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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. Forgive my ignorance, but what is DXT1 and where do I find it to implement it?
  2. Thanks for your response Dan but as there have been some very goood comments on the K series Ivy Bridge processors and nVida, it appears , is a step ahead of the opposition with the 600 series cards, I am still keen to get the latest CPU and GPU. My current rig has a Intel Quad Core processor @ 2.83GHz and an nVida 9880GTX @ 1024 Mb. I want my new rig to be as up to date as possible. It won't be long before the new rig will be outdated anyway. At my age it may well be my last rig.
  3. I am going to be getting a new rig for FSX but my research to date indicates that existing Motherboards have not yet caught up with the latest Ivy Bridge processors let alone allow nVida's drivers to mature with the still to be released 685 series card to come. So, if I download Essentials Overdrive on it's release will I have to pay for another download later. At the moment I am caught between my desire to enjoy what Essentials has to offer and my intention to upgrade to a better system for FSX and all addons. Your cmments on my predicament please.
  4. Whether we have high end rigs or like myself not so high end many of us, I am sure , want to know the minimum specifications recommended for Essentials. Could we have some feedback on this as soon as practicable please. I note that Tim's post indicates that in spite of greater complexity the weather engine appears to be less of a drain on frame rates. I hope I did not misinterpret the comments in the post on this point.
  5. Your guess is as good as mine but I would be prerared to suggest that any program update as far reaching as Essential appears to be will probably entail an uninstall of REX as you know it with an installation of Essential. In the meantime run Overdrive, it will certainly give you a fell for where they are heading with Essentials...well to some extent anyway.
  6. I am not sure if I need to post here as it seems from my member particulars that I am verified. However I thought I would check as, with this many seeking verification, I do not want to be left out in the cold. Also, where do I get that cool " Essentials " logo?