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REX Essential vs Active Sky 2012

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We also need a way to get data into FSBuild.

If it is the same way as FSC et al. (point it at your REX metar folder) then choose VATSIM weather in REXE and point your program at the VATSIM folder in the REXE folder structure..If not, then I don't know

 

I wonder if in fact networking something like a real-weather program would save much if any processing on your FSX machine.

I think you're probably right here..Something like REX didn't really trouble my system, although when using the new REXE UI with an open PDF document causes my mouse cursor to reaaaly slooow down..For me, SimConnect/WideFS is really for stuff like RC4 which just cripples my machine.

 

I am using REXE locally now, and REX via SC and there's really no difference. In fact, REX2-OD has a higher impact on my system than REXE, so the claims of "negative impact" of the new textures seem to be just about right...Flying through heavy weather with REX2OD textures can hit me for at least two to three frames; with REXE I have yet to see what I would call a weather-relaated slowdown ymmv obv.


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Hmm..well, there is an option to use archived weather data in REXE. And to be fair to it, it does have pretty comprehensive plan weather reports..so on both those counts it sort of matches up to ASE. I can't see how to load a .PLN into it though, so that's not great..Perhaps I'm missing something R'ingTFM now :smile:


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Flex1978 - I wonder if in fact networking something like a real-weather program would save much if any processing on your FSX machine.

 

Hi,

 

For me it's just about keeping my FS PC as clean as possible and knowing every single CPU cycle is going towards the simulator.

 

I also use my networked PC as an instructor station and payload loader so like to have access to all my external apps without minimizing the sim.

 

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I can't comment on the exact up to the minute accuracy of the weather data in REXE, or how much easier or difficult it may be for detailed flight planning, as I am not into that aspect right now. Active Sky has always been the undesputed leader in that regard up til now, and may still be as far as I know.

 

As far as portraying the dramatic grandeur of the ever changing sky, the immensity of our atmosphere, and the sheer sensual delight of flying in it, REX Essentials has it. It is very nearly a game changer for it's near perfect believability.

 

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Textures: REXE

Weather Engine: AS2012 merely for its speed

 

My biggest issue with REXE is the amount of time it takes to initially load the program which is about 2 minutes (doing all the weather downloads and interpolating etc) and the amount of time it takes to actually inject weather. With AS2012 the program is ready to roll in about 30 seconds and the weather is injected in a blink of an eye.. REXE it's a minute long process injecting weather. When I'm in the mood to fly I just want to load up and go.. Not waiting around for everything to "cook". So I use REXE for its textures and use AS2012 or FSRealWX for my weather engine.

 

This is all personal opinion obviously and chance it's user error on my end. I've played with all the REXE settings and haven't been able to get around this.


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Hmm..well, there is an option to use archived weather data in REXE

 

Hello

The Archived weather function only has weather you have previously downloaded available from its dropdown menu, there is no archived weather server available as in ASE.

So it is impossible for anyone wanting to fly in the correct daytime weather for a daytime flight when flying after work at night to have the correct winds and temps available.

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Hmm..well, there is an option to use archived weather data in REXE

But, only weather from your own system that was previously downloaded by you (REX). I do not see the ability to download archived data from their system, which is a shame considering their "cloud" based system that shares flight plans, themes, etc.


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So has anyone used REXE textures with the AS2012 weather engine? would you say its the best combo or should one use REXE with REXE weather engine


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You won't go wrong with either. Personally I prefer Rex Essential just because of all the features included. With all of the HD weather textures included.


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.. Not waiting around for everything to "cook".

Do you like your turkey to be served running around the thanksgiving table with its wings flapping? :Chicken:

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Do you like your turkey to be served running around the thanksgiving table with its wings flapping? :Chicken:

 

You should have seen the first time my mom tried cooking Thanksgiving day dinner. :LMAO:

 

I'm sure this is a speed vs accuracy thing but unless I can step out the front door of my house and kiss the tarmac of any given airport I'm virtually flying out of, accuracy isn't something I'm going to dwell on. As long as there is a general depiction of the real world weather I'm fine.


Bill

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As far as speed. The initial download is quite lengthy, but this may be due to the load on the servers as everyone I am sure is checking it out. Once you select "Fly Now", the injection process is pretty snappy.

 

Bob


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So has anyone used REXE textures with the AS2012 weather engine? would you say its the best combo or should one use REXE with REXE weather engine

 

I've tried AS with REX textures and it was lacking. The REX weather engine creates the environments that look so good. I also enjoy the flying more, it feels more like flying in a 'real' environment.


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IMO the REX E weather engine is lacking features. as usual, way more hype than results. The having to run the whole app on a client computer is not well thought out either. Textures? I see very little difference. perhaps more layers. Im going back to REX 2.0 OD and ASE for weather engine running on my client computer for FSX. I may stick with REX E for Prepar3D, just cause I paid for the P3D license.


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Thanks for the info regarding using REX together with EFB Julian. I'm just in the middle of a complete reinstallation of FSX so maybe I'll give REXE a spin and if I don't like it I'll just return to AS2012.


Richard Åsberg
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