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Real World Weather

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Description
Real world weather has been updated to use https://www.weatherstack.com
The mod requires a key. So signup and get one for free!

Summary:
- Integration of a real-time weather API into arma 3.
- Grabs Real forecast data from an official reliable Weather Provider.
- Uses terrains Real World Counter-part
- Predicts future forecasts based on actual weather statistics.
- Option to sync time with location.
- Adds extra Immersion and Feel
- 3den Editor Extension (highly customizable module).
- Real-time weather Debug console.
- 32 and 64 bit support
- Auto config option included

Keep in mind, This is a weather prediction system and it may not be entirely accurate at times.
(Just like real life weather forecasts).
The system does what it can with the data it's provided and makes calculations based on those.

NOTES:
1. This mod runs on the server side, but is required by clients due to the newly created module.
2. Set Clouds on "Ultra" in video settings for best effects
3. You do need your own API key. You can get one for free at https://www.weatherstack.com

Help/Questions:

Where is the module?
The module is located in the games editor
("Systems" >> "[HZ] Real-World Weather" >> "Real World Weather")


Can I search for my own Weather Stats anywhere in the world?:
Yes!, This System allows for dynamic search query's all over the world.
With your own key simply enter the Country and City you want weather from.
Everything is available to you in a easy to use Module

If you are having issues getting data from the places you want, follow the steps below.

To test if the API is returning the data open your web browser and do the following.
http://api.weatherstack.com/current?access_key=YOURKEY&query=Canada,Toronto

Replace "YOURKEY" with the key you recieved from WeatherStack
Replace "COUNTRY" with the name of the country, example. Greece
Replace "CITY" with the fullname of the city you are requesting.


Can I search using (Lat, Long) co-ords?
Yes, If you have your own key.
Replace Country with the latitude.
Replace City with the longitude.


What is a API key and do I need one?
Yes, This mod does require you to own a API Key!.
In short, API keys are unique id's which allow access to the Specific data services like Google, Yahoo etc and are needed to prevent abuse and overload of the systems.
Free API keys are usually limited to (x) amount of calls per hour or per day.
For more info on weather API keys or how to get your own visit.

https://www.weatherstack.com/

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Release thread: https://forums.bohemia.net/forums/topic/228906-real-world-weather/

Additional Credits:
Daithi: Mods logo! (Thank you so much!) http://steamcommunity.com/id/cerebdaithi/ Killzone Kid: Url fetch dll[killzonekid.com] MATTXYO: Debugging Bohemia Interactive: Arma 3 Weather Stack: http://www.weatherstack.com

License:
Noncommercial - You may not use this material for any commercial purposes.
Arma Only - You may not convert or adapt this material to be used in other games than Arma.
Attribution - You must attribute the material in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
(but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the material).
This work is licensed under the Arma Public License Full License Here[www.bistudio.com]

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Oct 23, 2020 @ 3:06pm
PINNED: *Bug Reports*
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Inferno | M.D.F Jan 31 @ 7:57pm 
getting "data not found"
Fercho Jan 11 @ 2:27pm 
Hi, I have an issue. I use and all works fine, but when I use the Kestrel meter, the temperature is different at the site I choose in the mod. what can be the problem??
Blackedoutgamer/Littlecod Sep 15, 2021 @ 4:22pm 
how do you get an api key? i cant signup for weatherstack because i dont have a company
ghostroboBH Jun 30, 2021 @ 3:40am 
How would you go about adding this to an exile server?
Corrosion Jun 27, 2021 @ 11:23am 
Lol on needing a key.
Machine Gun Kelly Mar 8, 2021 @ 8:26am 
@ALL - Since I could not get the author to reply to my message below, I have made this mod work on any map without having the actual module placed on the map. In other words, you just run a script and it will set the weather for you. No need to edit the map or be stuck with one 'setting' of weather.

If you would like the scripts to do this, send me a friend's request. Do note, you will still need to use this mod - just have it loaded, nothing more, as my scripts call his.

:)
Machine Gun Kelly Feb 12, 2021 @ 11:29am 
@Hortzy - Thank you for your time and effort with this mod. I did have a question for you. How can I have 'on the fly' weather for any map. I run a script with correct settings such as location, key, etc., and have it set the weather. In other words, without using the module. The use of the module limits usage to maps that have this placed.

For example, in the East Wind Campaign:

CurrentWeather.Sqf:

RWW_LocationCountry=lemnos;
RWW_LocationCity=moudros;
RWW_Key=123abc456def
[] spawn RWW_SetWeather;


Then I run [] execVM "CurrentWeather.Sqf" and the weather is set without the need for the module.

The above is just an example.

Looking forward to your answer and thanks!

:)
Blackburn Jan 24, 2021 @ 3:23pm 
Is it possible to make forecast from the past?
Blackburn Jan 19, 2021 @ 11:30am 
feature request: make Forecast Data support.
I wanna make zeus campaign, and I want my players to plan their next objectives depending on weather forecast
Crielaard Nov 15, 2020 @ 9:12am 
Yes Delta, it will rain when it rains in the real world