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Is REX coming to XP 11?

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well they better hurry up cause unless they already have something on the burner, SkyMaxPro and xEnviro are getting quite a bit ahead.

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If it's true then that's a good sign of other payware developers showing interest in the X-Plane platform. But after the Orbx debacle I really don't feel like getting my hopes up only to have them burned to the ground. If FSX addon developers are really serious about supporting X-Plane, they really should be upfront and not cryptic about it. Because to do so hurts the developers who are currently developing for X-Plane. Since REX doesn't have anything to show it's pretty much vaporware, and should be treated as such.

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Roger that.  If they come, I know they can help X-Plane become better...but as it is, X-plane is already better without them.

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"Timest999 so can I assume that you guys are actually going to  be developing for Xplane 11 or is it just a "thought""

 

"Yes, that is the plan, however the 'Force' product line is our top priority for our team right now."

 

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Excellent news from Rex  :dance: 

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I don't know how interested i would be.

 

xEnviro already does what REX would do and there is a developing plan out there for additional features.

I don't exactly feel the need to have REX in here, especially since all their know how comes from FSX/P3D which also uses 2d clouds.

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There's always need for competition, prices get lower, more features introduced to enhace existing products...look how it ended up with SMP with no competitors. V3 and V4 are the same old soup with slight improvements, at least for me and for liner pilots.

 

REX has a decent background in weather management to can push further what we currently have in XP.

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It isn't too far fetched to think they would consider developing clouds for X-Plane 11. They have already done so in the past, for X-Plane 9.

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I wouldn't mind a set of decent hd tree textures which probably would sell like hot cakes and wouldn't take years to develop.

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If it's true then that's a good sign of other payware developers showing interest in the X-Plane platform. But after the Orbx debacle I really don't feel like getting my hopes up only to have them burned to the ground. If FSX addon developers are really serious about supporting X-Plane, they really should be upfront and not cryptic about it. Because to do so hurts the developers who are currently developing for X-Plane. Since REX doesn't have anything to show it's pretty much vaporware, and should be treated as such.

 

Don't worry about the ORBX buffoonery. That was just bad marketing. ORBX won't develop for X-plane because nobody would buy hundreds of dollars worth of scenery when you can get it for free.

It isn't too far fetched to think they would consider developing clouds for X-Plane 11. They have already done so in the past, for X-Plane 9.

 

And that would be awesome since I got my FSX clouds from REX for half the price of Skymaxx and they actually looked like clouds and included a weather engine.

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Well,I don´t think that they would only sell a simple set of HD textures. They wouldn´t really work without procedures, when to use which texture.

 

But it would certainly be a much smaller problem for Rex, than for Orbx.

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Still they have lot of airports to port with not a great effort.

 

The point for me is that major companies like ORBX, 29Palms, PMDG, Taxi2Gate, Rex, ...have to loose a lot with a massive risk of seeing their chciken for the golden eggs dying too fast. They went through high investment with multi years budget. What if a huge percentage of their potential customers moved suddenly to Xplane? Farewell to those cash cows aircrafts and scenery portfolios built in the last decade and few people to but their new products since developing for a new platform takes time. What do you sell in the meantime?

 

There could be even some sort of agreement behind the scenes waiting to see what PR3D4 will be. Take PMDG, do you think they could have a top seller like 747 V3 if they announced a version for Xplane? So eventually that will come, but commercially speaking must be a 

slow transition.

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Can't see the wisdom of buying a $150 PMDG 747 for a VAS inducing platform at 32 bits. I suppose if P3D ever moves to 64 bits the customers will have to pop for another 150 plus dollars. XP11 is where it's at and I am certainly prepared to pay for something like the 747 PMDG where I don't have to worry about VAS deaths. I have had to disable all ORBX stuff just so I can get fps and the memory to fly from one payware airport to the next with P3D. XP11 is pure sim heaven now.

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I don't exactly feel the need to have REX in here, especially since all their know how comes from FSX/P3D which also uses 2d clouds

 

REX are working on 3d clouds for P3D hence the reference to the 'Force' project in Rich's post. So they will build the know how.

 

 

cheers

Peter

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Can't see the wisdom of buying a $150 PMDG 747 for a VAS inducing platform at 32 bits. I suppose if P3D ever moves to 64 bits the customers will have to pop for another 150 plus dollars. XP11 is where it's at and I am certainly prepared to pay for something like the 747 PMDG where I don't have to worry about VAS deaths. I have had to disable all ORBX stuff just so I can get fps and the memory to fly from one payware airport to the next with P3D. XP11 is pure sim heaven now.

 

Exactly why I won't spend another cent on anything made for old 32bit junk simulators. Nobody would buy a fancy sports car if all the roads were gravel and littered with pot holes. If PMDG, or anyone else builds for X-plane or at least some other simulator that is modern, then they'll get my business back. Spending $150 for a plugin, and talking about memory management to get it all to work in 2017 is just silly.

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I wouldn't mind a set of decent hd tree textures which probably would sell like hot cakes and wouldn't take years to develop.

+1,000

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REX are working on 3d clouds for P3D hence the reference to the 'Force' project in Rich's post. So they will build the know how.

 

 

cheers

Peter

 

 

These are workarounds, but it's still 2d clouds. You can clearly see it especially with the clouds on higher altitudes.

Not saying it's a bad result, mind you, but it annoys me how they try to sell it out as "3d clouds". Maybe i should have been more clear before in saying i would hope to see something with volumetric clouds, such as the ones present in DCS or War Thunder for example

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Can't see the wisdom of buying a $150 PMDG 747 for a VAS inducing platform at 32 bits. I suppose if P3D ever moves to 64 bits the customers will have to pop for another 150 plus dollars. XP11 is where it's at and I am certainly prepared to pay for something like the 747 PMDG where I don't have to worry about VAS deaths. I have had to disable all ORBX stuff just so I can get fps and the memory to fly from one payware airport to the next with P3D. XP11 is pure sim heaven now.

 

PMDG have already stated that purchasing the P3D license will include a free upgrade for a possible 64bit version of P3D.

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Good news for XP simmers. I've always been a fan of REX add-ons.

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PMDG have already stated that purchasing the P3D license will include a free upgrade for a possible 64bit version of P3D.

 

Not really, what RSR said is that they intend to provide "protection" in case this happens. Seems intentionally vague in case they decide to change.

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Not really, what RSR said is that they intend to provide "protection" in case this happens. Seems intentionally vague in case they decide to change.

 

I'm not here to make PR for PMDG, but he also delivered a reason, i.e. them not knowing when P3D will go 64bit. In the unlikely case it will be 5 years into the future, they surely don't want to make promises they cannot keep, which is fair, I think. As far as we know, a P3D 64bit version will come way sooner than that, therefore you can expect the 747 to be updated for free.

 

Back to topic: I always liked REX textures and found their products easy to use. Those cloud textures combined with Xenviro's weather engine might be a winner for Xplane.

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Not really, what RSR said is that they intend to provide "protection" in case this happens. Seems intentionally vague in case they decide to change.

I agree. Heck look at what they did from FSX to P3D which is essentially the same simulator. I bought the FSX version of the 747. Do I get a free update to P3D?

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REX for X-plane would be great and anything else for X-plane as well, or something better then FSX/P3D. Unfortunately, the only thing P3D has done for the community is provide false hope and delay the development of great 64bit addons for better simulators. We'll help ourselves out if we stop buying 32 bit junk.

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