Installing & Using Active Sky Next: Steam Edition

Active Sky Next: Steam Edition is a weather engine developed by Hifi Technologies, which provides an entirely new level of realism to your FSX: Steam Edition experience! With Active Sky Next, you can implement live weather anywhere in the world, create custom weather systems, even program your own thunderstorms and hurricanes! Whether you prefer heavy turbulence or clear skies, Active Sky Next contains a multitude of tools for customizing your virtual weather.

For those of you unfamiliar with Active Sky Next and how to use it, our friend Novawing24 has put together the following beginner’s guide complete with Steam installation instructions:

Do you have any further questions on how to use Active Sky Next? Pop them in the comments section below!

Active Sky Next: Steam Edition is now available to purchase from our FSX:SE Steam Store. Click here for more details.

Happy flying!

DTG Aimee

Aimee Sanjari is a flight simmer, aviation enthusiast, and aspiring pilot originally from Elkhart, Indiana. Now living in Kent, she fills the role of Flight Simulation Brand Manager for Dovetail Games. She has previously contributed to PC Pilot and continues to be an active member of the flight simulation community.


  • ACTIVE SKY NEXT does not appear anywhere in the Steam Store, nor the FSX:SE DLC Content section. Why is it not possible to purchase this add-on for my FSX:SE?

    • Hi bbsask,

      Hmm… That’s strange. Here is the direct link:

      I hope this helps!


      • Still nowhere to be found!!!

        When I click on the link to “Active Sky Next” that you had posted, it shows up on my browser. But when I login to Steam, it takes me to the “Around The World In 80 Flights” Add-On. It is also nowhere to be found in the DLC section of FSX:SE.

        Is it because I live in Canada, the reason why I can’t get it???


        • Hi bbsask,

          That is really odd! I have forwarded your query to our Retail Manager and will let you know as soon as I hear back.


          • Hi bbsask,

            Could you try the link again? Our Retail department has come back and let me know it should be fixed.

            Apologies for any inconvenience caused,


          • Works now!

            Thanks very much, can’t wait to try it!


  • Hi,

    Does anyone know how I can upgrade to ASN 2016? I have the DLC for ASN which I downloaded from steam.

    • Hi Leon,

      This is currently with our Third Party team- we will let you know once we have more information.

      Apologies for the delay!


  • Hello, I’m back…

    Active Sky Next is again nowhere to be found in the DLC section of FSX:SE!

    I however can access the link to it thru my wishlist. I find this strange…

    Just to let u know again.

    Thx, BB

    • Hi bbsask,

      I just tried searching for Active Sky Next and it came up right away, however you are right – it isn’t showing up in the list of Downloadable Content. I will raise this with the team today.

      Thanks for letting us know 🙂


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