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Looking for a new weather engine, wait for REX4 Weather Direct or?

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Currently using REX Essentials and REX4 Texture Direct for the texture side of things.  REX Ess. is just for the weather engine.  Trying to figure out if I should wait for the REX4 weather engine to drop and reviews on it or should I check out ASN or Opus?  I don't have the PMDG 777.......yet.........so at least for now I don't care about WX radar integration with ASN, and I've always heard good things about Opus's weather rendering.  Just really not sure which way to go.  I mostly want good weather rendering.  All the other stuff (cameras, WX radars, etc.) is just extra goodies I may or may not use.  Thoughts?

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I'm a very happy user of ASN on both FSX and P3Dv2.4. I will consider REX's engine when it's released but nobody knows how long that is from being released.

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ASN  seems to get the vote when ever there are comparisons made however you should be aware of "extras" supplied with OPUS weather package

 

Dynamic head movement

Automatic head movement

A camera system similar to Ezdock

Butt kicker plug in specifically for Flight sim.

 

I tried them both and found ASN to have a slight advantage over OPUS as a pure weather engine specificaly ASN does not have cloud popping , however found the extras supplied with OPUS unbeatable and it was an easy choice in the end and I find the sim a bland experience without DHM

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Dynamic head movement

Automatic head movement

A camera system similar to Ezdock

 

Is it possible to just use these features of OPUS and ASN for the weather?

Will there be a conflict?

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Is it possible to just use these features of OPUS and ASN for the weather?

Will there be a conflict?

No conflict at all between them and its a popular set up

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Opus + REX ... 

Opus = weather + Maps + cameras + dynamic head movements + Sound enhancement (buttkicker)

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ASN for the weather no doubt.  However, I've indeed been tempted to get Opus for the extras.

 

Randall

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Currently using REX Essentials and REX4 Texture Direct for the texture side of things.  REX Ess. is just for the weather engine.  Trying to figure out if I should wait for the REX4 weather engine to drop and reviews on it or should I check out ASN or Opus?  I don't have the PMDG 777.......yet.........so at least for now I don't care about WX radar integration with ASN, and I've always heard good things about Opus's weather rendering.  Just really not sure which way to go.  I mostly want good weather rendering.  All the other stuff (cameras, WX radars, etc.) is just extra goodies I may or may not use.  Thoughts?

 

My friend, trust me...

 

ASN is awesome. Can't see why you would require anything else.

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