Ultra Weather XP V2.6 Preview Video Released
A new preview of Ultra Weather XP in the form of a video has been released on the developer's YouTube channel.
The video shows various flights undertaken with a variety of sky and cloud textures applied, whilst simultaneously running through the features included.
Interestingly, the thumbnail states the upcoming version will be "simulating volumetric clouds", which was originally slated for version 3 back in July last year.
A follow-up video showing the first glimpse of the volumetric clouds soon followed, though it was met with negativity from users.
One month later, version 2.6 was officially announced. The primary focus of the update back then was said to be the sky colours, with further previews unveiled in the third and fourth weeks of September.
The final development prior to today's previews was about two weeks ago when UWXP shared further images of this version, but also admitted they were struggling with X-Plane 11.50.
That no longer appears to be the case however, as it was claimed in today's video that V2.6 will be X-Plane 11.50+ compatible.
In addition to this, captions and a features list and in the video's description show what else is to come, including:
- New completely designed Plugin Interface.
- Works in all platforms Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- Made for X-Plane 11.50+.
- Work with either Vulkan or Open GL.
- Completely new 12 sets of Sky colors with new high definition Sun textures.
- Completely new 24 sets of Clouds.
- Multiple Water colors.
- New Lights textures.
- Full Dynamic system.
- Dynamic Sky coloring.
- Dynamic Atmosphere.
- Dynamic Sun glow.
- Dynamic Sun coloring objects.
- Dynamic objects shadow.
- Dynamic Visibility.
- Dynamic visibility Raleigh
- Dynamic Raleigh scattering
- Dynamic Mie scattering
- Dynamic Clouds coloring
- Dynamic changing Clouds Simulating volumetric.
- Dynamic increase Clouds view distance in low visibility.
- Dynamic High altitude Cloud type control.
- Dynamic Water Waves.
- Dynamic Light Haze.
- Thunderstorms sounds.
- Ambient sound.
In the Facebook group, the developer added that beta testing has started and that nine users from all three major operating systems are needed.
"UWXP v2.6 Beta test Application has started. if you are interested and have time to do a complete test and would like to be in the Beta Application please contact email@example.com your Order Number is required.
"Beta testers are limited to only 9 users. we will choose 3 users for each system including one user with VR set."
In reply to a user's comment, UWXP added that version 2.6 should work in virtual reality, though confirmation is still needed.
The developer's Facebook group can be joined here.