Cloud Layers

Love it! Another step in the right way to make this simulater more like real life. I agree for single clouds that would be to hard and just rpcrash the game. Voted!✅

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Yes definitely! I’m very into meteorology myself and this would be perfect. I’d vote but I don’t have any left.

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This would be nice as you would be able to fly “IFR” and not see the ground.

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Yes! To improve upon something that already exists in the game would boost the realism dramatically. I’d love to see clouds based on the system that already exists. Got my vote!

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Got my Vote! Although I think the difficulty comes if people can run such detail on their phones. I know that people on iPad Pros or the equivalent, would have no problem but on and iPhone 5/6 or equivalent, I think you would struggle and fps would be hit, but in saying that I love the idea and I think it will gain many votes and maybe the devs could find a way around the problematic fps that might be experienced with this addition.

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Loving the support everyone, thanks so much! Check out another weather-related request of mine here.

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Unfortunately, with global update the coverage of clouds, fog, and other phenomena that reduce visibility are no longer realistic. When you make an approach in low visibility, the runway lights of the airports are perfectly visible in flight and this takes away the pleasure of carrying out precision approaches in low visibility. It’s definitely something known, but I do not think anything can be done to solve this bug, otherwise IF developers would have already solved it. Maybe this is not so important for a lot people who fly in IF. I couldn’t say.
Such a pity (((

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Amazing idea! Loved it!

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Would be a great addition.

But Imagine clouds that when you go through it gets bumpy or masssvie storm clouds.

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You got my vote 😊👌🏽

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Got my vote too! Nice request!

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I remember in the old XPlane games they had cloud layers… I’m not sure how hard it is, but it would be awesome!

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Would definitely vote but I’m out of votes at the moment. Made a little mock-up of it here. Not the best because it’s my first ever VFX editing project.

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Sir love your video, that’s what we need.
Also the ground cover by cloud will be cool as well

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What you’re referring to is Fog. We already have that in the sim. I took this video in solo with custom weather settings.

you didn’t get what I mean, nvm nice video

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Clouds would be great, indeed.

Here’s the problem though:

Performance. I don’t think that any mobile device is able to handle the calculations of a) terrain streaming, b) traffic and ATC streaming, c) real time weather data streaming and d) real time cloud calculations.

It won’t look good at the current state of technology. That’s why I won’t vote for this yet.

We already have some fake cloud layers since there are clouds visible on the satellite imagery. It’s not at all what you requested but sometimes it looks amazing though.

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I agree on the performance side but the option of having it would be great and then if you can run it the you can use it, and if not as it gets too laggy then don’t.

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This is a great idea I’m out of votes though

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This would be extremely hard to do on a mobile platform, but if it can work this would be amazing for sure!

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