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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-22-2013 at 10:28am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.24.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v324_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The OpusFSX TrackIR interface can now be enabled without enabling Live Camera provided one of the General DHM and Bump Aircraft turbulence options are also enabled.
 
A Use Previous GRIB Data option has been added to the Weather dialog. This option is temporary and must be ticked each time the FSXSERVER program is run. When ticked it forces the LWE to reuse the previous GRIB data instead of attempting to download a new cycle. This option is intended for use with the Disable Weather Update on Startup on occassions when the NOAA GRIB server is unavailable.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-23-2013 at 4:51am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.24.2 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v324_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Corrected a problem with the TrackIR interface when Live Camera is disabled.
 
The LWE now automatically sets the temporary 'Use Previous GRIB Data' option once airborne, this is done to prevent any new GRIB cycle data being downloaded after landing. Any new cycle data files will be downloaded only when on the ground before the very first flight.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-25-2013 at 5:47am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.25.0 is now available for download on our website.

Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v325_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).

After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm

Introduced an Enable Live Camera Control option, distinct from the now labelled Enable Live Camera option. The new Enable Live Camera Control option can be used to enable or disable the Live Camera Control (LCC) feature which is used to adjust the eye point within VC, 2D, and custom external camera views.

Introduced a Bump Aircraft Delay factor (0..4 = Fastest to Slowest, default 0). This can be used to adjust the Bump Aircraft frequency. The default (fastest) setting of 0 is equivalent to the previous Bump Aircraft without the Lower Frequency option set, a setting of 2 is equivalent to the previous Lower Frequency option, and a setting of 4 is equivalent to the previous trial Beta Version 3.24.3.

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Should have warned user in the above post. Please remember to check through your DHM Bump Aircraft settings.

If you previously did not have the Lower Turbulence option set then everything should be fine and the Delay parameter will be set to 0 as it should.

If you previously did have Lower Frequency option set then the new Delay parameter will be set to 1. You should really set this to Delay 2 to be equivalent to the previous versions, or even Delay 4 if you were still having problems with Bump Aircraft.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-26-2013 at 3:41am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.26.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v326_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Introduced a Bump Aircraft 3DOF checkbox option which when ticked will use the full 3DOF (3 Degrees Of Freedom) of turbulent aircraft motions, otherwise it will revert to a simpler form of control and not directly adjust the aircraft's heading.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-27-2013 at 4:15am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.30.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Live Camera Control dialog can now be opened vis the simulator's OpusFSI Addon menu.
 
Altostratus and cirrostratus clouds now given precedence whenever there are TCUs or CBs in the vicinity.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August-28-2013 at 4:51am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.30.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v330_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Surface wind soothing procedure updated to allow the sim to cope better in calm conditions especially for low and slow flyers. All reported surface winds of 2 knots or less, or winds of 5 knots or less with a reported direction of 000 are considered calm. The direction of these calm winds are usually vastly different to the prevailing breeze so they arer now adjusted to coincide with the average local breeze. Please note, when the ambient winds are very calm the sim may sometimes just drift away from its wind targets, this is nothing to be concerned about since in these conditions the wind direction is almost irrelevent.
 
View mode reporting via SimConnect is now only enabled if either Live Camera Control or any of the General DHM options are enabled.
 
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Please make sure you set all defaults in the weather dialogs again, especially the smoothing dialogs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-02-2013 at 6:35am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v331_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Further anti wind shift measures have been included within the Sim Friendly GRIB Data processing. The Sim Friendly GRIB Data adjustments now isolate and prevent some known problematic wind directional changes whilst flying close to your specified Max Cruise Altitude. All Lower Altitude wind targets have also been adjusted to isolate and prevent other known problematic wind changes that can occur during the climb and descent.
 
The LWE will now accommodate systems running at increased simulation rates. In such circumstances the sim is first slowed back down to a steady x1 rate before the weather is injected, finally the sim is returned to its previous increased rate. This procedure requires FSUIPC4 to be installed on the FSXSERVER system.
 
N.B. On my system a simulation rate of x2 or x4 worked the best and did not require FSX to reload any data from disk.
 
In circumstances where there are reported fog, mist or haze condition (whether patchy or solid) with a METAR that also reports no visibility restriction, the LWE will automatically limit the surface visibility to either 1000, 6000, or 12000 metres respectively.
 
The FSXSERVER program will now recognise all joystick and input device names and attempt to match these with the camera views and configured shortcut controls. The program will now automatically reconfigure the views and control assignments whenever the input device order changes.
 
N.B. Please take the precaution of backing up your CAM and CMD files in the OpusFSX folder.
 
All user Shortcut controls are now backed up into a date stamped file (e.g. FSXSERVER_30082013.CMD), this is done automatically each time the Shortcut controls are saved via the Shortcut dialog's OK button.
 
The Live Camera Control (LCC) dialog no longer resets to view changes when closed.
 
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Additional Site Effects ...
 
The above beta also includes the initial version for the Site Effects feature, at present only EGKK (Gatwick) and EGNX (East Midlands) are listed in our data. We are presently adding all other EG along with all well known International airports to the list. This extended list will be included in a beta very soon. The Site Effects are enabled when you specify the ICAO as your destination. A future beta will also include your departure and alternate ICAOs.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-02-2013 at 11:39am
This Beta has been reposted after 15:35 Zulu ...
 
The new beta will list all input devices within the Spy window each time the Spy window is opened.
 
If you are using Live Camera or have any Shortcut controls configured then please check this list and verify that it is identical to the input Controller Types listed in your FSX SETTINGS - CONTROLS (ignore the Mouse Yoke and Mouse Look devices).

Once you are satisfied that all the camera views are as expected and you have compared the device list with the FSX Controllers list in FSX SETTINGS then you should open the Cameras dialog and Save All Cameras, then open the Shortcuts dialog and click OK to save all your Shortcut commands. Now your Camera views and Shortcut commands will be saved with reference to the joystick or controller name rather than the joystick number in the sim.

You should now restart the FSXSERVER program which should then reload your camera views and shortcut commands, each using the assigned joystick name instead of the number.

After restarting if the assigned joystick or controller is ever disconnected when you start FSX and Ipus, the camera view or shortcut will be assigned a joystick number of X or 255, indicating that the controller was not found present. If you then plug the stick back in and restart then the cameras and shortcuts will once again be assigned to the correct controller. Similarly, if in future you add a new controller, the assignments will automatically be assigned with the new controller numbers and order.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-03-2013 at 1:26am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v331_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
My apologies. I have found an error in the previous beta posting relating to the joystick name assignment. If you could restore your backed up CAM and CMD files and try again with this beta your joystick and controller assignments should be converted correctly this time. In other words,
 
1. Restore the backed up copies of your CAM and CMD files.
2. Download, uninstall, and install this new Beta Version 3.31.1.
3. Run the FSXSERVER program, open the Cameras dialog and Shortcuts dialog and check your button assignments.
4. If all is well click Save All Cameras in the Cameras dialog and save your Shortcuts by clicking OK in the Shortcuts dialog.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-05-2013 at 3:55am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.2 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v331_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Corrected a problem with the Sim Friendly wind speed target at altitudes 42000 feet and above. The previous beta injected a wind speed of 0.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-06-2013 at 5:20am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.3 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v331_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The PMDG 777 upper wind and temperature text file will now be created and automatically copied to the <SIM>\PMDG\WX folder. This file is only generated during a weather update under the following conditions,
 
a. When a Flight Plan has been specified and processed (or activated in the sim).
b. When a PMDG aircraft is loaded and sitting on the ground.
c. When the <SIM>\PMDG\WX folder exists.
 
N.B.
 
The PMDG 777 report is generated in OpusFSX\Themes\OpusPMDGData.txt prior to copying to the SRCEDEST.wx file in the <SIM>\PMDG\WX folder, where SRCE and DEST are the ICAO codes for the point of departure and destination respectively.
 
To obtain meaningful data GRIB forecast data must be available, please check the Opus Upper Atmosphere on-screen weather report or associated Opus text report files (the OpusWeatherReport and OpusFlightReport files in your OpusFSX\Themes folder).
 
An 'Enable Live Weather Maps' checkbox option (default true) has been added to the FSXSERVER Configuration. Disabling this option will delete the current Weather Map data and prevent any new map data being created during weather updates.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-06-2013 at 9:03am
This Beta has been reposted after 13:00 Zulu ...
 
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.3
has been modified after 13:00 Zulu to use a strict tab delimited text within the PMDG 777 text import file.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-07-2013 at 2:56am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.4 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v331_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The flight plan decoding has been changed to reassign all navigation points and waypoints that are prefixed by lat/lon coordinates. All previous versions would incorrectly assign them as lat/lon fixes as opposed to associating them with actual Nav or Way points within the database.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-09-2013 at 3:29am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.31.5 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v331_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The GRIB data decoding FSDECODER program will now create a log file FSDECODER.log in the OpusFSX install folder to indicate any errors encountered during the csv file decoding process.
 
Regards
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This beta was reposted after 11:15 Zulu to reduce the number of individual line errors in the log file and prevent the log file growing to a very large size.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-10-2013 at 3:28am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.32.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
This release version is identical to Beta Version 3.31.5 above.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-10-2013 at 4:32am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.32.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The software now uses an English (Great Britain) language culture to decode all numeric floating point data. Users must never modify the decimal point in this culture.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-11-2013 at 3:47am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.32.2 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v332_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The PMDG 777 upper wind and temperature WX weather file is now created and automatically copied to the PMDG\WX folder each time the weather is updated, that is each time the METARs are downloaded (it is not generated each time the weather is just refreshed).
 
The PMDG 777 WX file now lists all named lat/lon fixes in addition to the previous navigation and waypoints.
 
Reported surface visibilities of 9999, 10SM, or CAVOK are now checked against the conditions in the general vicinity. Depending on the local conditions the usual 'Default Surface Visibility' can be reduced to either a minimum of 10km or 16km (10sm) visibilty, or the average surface visibility for the area.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-12-2013 at 2:32am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.32.3 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v332_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
A 'Set Camera' option has been added to the Live Camera Control (LCC) functions, shortcuts, and dialog. This option will temporarily save the current eye point offsets and assign them to the currently selected camera view. The 'Reset All' option must be used to reset all temporary offsets for the currently selected camera view. This new function allows the eye point adjustments to a camera view to be remembered and recalled each time the camera view is displayed. Handy for making seat position or general adjustments to overcome any changes to the usual reference axis for the aircraft within FSX.
 
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P.S.
 
This Beta was reposted at 08:20 Zulu after increasing the height of the information box within the LW Assistant dialog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-12-2013 at 9:12am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.32.3 is now available for download on our website.
 
A new corrected Beta was posted at 13:10 Zulu, the Beta corrected a problem accepting and processing any new 'Set Camera' LCC shortcut key sequences.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-13-2013 at 4:42am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.32.4 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v332_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Additional site specific turbulence effects have been introduced for the specified Destination only. All sites covered by the standard Opus Site Effects can be found listed in the OpusFSX_Site_Effects_list.txt text file. Future betas will include the point of departure and any specified alternates, increased wind shear warnings, and also include many other American, European, and International sites.
 
Users can experiment by creating their own site specific turbulence and wind shear effects. To do so simply copy and rename the supplied OpusFSX_User_Effects_Template.txt file to create your own OpusFSX_User_Effects.txt text file, further details can be found within the template file. When duplicated, the user specified effects will always replace the standard Opus site effects.
 
All changes to the site specific turbulence effects will be logged in the program's main Spy window. Slew mode in combination with an imported GLOB METAR is most useful in testing any added site effects. The site effects are not checked when the aircraft is on the ground.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-18-2013 at 5:02am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.33.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v333_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The LWE will no longer force the Upper Atmosphere Weather Report on screen when downloading GRIB data. The user must now display the Lower or Upper on-screen reports manually to monitor the GRIB data download, data extraction, data decoding, and final weather generation.
 
The FSXSERVER program will no longer load a static weather theme if you disable the LWE and do not specifiy any User Specified Theme Filename.
 
The anti wind shift measures are now applied whenever the specified Max Cruise Altitude is 6000 feet or more and the aircraft is flying above 6000 feet AGL.
 
The LWE lower level turbulence calculations have been revised to accommodate the Additional Site Effects. The Additional Site Effects wind speed lower limit is now increased by 10 knots if heavy aircraft is specified in the DHM parameters. The moderate and severe limits have also been changed to speed + 20% and speed + 40% respectively.
 
The OK buttons have been relabelled as Save buttons in both the Shortcuts and the LCC Shortcuts dialogs.
 
Live Camera Control (LCC) shortcut commands dialog will now permit a GamePad or similar game controller to be specified. The game controller's common axis dead zone can also be specified (default 0) along with the axis for the LCC left/right, up/down, forward/backward, pitch up/down, bank left/right, and yaw left/right movement controls.
 
N.B. After plugging in a GamePad controller, users should delete all button and inputs assigned automatically by FSX to the FSX SETTINGS.
 
Regards
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WARNING:
 
Anyone using accelerated time within the simulator (e.g. with the new PMDG 777) must have FSUIPC4 installed and active. The LWE must be able to revert to normal time whilst updating the weather otherwise the imulator may not load the weather correctly, especially the weather at distance from your current location.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-20-2013 at 7:33am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.33.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v333_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The FSXCLIENT networked client program can now be used solely for Live Weather updates, with Live View disabled, allowing it to be used with other Live View type packages such as on WideView/WideTraffic systems.
 
Separate checkboxes are now provided to enable Live View, Live Traffic (not implemented), Live Weather, and Live Camera updates on the client systems. All of these options will be disabled when the 'No Connection To The Simulator' mode is selected.
 
The Additional Site Effect runway codes can now be specified with an optional L (left) or R (right) suffix. In which case the resulting From and To Bearings will be biased toward the specified runway approach radial. For example, 'Runway = 16L' would be equivalent to setting 'Bearing = 150,190', and 'Runway = 16R' would be equivalent to setting 'Bearing = 130,170'.
 
The number of Opus and User Site Effects is now displayed in the Spy window immediately after the current device list. The Total number of effects takes into account any Opus effects that have been replaced by the user's definitions.
 
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WARNING: People with Live View networked systems must check the Configure dialog on all client systems and ensure the 'Enable Live Weather' option is ticked.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-24-2013 at 3:07am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.33.2 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v333_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The procedure to restore the previous increased simulation rate after weather updates and refreshes has been changed.
 
The LCC Controller Sensitivity range has now been increased to 1..50, with a default setting of 5 equivalent to a scaling of x1, the minimum setting of 1 equivalent to a scaling of 0.2, and the maximum setting of 50 equivalent to a scaling of 20.
 
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Sorry, made a slight error in the new sim rate adjustments so I have posted the corrected beta version at 08:12 Zulu.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-25-2013 at 4:17am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.34.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Current beta posted as a release version.
 
Additional site effects for Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM) airport added to the Opus list.
 
Regards
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P.S. A new release was reposted at 15:30 Zulu in response to a possible corrupt build. If in doubt please download, uninstall, and reinstall the new OpusFSX.msi. The reported problem resulted in the FSXSERVER program shutting down after some time which would indicate a corrupt or incomplete build of the new version.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September-26-2013 at 5:29am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Joysticks or controllers with POV (Point Of View or 8-Position Hat switches) can now be assigned to and used for LCC axes functions. Up to four POV or Hat switches can be supported for each controller device. Any POV or Hat switch assigned for use by the LCC should be removed from the FSX SETTINGS.
 
The Hong Kong airport's ICAO code has been corrected within the Opus Site Effects. Australian airports for YSSY Sydney, YSCB Canberra, and YBCS Cairns have been added to the Opus Site Effects list.
 
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Handy Tip ...
 
If you suffer from the FSX anomaly (bug) that shifts the aircraft axis for certain aircraft (e.g. the new PMDG 777) at certain locations then try using the LCC to correct this before flight.
 
First correct the anomaly by shifting the VC view using the LCC functions, then use the LCC Set Camera function to save the view offset and associate it with the camera view. Using this process it takes me less than 1 second to correct the FSX anomaly (I have the Set Camera LCC function assigned to my Sony PS3 controller's central PS button).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-09-2013 at 4:01am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.34.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Current beta posted as a release version.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-11-2013 at 4:49am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.2 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The DHM 3DOF Bump Aircraft option is now disabled by default.
 
METAR decoding and interpolation changed to add more flexibility to the interpretaion of AUTO METAR reports that may contain incomplete weather data. At sites with multiple Met stations the nearest Met station will now always be identified even if it is an automated station with incomplete data.
 
General improvements to the weather interpolation and weather smoothing, improved weather interpolation at the outer edges of the internal weather map. The Cloud Smoothing option in the Weather Smoothing dialog is now disabled by default.
 
Cirrus cloud altitude limits may now range from 10,000 feet up to 60,000 feet. Typical ranges will depend on latitude, in polar regions a range of 10,000 to 25,000 feet is recommended, in temporate regions a range of 16,500 to 45,000 feet is recommended, and in tropical regions a range of 20,000 to 60,000 feet is recommended. The default range is now 16,500 to 45,000 feet in line with the typical cloud heights in temporate regions.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-14-2013 at 3:49am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.3 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The Automatic Settings will now adjust the Auto Cirrus lower and upper height limits based on the aircraft's current latitude. The lower range will be adjusted to between 10,000 feet at the poles to 20,000 feet at the equator, the upper range will be adjusted to between 25,000 feet at the poles to 60,000 feet at the equator. The calculated limits are graduated throughout the polar, temperate, and tropical zones. For example, at EGNX East Midlands (latitude 52.8 degrees) the limits are set to range from 15,900 to 43,100 feet. At present, the actual cirrus cloud level is randomly selected to lie somewhere between these two limits at the start of the flight.
 
The FSXSERVER's configured Live View Scan Rate is used to regulate the Live View updates, this should be tuned on fast systems to limit the position update rate of transmission to an acceptable level.
 
By default the weather updates are disabled for 15 minutes on the approach. This period is set automatically by the Adjust Options Automatically option.
 
The point of departure is now factored in to the Additional Site Effect calculations.
 
The turbulence due to low level wind (rotor) effects adjusted slightly.
 
Corrected a problem with the new default visibility reductions in the weather interpolator algorithm. The conditions for reducing the upper visibilities have been tightened slightly.
 
The General DHM options in the FSXSERVER's Configure dialog are now disabled and greyed out whenever the 'Live Camera' option is enabled.
 
All Live XXX options in the FSXCLIENT's Configure dialog are now disabled and greyed out whenever the 'No Connection To The Simulator' option is enabled.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-16-2013 at 7:35am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.4 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Corrected problems in the previous Beta posting relating to the surface visibility and the screening out of erroneous QHN pressures in the localised QNH averages.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-29-2013 at 7:51am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.5 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Initial beta incorporating ButtKicker device control via user specified audio outputs. Up to three ButtKicker devices can be enabled via the FSXSERVER's Configure dialog. Each device can be assigned to an audio output and associated with a DHM X, Y, or Z accelerometer data axis. This initial beta includes all means to configure and test the ButtKicker options currently limited to supporting only aircraft taxiing, landing roll out, and engine vibration effects. Please refer to the OpusFSX_ButtKicker.pdf document.
 
A 'Toggle ButtKicker On/Off' option has been added to the Shortcut Commands to allow the user to disable and enable control of the ButtKicker devices independently from DHM. The default setting for the LCC Dead Zone has been set to 10%.
 
Position update rate for 'No Connection' clients halved to about 1 update every 2 seconds.
 
The procedure for checking the aircraft.cfg files and appending the Opus CameraDefinitions has been changed to incorporate additional checks to try and detect general failures or corrupt .cfg files. The new software will ignore all files containing the phrase 'Copy' (not case sensitive) and include extra validatation checks on the new config file before replacing the original aircraft.cfg file. The software must now find at least one '[fltsim.x]', '[General]', and '[CameraDefinition.x]' type statement in the new file before proceeding to replace the aircraft.cfg file. Previously the software only looked for a '[fltsim.xxx]' type statement.
 
The above checks may help preserve the useful .old file created by Opus on some systems, but users should always backup all of their key files and folders (e.g. SimObject Aircraft and Rotorcraft folders, the OpusFSX folder), preferably onto a separate drive or computer system. Please make sure any backups of OpusFSX are named OpusFSX_Backup and not just OpusFSX.
 
The Weather Options dialog now includes a 'Recommended Practices' Help button, identified using the question mark icon.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-30-2013 at 8:31am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.6 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Corrected a problem occuring when users use the ButtKicker Options or Test Audio buttons without having selected an audio device or without having any audio devices on the system to select from. These button options in the ButtKicker Configuration dialog can no longer be used unless the ButtKicker device has been enabled and a valid audio device selected for it.
 
Added landing gear and flap effects to the ButtKicker control.
 

If upgrading from previous beta, please specify your Master Volume and reassign all defaults to the Landing Gear and Flaps options via the individual Default buttons.

 
Ammended and added eight Australian Site Effects to the standard OpusFSX list. Please refer to the OpusFSX_Site_Effects_List.txt file.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October-31-2013 at 6:20am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.7 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Added spoiler movement effects to the ButtKicker control and revised the landing gear end of travel bump.
 
If upgrading from previous beta, please specify your Master Volume and reassign all defaults to all the effects using the individual Default buttons in the ButtKicker Options dialog. Otherwise follow the instructions in the OpusFSX_ButtKicker.pdf document.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-06-2013 at 3:51am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.8 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Corrected problem identifying multiple duplicated stations and airways or airway navigation points.
 
Modified the way the Bump Aircraft turbulence is scaled in relation to the head movements and corrected a problem with the yoke delection cut off. Bump Aircraft turbulence will now cut off when the yoke is deflected more than about a third.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-07-2013 at 5:52am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.34.9 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v334_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
The ButtKicker control now includes frequency mixing to modulate up to three audio signals (BK effects) at the same time. Please refer to the OpusFSX_ButtKicker.pdf document for a description of the current operation and options.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-18-2013 at 1:55am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.35.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v335_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Further adjustments have been made to the Bump Aircraft turbulence scaling with non-zero delay factors. The 3DOF (3 Degrees Of Freedom) Bump Aircraft tick box in the DHM dialog has been replaced with a numeric Up/Down box. The new box allows the Degrees Of Freedom (DOF) to be set to 1,2, or 3 as required. These settings are equivalent to turbulent jolts in Bank, Pitch + Bank, and Pitch + Bank + Yaw respectively. Users should set an appropriate DOF to suit their preference and capabilities of their aircraft sim.
 
Turbulent bump effects have been added to the ButtKicker audio control. The way in which the audio device output names or descriptions are obtained via the DirectX interface has been modified to try and accommodate different language cultures.
 
The FSXSERVER High Priority option has now been disabled and always reset to OFF.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-23-2013 at 4:12am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.36.0 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v336_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
An 'Enable ButtKicker Audio Control' option has been added to the FSXSERVER configuration which defaults to OFF.
 
The general turbulence effects have been added to the ButtKicker audio control. The general turbulence threshold or cutoff point can be set by adjusting the 'Cutoff' parameter in the Options dialog. A setting of 0% will result in a threshold equal to the average turbulence deflection for the specified DHM axis. A setting of 50% will set the threshold to the mid point between the average and maximum DHM deflection. A setting of 100% will disable the general turbulence effects altogether.
 
Modified the audio device control and audio data usage to help improve the stability of the Microsoft 'wdmaud' audio output driver mapper.
 
The FSXSERVER High Priority option has now been removed from the Configure dialog.
 
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ButtKicker Beta Testers ...
 
You will need to enable the ButtKicker audio control in the Configure dialog then configure your ButtKicker audio device settings from the start again. Please set the Opus Master Volume to between 70% and 100% and set all Defaults for the initial tests.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-24-2013 at 7:11am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.36.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Current beta posted as a release version. In addition a problem preventing the OpusFSI Live Weather -> Load Static Weather Theme -> Clear Skies Addon menu option being processed has been corrected.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-25-2013 at 10:54am
OpusFSX Release Version 3.36.1 is now available for download on our website.
 
Remember when installing the OpusFSX.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).
 
After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm
 
Reposted to correct incorrect version number and beta label displayed in caption bar. Also includes a slight improvement to the weather injection procedure.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-28-2013 at 5:00am
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.36.3 is now available for download on our website.

Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v336_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).

After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm

This beta is ONLY for users testing the new P3D Volumetric Fog effect.

After testing users must uninstall and reinstall the latest Release version, downloaded via our Upgrade button on our website's Downloads page.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November-28-2013 at 1:05pm
OpusFSX Beta Version 3.37.0 is now available for download on our website.

Remember when installing the OpusFSX_v337_Beta.msi file you must uninstall your current version before installing the new version (do not delete your previous \OpusFSX installation folder).

After installing please check all the settings in your Configure and Weather dialogues. You can download from http://www.opussoftware.co.uk/opusfsi/downloads.htm

This beta includes a new Enable Volumetric Fog option in the Weather User Preferences dialog. When set the LWE will generate a single visibility layer up to about 3200 feet AGL intended to allow users to test with the new P3D volumetric fog effect.

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