FS2004 Real Rain Effect

PreviewFS2004 Real VC rain effect. The texture files within this zip will greatly enhance your vc rain experience. Speedy drops of different size have been added together with flowing water and wind effect. By Bluesphere, Gerrit Kranenbarg.

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FS2004 Real VC rain effect. The texture files within this zip will greatly enhance your vc rain experience. Speedy drops of different size have been added together with flowing water and wind effect. By Bluesphere, Gerrit Kranenbarg.

Real rain for FS2004

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The archive rlvcrain.zip has 44 files and directories contained within it.

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If there was to be one gripe that I always had with FS2004, it was the (lack of) quality of the rain effects. Rain effects have become commonplace in simulation over the years, with some outstanding FSX rain mods already existing that makes it look far more like the real thing. Thankfully, Bluesphere and Gerrit Kranenbarg have decided to save the day for all FS2004 users by making this brilliant, free, real rain effect mod for your aviation enjoyment.

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So, what I immediately cottoned on to when using this mod was the development of the frequency of the effect. This virtual cockpit rain effect does not hold back, not one bit!

Some mods like this can feel quite empty in terms of the detail or the frequency of the rain, but this does a much better job of making sure it feels nice and consistent. Installation takes a matter of seconds, and afterward, you are left with a virtual cockpit that is going to be far more authentic in terms of rain effects.

The drops vary in size, a nice touch, and also ensures that the flowing of the wind and the rain creates that kind of natural stream that we’re so used to seeing in reality. If you find that the weather quality is lacking when it comes to flying an aircraft in FS2004, then I wholeheartedly recommend that you take a look into grabbing this mod.

It’s insanely well designed, and makes a great aesthetic addition. It also makes it a bit more challenge to fly conventionally, ensuring that you can enjoy an enjoyable aviation experience with that added difficulty. Whether you want more of a challenge or you just want more detail in your simulation, this can offer both in relatively large spades!

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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jrd929Sun, 27 Jun 2010 02:30:43 GMT
good add-on, much better than the original.

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