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  1. Seems like there is an ongoing server issue. Is this not being worked?? Intermittent "real world weather" at best over the past 2 days. . . .
  2. Hello, I have REX Essential+ (build 3.7.2013.0715) - for some reason the program is not launching since this morning. When I right click on the Desktop icon to "Run as Administrator" the program doesn't fully load, then eventually freezes. I had once before installed but then uninstalled SP4 for it as the service pack never worked at intended (and did not update real world weather). Is there an patch or something I need for it to work? Why all of a sudden isn't it launching? Thanks.
  3. I use 7-zip to unzip files. Tried opening the SP with and without the antivirus on and there's no difference. I was able to download the SP with antivirus on, there was never a problem. . . . . .
  4. I downloaded SP3 for REX Essentials + OD but I cannot launch the setup.exe icon even after unzipping it. I've double clicked, also tried open as admin. . . . . nothing. All that happens is a window momentarily flashes then nothing. Please advise. Specs below. . . . . GENERAL REX QUESTIONS: 1) REX Build: 3.7.2013.0715 2) WX Standard (previously told by REX this would be best for my system specs) 3) Full version 4) Never notify 5) Run as Admin 6) None WINDOWS SET UP Q'S 1) Windows 7 2) RAM 8 GB 3) i5 core - 4200U - Integrated video card (FSX runs fine on the system) 4) What is overclocking? 5) Hard drive total: 675 GB 6) No REX network 7) FSX SP2 Internet connected 9) McAfee 10) Firewall running 11) No idea 12) REX installed 13) FSX installed
  5. When trying to install SP3 for REX Essential Plus Overdrive, the setup.exe. is unable to launch when double-clicked or when "Run as Admin". A window briefly flashes but nothing runs. This occurs after the file has been unzipped/extracted. I'm unable to update SP3. Also please advise on ETR for server outage as no real world weather is loading when REX is launched nor when it is attempted to be downloaded under "Weather" tab.
  6. Enabling the realistic haze layer does a serviceable job as far as adding some realism to the clouds. I'll keep the SP3 as a secondary option if I feel the results are not sufficient with the realistic haze layer. . . .thanks for your recommendations.
  7. In response to above requested info: GENERAL REX QUESTIONS: 1) REX Build: 3.7.2013.0715 2) WX Standard (previously told by REX this would be best for my system specs) 3) Full version 4) Never notify 5) Run as Admin 6) None WINDOWS SET UP Q'S 1) Windows 7 2) RAM 8 GB 3) i5 core - 4200U - Integrated video card (FSX runs fine on the system) 4) What is overclocking? 5) Hard drive total: 675 GB 6) No REX network 7) FSX SP2 Internet connected 9) McAfee 10) Firewall running 11) No idea 12) REX installed 13) FSX installed
  8. Over the past month, I have noticed that REX is inconsistent with its weather injection as it initially is run in a Free Flight on FSX; it simply does not inject real-world weather into FSX. I start REX by "running as admin" yet I see inconsistent injection results. REX will typically inject weather throughout a flight when the predetermined time or distance has passed but on occasions it will not inject weather mid-flight either. Any thoughts on how to always have the weather inject properly, both initially in a flight as well as during? On another topic, what is the optimal setting in REX for overcast clouds to create a ceiling where you cannot see the ground? I can't seem to find a setting which truly reflects overcast reality. . . .if it's overcast, one should not be able to see the ground below in flight or blue sky above when on the ground. Please advise. Thanks.
  9. Ok thanks for the info as always.
  10. Ok thanks. Can you please answer the other questions from my previous post about Global Visibility?
  11. So if I decide to go with the Global Visibility and set it at 50 miles, even if I fly through a weather reporting station that has real world visibility of, let's say 5 miles, the visibility displayed on FSX will still be at 50 miles? In order for the Global Visibility function to kick in, the "Enable Real Visibility" box must be deselected, correct? Is there any way we can manually set the default visibility to be at 40 or 50 miles or is REX programmed to have it just at 30 miles no matter what? Thanks for the info.
  12. I'm curious to find out if I am maximizing the visibility potential of REX. . . . . I notice that the seemingly default maximum visibility on REX (especially when the box for "Enable Real Visibility" is checked) is 30 miles. I find this to be perhaps slightly inaccurate in locales such as the pacific northwest in September where there very rarely is any haze or humidity and there is typically 50-60 miles worth of visibility. If I decide to set the "Global Visibility Layers" at say 50 miles, I'm assuming this means that this would basically be the maximum visibility allowed on the clearest day, if that happens to be the actual real world weather?? If the box for "Enable Real Visibility" is checked, will this supersede the manual "Global Visibility Layers" if it's set at 50 miles and inject the true real world visibility?? Please explain, I'm a little confused. Thanks.
  13. Ok, thanks for the explanation on the back story of the business side of the simulation industry. Interesting that Microsoft sold its flight simulator franchise off after a remarkably long tenured successful run. Here is the thread on the somewhat effective workaround on how to disable virtual cockpit while panning in 2D mode, in case others experience similar frustration: http://forum.simflight.com/topic/54289-disable-fsx-virtual-cockpit-2d-views/ Thanks for all your guys' help.
  14. I discovered a rather lengthy workaround to disable the virtual cockpit when panning views in 2D mode, but I have to say it's a bit of a nuisance and inconsistent. Since you guys at REX I'm sure have some clout and could act as the "voice of the simulators" if you will, I would like to ask if there's anyway you could send a communication to Microsoft about the frustration which I've found all over forums on the internet about this with no solution except the one lengthy workaround I mentioned above, which was not easy to find at all and I'm sure hardly anyone knows about. In the opinion of many, it truly compromises the flying experience if one cannot view the entire landscape at will with the simple press of a key. Part of the reason us simmers have the game is to see the beautiful graphics, and if we can't see them whenever we want to with ease, why fly?!?! In my research, it seems this 2D panel issue came about with service pack 1 (apparently service pack 2 didn't do anything to fix it). . . . .seems like a service pack 3 would be necessary to correct this. If you think it'd be worthwhile for others, please let me know if you'd like me to repost (someone posted it on simflight.com) the partially effective workaround so you could potentially disseminate the info on a broader scale than I. I ask because the workaround would be kinda long-winded (yes, even longer than this post).
  15. Just to confirm, if I decide to uninstall the service pack, will that uninstall the entire game from my computer or will it just uninstall the service pack and return the game to its previous state??? Is there a patch or something out there for FSX which allows an unobstructed view when panning in 2D panel mode??? Seems awfully ridiculous that Microsoft made the panels so inconsistent when panning. Definitely comprises the flying experience, cause it's nice to see the world while you're flying.
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