Overcast Skies for FS2004

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Overcast Skies for FS2004

Postby akoyeh » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:30 pm

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Getting very close now, a few more adjustments needed mainly for the "Thin Overcast" set. Then they'll be made available for downloading here at Simviation.

These specialty sky sets will feature "Thin Overcast", "Moderate Overcast", and "Thick Overcast" skies, a 3-in-1 package. Each sky set is uniform throughout all 10 days of FS2004 displaying, which is what add-on programs such as Flight Environment, FEX, and Rex all do after choosing a sky set. In the cases of these textures as well as the upcoming "Bright Skies for FS2004" you'll simply need to copy all 140 of the textures then paste them into your main FS2004/Texture folder whenever you desire to fly in these weather conditions more realistically. First though, insure that you've backed up your existing files for later re-installation if so desired.

Here's some screenshots showing the progress of these 3 specialty overcast sky sets...


Thin Overcast, flying Rick Piper's great Hawker Siddeley HS.780 Andover C1 and descending into Sisters, Oregon:

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Moderate Overcast, flying Milton Shupe's excellent Dash 7 Canadian Ice Recon model off of the coast of Nova Scotia:

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Thick Overcast, flying the smooth AFG Super King Air B-300 in storming conditions as it was here yesterday at noon:

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5/8 to 7/8 cloud densities are working quite well with all 3 sets. 30 to 40 miles visibility seems best for Thin, 20 to 30 miles for Moderate, and 20 miles or less for Thick. You'll still see glimpses of Sun through cloud openings although it will be muted. Dramatic Sunrise and Sunsets at times as well.
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Re: Overcast Skies for FS2004

Postby Canuck1955 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:44 pm

There is still life in the old dog yet, as the Mrs said to me last night :lol:
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Re: Overcast Skies for FS2004

Postby akoyeh » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:51 pm

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Canuck1955 wrote:There is still life in the old dog yet, as the Mrs said to me last night :lol:


True, that. Old dogs can learn new tricks, but it takes a ....................really ....................long ....................time ....................and the old dog needs to be open for changing.

-or-, as I originally heard the jest:

Question-- How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer-- Just one is all the task requires... but it takes a ....................really ....................long .....................time ....................and the light bulb has to want to change.

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Re: Overcast Skies for FS2004

Postby akoyeh » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:51 pm

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Are there any FS2004 die-hards willing to try these "Overcast Skies for FS2004" out? The package has been uploaded here to Simviation.
It should be available shortly: https://simviation.com/1/browse-FS2004-31-0

A refective, respectful, and somber Armistice/Veterans Day to all...


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Flying the smooth Avia-57 by Milton Shupe, Nigel Richards, John Smith, and James Banks, with assistance from other S-OH members along the way. A fine, classic FS aircraft.

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Re: Overcast Skies for FS2004

Postby Bofredrik » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 am

Tks! This kind of freeware extras is very nice. I will us No3. :o
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Re: Overcast Skies for FS2004

Postby akoyeh » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:22 pm

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Hope you like them, Bo. Set 3 with a raging thunderstorm configured is an intense experience. Have fun, and thanks for the response.

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