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FSX Not Retrieving Current Weather - It's a port issue

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  • I don't know how or where to post this.

    This seems to be a major issue with anyone and everyone that uses the FSX Flight Simulator and I have a rather simple suggestion for how to resolve it.  Nobody can download the current weather from Jeppesen due to a port forwarding issue.  Here is a snippet from my fsx.cfg file:

    [Weather]
    WindshieldPrecipitationEffects=1
    MinGustTime=10
    MaxGustTime=500
    MinGustRampSpeed=1
    MaxGustRampSpeed=200
    MinVarTime=5
    MaxVarTime=50
    MinVarRampSpeed=10
    MaxVarRampSpeed=75
    TurbulenceScale=1.000000
    WeatherServerAddress=fs2k.zone.com  <-- this is fine as it returns an actual page
    WeatherServerPort=80  <--- omg!!! port 80!!!! ISP's block this port!!!! change it!!!
    WeatherGraphDataInDialog=0
    AdjustForMagVarInDialog=1
    DynamicWeather=4
    DownloadWindsAloft=1
    DisableTurbulence=1
    CLOUD_DRAW_DISTANCE=6
    DETAILED_CLOUDS=1
    CLOUD_COVERAGE_DENSITY=6
    THERMAL_VISUALS=1

    So, Dear Microsoft would you please do a HUGE favor for the entire flying community on FSX and change that port to something more gameish?  I would recommend something like 6100 through 6200 or 62000 for that matter!  The sooner you do it the sooner we all get back to having the current weather while we sim.

    yours truly,

    developer68


    • Edited by developer68 Sunday, September 22, 2013 1:37 AM
    Sunday, September 22, 2013 1:32 AM

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