Active Sky XP 12 (X-Plane 12)

Compatibility: X-Plane 12
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The next instalment in the Active Sky series, Active Sky XP 12 brings extensive integration with the new X-Plane 12 platform and its redesigned weather system.
Not a 'replacement' to the internal weather system of XP12, ASXP12 is a Comprehensive Enhancement, enabled by tight integration, that adds an improved weather experience, from planning, weather data access and interaction, weather control, automatic weather mode control and air effects, to advanced depiction and much, much more.
Over 20 years in the making, Active Sky utilises several weather data sources including surface and model data, and synthesises and curates it into the most accurate and realistic weather scene possible for your simulated flights.
As always, Active Sky provides live, historical, and customised weather options, with historical playback capability, providing the weather exactly as you want it, when you want it.
Features spotlight
Evolving Weather Depiction utilising XP12’s new weather SDK/API, which is undergoing active improvement – ASXP12 brings new control capabilities and accuracy and enhanced smoothing, and couples with the new 3D procedural clouds and new lighting system of XP12 for a much improved visual experience.

New Improvements in recent ASXP12 updates include: Ground snow control, providing more accurate ground snow coverage according to actual ground snow depth data, new Passive weather control mode, turbulence tuning and much more. See the changelog in the Support section for more information.
Enhanced Air Effects
works with and enhances internal X-Plane 12 effects, providing new turbulence, drafts, thermals, terrain-based wind effects, variability, microbursts and more.
Optional Live Hybrid Depiction Control allows a combination of ASXP12 fully-controlled weather depiction and effects, and X-Plane 12 live weather depiction + ASXP12 effects – XP12 live Wx depiction is enabled in the en route phases, and ASXP12 Wx depiction is enabled in the departure/destination phases.
Active Sky Weather Engine brings the core features that made Active Sky the leading weather add-on for the FS9, FSX, P3D and XP platforms, including Advanced weather synthesis and interpolation, high-resolution global model data integrated with surface observation and forecast data, realistic air and atmosphere effects, integrated visual mapping and planning, and much, much more.
Historical Weather is included, in hourly intervals, with automatic playback to keep you in sync, changing weather dynamically as it happened in real life.
Custom Weather allows visual application and modification of all weather parameters using the ASXP12 interface.
Navigraph and SimBrief Integration allows optional up-to-date Navigation and Airport databases as well as SimBrief Flight Plan load/import.
Voice Weather Delivery Active Sky ATIS and Flightwatch are available at any time by listening on 122.00, 122.02 or 122.03 for closest station, actual/current interpolated conditions and destination weather reports, respectively.
Comprehensive API allows third parties to integrate in many ways, getting or setting nearly every parameter of ASXP12 weather and depiction.
Mobile Companion App lets you use any device/browser to connect with Active Sky over your network and view and control the weather.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use ASXP12 for X-Plane 11?
A: No. ASXP12 supports X-Plane 12 only. Active Sky XP supports X-Plane 11.

Q: Can I have both ASXP12 and ASXP installed at the same time?
A: Yes, you can use the same licence key and login/account for both products, which can both be installed. Just use the one you want for the specific simulator version in use at the time.

Q: Is there an SDK/API for other add-ons to interface with ASXP12?
A: Yes.  We provide a comprehensive API including an easy-access http interface system to get and set weather and integrate in many different ways with ASXP12. API documentation is found in the Program Files installation folder of ASXP12 (Documentation subfolder).

Q: What is Hybrid mode and what is its purpose or benefit?
A: This is an experimental mode to allow the best of both full ASXP12 control and new XP12 multi-region weather. When in XP12 live Wx mode, AS doesn’t control weather parameters, it leaves everything up to XP12 and its live weather data/depiction mode. The weather data used by ASXP12 remains AS entirely and is essentially the same as XP12 data, except for surface data, where our data tends to be more up to date and offers more functionality and features/options. So this way at your departure and destination areas you get the ASXP12 full experience, and en route you get the XP12 live Wx experience with AS effects and features available. These effects include our new specialised turbulence, drafts and all air effects in general. In XP12 live mode, these effects are additive (along with XP12’s internal live Wx effects).

System Requirements:

  • X-Plane 12: v12.04 or later (64-bit for Windows)
  • Windows 64-bit (v7 or later) only
  • Mac, Linux and 32-bit X-Plane/Windows versions are not supported
  • In a networked environment, the ASXP application/client may run on Windows 32-bit (7 or later), but X-Plane must be 64-bit on Windows 64-bit (7 or later)
  • Active and stable internet connection (broadband recommended)*
  • 500MB available hard drive space
  • 1GHZ+ CPU
  • 4GB+ RAM
  • Video card: Minimum as required for X-Plane 12. DX12/Vulkan compatible card with 2GB+ VRAM is recommended.
  • 1024×768 minimum available screen resolution to display all user interface features
*Active Sky XP 12 is an online product that will require the creation of a new user account. You must be logged in to use the software. One login per user account is permitted. You can install the software on multiple machines and/or move the software to other machines, but may be logged in only once at a time. Using Active Sky XP 12, creating a user account, and logging into the system require the acceptance of HiFi Simulation Technologies' Privacy Policy.
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Active Sky XP 12 (X-Plane 12) Active Sky XP brings a realistic and high-fidelity improved weather experience to X-Plane 12, with Navigraph and SimBrief Integration, spoken ATIS and Flightwatch weather reports and a mobile companion app so you can use any device/browser to connect with Active Sky.

Among the features are custom weather allowing for the visual application and modification of all weather parameters, enhanced turbulence and air effects, and live, historical and customised weather options.

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