1.08

xEnviro new feautures shots are the right way to start your late afternoon. You will be blown away from all this snowy landscape.

Talking about xEnviro is always interesting since this really seems to be the best complete weather injector for X-Plane. We could stay a day or more talking about the price, the quality of the custome clouds and how good the atmosphere looks (with the right settings) but there’s definitely something more coming, maybe, in the 1.08, the next major update.

This brief comment reports what’s the subject of the shots, thanks to Mike Davis who, with direct permission from Andrey Sheyback, posted this pics in the xEnviro official facebook group:

The screen shots I posted came from direct communication with Andrey. I have no idea if they are intended for inclusion in 1.08 or if they are just being tested as a possibility. When you do things like this that are massively complex and which must interact “intelligently” with existing ground tiles and objects, there is always a frame rate factor that rears its ugly head. I have not (yet?) seen these effects in my test version 1.08t36 so I don’t know if this is in there or even how one would know where ground snow is and where it isn’t or has melted. Lots of “reality” problems to solve. I put these up here without direct permission, but under a sort-of blanket responsibility to share them if I thought it appropriate. I have no idea how he is doing this, but it is xEnviro testing so we can hope he can pull it off. No promises, no dates. That’s all I know.”

It’s not clear, as you read, that this seasonal update will be in 1.08, but if not, all these “teasing” would be useless, don’t you think? While another great project is seeing the release (the Ultimate737), we have to patiently wait for this really critical update.

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