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Problem with REX Essential weather engine

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I have a huge problem with REX E making the wind turn up to 180 degrees and therefore the plane goes from overspeed, to stallspeed and back to overspeed. This is far from okay since I train procedures and don't want unexpected crazy weather conditions.

 

Is it possible to use the sweet REX E textures and standard FSX weather engine?

 

Does anyone know the commands to control the weather from a webserver?

 

Any help would be highly appreciated.

 

Best regards

Baudie

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Hello Baudie!

 

Of course is it possible to use REX E without it's WE.

 

Start the program and choose the Config Manager/Weather Engine. Look right under General WE settings,and disable the WE.

 

That's all.

 

Scott

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or you could do what a LOT of people do on here is use Active Sky 2012 for the weather engine, and REX for the textures

 

Active Sky 2012-handles winds and the weather better than REX, and is quicker to load than REX

but

REX has better textures

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I quit using REX-E for weather depiction after so many issues.

 

I greatly prefer ASE in DWC mode with cloud re-draw supression. - This gives by far the most realistic weather of any program on the market IMO.

 

I use REX-E only for textures.

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I quit using REX-E for weather depiction after so many issues.

 

I greatly prefer ASE in DWC mode with cloud re-draw supression. - This gives by far the most realistic weather of any program on the market IMO.

 

I use REX-E only for textures.

I went down the same road except I use AS2012 for weather. I really wanted the Essentials weather engine to work as it really does a good job in creating a realistic enviroment to fly in. But the wind shifts, cloud popping, and sky flashing were just to annoying. Plus the initial weather download when u first open up REX-E is just painful. I was sometimes waiting up to 40 minutes for it to start up. ASE and AS2012 just work.

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I agree; winds and turbulence seem to be messed, up so I stopped using that feature;

I hope SP1 fixes that issue.

 

 

As for the long wait times, there is an interim workaround for the weather download issue:

 

Please do the following to increase your performance until Service Pack 1 is released:

 

1.) In the CONFIGURATION MANAGER/WEATHER TAB please enable the "enable archive weather data purge"

2.) In the CONFIGURATION MANAGER/WEATHER TAB please disable the "enable weather interpoloation of weather stations."

3.) In the CONFIGURATION MANAGER/WEATHER TAB please disable the "enable weather data overwrite".

4.) Finally if you have MS Access you can run a repair and compact database function on the mdb file.

 

Please note that we will be releasing a program that allows the users to compact/repair their databases when we release Service Pack 1.

 

Cheers.

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I have done all the above including compacting the db but for me it didn't really have a huge impact. Yes it was quicker, but it's still taking longer than it takes to make and drink a coffee. I do hope sp1 improves things. In the meantime, I have so little time to waste and am getting a little high on the extended caffeine intake that Im getting AS2012. Sorry REX an opportunity wasted, although the textures are second to none the engine they are wrapped in needs more than a service,

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It's reported on the REX forums that the SP1 is in beta--issues are fixed and the additional features list is in process. It's the latter that's taking so much time.

 

Randall

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It's reported on the REX forums that the SP1 is in beta--issues are fixed and the additional features list is in process. It's the latter that's taking so much time.

 

Randall

 

Thanks for the info Randall ..much appreciated

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I greatly prefer ASE in DWC mode with cloud re-draw supression. - This gives by far the most realistic weather of any program on the market IMO.

 

Personally, I dont think DWC (which is basically global weather) is realistic at all. It sets the same weather conditions at all stations so you never see the weather building up on the horizon or anything like that.

 

Its too bad the station based weather doesnt work properly.

 

I have hopes that Opus FSX may fix it, but Im just waiting for some stability. They seem to have a new beta build everyday!

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Personally, I dont think DWC (which is basically global weather) is realistic at all. It sets the same weather conditions at all stations so you never see the weather building up on the horizon or anything like that.

 

Its too bad the station based weather doesnt work properly.

 

I have hopes that Opus FSX may fix it, but Im just waiting for some stability. They seem to have a new beta build everyday!

 

I like the look of the Opus software and am seriously considering a purchase. The regular Beta releases are by design as the developer would rather users have an early opportunity to play with any new features rather than wait months for any new features or fixes.

 

Bryan.

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The regular Beta releases are by design as the developer would rather users have an early opportunity to play with any new features rather than wait months for any new features or fixes.

 

Understood. Im not complaining, in fact its nice to see a developer so active with the updates. I would just rather bide my time for a while.

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Understood. Im not complaining, in fact its nice to see a developer so active with the updates. I would just rather bide my time for a while.

 

Must admit I'm tempted to dive in now, the Opus developers seem to have already broken new ground with their Live Weather engine, for example overcoming the need to clear all weather before injecting new updates something certainly not seen with either AS or Rex products.

 

Bryan.

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example overcoming the need to clear all weather before injecting new updates

 

I don't have that problem with REX-E the clouds doesn't dissapear when new weather injects. Had this problem with REX2.

The only problem I have with REX-E is the wind shift issue and the long waiting time for weather to Download and Interpolate. I now there is workarounds for the Interpolating issue, but I want all the functions to work as they should and dont' like to remove features from a product. The long awaited SP1 is said to fix this whenever It's coming out(Hope they got some more news about this very soon).

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I'm looking at Opus, but I'm ready to give up on REX-E weather. There are some things I like about it. It does a nice job on haze, but it still has many of the issues REX had.

 

So, I don't really want the AS2012 textures. I'm quite happy with the REX textures. But I wonder if I buy ASE, will I be missing out on improvements in the weather engine in AS2012?

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Chaps...

 

The answer is simple. It's the same answer simmers have known about for a long time now.

 

Register your FSUIPC.

 

Set your wind smoothing options, to eliminate sudden wind shifts. Works perfectly.

 

Secondly, to fix the S turns you see in PMDG add-ons, tick the suppress turbulence box. You will still get turbulence, but no S turns.

 

Note: The latest FSUIPC may allow wind smoothing without registering so I was led to believe. I say register it anyway, and benefit from tons of useful features.

 

Note: It's perfectly okay to experiment with REXE wind smoothing and FSUIPC wind smoothing together.

 

The next REXE service pack will have additional tweaks to wind smoothing.

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Register your FSUIPC.

 

Set your wind smoothing options, to eliminate sudden wind shifts. Works perfectly.

 

Do I have to have FSUIPC for the wind smoothing option? (I assume you are reffering to REX-E)

Have the options ticked but it doesnt work and I do not have FSUIPC

 

Im a little afraid to add somehting that could mess my FSX up as Ive read some bug reports on FSUIPC, and I recently had a complete reinstall and will not go through that again yet...

I'm been holding off for awhile, It has crossed my mind sometimes to get it..

 

Also I think that adding a 3party fix to fix some other 3partys features feels a bit strange, why have that option if it doesnt work...

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Hello Kaboki

 

FSUIPC is probably the best thing ever to happen for Flight Simulators. Pete Dawson is practically a legend around here. FSUIPC adds many features to FS and also fixes many problems inherent to FS.

 

You can get FSUIPC for free, but the registered version adds many features and shows appreciation for the author.

 

I can say with absolute confidence that it will greatly enhance your simming experience.

http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html

 

Cheers.

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Ok, thanks for that advise Ramon maybe I'll check it out. But if I have to do another reinstall for three four days I'll be back releasing all my anger at you :diablo: :P

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Ok, thanks for that advise Ramon maybe I'll check it out. But if I have to do another reinstall for three four days I'll be back releasing all my anger at you :diablo: :P

 

No problem, if anything FSUIPC will prevent a wealth of FSX CTD’s.

 

 

Cheers.

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I'm looking at Opus, but I'm ready to give up on REX-E weather. There are some things I like about it. It does a nice job on haze, but it still has many of the issues REX had.

 

So, I don't really want the AS2012 textures. I'm quite happy with the REX textures. But I wonder if I buy ASE, will I be missing out on improvements in the weather engine in AS2012?

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Do I have to have FSUIPC for the wind smoothing option? (I assume you are reffering to REX-E)

Have the options ticked but it doesnt work and I do not have FSUIPC

 

Im a little afraid to add somehting that could mess my FSX up as Ive read some bug reports on FSUIPC, and I recently had a complete reinstall and will not go through that again yet...

I'm been holding off for awhile, It has crossed my mind sometimes to get it..

 

Also I think that adding a 3party fix to fix some other 3partys features feels a bit strange, why have that option if it doesnt work...

 

REX Essential has it's own wind smoothing feature, not related to FSUIPC. However, it's not too good at the moment. Hence why you are having difficulty with it.

 

FSUIPC wind smoothing however, works perfectly.

 

I'd be astonished you don't already have FSUIPC, as many add-ons require it.

 

As the others said, Pete Dowson is a legend in the flightsim world. If you want to fix your wind shifts, and benefit from plenty of other features in FSUIPC... get it.

 

Highly unlikely it will mess up your flight sim. Most simmers have FSUIPC. I wouldn't fly without it.

 

FSUIPC isn't a third party fix for an REXE issue at all. The crazy wind shifts are an FSX issue, because Aces couldn't be bothered to fix it. Pete Dowson has fixed it for us. And the developers of REXE are doing their best to provide a fix in their product.

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REX Essential has it's own wind smoothing feature, not related to FSUIPC. However, it's not too good at the moment. Hence why you are having difficulty with it.

 

FSUIPC wind smoothing however, works perfectly.

 

I'd be astonished you don't already have FSUIPC, as many add-ons require it.

 

As the others said, Pete Dowson is a legend in the flightsim world. If you want to fix your wind shifts, and benefit from plenty of other features in FSUIPC... get it.

 

Highly unlikely it will mess up your flight sim. Most simmers have FSUIPC. I wouldn't fly without it.

 

FSUIPC isn't a third party fix for an REXE issue at all. The crazy wind shifts are an FSX issue, because Aces couldn't be bothered to fix it. Pete Dowson has fixed it for us. And the developers of REXE are doing their best to provide a fix in their product.

 

Thanks for clearing that up :smile:

 

Have the Katana4X and seen It reccomends FSUIPC to get all the things working as they should. Haven't had time testing it out yet, spent to much time on this forum lately so there haven't been much flying and time to test new things. I discovered that this forum can be just as addictive as simming :rolleyes:

 

Im sure REXE devs are doing their best to fix their product I'm just a little frustrated by the waiting for the Service Pack.

 

btw: Have all the saitek panels whould they work with FSUIPC?

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