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Ground and sky textures

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Okay simmers now i've sorted all my errors and problems out its time to start actually using fsx! Anyone recommend a good ground and sky upgrade payware? Not sure what to go with been looking at justflight are they good thanks and what do you guys use out there...

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Just a personal choice - I prefer REX Essentials + Overdrive for my sky, cloud, grass, runway, and taxiway textures.

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I really shouldn't comment seeing as I have none of the addons I talk about, but I follow the forums quite a lot so from what I've picked up, for ground textures most people go for GEX (as already mentioned) or FTX Global.  I don't know much about GEX but I believe it is often used in conjunction with UTX (made to work together), while FTX Global vector is a similar product for FTX Global.  I think - as the name suggests - that FTX Global improves the land textures for the whole world, but I'm not sure about GEX.

 

As has been stated, rex 4 seems to be the big thing for airport, water and sky textures.

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Rex 4 seems a good package airport ground and sky all in one i'm going to look more into it and been looking at GSX for airport vehicles

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Just to throw a wrench in the works, I was not happy at all with REX4. Not nearly the options for tweaking as with Essentials. Like the cloud options better as well.

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Rex 4 seems a good package airport ground and sky all in one i'm going to look more into it and been looking at GSX for airport vehicles

 

Also have REX 4 and I can let you know it's phenomenal. Installation is just under 5 seconds and contains textures that are the same quality as the overdrive version. Good choice too.

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So will the rex 4 cover the ground and sky then and is it an online download? Think i've made my mind up now :)

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No, REX is NOT ground textures.

Certainly not in the same sense as GEX or Orbx Global but REX does give the user textures for the airport environment (Runway, Taxiway, Parking/Gate etc.) as well as great water textures.

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Visit REX Homepage for more details but REX4 Texture Direct  should cover the following textures...

Clouds& Effects- High Level, Low Level and Lightning

Sky Colors- Dawn, Day, Dusk and Sun effects

Water and Waves- Global Water and Wave Animation

Airport- Airport Lighting, and Bumpmap

Runway and Taxiway- Both Asphalt and Concrete plus markings

Sound Effects- For Precipitation noises

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My current combination is UTX/FTXG/FEX (with FSWC to tweak the water). Works great where I fly, which is northern Europe. But as has been said, it's very much a matter of personal preference.

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