Joined: 18 Jan 2006
|Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:42 am Post subject: Setting up Active Sky Weather Radar
|This is the way I usually set it up :
PC1 = FS
PC2 = Avionics
Setting up the File Sharing
1) Check File Sharing is enabled and Setup Correctly
Goto the Network and Sharing Center
Select : Change Advanced Sharing Settings (on the left)
Scroll down and ensure that :
File and Print Sharing is Enabled
Password Protected Sharing is OFF
2) Create new folder \Sim-Avionics\WX
3) Share \Sim-Avionics
There are a few was of doing this. I usually :
right-click on the \Sim-Avionics folder.
Enter : Everyone
Set permission Level to Read/Write
1) Test you have access to the Share
Open File Explorer
Expand : Network
Select your Avionics PC
You should see a shared folder called Sim-Avionics
Double Click into this folder, Double click into \WX
If this works then your FS computer has access to this shared folder.
Click on the Address bar at the top.
Highlight and copy to the clipboard. (CTRL+C)
2) Edit :<FS>\Modules\FSUIPC4.ini
Add line to FSUIPC4.ini
Paste in the address that you just copied to the clipboard (CTRL+V).
The name [AVIONICS-PC] should be set to whatever your avionics PC is called.
3) Run FSX
4) Run Active Sky Next
5) After starting Active Sky check on your Avionics PC.
You should see \Sim-Avionics\WX\radar.bin
Finally on you Avionics PC you need to tell the ND's to switch off the built in wxr radar and to use the ASN weather.
1) Edit \CPT ND\CONFIG.ini and \FO ND\CONFIG.ini
Add Lines :
ASN builds wxr radar based on cloud precipitation so you will need to position your aircraft in an area with rain clouds present.
You can use the ASN map to find some bad weather.