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I bought REX 4 Texture Direct and I am wondering about if I should by ASN or wait for the REX to release the new weather engines they have been speaking about.  I have never used ASN before or any of their products only used REX 2 and before REX 4 I had REX Essentials plus OD.  What are your thoughts?

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You can use the REX Essentials Weather program with Rex 4,i do

I'm going to wait for the REX 4 weather program Weather Direct.then i'll use that.

 

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Active sky next.

 

I don't think you can say that while we know NOTHING about REX4's weather engine yet. (Although I also expect ASN to be the winner here.)

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I bought REX 4 Texture Direct and I am wondering about if I should by ASN or wait for the REX to release the new weather engines they have been speaking about.  I have never used ASN before or any of their products only used REX 2 and before REX 4 I had REX Essentials plus OD.  What are your thoughts?

I'm using a REX E/REX4 textures set combo driven by ASN.   Fabulous, if you only allowed me one word....

 

Run the new REX4 water treatments around the Carib....and be ready to support your lower jaw....watch out for the computer desk top....ah...please don't ask...embarrassing.....

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I would place my money in ActiveSky's hands. 

 

I have owned every version of AS and, from the 2 hours I've spent with ASN, it looks like the best effort yet. 

 

I was very optimistic about REX when it came out but found the weather engine to be very poor. AWESOME textures, but the weather system was clunky and inaccurate. I have no reason to believe that a new version will be better, as I never saw any improvement. 

 

I have 6 days left on the trial but can't imagine I won't invest in ASN.

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I don't know, just tried the 7 day ASN demo and its going to be hard to beat!!!

Did you try the 7 day trial?

 

After using ASN for the past few days, there is NO going back for me!

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I have not yet. How's storms in asn compared to rex weather engine? I'm interested in trying it. Is it as cpu intensive as rex engine? Got a lot of ctd errors with rex weather engine.

 

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I use REX E+ currently, I own AS2012 and have found that REX produces the best results. I would wait to purchase one before REX 4 Weather Direct comes out. There will be tons of threads on the product once released.

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I'm using ASN & RexE (textures).

ASN is the most accurate weather engine I've tested so far. After a problem free 7d trial where ASN gave every possible weather right on spot, it's so much more fun to fly now!

 

I couldn't go back to the buggy Rex weather engine which is worse than the stock FSX real weather with FSUIPC. Their track record just isn't good, they haven't improved the Wx engine for 2 years now! And now they promise some new Wx engine with some "fancy new scientific words"....exactly just like 2 years ago! And will they give you a Free 7-day fully-functional trial before you buy???...like ASN?

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I love how ASN starts and loads so quickly.  I find it to be the best weather engine now, probably Opus being the next best.

I'm getting some beautiful weather and cloud formations with REX4 Texture Direct and ASN.

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Their track record just isn't good, they haven't improved the Wx engine for 2 years now! And now they promise some new Wx engine with some "fancy new scientific words"....exactly just like 2 years ago!

 

Like to know  what your  referring  here,   suppose you forgot   they gave  a free update  from the old version of  rex2 to the new version rexe . 

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I've used rex, opus and asn. I highly recommend trying the asn free trial. ASN is the first active sky product that I have used and I ended up buying it after the trial. It is excellent in storms and its nice to have real turbulence now. 

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ActiveSky Next is one of the few weather engines that accurately depicts hazards to flight that we pilots must deal with every day at work. 

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Like to know  what your  referring  here,   suppose you forgot   they gave  a free update  from the old version of  rex2 to the new version rexe . 

The update was in the deal before I bought it....that's why I bought it, so it wasn't FREE!

I'm talking about the RexE+ weather engine, not the textures, take a good look at their forum, allot of complains about overspending, crazy wind shifts, wrong: METAR's, winds aloft, airport weather,...etc. the forums don't lie, problems I had on EVRY SINGLE online flight! They promised to fix the Wx engine but they never did!

Instead they concentrated on other projects, when all the cash was in & the revenue was in & safe......yeah I'm not born yesterday....milking your customers like that is bad business & it will bite you in the "where the sun never shines". I'm done with REX!

I've got ASN & every flight is now as IRL :P

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You can go to any forums  and you will still will see lots of complaints made. 

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i'm not sure what all your criteria's are ... asn is a weather engine only with the huge benefit of historic weather in dynamic mode ... and you use any texture you want !!

 

wouldn't you like to at least fly real early morning 16 hour old daytime vfr weather north of vancouver when its a cold & bleak midnite at your sim in london ???

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I have taken the plunge. Just set up my first flight. Manual mode.

 

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asn is a weather engine only with the huge benefit of historic weather in dynamic mode

 

Yes, I'll be happy to have that option again. OpusFSX only offers historic weather for a day or two (last time I checked) which doesn't cut it for me. I need to be able to fly in the summer while it's actually winter.

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Rex does a fantastic job with textures, especially in the latest Rex 4 release. In my opinion, I think they should concentrate on this area of proven expertise and competence, and forego further development of their weather injection engine. ASN has taken the art and science of weather injection to an entirely new level, and I have serious doubts that REX could ever match it. Better to concede the injection part of FSX weather to ASN, and instead concentrate on developing further enhancements to cloud and sky textures.

 

 

 

 

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Even better, they should team up, drafting a contract that both will remain where they are (REX-texture, HifiSim-weather), and work together at making it work together even better than it does now. If that's even possible...

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Yes, I'll be happy to have that option again. OpusFSX only offers historic weather for a day or two (last time I checked) which doesn't cut it for me. I need to be able to fly in the summer while it's actually winter.

me too most of the time ..... i like to sim the skies of north america (more top class scenery, airports etc.) from my simpit in sydney and set up the same time of day & season as it is in sydney !!

 

besides, i would have thought most simmers need to use historic data just to get the "typical" weather for the time of day they have set up .. it is only if you fly "local skies" that you would use current weather.

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