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#1 timest999

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

REX Essential - Feature #7 - Part 1


The Configuration Manager has been fully revamped into a powerful tool all on its own. Because there are so many new features in REX Essential, we now include several different "tabbed" areas, consisting of the following system settings:

GENERAL SETTINGS
WEATHER ENGINE
VISIBILITY
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CLOUDS

In this article we will focus on the GENERAL SETTINGS tab, primarily used for selecting basic system settings. This area consists of settings for the FSX.cfg file location, configuration for the FSX Folder or Prepar3D folder location as well as managing your texture backup/restore functions.

New to this area is the profile name setting which allows the user to attach a profile name to the various community shared features within REX Essentials, and an option to enable/disable 'in-application notifications'. Also, since there are now navigational sound effects throughout the REX GUI, we offer an option to enable/disable these as well.

Since there are NUMEROUS configuration options, we have now included a "Backup/Restore Configuration" procedure in which the user may setup a profile on our data servers via REX Essential allowing REX to back up ALL global configuration settings. After re-installing REX, the user may recall ALL previously stored settings with one click.

The final area to discuss within the GENERAL SETTINGS area is the new PREPAR3D area. Within REX Essential, a user will not only have the benefit of using the textures and weather features with FSX, but they will now be able to unlock features specific for PREPAR3D. Within the new configuration window the user will be able to enter a special license to unlock all the functions associated with REX Essential.

Next Feature: Weather Engine Settings
We will describe some of the new features within the configuration window associated with our new weather engine.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

Nice!


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

:) Awesome!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:13 AM

Regarding the Navigational Sounds Effect , will be them demanding in terms of FPS? B)
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:51 AM

No because the interface is not open while inside FSX.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

i see the download of this essential pack is going to take a week to download lol when it comes out
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

Will you "Have" to purchse prepar3D to be able to download essential as a free upgrade?
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

REX Essential - Feature #7 - Part 1


We must be getting close to release now!!!! :D
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

Based on the fact that there are four more topics for discussion in Feature 7, and there might be 10 Features explained, it looks like it will be another month or so before REX Essential is released!
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:18 PM

Hi GC,

Just a question : what do you prefer, a release next month with nearly no bugs or a release next week with a lot of bugs ?
Oh 2nd question : what in case there are too many bugs, saying that REX Essential is a bad product because of too early release ?
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

Can't please everyone i'm afraid, but i can wait. I know that products from the REX team is well worth the wait :)
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:41 AM

Hi Peter.

I would certainly prefer REX Essentials without bugs. My post was just my estimate of when it might be released based on the explanations of the new features that have already occurred. Nothing more or less.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:05 AM

I think for it being free....time does not matter too much, as no pre orders have been made, or money spent.
I am just happy they are sharing progress with us, and updates....every time I read a post, I am happier and happier I didn't jump on the ActiveSky bandwagon.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:34 AM

williamJSS +1 :D

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:06 PM

williamJSS +1 :D

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for your reply, GC. All OK, ;)
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

Will you "Have" to purchse prepar3D to be able to download essential as a free upgrade?


Is this free upgrade directly connected to Prepar3D and if so will this have to be purchased to enable a free download of essential?
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm happy to hear such news.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

I for one am happy to wait for the considered release of REX Essentials even though this Forum topic will soon rival the PMDG NGX pre-release topic the way things are going. Given that it will be free to existing customers, I hope the guys at REX are allowed some breathing space.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:12 AM


Will you "Have" to purchse prepar3D to be able to download essential as a free upgrade?


Is this free upgrade directly connected to Prepar3D and if so will this have to be purchased to enable a free download of essential?


The fact that "Essential" is free, is nothing to do with Prepare3D.

It's free no matter what.

The Prepare3D options are purely for those that happen to have Prepare 3D.

It's free, rejoice! Because the developer is awesome. :)

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#21 MrSpeaker

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:24 PM

I want to see more pic's of essentials in action. Please :D

Also will it be able across a network as easy as ASE/AS2012? I never really tried to get the old REX weather engine to do so, not sure if its possible.

Edited by MrSpeaker, 09 February 2012 - 08:26 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

I have a question:

Anyone know why this is called REX Essentials as opposed to REX 3.xx?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:14 AM

Will the loading time for the textures still be insane!! Also my computer screen kinda wigs out while the textures are loading. Has that been an issue that was identified?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:44 AM

I have a question:

Anyone know why this is called REX Essentials as opposed to Rex 3.xx?

Because it's "Essential" ;)


Will the loading time for the textures still be insane!! Also my computer screen kinda wigs out while the textures are loading. Has that been an issue that was identified?

Texture loading times are insane because folks don't read the manuals. It only takes that long to load water textures because they are CREATED ON THE FLY... AND loaded. Turn them off in the OPTIONS manager and loads are 'insanely' fast ;)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

It only takes that long to load water textures because they are CREATED ON THE FLY... AND loaded. Turn them off in the OPTIONS manager and loads are 'insanely' fast ;)

May I suggest that you turn the option off as a default position ? because I too would really like to enjoy the insanely fast texture loading. Or perhaps we're not talking about the same thing : new themes take ages to be copied into FSX directory. But, correct me if I'm wrong : I think it was announced to be corrected with Essential. Am I right ?

Texture loading times are insane because folks don't read the manuals

Come on, are you kidding ?

Beside that, I have to say that the preview shots are really amazing. I'm glad you guys work so hard, because honnestly the result is a piece of art. Bravo.

Edited by Bees&Butterflies, 29 February 2012 - 11:05 AM.

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