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      LATEST UPDATE ON SUPPORT FOR P3Dv4   06/28/2017

      PREPAR3D V4 – REX PRODUCT UPDATE: 6/28/2017 We have completed our investigation of our products to determine what is needed to get them compatible for Prepar3D v4.   Several customers have stated that they have been able to get several products to work with P3Dv4 without a patch.  However, we do not recommend this, in that it is clear from our internal tests that some features will not work.   The following list below represents the products, a brief summary of issues/changes to be made, as well as an estimated release date of the hotfix. Product Issues found Estimated Release of Hotfix REX Worldwide Airports HD ·         Specular files need to be updated/added for most terminal, facility, and jetway files – to better handle lighting.  New textures will need to be made. ·         Handling of file transfers for correct paths need to be adjusted for P3Dv4. ·         Vehicle model paths need to be adjusted for P3Dv4 ·         Vehicle models still need to be tested to confirm full operation as well as placement ·         Backup and Restore needs to be added for P3Dv4   July / August 2017 REX 4 Texture Direct ·         Handling of file transfers for correct paths need to be adjusted for P3Dv4. ·         Configuration adjusted ·         Backup and Restore needs to be added for P3Dv4 ·         Textures passed no need for adjustments ·         Patch and full builds made Early July 2017 REX 4 Texture Direct w/Soft Clouds ·         Handling of file transfers for correct paths need to be adjusted for P3Dv4. ·         Configuration adjusted ·         Backup and Restore needs to be added for P3Dv4 ·         Textures passed no need for adjustments ·         Patch and full builds made Early July 2017 REX Soft Clouds ·         Handling of file transfers for correct paths need to be adjusted for P3Dv4. ·         Configuration adjusted ·         Backup and Restore needs to be added for P3Dv4 ·         Textures passed no need for adjustments ·         Patch and full builds made Early July 2017 WX Advantage Radar ·         New connections for P3Dv4 implemented into radar ·         Gauge Management Tool needs to confirmed to work with structure of P3Dv4. ·         Installer needs to be adjusted for installation of proper files / folders. ·         Fix for dll.xml file for P3D v3, v4 implemented Mid July 2017 REX 4 Weather Architect ·         Needs to be recompiled to support 64bit Simconnect. ·         Needs to have support of file/texture transfers for P3Dv4. TBD REX Essentials + Overdrive ·         Needs to be recompiled to support 64bit Simconnect. ·         Textures confirmed need updating to support higher resolution as well as better lighting facilities within P3Dv4. ·         Water / Wave animation needs adjustment possibly redone to better handle water facility within P3Dv4. TBD

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  1. There is a site out there that has updated the FSX database.
  2. Also now, as FSX is so old, many ILS frequencies on current charts do not match FSX, same with the ILS course. I always check this by going to the FSX map and looking to see what frequency and course FSX has.
  3. Peter, I verified Nico.
  4. And PIREPS. You can also use archived weather, data that you have previously downloaded, as well as choose form various Random weather schemes.
  5. Often there are differences, either because the sources of weather are different or because the timing of the weaether updates is a bit different. When flying online on VATSIM, you should be using the same weather as everyone else is using, especially including the controllers. So we provide tis option. Also, it gives you another source of data in case one or the other servers goes down.
  6. Ummmm... yes I have.
  7. Yes REX IS the weather engine now. You can start FSX any time you want. It is just that FSX does not autostart REX anymore.
  8. We are evaluating everyone's comments so that we can make some improvements. This is very difficult to do within the framework of simconnect and FSX, but we are still doing what we can. For reference, the way Reed described this smoothing effect to me was imagine the aircraft in a box. The smoothing is supposed to change the weather outside of the box kind of at the edges in a slow kind of way and not right at the aircraft to try and smooth out the effects, kind of like morphing as you describe. Hyper smoothing even more does this. However, since the winds etc at any one point near and around and ahead of the aircraft have been massaged and manipulated, they are by definition, "not real", and so "accuracy" is sacrificed. We now have thousands of users, not just 20-30 beta testers, running every possible system and configuration and method out there and so we are going to find out how well this generally really works. We are still evaluating what everyone thinks about this with an eye toward seeing what we can improve and what we need to improve. Reed and the team are on top of this. For this reason, we all appreciate yours and everyone's comments.
  9. I think that is what visibility and wind smoothing is and how it works.
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    Well, then how can it be part of REX Essential?
  11. Heh heh, this is why we have this new feature. Glad you are taking advantage of it.
  12. Thanks for your comments.
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    Was that an OD theme? I forget.
  14. ACTIVE

    Welcome to the REX Forums Wan. 1. You can't do this. Texture sets must be loaded into FSX before FSX starts. The FSX weather rendering engine will choose what textures to use to depict the current weather from the ones you installed before FSX started. 2. Of course, we all believe that the REX weather engine is better but you can decide for yourself. Try them both yourself. In order to change the weather data server in flight, you will have to close the WASys to bring the REX GUI back up, uncheck the VATSIM server, wait for the new weather to download, and then click on the REX Fly Now button to restart the WASys. Kind of a lot of hassle. Better to just choose a weather server to use for the whole flight. Why do you want to switch from the VATSIM server above FL200?
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    Just start FSX and then start REX manually if you want to do it this way. We do not have the option to autostart REX with FSX anymore.