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Calibre Software Releases New Weather Scapes

Last updated Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:32:29 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 03 Mar 2004 23:39:24 GMT

Calibre Software Solutions has released three new weather scapes for FS2004 featuring various types of thunderstorms. For more details, click on Read More.

To start the spring months with a bang. Weather-Maker has released 3 new weather scapes featuring various types of thunderstorms. The MCC (Mesoscale Convective Complex), a Squall Line, and a Departing Cold Front. Go to the Weather Scapes section to download the latest weather scapes.

Please note this will be the last of the weather scapes before Weather Maker Professional is released.

The new weather scapes added by Calibre Software Solutions to the FS2004 software feature various types of thunderstorms. The MCC (Mesoscale Convective Complex) is a very large, powerful thunderstorm, typically created when several thunderstorms merge into a squall line. These thunderstorms are known for their heavy rainfall, damaging wind, large hail, dangerous lightening, and the possibility of tornadoes. This will be the most challenging weather scape to fly in.

The squall line is a severe thunderstorm that forms along or ahead of a cold front. Again, these types of storms are known for heavy rain, frequent and dangerous lightening, strong straight-line winds, and the possibility of tornadoes or waterspouts. The squall line isn't as large as the Mesoscale Convective Complex. The departing cold front is the tail end of the storm line, leaving much calmer, breezy air behind it.

The challenges created by these new weather scapes present the type of flying conditions that a real pilot would encounter in real-world situations. Tutorials for flying in these weather scapes are available at the Weather Maker website. These will be the last weather scapes released before the Weather Maker Professional software is released, so users should take advantage of these additions to the game. With the addition of Service Pack 1, several new features are added to make gameplay even more realistic and exciting.

The new features include a new realistic radar precipitation radar echo depiction, new radar weather observation graphics, and new radar wind display that use arrows to depict the direction of the wind. Some bugs in the game were fixed as well, including some FSUIPC loading issues, and the overall pressure handling that defaults to a realistic level when the pressure is missing or not configured correctly.

Users that are currently using the Weather Maker RX software can automatically download and install Service Pack 1 by clicking on their Start button, clicking Programs, and opening the Weather Maker RX menu and clicking on the Update Weather Maker RX menu item.

Go to www.weather-maker.com to download.

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