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REX4 Hotfix for 3.2 coming

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Guys hold up on loading any REX4 textures into P3D V3.2

 

REX Statement 

 

A hotfix for Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v3.2 will be issued soon. All other updates are only valid for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, Steam Edition, and Lockheed Martin's v2 to v3.1

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Did they elaborate on any issues?

 

From what I have read its eliminates lower level clouds but thats all I know

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Thanks for posting that Rich.

 

David, I think this is due to the loss of low level clouds when you install REX textures. It has happened to me. It's strange because they installed fine at first but then after a while I noticed I wasn't seeing them anymore. I had changed a few settings in that time though, notably putting HDR on for a bit. I saw in the 3.2 release thread here that someone else thought it was related to turning on HDR so perhaps that is what did it.

 

I saw in a thread on the REX forums that was about that specific issue, one of the developers said they were investigating it.

 

EDIT: ah you beat me to it Rich!

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Thanks for posting that Rich.

 

EDIT: ah you beat me to it Rich!

 

Ooops - sorry about that

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I never knew there was a problem.

As i use real weather i just thought how lucky people are in the PNW area to have such beautiful clear skies. :smile:

 

 

    steve

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I never knew there was a problem.

As i use real weather i just thought how lucky people are in the PNW area to have such beautiful clear skies. :smile:

 

 

    steve

Lol, I thought the same thing. Wow, it's unusually clear everywhere today. 

 

 

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:smile: i was thinking  ...had enough of the rain and winds in the Uk..i'm off to the PNW where the weather is always sunny.

might change my mind once the patch is out :smile:

 

  steve

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I never knew there was a problem.

As i use real weather i just thought how lucky people are in the PNW area to have such beautiful clear skies. :smile:

 

 

    steve

Yeah if you see clear skies over Seattle you know something is broke!

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Yeah if you see clear skies over Seattle you know something is broke!

Not quite true! - they get sunshine once or twice a year. You could get that on those days!!

 

:smile:

 

Vic

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When we install the hotfix, the issue would be fixed?

Or do we have to install the backup textures.

By the way: in don't have this issue. Would it only appear when i use a weather addon?

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Hello everyone -

 

First, thank you all for your patience as we work this out.

 

We are aware of the issue that the latest REX service packs create with the low-clouds.  Unfortunately, our service packs were released before LM update was released. 

 

The hotfix is nearly done.  We just need to test it.  If you have not updated to the latest service packs they are on hold for now.  Once the hotfix is issued you will need to install the service pack and the hotfix.

 

If you have the service pack installed and using P3D v3.1 you are fine.  If you are using P3D v3.2 you will need to wait until the hotfix is issued.  The hotfix will correct the file within REX so when you install low-clouds textures it will automatically fix the issue you are having within P3D 3.2.  We are testing on the latest build just released P3D v3.2.3.

 

Only products affected by this are: 

 

REX 4 Texture Direct (build: 4.6.2016.0210)

REX 4 Texture Direct w/Soft Clouds (build: 4.8.2016.0210)

REX Soft Clouds (build: 4.3.2016.0210)

 

All other products from REX are fine.

​We will keep you advised here.

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Hot damn they're good.

(Nice move removing the SQL local db stuff Reed, all seems to work slickly under win 10 now! :) )

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Not quite true! - they get sunshine once or twice a year. You could get that on those days!!

 

:smile:

 

Vic

that's it..sunshine as much as twice a year..i'm off to book a ticket :smile:

 

 

 steve

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Me too.. those fluffy p3d clouds are so immersion breaking.

Anyway it's all quiet on rex forum... unfortunately. :(

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The hotfix is nearly done. We just need to test it. If you have not updated to the latest service packs they are on hold for now. Once the hotfix is issued you will need to install the service pack and the hotfix.

 

Hi Reed - do you know if there will be any full installers made available with both the service pack and hotfix rolled up in a single installer?  I ask because I'd rather not install the old packages with the SQL elements if a new one is available which would avoid that whole mess in the first place.

 

Looking forward to its release!

-Greg

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Hot damn they're good.

(Nice move removing the SQL local db stuff Reed, all seems to work slickly under win 10 now! :) )

Glad to hear.  It was a beast to remove - but glad we can reach those who were having issues.  

Hmmm, I am unpatiently waiting for the hotfix...

 

We are issuing the Hotfix to the beta team later today for REX 4 Texture Direct, Texture Direct with Soft Clouds, and Soft Clouds.   We will be issuing a Hotfix for Weather Architect soon afterwards.

Hi Reed - do you know if there will be any full installers made available with both the service pack and hotfix rolled up in a single installer?  I ask because I'd rather not install the old packages with the SQL elements if a new one is available which would avoid that whole mess in the first place.

 

Looking forward to its release!

-Greg

 

You should be able to get the full version w/o the SQL elements from the vendor you purchased from.  At least all of them have told me they have them uploaded now.   The hotfix will be a patch only for now.  Eventually, we will get a new full build to the vendors. 

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Actually, how can I backup the REX4 TD themes? Whenever there is a SP update, I have to create new ones. All themes and settings are deleted. There appears only a Share Button. But no export / import. ASN for example keeps the settings upon update, which should the way to go.

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You should be able to get the full version w/o the SQL elements from the vendor you purchased from. At least all of them have told me they have them uploaded now. The hotfix will be a patch only for now. Eventually, we will get a new full build to the vendors.

 

Thanks!

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Actually, how can I backup the REX4 TD themes? Whenever there is a SP update, I have to create new ones. All themes and settings are deleted. There appears only a Share Button. But no export / import. ASN for example keeps the settings upon update, which should the way to go.

Hi Chris,

 

Actually we do have this feature built-in. You may reference this within the REX user manual page 23, however, below I have included the text from that page:

 

The bottom Restore button allows you the ability to restore the local texture theme database. The purpose of this process is to prevent you from losing your saved texture themes, in case of a re-installation of Texture Direct!

 
Steps to restoring the texture theme database:
 
1. Select Restore to restore the backup of the texture theme data.
2. Select OK.
3. On successfully updating, select OK to continue.
 
To be clear here, we are talking about the bottom most RESTORE button within the CONFIGURATION SETTINGS screen.

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