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  1. 4 points
  2. 3 points
    Page 16 of the EF manual: IMPORTANT NOTE: You must always run Environment Force first before starting the flight simulator. I will now change that text in the manual to my above text so it's extremely clear. We will include in the next update. Thanks.
  3. 3 points
    REX SKY FORCE 3D STATUS UPDATE: RELEASED BUILD: TECHNICAL UPDATE 2.2 DATE: 5/21/2019 Developer message: We have officially released Technical Update 2.2 for REX Sky Force 3D. If you have build 5.0.2019.0410 installed you can use the automatic update system within the application download and install the patch or navigate to the following forum link: Otherwise, all vendors have been sent the latest full build of 5.0.2019.0514. Please allow 24 hours for them to get the files updated.
  4. 3 points
    Hi everyone I bought REX Env Force and I am very, very happy ! Its like I have a new simulator now... what an incredible job they do. Hope everybody get this product working right. My installation was like that : Dowloading REX Env Force. Restore my original shaders from PTA. Uninstall PTA. Repair my P3D client (with install_Client.msi) Install REX Env Force Set it in AUTOMATIC MODE Launch it Launch ASP4 Launch P3D Turn OFF HDR in sim and bim... just perfect realism with no more fps cost ! My rig : RYZEN 5 1600X GTX ROG STRIX 1070Ti 16 G0 RAM SSD 250 go SAMSUNG CH Product FlightSim Yoke Prepar3D 4.5 REX SKY FORCE ACTIVE SKY P3D4 GSX FSDG SENERY Sorry, English is not my natural language. Captain Leuyab
  5. 3 points
    I also agree. I restored the original shaders and installed Environment Force. No reinstallation of client, HDR is active. The first time I startet at my favorite airport LIRN, I was speechless. Totally different and more realistic. I have made several flights with FSLabs Buses now, never saw the same clouds and ambient lighting and also the water looks more realistic. No crashes. There are some minor glitches where the cockpit is too bright or there seems no haze. I will stay with Environment Force and happy with it. Maybe I am a fortunate one Kurt WIN10 Pro, GTX 1080, I-6700K, 32 GB Ram, SSD's, P3D V4.5, all the Orbx Global and European stuff, Vector, Real Traffic (PSXseecon)
  6. 2 points
    PRODUCT: WX Advantage Radar BUILD: Technical Update 8.0.0 STATUS: Pre-Deployment Phase ISSUE DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2019 DEVELOPER MESSAGE: We are pleased to announce that Technical Update 8.0.0 for the WX Radar has been approved for release. This build supports the latest release of Prepar3D v4.5 HotFix 2. The projected release date of the update is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019. NEXT UPDATE: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  7. 2 points
    I have the mini UI now. First time since I bought the software so the update fixed it. I'm able to enjoy all the features now. Thanks a lot!
  8. 2 points
    TBH I don't see any issues opening up the activation details again....It probably took you more time to write this post than to open up your email and type 'REX'. 😂
  9. 2 points
    Hi, I have the same problem interestingly enough, the only thing different is that I am not using EF. I have SF and AS only running and have a fresh install of P3d V4.51, I noticed the same behaviour on changing from FMS or indeed any other view and then returning to the cockpit. An initial very bright outlook which returns over a matter of a few seconds to normal. Could this be a P3D issue instead of EF or indeed SF ? As I say I dont even have EF installed, the only common is I am using the PMDG 747.
  10. 2 points
    For me, the update corrected my problems with over bearing bloom and water movement. The Shading is simply awesome for me Those were my only issues. I noticed the difference as soon as the sim started... put a smile on my face. I use SkyForce set in auto and Environment Force is set to auto both installed as stated in the manual
  11. 2 points
    Both seems to work. Yesterday on those pics above it was off in sim (besides the first 2, there i had it on). And today on same flight from here (just other time) i have it off in the miniUI. See pics below. Everything standard today, didnt load stats.
  12. 2 points
    The release is soon, we are trying to squeeze some last minute fixes. Federico
  13. 2 points
    That is my question too. I prefer Automated Mode in EF and I have SF3D as well as Active Sky Weather. No other shader mods. I've set HDR on in P3D, and thus HDR is active in EF too. To my understanding HDR settings in P3D don't play any role as they are overruled in EF. Is this right? Some light effects appear too bright, that's why I have adjusted some settings in EF HDR (e.g."exposure key"). Unfortunately I have to do these adjustments each time when I load P3D. Why can't EF remember my settings? I don't want to tweak. I want to fly in "realistic" weather dependent environment. That's all what I want.
  14. 2 points
    During this flight out of LEMG, inbound Luton(EGGW), I have just experienced the BEST cloud cover, thunder, lightening(sheet and Fork), I've every seen in my SIM for the last 20+years...first class. I'm just using SF+EF. The above pictures do not do it justice to be honest...the SIm looks way better
  15. 2 points
    Yep, another BIG thumbs up to the devs and support staff. I also took a FSL A320 for a couple of flights and a combination of real weather injects and environment colours/lighting/shades left me absolutely speechless. Thanks REX team! Cheers, Matej
  16. 2 points
    @Vasily To explain a bit more, if "Enable real-time weather data read" is turned ON, EF app will connect to REX server and retrieve latest/current metar data from there. If "Enable real-time weather data read" is OFF, then EF will pull data from the sim (and sim will have weather pushed by AS or other engine) I would not recommend having 2 sources of truth for the same thing which is weather data here. AS and REX have their own weather databases and we don't know how they are processing it. So data set for given station could be different at a given point of time. Difference is not big usually, but for short-living phenomenon like thunderstorm this may be important. Moreover, they will be different if you use custom or historic weather. In my opinion, in this case it is better to turn this option OFF and relay on weather supplied by AS to the sim. Now if you use SF as an engine, this is different. In this case this is the same dataset (same data on REX server), so you may leave this option turned ON.
  17. 1 point
    I do not require any help as I fixed my issue. My issue was fixed by installing the Microsoft SQL 2016. It did not manage to install with the installer, but I skipped that part and installed it afterwards, then it worked fine.
  18. 1 point
    This item has been marked as a fix item for the next patch.
  19. 1 point
    I received a response on this one a little while ago, confirming my suspicion that this is indeed a false positive detection. Not sure if it's a good or bad thing but when I worked in a technical environment, one of the areas I covered for my company was virus detection. I had already told myself that it was 99% likely to be Bitdefender being over cautious, but with my old hat on, seeing an alert as specific as that urged caution. I'd rather wait a little while to get an all clear from the supplier, than face who knows how long undoing the damage of an infection! Anyways, I deleted quarantined instances of the download, started afresh, and the update has applied without any obvious issues. Perhaps unsurprisingly the coincidental issue of failed validation has gone away also. Time for a quick flight perhaps ☺️
  20. 1 point
    Happy to report back the latest dll (June 11th) is working a lot better for me and I no longer get the strange jumps or loss of FPS. Good job!
  21. 1 point
    Yes, thank´s! I have find the link and performed som tests yesterday.
  22. 1 point
    Here it is:
  23. 1 point
    Interesting, I will discuss with the team. Thanks
  24. 1 point
    Everything will be Ok:) I believe, I missing my flights
  25. 1 point
    Thank you , yes. Gr Harald
  26. 1 point
    First thanks for the quick update. Now everything looks great with no tweaking in auto mode , and performance is much better. I'm still confused about enable weather smoothing. In EV ui it says leave off if using if using Active Sky weather engine, which I am. but in manual it says this: Enable Weather Smoothing When this feature is enabled it causes all weather injections to occur gradually over time dictated by the Weather Automation Control. This feature works with all 3rd-party weather engines. The reason why I am asking is because I get abrupt cloud changes randomly. Thanks for help.
  27. 1 point
    These photos taken running SkyForce, Environment Force and SkyForce as weather engine * Notice the Frame loss. I have been trying to find where the frame loss is and I must conclude it is with Environment force. All sim settings are the same for all photo groups. I do run my P3D V4.5 pretty high and always have and have not had any frame loss or stutters. SkyForce settings: 3D clouds set 1024 DXT5 Cirro type settings: 1024 DXT5 Environment Force settings: Default Automatic and default manual with added theme Scott5 As you can see my P3D runs really well with SkyForce, Active Sky or as P3D alone. Throw Environment force into the picture and it drops to its knees. Environment Force is by far a beautiful addition, just got to get to bottom of why it is so frame heavy. Now all this said: I have been a member of the insider team since it started and was part of testing Betas until a user you said shared it, at which time you changed the way we had access to the Beta files. Well in a nut shell, you have locked me out of being part of testing. I work a full time job, married, own a house and property to take care and to make your time window to sign up and download files in the short amount "window of time" just wont get it for me. Not ranting, just stating maybe you would benefit from others help in testing instead of limiting it. Got better things to do than sit at a computer at REX's forums waiting, but I do stay logged in and try to check for updates as often as I can. Most people who know me personally, know I am very computer savvy and get the most out of FSX or P3D with any given system. These photos taken running EF & SF with SF as weather engine These next photos taken with just SkyForce and it also as weather engine These next photos taken with sky force textures and weather engine ASP4 These next photos No weather engine running at all, turned ASP4 off Now flying from KSTL St.Louis to Northwestern Iowa, in thunderstorms : SkyForce textures and ASP4 as weather engine Uninstalled Environment Force and reinstalled to original release 5.0.2019.0420 and No Hotfix and everything again is playing nice !!! Conclusion is the first Hotfix after release caused the major frame loss
  28. 1 point
    The issue is now resolved with an uninstall and reinstall of the WX Rdr. It is working correctly now.
  29. 1 point
    Extracted from: FAA "Pilots Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge - FAA-H-8083-25B Fog - Fog is a cloud that is on the surface. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - "FEDERAL METEOROLOGICAL HANDBOOK No. 1" Cloud - A visible aggregate of minute water droplets or ice particles in the atmosphere above the Earth's surface. Fog - A visible aggregate of minute water particles (droplets) which are based at the Earth's surface and reduce horizontal visibility to less than 5/8 statute mile and, unlike drizzle, it does not fall to the ground.
  30. 1 point
    So how is it? It's been 3 weeks since the EF was published. There's lot of us who can't enjoy the EF because we don't have the UI. This should be the top priority on your fix list and release rather as a separate update than bundled with other fixes.
  31. 1 point
    When you turn EF HDR just tweak the values to look as you wish. Mainly exposure key
  32. 1 point
    WOW! Whole new atmosphere. Congrats on the fix. Automation mode is now truly AUTO with no HDR issues. PANC to PAFA flight was breathtaking. Thanks.
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  35. 1 point
    perfect, thx a lot!
  36. 1 point
    Thanks, let us know how it goes. Regards, Federico
  37. 1 point
    Ok I've gone back and run through all the sliders and they are working as they should. I must have been adjusting something previously that was not present due to the conditions or was only a subtle change.
  38. 1 point
    Indeed everything was standard in the last shots. @ciccio74 If it looks different for you i guess the TS preset plays a role. Only the mods/devs can answer @rstough (see question above, "If someone has a preset in TS applied and is using Automode, what part (besides the reflection) is still left from that preset? ") I find it really really nice...good job there REX.
  39. 1 point
    Very true, especially since LM is coming out for a patch for 4.5 because of this.
  40. 1 point
    Thank´s for info!
  41. 1 point
    We have solutions in our next update.
  42. 1 point
    https://youtu.be/pqda0w5QgHs Active Sky + EF paints an amazing atmosphere ! ( Auto mode )
  43. 1 point
    After some trouble - my EF now works correct. How do I use it with my PTA R & D 1.5 ini file. Do I now Go to my PTA program and load and apply 1.5 ini file After starts EF -,set to automatic and start my flight... Is this the correct Way?
  44. 1 point
    I resolved all my own issues by allowing Windows 10 Pro to update itself to the latest version. I had not let it update itself since before October of 2018 but it forced itself to update when I unlocked it. Once I reboot after the updates I started up REX EF and got music I didn't get before and sound FX and it let me register and turn on automation. Seems to be working fine now. Mark this as complete. Be sure your Windows is up to date folks! There are things in those updates apparently that REX needs to function right at least on my system.
  45. 1 point
    Automation mode will select appropriate clouds from SF sets based on its internal logic. Its some REX secret sauce. One of the inputs I can imagine is radar data to obtain proper cloud volumes, heights etc. There is no need to switch to manual mode from auto - unless you would like to take screenshot and you would like to change clouds in your scene to some different ones.
  46. 1 point
    In the automation mode, you have to disable the weather smoothing if you are using Active Sky. They have their own fog control features.
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  48. 1 point
    As a matter of fact, there has been a survey already by Navigraph, check here. I returned from almost 10 year hiatus from FS. And I was an FS9 user, then moved to FSX:SE which seemed quite a move then almost a decade then. After returning to the hobby last December with a new PC build, I re-installed all my add-ons and even bought some new ones. Until I encountered the doomed OOM. Then I learned that P3D finally cured it and I would never have to put up with the frustrations resulting from FSX, I made the move, spent close to $1,500 on my add-ons to get it to the same level of FSX:SE as before. Never regretted any of it. Hardware is only getting better, software are getting more complex too that can take good advantage of the more powerful hardware today. The only logical choice is to abandon FSX and move on to the better platform. In my case, it was P3D.
  49. 1 point
    "COMPATIBLE WITH ONLY PREPAR3D v4.4, 4.5"
  50. 1 point
    I looked all over in "my account", I can't seem to find it.. under what section in my account? can you show me a screenshot or something?
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