Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

captain420

OpusFSX + REX

Recommended Posts

Is anyone here using this combination in FSX? Is there a way to disable the REX weather engine? I just want to use Opus specifically for that purpose and leave REX to handle the textures and lighting only. What is the proper way to do this?


ASUS ROG Maximus Hero XII ▪︎ Intel i9-10900K ▪︎ NVIDIA RTX 3090 FE ▪︎ 64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro ▪︎ Windows 10 Pro 2004 64-bit ▪︎ Samsung 970 EVO Pro 1TB NVME SSD (OS Drive) ▪︎ Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SATA SSD ▪︎ Seagate 4TB SATA HDD ▪︎ Corsair RMx 850W PSU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Just run Rex to select your textures etc, then close Rex. (You do not need to run Rex again unless you want to change the textures. So you only need to run Rex once for that purpose.

Start FSX, load your flight, at the gate/runway, run Opus and set your cruise altitude and destination in the weather settings box, and away you go.

If you get stuck, go to the official opus forum at simmforums.


System: MSFS2020-Premium Deluxe, P3D 5.0, ASUS Maximus XI Hero,  Intel i7-8086K o/c to 5.0GHz, Corsair AIO H115i Pro, Corsair Spec Omega Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, EVGA 850+ Gold PSU,Win 10 Pro 64-bit, LG 43UD79 43" 4K IPS Panel., Logitech X56 Hotas Stick and Throttle, Logitech/Saitek Flight Yoke System, Multi, Radio, Switch Panels

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I thought I had to run REX each and everytime I start up FSX? So the only time I would ever have to run it again is if I change textures and stuff?


ASUS ROG Maximus Hero XII ▪︎ Intel i9-10900K ▪︎ NVIDIA RTX 3090 FE ▪︎ 64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro ▪︎ Windows 10 Pro 2004 64-bit ▪︎ Samsung 970 EVO Pro 1TB NVME SSD (OS Drive) ▪︎ Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SATA SSD ▪︎ Seagate 4TB SATA HDD ▪︎ Corsair RMx 850W PSU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I thought I had to run REX each and everytime I start up FSX? So the only time I would ever have to run it again is if I change textures and stuff?

Correct. Set Rex textures you want, and forget.


System: MSFS2020-Premium Deluxe, P3D 5.0, ASUS Maximus XI Hero,  Intel i7-8086K o/c to 5.0GHz, Corsair AIO H115i Pro, Corsair Spec Omega Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, EVGA 850+ Gold PSU,Win 10 Pro 64-bit, LG 43UD79 43" 4K IPS Panel., Logitech X56 Hotas Stick and Throttle, Logitech/Saitek Flight Yoke System, Multi, Radio, Switch Panels

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually import my flight plan to REX. Then click WX influenced textures. After that I close REX.

 

This gives me different textures for my current flight. I like to have little variance which makes each flight unique.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

I usually import my flight plan to REX. Then click WX influenced textures. After that I close REX.

 

This gives me different textures for my current flight. I like to have little variance which makes each flight unique.

 

That is indeed an option but it's not mandatory. I use the same texture set for months if not years and still every flight seems unique to me! There are more REX textures I do NOT like then I do like, so I like to choose my own (well... I am using NyxxUK's choice of textures now). Don't want to be surprised by ugly clouds or odd colored skies. ^_^

 

But even though I use REX for textures only, I did completely disable the REX weather engine (using the various REX options menu's) to make sure REX never ever does something with my weather. Simply untick everything you see that is weather related. ^_^

 

I usually use REX once or twice a year, only to change textures, and that's it. No need to run it everytime. In fact, you might even uninstall it completely and still the REX textures will be used (because they are installed into the FSX textures folders, overwriting the original ones.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use this combination and it has changed my flight sim world.

 

Yes you can use REX as a set it and forget mode, but I find it much more stimulating to run REX occasionally (or even daily) to randomly set the cloud textures. That combined with the OPUS real weather rendering makes it so that each time I go into the FSX world, it is something new ... and exciting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I load the REX textures then load just the AS2012 cloud textures as they look more realistic on my three monitor rig. After that I just use AS2012 for the weather and flip to Opus as the weather engine when I feel the need.

 

Depending on how I'm feeling if I start from a field near to where I live I just look out the window and choose whichever weather engine looks similar to the conditions out the window. It's surprising how often they are dissimilar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does Opus wx engine have winds aloft correctly modeled?

Yes it does.


System: MSFS2020-Premium Deluxe, P3D 5.0, ASUS Maximus XI Hero,  Intel i7-8086K o/c to 5.0GHz, Corsair AIO H115i Pro, Corsair Spec Omega Case,Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, EVGA 850+ Gold PSU,Win 10 Pro 64-bit, LG 43UD79 43" 4K IPS Panel., Logitech X56 Hotas Stick and Throttle, Logitech/Saitek Flight Yoke System, Multi, Radio, Switch Panels

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

I read that opusfsx does not make soft changes between weather stations and are abrupt clouds changes, is this true? I'm considering give opusfsx a try.

Thanks,

 

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD


Alexander Colka

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    31%
    $7,770.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...