Implement weather and terrain API’s for aircraft developers to implement accurate radar, predictive windshear, EGPWS, and METAR/wind uplink

Voted!
Thanks for bringing detailed information about the limitations. I keep reading limitations everywhere but nobody ever explains what the limitation is about.
I hope Asobo can implement an API asap.

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I didn’t understand a word you said, but if you guys want it, then it’s important enough. Hope this leads the way to a better weather system for both simmers and devs.

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Voted, FBW team you need all the support for the great job you’re doing for the sim community, thanks and keep forward

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Voted
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I think they deserve an exception, the Fly-By-Wire mod greatly improves the OG A320 Neo experience and is probably one of the most downloaded add-ons for this sim.
(MS/Asobo gets a “cut” anyway considering it might be motivation enough for some people to purchase the sim)

Also, they are not (imo) breaking forum rules (petitioning) as those don’t apply outside of it :wink:

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I would love to see that kind of detail on the weather radar. I also hope Asobo fixes or re-enables the turbulence or gives us an option for realistic turbulence. The weather outside is frightful, the plane glides on delightful.

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Absolutely a must, both a revamped weather engine and the associated API’s. They are seriously behind the constant major visual improvements going in the last sim updates.
Not to mention regression in turbulence severity and wind gusts ( their actual absolute lack of… No wind gusts regardless of how gust sliders are set. No data displayed in the "Wind Graph". Broken for PC and Xbox! )
It’s time to make the simulation aspect of msfs great again…

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Fixed, thanks for pointing it out!

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It s a must have for a flight simulation, vote.

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Must have! Voted!

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I’d vote twice if I could. I really hope this is the beginning of something awesome - the weather engine indeed needs a major overhaul. The visuals are okay, but there are so many things wrong/lacking or not implemented.

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A lot of votes already, not bad

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Voted! Good idea!

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I’ve been trying to highlight this for ages, here, and various external forums.
I’m not technical, so my input is negligible, so all can do is add my two-pence worry to the argument.
All major developers face this WX/TERR radar shortfall, including PMDG, Aerosoft, FBW, JF, Fenix, QualityWings, and so on.
Not one of them can hope to deliver a viable study level product until this is corrected.
Asobo, don’t just see this thread, cogitate, contemplate, and process what is being communicated, otherwise, it’d be a bit like hearing but not listening.

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The reluctance of Asobo/MS to open up the weather systems, might indicate their future vision of wanting to keep this, for their own development (and Monetization) .
This is obvious their right to do so, but maybe only if the can actually do so, and do it to a high enough standard of simulation, that it satisfies sufficient number of MSFS Pilots.

There is something about “One’s eyes being bigger than one’s stomach” , that might well apply here .

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Come on ASOBO / Microsolft lets get in done!!! Give your freeware best aircraft support!!!

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But at least there is a big push for a real Simulator issue, and not “Press any Key” that got a surge of votes earlier.

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Ironically, I would strongly vote for the return of the “Press any key to Continue” ( or more Precisely a “Are you sure YES/NO” ) when one tries to, or by error, “X’s” out of the Sim.

And if you do say “YES, exit” the option to save any changes before the sim actually closes"

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Voted, this is a pretty big omission from the sim that every serious developer suffers from!

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Must have! Voted!

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this is all going over my head but I agree