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REX SoftClouds install?

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Hi all-

 

I think I installed this correctly. When I open the Soft Cloud app, I get an instant error. Does this need to be installed into the same directory as Texture Direct (which I have) in order to work correctly?

 

Thanks,

Mark

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better off asking over at the REX forum.After all they are the guys that make it..

once you are verified they will give you some of the best support going.

 

   steve

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newtie - not sure if you got this working.

But considering getting it  - but I already have rex4 texture Direct - does it work directly with this program and enhance it?

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you don't install it in any of  your rex folders its a separate addon and its not  a patch


But considering getting it - but I already have rex4 texture Direct - does it work directly with this program and enhance it?

 

Yes it does work well with rex4  you just need to unchecked the low level clouds in your rex4 options

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Pete thanks for the feedback just got it!

Also couple more questions

1)For Rex clouds - have disabled low clouds in REX Direct and installed the soft clouds - but what should you select in P3Dv2 weather options in game - weather themes(if yes which gives the best effect?) or user defined? - and how should you run it with Active Sky Next? (note so far it seems to give a really nice effect although I noticed it can give a kind of 2 layer cloud effect the low ones can be dark and fluffy but at medium level they appear white and a bit rigid?!)

2)Also when I went into rex4 I got prompted to do an update to the latest textures (done many times before) - however my virus software (G Data) told me this time the website for the update is blocked! and the update won't run even when I disable my virus software I still get the error message - anyone any ideas on how to solve this one?

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With your question 1 sorry I don't have p3dv2  but sure that some has  will advise, with fsx  if it the same  set clouds to detail.   you could change some settings in asn cloud settings just got to see what works for you.

 

In q2  you might try and go to the rex forum and go to the update section for  rex4  and download  from there making sure you download the right one for your current build if you still having issues post it in the rex forum or  have a look thru the posts and maybe you will find some post that's resembles your issue?

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Pete thanks for the feedback just got it!

 

1. Simple in P3D go into customize weather menu then play with different clouds choices and then try like 7/8 broken - then let it run for a bit - then load up a Orbx theme you should now see some nice clouds - let it settle in you will see a difference - make sure you delete your shaders folder everytime you change textures - ask if you dont know how to do this

 

2. Shut down your anti-virus while updating - no reason why this will not work

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 - make sure you delete your shaders folder everytime you change textures

Really?

 

Not that it should be a problem, but where have you seen this advice, Rich? If this had been adopted as standard practice I would have expected the good folks at REX to be including this in their user manuals. I doubt whether it is necessary when substituting textures. Perhaps it's more relevant if you change stuff like the displayed resolution or fiddle with values in the cloud.fx file.

 

I must say I do tend to delete the shaders folder from time to time, but often question whether I really need to.... and it does delay the startup time when the sim is run immediately following the deletion.

 

Regards,

Mike

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Really?

 

Mike common practice - has nothing to do with just REX - tons of posts on this - many times if I didnt do this sim is just not right - so that little bit of a wait is nothing compared to your sim not up to par - maybe Rob will chime in - pretty sure He will tell you the same thing

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make sure you delete your shaders folder everytime you change textures - ask if you dont know how to do this

 

Rich  I take its the same with fsx  and do you delete both shaders folders being   shaders folder and shaders10 folder

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Rich  I take its the same with fsx  and do you delete both shaders folders being   shaders folder and shaders10 folder

 

Thats a good question - I am not sure - I never did in FSX

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Thats a good question - I am not sure - I never did in FSX

Not sure if I remember this correctly, but didn't we have to increment by 1 the value of an entry in FSX.cfg to force a recompile of the shaders?

 

It was recommended we did this every time certain changes were made to FSX.cfg but, again, I forget the detail....just as I would like to repress any memories of all that challenging (wasted?) time fighting with FSX until ‘Bojote’ Altuve’s excellent Tweaking and Tuning tool came along. Thereafter no further changes were made, or needed, to the configuration file. Fortunately, the same tool could be employed in Prepar3D v1.4. That's still installed with all my UK Photoscenery :)

 

BTW I tried to include 'Bojote's' given name, but the editor/forum filter intercepted and substituted with *****. Why, for goodness sake? Whose sensibilities would this offend? After all, it is his name!

 

Mike

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It seems to me that with REX soft clouds the  cloud shadows in P3D have nearly vanished.

 

I was wondering the same thing - had a hard time noticing them - thought it was just me

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- make sure you delete your shaders folder everytime you change textures

 

Really?

 

Totally unnecessary thing to do. Changing textures does not require a deletion of the Shader cache folder.

 

You will likely get more stutters and slow loading of certain assets by constantly doing this. The Shader cache will take a very long time to re-build as the sim is used over time... Check the size of the folder after a re-build an monitor how the contents increases over a couple of weeks use. Only delete the folder when really necessary for best performance.

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rich thanks for the answers

1)By custom weather I guess you mean you select weather themes in game?

 also interested to know how to delete the shader folders (never tried)

 

2)Have tried completely disabling my anti virus (from the options menus) bizarrely it keeps blocking the site (even when you include it as an exception!) - I guess a manual download of the textures is only option - anyone have a link?

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rich thanks for the answers

1)By custom weather I guess you mean you select weather themes in game?

 also interested to know how to delete the shader folders (never tried)

 

No Steve - use the customize weather button below the themes first - play in there then when you see something acceptable you can now select a theme especially an orbx theme you will see much better cloud coverage

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Rich

that is not my post.

 

These 2 will get no help from me until i'm confident that they are legit users.

if these two had been to the REX forums and asked for help with no joy i could understand them seeking help here.

and No response to my post when i suggested it...you do the maths.

 

   steve

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lock this thread.

 

 

Hold on sir.

There is still a debatable subject here about deleting Shaders. Member NOVATION made a strong point in post#16 in which should not be buried over gripes of two members. And also, I have been a member of many payware forums and hardly log on after registration. My presence would be here on AVSIM for non bias opinions and get my problems straightened out within minutes at times. Heck, the only time I even sign on to the REX Support Forum is too get some wisdom one on one with Eberhard himself. Most of my dilemma was solved here on AVSIM over many years.

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Have tried completely disabling my anti virus (from the options menus) bizarrely it keeps blocking the site (even when you include it as an exception!) - I guess a manual download of the textures is only option - anyone have a link?

Have you actually posted your issues at rex forum since that's where you will get support first you need to be verified by placing your order details in your post

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Tyrone

If you have a problem with the shaders  there are hundreds of posts explaining how to solve any issues with them.or you could start your own thread.

the reason i want this closed is because there are people using this forum and this particular post to get support for pirated software.

and if anyone here can call me a Liar and Prove there copies of REX soft Clouds are LEGIT..then do it.

 

  steve

 

Pete they can't post at REX .for Obvious reasons

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I was giving  them time to respond since it takes awhile to get verified at the rex forum depending on the day  etc. But the longer  it goes on leads to what your referring too

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Hold on sir.

There is still a debatable subject here about deleting Shaders. Member NOVATION made a strong point in post#16

Unfortunately he misquoted what was stated in my post #9 and, by so doing, conveyed the wrong impression regarding my current position on this matter.

 

I'm with Steve. This thread has become confused and somewhat messy.

 

Mike

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