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Enhanced Skyscapes

Enhanced Skyscapes

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Enhanced Skyscapes is a visual solution for X-Plane 11, replacing default sky and clouds with realistic procedural shader-based sky and fully volumetric clouds. It is compatible with off-the-shelf weather injection add-ons, including but not limited to Active Sky XP and FS Global Real Weather.

  • Fully volumetric clouds
  • Works with any weather injection addons like Active Sky

2022.05.23 update

  • Improved sky colours with brighter sunset/sunrises and depiction of Earth's shadow
  • Added new sky colour options for different ozone levels
  • Added smooth weather transitions
  • Clouds are now affected by ambient lighting at night
  • Added an option to disable custom sky of Enhanced Skyscapes
  • Added an option to limit the number of cloud layers to save performance
  • Added an option to control cloud update interval
  • Added a command to reload presets
  • Added several commands for adjusting various parameters live
  • Improved visibility depiction
  • Implemented a workaround for an X-Plane 11 bug requiring to reload weather for clouds to show up when using the default weather engine
  • Shadow circle no longer shows up in OpenGL mode
  • Fixed OpenGL coordinate shifts causing clouds to abruptly move
  • Fixed a bug which caused clouds to look flat when the camera is right below a cloud layer
  • Fixed black circle artefacts around horizon
  • Linux version

Minimum requirements

  • Windows or Linux
  • X-Plane11.50 or above (not X-Plane 12 compatible)
  • X-Plane Effects setting HDR or above
  • GTX1050ti or equivalent
  • .NET 5.0 Desktop Runtime (link)

Please note that VR is NOT supported.


It is strongly recommended to try the 20-minute demo before purchasing the add-on: DEMO

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