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Is REX 4 really worth it?

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One thing that makes me wonder, why does REX even cost anything? Don't get me wrong, the clouds look incredible, and I'm sure took some work to develop. But looking at the runway textures, lighting, and everything else REX comes with, why can't anyone achieve this through freeware? It looks as if they just slapped together a concrete texture in mspaint, is this not achievable with freeware?

 

The concrete looks good, but doesn't in any way seem comparable to a new game. Obviously flight sims cant look as good as a next gen game, because of how complex they are, but couldn't they at least make a more high definition runway?

 

Hopefully this makes sense, wasn't sure how to explain this.

 

I'm new so my apologies if this was posted in the wrong forum.

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Worth is subjective.  

 

With enough searching, digging, etc. you might be able to accomplish much of the look that REX gives you, or you can spend the money, let someone else do it and just enjoy your flying.  It's frequently available on sale, so you don't even have to pay full price if you're willing to wait a bit.

 

Also, what REX gives is variations of the textures and the ability to easily swap them out, create entire themes, etc., something which is somewhat more difficult if you go the DIY route.

 

So, for me.. yes REX is worth it.

 

Ernie

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REX4 adds a lot to my immersion factor, and it's compatible with the upcoming SkyForce from REX.

 

 

Best wishes.

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One thing that makes me wonder, why does REX even cost anything? Don't get me wrong, the clouds look incredible, and I'm sure took some work to develop. But looking at the runway textures, lighting, and everything else REX comes with, why can't anyone achieve this through freeware? It looks as if they just slapped together a concrete texture in mspaint, is this not achievable with freeware?

 

The concrete looks good, but doesn't in any way seem comparable to a new game. Obviously flight sims cant look as good as a next gen game, because of how complex they are, but couldn't they at least make a more high definition runway?

 

Hopefully this makes sense, wasn't sure how to explain this.

 

I'm new so my apologies if this was posted in the wrong forum.

 

Actually years of work has gone into all versions and releases of REX.  With each release or update of a product we are always adding or improving the way we do things.   All textures used within REX are photos taken from real environments and optimized to be used within the flight simulator environment. We have strived to take each simulator platform to a new level of realism with each release.  

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With each release or update of a product we are always adding or improving the way we do things.

 

To me, that's the most valuable part of the worth of an addon - the fact the developers continue to update and improve the products.  Several developers stop developing after a product has been released.  I haven't seen that with REX!

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Hi Jim, yes that is correct, and we will be doing another major update after Sky Force is released for compatibility.

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The best value I have received from a REX purchase is Soft Clouds. Foe me, it transformed the way the sky environment not only looks but 'feels.'

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At the time, REX 4 was indeed a very good value.  However, IMHO, it's been supplanted by TOGA PROJECTS - ENVTEX FSX P3D.   This is really impressive software that does A LOT for 21.00.  It provides amazing textures plus special effects.  Concerning the latter, it replaced FSFX's  PrecipitFX; so, it provides the capabilities of two software packages for the price of one.  It works best when used in-conjunction with ASCA/AS2016; yet, it's still an amazing value when used as stand alone software.  Have a look.

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Texture products can be tough to say whether it's "worth it" just from the standpoint of what's actually preferable to you, as Ernie mentioned. But, I have to say I've only been pleased with REX products.

 

For one, even the HD textures aren't the worst FPS hit at all, which is absolutely beautiful. But then the realism that you get at that small FPS price, if any, is without question a great value. It's not difficult to get the same kind of look that are in their product screenshots (in fact, as far as I know, many of the photos come directly from their beta team's rigs. Reed and/or Tim can confirm?)

 

Also, if what you're worried about is runway textures, you should really take a look at Worldwide Airports. That is the improvement that they have honestly needed for a while to make their runways coherent, and boy does that deliver on that!

 

Plus, they have an awesome product support structure. They'll never leave you hanging, ever! I wish larger corporations had such great, responsive customer service.

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Yep  cant  go  wrong  with  rex  at all,  great support   that goes  with it

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