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Wasn't weather radar functionality added in SU10?

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    Wasn't weather radar functionality added in SU10?

    I thought I saw they were going to make weather radar work so it showed up on the PMDG? any ideas?
    Jon Richardson
    USAF Vet
    PPL

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    Hi Jon,
    Watch this as it covers the subject:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym-KUJ1NBks
    Steve Mel

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      #3
      Well that’s just dandy. Appreciated the technical explanation. What can us as users do to influence availability of 3D weather data so that this aircraft’s simulated avionics are no longer limited by sim data fidelity?

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        #4
        Appreciate the link Steve!
        Jon Richardson
        USAF Vet
        PPL

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          #5
          There are times when the question can be asked if this sim is not: 10 steps forward and at the same time 4 or 5 backwards...
          Cédrice Rive 747, MD11, 737, 777

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            #6
            Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
            There are times when the question can be asked if this sim is not: 10 steps forward and at the same time 4 or 5 backwards...
            I look at this another way, from a positive iterative perspective. A few steps forward with a few yet to go.

            George Morris

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            • cedrice.rive@yahoo.fr
              [email protected] commented
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              My frustration speaks ;-)
              As others have said it must be rebuilt everything, it is a new simulation, not a continuation.

            • Falcon99
              Falcon99 commented
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              Well it is all new and it is evolving in an iterative framework. The SDK has been updated with new functionality. So not sure what needs to be rebuilt vs expanding functionality.
              Last edited by Falcon99; 23Sep2022, 13:34.

            #7
            I'm curious as to whether the API issue is a dead issue for ASOBO or it's still being pursued for a later SDK update. Not a deal breaker by any stretch but a functional WX radar greatly adds to the immersion. As always, happy thoughts...there are worse problems to have, eh?

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              #8
              "(Asobo) are programming talent without discipline, an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways."

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                #9
                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                I'm curious as to whether the API issue is a dead issue for ASOBO or it's still being pursued for a later SDK update. Not a deal breaker by any stretch but a functional WX radar greatly adds to the immersion. As always, happy thoughts...there are worse problems to have, eh?
                For me it's not simply an 'immersion' thing. It's nearly essential. IRL (at most airlines I think) if you don't have a working WX radar you have to stay day-VFR.

                I'm really disappointed that Asobo has seemed to put this functionality on the backburner for so long. It's like we're back in FSX again - remember how many years we had to wait until ActiveSky came along and made weather radar possible? We're two years into this sim and still don't have a basic feature that you'd expect a 'modern' sim to have out of the box.
                Last edited by MikeZuluHotel; 23Sep2022, 16:45.
                Michael Hatch

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                  #10
                  Why dont implement at least a limited and not full realistic weather radar as is present at the default B747, or the Piper Seneca, in my case for example
                  jorge soldano

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by MikeZuluHotel View Post

                    For me it's not simply an 'immersion' thing. It's nearly essential. IRL (at most airlines I think) if you don't have a working WX radar you have to stay day-VFR.

                    I'm really disappointed that Asobo has seemed to put this functionality on the backburner for so long. It's like we're back in FSX again - remember how many years we had to wait until ActiveSky came along and made weather radar possible? We're two years into this sim and still don't have a basic feature that you'd expect a 'modern' sim to have out of the box.
                    Exactly! It’s great to see people with similar thoughts. For a platform to call itself flight simulation, only thing it simulates at the moment is scenery. Always wonder when this will stop with 10 steps forward and 3 steps back cause this is ridiculous at this point. People have been telling them what exactly we need, the developers have been telling them what we need yet still nothing. I don’t understand at this point.
                    Alp Deniz Senyurt

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                      #12
                      I just saw it working, in a rainy region. It looked pretty decent, and the rain was quite intense where the radar indicated it with the different color layers.
                      Anyway, I don't think a 100% replica simulation of the Collins WXR-2100 exists. Even what we had in P3d was definitely not like the real thing.
                      So to say, "rather put nothing than something average" is in my opinion a spoiled child mentality.
                      Asobo will not allow third-party devs to access WX data tomorrow for contract reasons with their partners.
                      So in reality I have the impression that we won't have a WR radar for a very long time or maybe never.​
                      Cédrice Rive 747, MD11, 737, 777

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