupt than before - looking at the log I noticed a line that puzzles me:

 

********* FSUIPC4, Version 4.937 by Pete Dowson *********
Reading options from "D:\Program Files\FSX\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini"
Running inside FSX on Windows 7
Module base=626A0000
User Name="Luke Kolin"
User Addr="luke@sce.net"
FSUIPC4 Key is provided
WIDEFS7 not user registered, or expired
       16 System time = 02/11/2014 10:48:03
       16 FLT path = "C:\Users\luke.POLARIS\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\"
      312 Trying to connect to SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07 ...
      312 FS path = "D:\Program Files\FSX\"
      515 LogOptions=00000000 00000001
      515 SIM1 Frictions access gained
      515 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed
      515 G3D.DLL fix attempt installed ok
      515 SimConnect_Open succeeded: waiting to check version okay
      515 Trying to use SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07
     2106 Running in "Microsoft Flight Simulator X", Version: 10.0.61472.0 (SimConnect: 10.0.61259.0)
     2106 Initialising SimConnect data requests now
     2106 FSUIPC Menu entry added
     2122 C:\Users\luke.POLARIS\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\KSEA 34R.FLT
     2122 D:\Program Files\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\C172\Cessna172SP.AIR
     2122 Weather Mode now = Global
    14149 ASE with WX requester detected
    19843 D:\Program Files\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\LVLD_B763\B767-300.AIR
    76175 System time = 02/11/2014 10:49:19, Simulator time = 11:48:05 (11:48Z)
    76191 Aircraft="Level D Simulations B767-300ER - Liberty Studios Delta Airlines"
    77080 Weather Mode now = Theme
    77158 Starting everything now ...
    77174 AES Link established
    77236 Weather Mode now = Global
    77330 Advanced Weather Interface Enabled
   127546 Weather Mode now = Theme
   127999 Weather Mode now = Global
   392015 ***** HID USB device reconnected: re-initialising FSUIPC connections
   555067 Sim stopped: average frame rate for last 479 secs = 43.3 fps
   555067 Average weather filter write interval in that time = 3547.5 msecs
 
Specifically the line at 14149 - does this get emitted with ASE as well as AS2012?
 
Cheers!
 
Luke
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Specifically the line at 14149 - does this get emitted with ASE as well as AS2012?

 

That line simply means that when you run in global weather mode (DWC), FSUIPC is able to obtain local airport weather directly from Active Sky when requested by applications such as Radar Contact. If that hadn't been implemented in Active Sky then when the weather is the same all over the world, as it is when using DWC, programs asking for weather at an airport, for ATIS or whatever, will get exactly the same weather as that at the aircraft.

 

The facility was first implemented in ASE and is also in AS2012. It is nothing to do with smoothing or wind shifts. If you want to you can disable it -- look in the Advanced User's guide for the INI file parameter.

 

Incidentally, I strongly recommend an upgrade to ASN. Its weather capabilities are way beyond what AS2012 achieved.

 

Pete

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Thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it. Do you have a suggested test for wind smoothing that I can execute to validate that it's working?

 

I've not worked with changing the weather via FSUIPC but I can happily whip up a simple utility to write to some offsets.

 

Cheers!

 

Luke

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Thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it. Do you have a suggested test for wind smoothing that I can execute to validate that it's working?

 

No, sorry. I rarely had any problems with sudden wind changes. I think they happened mainly in specific areas of the world where the triangulation system used for weather interpolation went wrong -- I seem to remember the area around Chicago fairly prone, and somewher in south Holland (Rotterdam) where one station in the triangle appeared to be down in Africa!

 

With ASN all those problems have gone in any case.

 

Pete

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