The times, just like the weather, they are a changing and the weather in X-Plane is seeing a storm of activity lately. PILOT'S let us know that their FS Global Real Weather engine now support SkyMaxx Pro and Real Weather Connector. This collaboration is bringing a greater variety of cloud formations into X-Plane as well as accurate winds and weather patterns.
This integration will see the FS Global Real Weather engine being used to power the weather visualisation of SkyMaxx Pro in X-Plane 11 via the Real Weather Connector.
Here’s the official word:
PILOT’S is pleased to announce a cooperation with Maxx XP, in collaboration with Sundog Software, to facilitate creating an incredibly immersive and extremely realistic real-time weather environment for X-Plane 11.
PILOT’S FS Global Real Weather, the highly acclaimed weather engine for X-Plane 11, has been adapted from build 403 onwards to fully interact with Sundog Software’s Real Weather Connector and the soon to be released Maxx XP SkyMaxx Pro v4.7 update!
The FS Global Real Weather engine is able to process a wide variety of cloud identifiers, such as Cirrus, Cumulus, Stratus, Cumulonimbus and Towering Cumulus. Cirrocumulus, Nimbostratus and Stratocumulus depiction in X-Plane 11 is planned for the near future.
This detailed, cloud specific information is passed onto Real Weather Connector, allowing SkyMaxx Pro cloud types and their corresponding cloud textures in X-Plane 11 to be correctly interpreted and drawn for different altitude levels, while at the same time FS Global Real Weather injects real-time wind data into X-Plane 11.
This adds a highly sophisticated level of realism to the X-Plane 11 world, and greatly enhances the immersive environment for both low-level GA flyers and high-altitude airline pilots.