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REX Essentials countdown to release started !

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Very nice. Thanks for the HU. Me is pretty excited about that one.

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Not Memorial Day, but close enough... and why not, it's time ;)

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I guess it's time i go "validate" myself then!

 

Looking forward to installing, and then doing an epic "head to head" against AS2012.

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Looking forward to this, although with what will soon be 'the old REX', I did in fact have one of the best flights I've ever had in FSX this week. That was the Aerosoft Catalina and Aerosoft's Tahiti scenery, over the Pacific in a thunderstorm near dusk, which was a real METAR download - which I in fact recorded with FRAPs, and intend to make a little film out of. Best representation of turbulence and updrafts I've ever had in FSX, with the poor old Catalina bouncing around all over the place and having to be trimmed into a nose down attitude just to stay out of the main storm areas.

 

On top of that, I also lost both engines on that same flight with about five miles to go due to plug oiling/overboosting on the descent, which fortunately I was able to sort out by restarting one of them, the other one refused to start. Good job too, it was an Air Hauler flight with about five cargo jobs on board, so it would have been a bit costly if I'd had to ditch!

 

Here's a screenie from that flight when the weather was just starting to look like it would get rough, you can see I'm already having to hold in a lot of down elevator because of the thermal updrafts, and I'm not even in the really bad weather yet, having elected to try and go under the storm rather than over it because of the limited service ceiling of the PBY when heavily loaded:

 

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Al

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Beautiful shot! Many years ago, I built a 1/72 scale model kit of Cousteau's PBY. I still have the Billings Boats "Calypso" kit to finish.

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That is indeed a great screen shot, Chock, and I look forward to the video. Guess it's time to dust off my Cat as well...

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I was briefly very excited too, seeing the countdown timer and having become a verified user etc.

Disappointing that I can't install it when it comes out because I have REX Overdrive installed. Hopefully it won't be too long until they have a version that works with REX2 and REX Overdrive.

I guess I could uninstall REX Overdrive...hhmmm...what are you people that have REX Overdrive installed planning to do??

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Disappointing that I can't install it when it comes out because I have REX Overdrive installed.

 

I didn't know that!

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I plan to delete it and reinstall the new version, not ideal but easy enough to do I guess, and at least you would know it was on there and properly updated etc.

 

Al

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I didn't know that!

 

Yes; if you look for the upgrade instructions in their registered/verified users' support forum you'll see this:

[THESE UPGRADE DOCUMENTS ARE ONLY FOR REX2 USERS WITH APPLICATION BUILD 2.3.2010.1027 AND NOT FOR REX2 + OVERDRIVE USERS - WE WILL BE RELEASING REX ESSENTIAL OVERDRIVE SOON AFTER THE INITIAL UPGRADE!]

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and I look forward to the video

 

Just found the right music for it too. And if anyone else is into film-making and needs music which they can use without falling foul of royalties, which doesn't cost an arm and a leg, here's where I got it from. There's some great stuff on here; can't believe how inexpensive it was either - 44 bucks for a load of really fantastic orchestral and choral stuff well suited to action sequences. Certainly worth a peruse if you are into film production:

 

http://www.opuzz.com/

 

Al

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If you still have REX2 you can upgrade REX 2 to REX Essential. We will be issuing an upgrade for REX Essential users to REX Essential + OD.

 

The reason we could not release right away is because there are some code changes from REX to REX Overdrive.

 

The wait for REX Essential + Overdrive should not be very long after we release REX Essential. The beta testers should have it this week. There will not need to be much testing in that the base of REX E + OD is REX E.

 

Also, if you upgrade your REX 2 to REX Essential and then backup your settings (which includes your created themes and flight plans) to our cloud servers you will be to import them back in when you upgrade to REX Essential + OD.

 

Looking forward to this, although with what will soon be 'the old REX', I did in fact have one of the best flights I've ever had in FSX this week. That was the Aerosoft Catalina and Aerosoft's Tahiti scenery, over the Pacific in a thunderstorm near dusk, which was a real METAR download - which I in fact recorded with FRAPs, and intend to make a little film out of. Best representation of turbulence and updrafts I've ever had in FSX, with the poor old Catalina bouncing around all over the place and having to be trimmed into a nose down attitude just to stay out of the main storm areas.

 

On top of that, I also lost both engines on that same flight with about five miles to go due to plug oiling/overboosting on the descent, which fortunately I was able to sort out by restarting one of them, the other one refused to start. Good job too, it was an Air Hauler flight with about five cargo jobs on board, so it would have been a bit costly if I'd had to ditch!

 

Here's a screenie from that flight when the weather was just starting to look like it would get rough, you can see I'm already having to hold in a lot of down elevator because of the thermal updrafts, and I'm not even in the really bad weather yet, having elected to try and go under the storm rather than over it because of the limited service ceiling of the PBY when heavily loaded:

 

1-43.jpg

 

Al

 

Nice shot!!!

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It's out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

im a bit confused though where do we download? Im reading the upgrade procedure pdf right now and dont see anything

 

lee

 

guess i should give them a couple of seconds :Loser:

 

lee

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It's out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

im a bit confused though where do we download? Im reading the upgrade procedure pdf right now and dont see anything

 

lee

 

guess i should give them a couple of seconds :Loser:

 

lee

 

It is?! Where?!

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Only the manual is out ... still about 23 hours till actual release of the software according to the timer.

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Only the manual is out ... still about 23 hours till actual release of the software

 

Oh! I thought he meant Essentials itself!!

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i do look at the forum it says rex essentials has been released

 

this is what it says at the top of the forum

 

REX Essentials Countdown To Release

REX Essentials Has Been Released!

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i do look at the forum it says rex essentials has been released

 

this is what it says at the top of the forum

 

REX Essentials Countdown To Release

REX Essentials Has Been Released!

 

 

... It's not April 1st anymore...

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ive been watching it count down for the last 20 minutes....i see this on the REX forums where the countdown used to be? does nobody else?

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It's out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

im a bit confused though where do we download? Im reading the upgrade procedure pdf right now and dont see anything

 

lee

 

guess i should give them a couple of seconds :Loser:

 

lee

 

 

Lee, It is not released yet. I'm not sure what you saw, but you have about 23 hours to go. Sorry to burst your Essential bubble.

 

Cheers,

Glen

 

http://www.realenvironmentxtreme.com/forums/

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