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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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You can download a free trial for both ASN and Opus from their respective websites.

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

 

Thanks

 

And I take it that is true of use with P3d v2.4 also?

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The extras in Opus were too hard for me to figure out. I have EZDOC for the cameras so didn't need the Opus Cameras, besides, the Opus Cameras were too hard to figure out. I contacted Opus and asked for some videos that would help and got the cold shoulder.If they made a few videos like EZDOC , they would sell a lot more, oh well. ASN all the way, hands down.

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LOL thanks guys.  Sounds like I might go give ASN a shot.  I used them years ago on FS2004, guess it would be like "coming home" lol.

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LOL thanks guys.  Sounds like I might go give ASN a shot.  I used them years ago on FS2004, guess it would be like "coming home" lol.

 

There is a demo for both - use opusfsi demo to compare them

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There is a demo for both - use opusfsi demo to compare them

 

Yep I'll probably check out both.  Oh and yeah I should have been more clear, I was definitely talkinq about OpusFSI vs. the others when I was asking.  I wouldn't want to buy/compare against an older version of Opus.

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Yep I'll probably check out both.  Oh and yeah I should have been more clear, I was definitely talkinq about OpusFSI vs. the others when I was asking.  I wouldn't want to buy/compare against an older version of Opus.

 

There you go Charles doesnt hurt to try them out to compare - you can be in the same session just turn one off and start the other to compare - just a side note opus takes a bit longer to inject weather and you need to go to weather button and put in your airport ID - its says to put in where your going - I just put in where I am and make sure no weather themes are selected - just the sim built in weather option

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My current setup:

 

ASN for weather

REX4 HD Direct for textures

OpusFSI for ButtKicker control

P3Dv2.4 for simulator

LIveDISPATCH for ACARS/Flight Logging

 

Can't wait to get a TrackIR 5 and I will be set!

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My current setup:

 

 

Question on buttkicker - how are you toning down the rolling sound on the runway as you take off seems so much louder than other settings - I have tried to turn things down but not helping much - thanks - I made changes to light aircraft side not heavy as I was in light aircraft maybe I have to turn both them down ?

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Question on buttkicker - how are you toning down the rolling sound on the runway as you take off seems so much louder than other settings - I have tried to turn things down but not helping much - thanks - I made changes to light aircraft side not heavy as I was in light aircraft maybe I have to turn both them down ?

 

Hi Rich,

 

This is how I currently have it set:

 

BK_options.JPG

 

Hope this helps, brother!

 

PS: I use my daughter's Astro A30 Mixamp connected to the PC via USB, which turns it into a dedicated soundcard. This way I use my BK connected to the Astro A30 and route the audio to the Mixamp via OpusFSI. With this being said, I have the volume knob on the mixamp to FULL POWER. Thus why the settings might seem low.

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