Jump to content

Archived

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

z06z33

fsx real world weather vs rex plus what's better?

Recommended Posts

Which is more realistic? I use rex cloud textures with either engine Only thing is is that the rex plus weather engine cuts my fps in half is if worth the fps loss?


David Womacks CFI,CFII,MEI

Copilot: Captain have you ever flown a 777 before?

Captain:Nope,but we got a strong tail wind and the bar in Hong Kong stays open till 5am, so lets kick the tires, light the fires and, get the hell outta here.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Opus.


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, Samsung 43 UHD TV, 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 was using OPUS with REX and now changed over to FSGRW. I made the swap a couple of weeks ago or more.

I find that FSGRW gives great foggy weather, something I have been unable to reproduce with OPUS. The low vis we've been having in Western Sydney is spot on with FSGRW.

 

Diego

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rexe  shouldn't  cut  your  fps in halve  I've been using  rexe  from day  one  with no problems  at all, suggest put  your problem in the rexe forum  as there is  something  wrong  with your  set up


I7-800k,Corsair h1101 cooler ,Asus Strix Gaming Intel Z370 S11 motherboard, Corsair 32gb ramDD4,    2  ssd 500gb 970 drive, gtx 1080ti Card,  RM850 power supply

 

Peter kelberg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I have also used REXE+HDOD in the past and it didn't cut my FPS in half either, so something is wrong....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking for a real weather program.  Both Opus and GS Global say that they don't provide cloud textures?

Does this mean that if i buy one of those, that the weather will not work unless i buy something else as well?

 

Sorry to sound thick on this but I just want a program where i install it and run it and i get real weather. Opus seems a bit complicated to run, or have i got the wrong impression?

TIA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking for a real weather program.  Both Opus and GS Global say that they don't provide cloud textures?

Does this mean that if i buy one of those, that the weather will not work unless i buy something else as well?

 

Sorry to sound thick on this but I just want a program where i install it and run it and i get real weather. Opus seems a bit complicated to run, or have i got the wrong impression?

TIA

You don't necessarily need addon textures for clouds, you can use Opus and GS Global just fine with default cloud textures. However for better looks I would recommend to get either REX or Active Sky 2012 (although for actual weather generation you can still use Opus or GS Global if you want, just install textures using REX or AS 2012). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

ever tried this fine engine (freeware) :

 

http://www.hanse-coders.net/index.php?page=self&id=1

 

I think, it's worth a try

 

Gesendet vom Handy....

 

 


Cheers, Stephan

 

i7 4790K @4,6Ghz (102x45), ASUS Maximus VII Hero, 16GB Corsair Venegance 1866, Corsair WC H100i, Gigabyte GTX 780 OC, 3x SSD (Win7, FSX, P3D), Dell UHD 27'", Saitek Homecockpit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm looking for a real weather program.  Both Opus and GS Global say that they don't provide cloud textures?

Does this mean that if i buy one of those, that the weather will not work unless i buy something else as well?

 

Sorry to sound thick on this but I just want a program where i install it and run it and i get real weather. Opus seems a bit complicated to run, or have i got the wrong impression?

TIA

AS2012 is the way to go.

 

Vic


 

RIG#1 - 7700K 5.0g ROG X270F 3600 15-15-15 - EVGA RTX 2080ti 1000W PSU 1- 850G EVO SSD, 2-256G OCZ SSD, 1TB,HAF942-H100 Water W1064Pro
40" 4K Monitor 3840x2160 - AS16, ASCA, GEP3D, UTX, Toposim, ORBX Regions, TrackIR
RIG#2 - 3770K 4.7g Asus Z77 1600 7-8-7 GTX1080ti DH14 850W 2-1TB WD HDD,1tb VRap, Armor+ W10 Pro 2 - HannsG 28" Monitors
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If REX is impacting your FPS, it could be that you're using their highest resolution textures. In Options Manager I set my Performance Level to Custom and then use the 1024x1024 textures. They look great and have much less performance impact. You still need a good video card is you're using 2xSGSS or higher.

 

I would also check your AFFINITY_MASK. I have is set so FSX main thread runs on core 1, then if the weather engine is running on core 0 it will be much less impacted by FSX.

 

You could also try tuning your Cloud Draw Distance in FSX.

 

Some of the REX settings may also have an impact, for example if you enable interpolation it can add weather stations to FSX and also visibility smoothing may be adding a lot of extra layers in your weather configuration. I don't know how much these impact performance but they might make a difference.

 

Personally I use Opus most of the time for weather and also for the camera support, but I still use the REX textures and overall REX is far better than default weather and it has some nice tools for flight planning.


Barry Friedman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Opus......best weather engine I have ever used and I have tried them all right back to the original Active Sky circa 2002


Glenn

Ryzen 3700X, X570 Pro Wifi, 32GB 3600mhz RAM, Nvidia Titan Xp "Galactic Empire", RM750x PSU, H700 case, 2x NVMe M2 SSD, 1x SATA SSD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought OPUS yesterday, but I can't get it to start.  It's loaded, no desktop icon, but when I go to the Opus folder and click on SERVER (even though it's one PC) because the instructions say to do that, I don't get a start on the program. Any tips?

 

Stan

 

It's 30 minutes later than my above post (Edit) and I think I have it working by doing some configuring.

 

Stan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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, Samsung 43 UHD TV, 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

  • 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.


    39%
    $9,915.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...