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REX & RELATED PRODUCT NEWS

JULY 18th, 2017

Soft Clouds Updated for Prepar3D v.4!

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You will be prompted to download the new update when you start Soft Clouds, or use the “Check for Updates” function from within the application. If you have problems downloading the update from within the application, manually download the file here.

Note for REX Texture Direct users with Soft Clouds combined: DO NOT use this update! An update for REX Texture Direct/Soft Clouds will be available soon.

Learn more about REX Soft Clouds and how it enhances your flight simulator.


may 25th, 2017

REX Response to X-Plane 11, Flight Sim World, and Prepar3D V4

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Dear REX Customers and Flight Simmers - With the release of Laminar's Xplane 11, AeroFly 2, Dovetail's Flight Sim World, and the upcoming expected release of Lockheed Martin's P3Dv4 we felt it necessary to address our thoughts on each upcoming platform. These are exciting...

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MARCH 18th, 2017

Vision of Flight Simulation and REX for 2017 and Beyond!

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Hello Everyone – We are very excited for what looks to be a banner year in the simulation industry. It is our goal to provide the best possible products for all current and future platforms. With 2017 underway, the community is anticipating new and/or improved flight simulator platforms to be released from Dovetail, Lockheed Martin, AeroFly, and Laminar...

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MARCH 17th, 2017

March Sales Event!

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Take advantage of our special March Sales Event and receive 50% OFF REX Worldwide Airports HD and the REX/Milviz WX Advantage Radar!

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december 19th, 2016

REX Worldwide Airport HD FREE Enhanced Add-On Airport Packs Now Available within Service Pack 1!

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We're thrilled to announce REX Worldwide Airport HD FREE Enhanced Add-On Airport Packs are now available throught the just released Service Pack 1!

Service Pack 1 includes these major updates and fixes:

ADDED functionality to offer enhanced airport packs via REX EDGE cloud system.
ADDED option to turn off grass file import which can cause some 3rd party airport ground issues.
INCLUDED KSLC (Salt Lake City International Airport) enhanced airport pack.
FIXED remaining issue of crashing pushback vehicles.
FIXED issue of P3D multiplayer baggage tractor error.
Includes all previous fix items from hotfix 1a, 1b, 1c.

Users will be prompted to download the new update when they start REX Worldwide Airports HD, or they may click the “Check for Updates” button within the REX application. Please visit our support forum if you have any questions or problems. If you have issues downloading the update from within the application, download and install the update(s) manually.

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december 2nd, 2016

WX Advantage Radar Service Pack 1 Available!

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Service Pack 1 includes these major updates and fixes:

SUPPORT for Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D 3.4.14
IMPROVED panel configuration process of the Gauge Management Tool
ADDED terrain masking and mapping within the Map functions of the radar, providing terrain returns and masking
IMPROVED beam geometry in all modes to give a more accurate behavior of precipitation cell detection as distance from the aircraft increases
GENERAL performance improvements

Download the latest updates to the WX Advantage Radar HERE!

Learn more about the wx advantage radar

NOVEMBER 25th, 2016

Hotfix 1 Released for REX Worldwide Airports HD!

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Hotfix 1 includes the following fix items and additions:

CHANGED - "default" resolution to "standard" within drop downs located within the setup wizard and settings windows.
FIXED - issue with application not recognizing Prepar3D v1, or Prepar3D v2 during installation of textures.
FIXED - issue with LWCfg.xml file not being installed with use of FSX- Steam Edition, Prepar3D v1 or Prepar3D v2.
FIXED - issue of crashing pushback vehicles.
FIXED - issue of GSX pushback showing over REX pushback vehicle.
FIXED - unique FSX Steam Edition registry issue to auto default to FSX settings. Added warning to not change settings if this occurs.
SEPARATED - support for more than one version of Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D.
FIXED - “Check for Updates” process on settings windows.
ADDED - “Restore” button to Saved Themes window.
ADDED - function to protect original texture files during backup process during initial startup.

Users will be prompted to download the new update when they start REX Worldwide Airports HD, or they may click the “Check for Updates” button within the REX application. Please visit our support forum if you have any questions or problems. If you have issues downloading the update from within the application, download and install the update(s) manually here.


NOVEMBER 4TH, 2016

REX Worldwide Airports HD - Released!

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REX Worldwide Airports HD is Now Available!

We have drastically transformed all default airports worldwide within FSX, FSX:Steam and Prepar3D. From small to large airports, including hangars, terminals, jetways, ground environment, cohesive runways/taxiways, specular lighting, 3D vehicles, parking, bump mapping, taxiway signage, warehouses, control towers and much much more.

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OCTOBER 29th, 2016

REX Worldwide Airports HD - RELEASE IMMINENT

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Introducing REX Worldwide Airports HD.

We have drastically transformed all default airports worldwide within FSX, FSX:Steam and Prepar3D. From small to large airports, including hangars, terminals, jetways, ground environment, cohesive runways/taxiways, specular lighting, 3D vehicles, parking, bump mapping, taxiway signage, warehouses, control towers and much much more.

Learn More!

OCTOBER 10th, 2016

New Updates Released for Texture Direct, Texture Direct with Soft Clouds and Soft Clouds

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All service packs include the following changes:

ADDED - support for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D 3.4.9
ADJUSTED - cloud size feature to support latest version of Prepar3D
ADDITIONAL internal fixes and performance updates were included in each update. This update is mandatory for ALL users.

Users will be prompted to download the new update when they start either REX product, or they may click the “Check for Updates” button within the REX application. Please visit our support forum if you have any questions or problems. If you have issues downloading the update from within the application, download and install the update(s) manually here.


SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2016

WX Advantage Radar Update 4 Now Available!

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Update 4 includes several enhancements and fixes. This is a mandatory update for all users.

Download the latest updates to the WX Advantage Radar HERE!

Learn more about the wx advantage radar

July 22nd, 2016

Introducing Our New Product Pricing Structure

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We have lowered our prices! Take advantage now to save money on our award-winning weather and texture software products.

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JULY 22nd, 2016

WX Advantage Radar Update 3 Now Available!

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Update 3 includes several enhancements and fixes:

UPDATED - Gauge Management Tool to handle aircraft installed outside normal protocol
FIXED - Isolated crash-to-desktop with some DirectX 10 graphic cards
ADDED - General performance updates

Download the latest updates to the WX Advantage Radar HERE!

Learn more about the wx advantage radar

June 29th, 2016

New Updates Released for Texture Direct, Texture Direct with Soft Clouds and Soft Clouds

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All service packs include the following changes:

ADDED - support for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D 3.3.5
ADJUSTED - cloud size feature to support latest version of Prepar3D
ADDITIONAL internal fixes and performance updates were included in each update. This update is mandatory for ALL users

Users will be prompted to download the new update when they start either REX product, or they may click the “Check for Updates” button within the REX application. Please visit our support forum if you have any questions or problems. If you have issues downloading the update from within the application, download and install the update(s) manually here.


JUNE 28th, 2016

Introducing REX Worldwide Airports HD

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Introducing REX Worldwide Airports HD.

We have drastically transformed all default airports worldwide within FSX, FSX:Steam and Prepar3D. From small to large airports, including hangars, terminals, jetways, ground environment, cohesive runways/taxiways, specular lighting, 3D vehicles, parking, bump mapping, taxiway signage, warehouses, control towers and much much more.

Follow the progress here

JUNE 28th, 2016

Introducing REX Sky Force 3D - Total Atmospheric Immersion


JUNE 24th, 2016

TFDI Design Incorporates the WX Advantage Radar Into Their New 717!

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The team at TFDI Design just shared with us a development screenshot of the WX Advantage Radar incorporated into the display of their new 717!

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JUNE 23rd, 2016

The WX Advantage Radar Update 2 Now Available!

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Update 2 includes several enhancements and fixes:

FIXED - issue with CTD associated with DirectX 10 only supported Graphics Cards
ADDED - update application to check for the latest updates of the radar
ADDED - support for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D 3.3.5
ADDED - modules for support of 3rd party aircraft radar integration
ADDED - beam width functionality that gives realistic stretching effect of distant echoes

Download the latest updates to the WX Advantage Radar HERE!

Learn more about the wx advantage radar

MAY 26th, 2016

The WX Advantage Radar Now Supports FSX SP2, FSX Acceleration, FSX:Steam, Prepar3D Versions 2.5 & 3.2.3!

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Update 1 includes several enhancements and fixes:

FIX - Intermittent crashes with one 3rd-party weather engine
ADDED - Invisible click spots with tooltips to screen part of the gauge
ADDED - Support for Microsoft Flight Simulator X – Service Pack 2

Download the latest updates to the WX Advantage Radar HERE!

Learn more about the wx advantage radar

MAY 12th, 2016

WX Advantage Radar will Support FSX SP2 Users Soon!

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We have received many requests from users that wish that the WX Advantage Radar would support FSX SP2. We have decided to support FSX SP2, and will be released with the upcoming update. Stay tuned for more information!


MAY 6th, 2016

REX / Milviz WX Advantage Radar Released!

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REX SIMULATIONS and MILVIZ (Military Visualizations) is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated WX Advantage Radar.

The WX Advantage Radar System is a unique, advanced weather radar system that can be used with ANY 3rd-party commercial weather engines, freeware weather engines as well as the built-in weather for FSX + Acceleration, FSX Steam Edition, Prepar3D v2.5 and v3.2.3. Each license of the WX Advantage Radar allows activation for all three flight simulators!

This advanced radar system includes unique cloud scan and precipitation sync features that will dynamically sync precipitation. Never experience precipitation falling outside indicated radar echoes. Because the system will continuously measure and sync precipitation, you will receive realistic and accurately placed radar echoes that precisely match depicted atmospheric conditions. Turbulence “intelligence” is built-in to isolate potential radar echoes that may contain moderate to severe turbulence.

An intuitive, simple to use Aircraft Gauge Management Tool is also included and allows the installation, editing, and removal of the 2D weather radar gauge for any default or 3rd-party aircraft. The Aircraft Gauge Management Tool includes FOUR different types of 2D gauges: Dark and Clean, Dark with Dirt, Light and Clean, Light with Dirt.

ATTENTION 3RD PARTY AIRCRAFT DEVELOPERS

The 3D version of the WX Advantage Radar is freely available to all 3rd-party developers who wish to integrate the gauge within their aircraft. We make it easy for 3rd-party developers to modify the color, texture, text, and the model of the gauge to fit within their paradigm and methodology. Please contact us at: contact@rexsimulations.com for more information.

APRIL 29th, 2016

REX Essential Plus and REX Essential Plus OverDrive Service Pack 4 - Public Beta 2 Released!

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FIX ITEMS SINCE SERVICE PACK 4 BETA 2:

FIXED - Altimeter reading
FIXED - Minimum altitude setting
TWEAKED - WX PLUS Mode weather injection process and smoothing
REWORKED - Standard Mode weather injection process and smoothing
Other general fixes/tweaks to weather engine

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IMPORTATANT NOTE:

To install the Public Beta 2 into the NON-OverDrive version of REX Essential Plus you must have REX build number: 3.5.2016.0115 (Public Beta 1)! (Open REX Essential Plus and navigate to the ABOUT screen to check your version of REX).


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IMPORTATANT NOTE:

To install the Public Beta 2 into the OverDrive version of REX Essential Plus OverDrive you must have REX build number: 3.9.2016.0115 (Public Beta 1)! (Open REX Essential Plus OverDrive and navigate to the ABOUT screen to check your version of REX).

If you require technical support, please visit our support forum.


PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING PUBLIC BETAS

First, we at REX Simulations want to express our gratitude to you for being willing to participate in our Public Beta Program. It is with your support that we can make our products better and tailored to customers' needs.

Second, we want to warn you that public beta versions of software are not covered by full support. Thus, if you are experiencing an issue after installation you will no longer be able to receive support for your product. In otherwords, you install this beta at your OWN RISK.

Third, if you install a public beta, have an issue then want to revert back to a previous RTM build, REX Simulations is NOT OBLIGATED to provide to you a full free version of the original RTM software. It is your responsibility to save the original RTM software.

Fourth, we want to ALERT YOU, that because a feature is in a public beta does not mean it will end up in the final RTM release version. It is the right of REX Simulations to determine what features are finalized for release to the public.

THANK YOU AGAIN from all of us at REX Simulations!


APRIL 4th, 2016

Hotfix 2 Released for Texture Direct, Texture Direct with Soft Clouds and Soft Clouds!

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Hotfix 2 include the following additions:

ADDED - User-controlled cloud resizing algorithm process
ADDED - Automated user cloud size backup
ADDED - Default cloud size restore function

Additional internal fixes and performance updates were included in each update.

Users will be prompted to download the new update when they start either REX product, or they may click the “Check for Updates” button within the REX application.


MARCH 18th, 2016

New Texture Direct and Soft Clouds Feature Feedback Wanted!

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During our recent developers meeting we discussed the options to provide our customers more flexibility in regards to the recent discussions on AVSIM in regards to cloud sizing options within Prepar3D. The screenshot here of the configuration settings with the area marked in red represents a potential solution to the discussion. We welcome and value your feedback as we would like to push this out to our customers in a timely manner.

Join the discussion here.

The following applications will take advantage of this new feature:

REX4 Texture Direct
REX4 Texture Direct w/Soft Clouds
REX Soft Clouds


MARCH 16th, 2016

Texture Direct and Texture Direct w/ Soft Clouds Service Pack 6, Soft Clouds Service Pack 3 and current Hotfixes Released!

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Service Pack 6 and Hotfix 1 include the following fixes and additions:

FIXED - Missing low-level cloud issue associated with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v3.2
FIXED - Backend code to remove requirement for Microsoft’s SQL Server Local DB
FIXED - Wave animation file locking
FIXED - Random theme generation and installation
FIXED - Popcorn cloud sizing issue within Lockheed Martin’s P3D v3.1 and v3.2
FIXED - Community texture water selection process
ADDED - Function to auto adjust P3D v3+ shader based upon cloud selection
FIXED - No simulator selection error during texture installation issue

Service Pack 3 and Hotfix 1 includes the following fixes and additions:

ADDED - Automatic check for updates at start up
FIXED -  Low-cloud missing issue for Lockheed Martin P3D v3.2
UPDATED - Local database connections to support SQLite
REMOVED - Requirement for SQL Server Local DB
ADDED - Popcorn cloud fix for P3D v3.1 and P3D v3.2
ADDED - Function to auto adjust P3D v3+ shaders based upon cloud selection

Additional internal fixes and performance updates were included in each update.

Users will be prompted to download the new update when they start either REX product, or they may click the “Check for Updates” button within the REX application.


JANUARY 15th, 2016

REX Essential Plus and REX Essential Plus OverDrive Service Pack 4 - Public Beta Released!

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FIX ITEMS SINCE SERVICE PACK 4 BETA 1:

FIXED - Texture Lightning Tab
FIXED - PFPX download export file
FIXED - Visibility Smoothing - added new code
FIXED - Wind Smoothing - added new code
FIXED - Updated weather WX PLUS mode so weather doesn't clear and continues through updates
FIXED - Updated weather STANDARD mode so that weather doesn't clear and continues through updates
FIXED - Added support for FSX:Steam Edition, Prepar3D v2, v3 Flight Plan folders

DOWNLOAD the non-overdrive versioN!

IMPORTATANT NOTE:

To install the public beta into the NON-OverDrive version of REX Essential Plus you must have REX build number: 3.4.2014.1126! (Open REX Essential Plus and navigate to the ABOUT screen to check your version of REX).


DOWNLOAD overdrive versioN!

IMPORTATANT NOTE:

To install the public beta into the OverDrive version of REX Essential Plus OverDrive you must have REX build number: 3.8.2014.1126 or 3.8.2014.1211! (Open REX Essential Plus OverDrive and navigate to the ABOUT screen to check your version of REX).

If you require technical support, please visit our support forum.


PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING PUBLIC BETAS

First, we at REX Simulations want to express our gratitude to you for being willing to participate in our Public Beta Program. It is with your support that we can make our products better and tailored to customers' needs.

Second, we want to warn you that public beta versions of software are not covered by full support. Thus, if you are experiencing an issue after installation you will no longer be able to receive support for your product. In otherwords, you install this beta at your OWN RISK.

Third, if you install a public beta, have an issue then want to revert back to a previous RTM build, REX Simulations is NOT OBLIGATED to provide to you a full free version of the original RTM software. It is your responsibility to save the original RTM software.

Fourth, we want to ALERT YOU, that because a feature is in a public beta does not mean it will end up in the final RTM release version. It is the right of REX Simulations to determine what features are finalized for release to the public.

THANK YOU AGAIN from all of us at REX Simulations!


DECEMBER 18th, 2015

REX 50% OFF Holiday Sale!

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Take advantage of our 50% OFF Holiday Sale!

Now is the time to take advantage of our 50% OFF Holiday Sale on our broad range of software titles for FSX, FSX:Steam, Prepar3D, FS2004 and X-Plane 9.

From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holidays!

DECEMBER 14th, 2015

REX Soft Clouds FS9 Edition Released!

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REX SIMULATIONS is pleased to announce the release of REX Soft Clouds FS9 Edition!

REX Soft Clouds FS9 Edition helps give a volumetric feel to your flight simulator clouds. This software package is compiled from years of feedback from current REX customers to meet a specific demand. You will truly experience volumetric-like haze and fog as never before seen within FS9.

October 26th, 2015

REX Halloween Sale!

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All REX software add-ons for FSX, FSX:Steam, Prepar3D, FS2004 and X-Plane 9 on sale now at 50% OFF! Sale lasts through November 6th, 2015.

Start shopping now!


October 20th, 2015

Crucial REX software updates released!

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We are pleased to announce the release of REX 4 Texture Direct Service Pack 5, REX 4 Texture Direct with Soft Clouds Service Pack 5, REX Soft Clouds Service Pack 2, and REX 4 Weather Architect Hotfix 1.

Service Pack 5 includes the following fixes and additions:

- Ability to install a weather generated theme without the "save" requirement.
- Upper-atmospheric color blending.
- Community Theme drop down filter was not showing all lists appropriately.
- Suneffect.cfg file location updated to proper location during texture injection.
- Texture options window not saving options when closing REX and restarting.
- Within the Theme window, the Lightning screen was showing the title of the wrong element.
- Auto search for main folder location of feature for users of Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition.
- Added support for Prepar3D version 3.

Service Pack 2 includes the following fixes and additions:

- More volumetric representation.
- Support for search for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X Steam Edition.
- Added support for Prepar3D version 3.

Hotfix 1 includes the following fixes and additions:

- Added initial check to validate Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v3 registry information.
- Added additional fields and functions to support Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v3.
- Updated texture installation process.
- Added network startup function to prevent auto start of flight simulator.
- Added weather data export file.

Additional internal fixes and performance updates were included in each update.

You will be prompted to download the new update when you start either REX product, or you may click the “Check for Updates” button inside of REX.

You can also download the latest updates from our support forum located here:


SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2015

Contest winners announced!

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We are happy to announce the three lucky winners of the REX4 Weather Architect Release Contest!

Simeon Richardson
1st-Place: $1,000.00 

Bob Visser
2nd-Place: $500.00

Paul Binet Barbé
3rd-Place: $250.00


SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2015

Out with the old, in with the new!

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We are taking our company to a new level, and our website is leading the way. In preparation for our upcoming new product launches, our website has been redesigned. We hope you like the new design, and as a part of our inbound marketing formula, we would like to ask you how you feel about it!

JULY 21st, 2015

A match made in heaven. Really!

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Want a GREAT Deal? How about REX4 Texture Direct WITH Soft Clouds DVD boxed version for LESS THAN $19 USD? Available only at The FlightSim Store.

July 18th, 2015

REX4 Weather Architect Released!
Custom weather generation at its finest.

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We are pleased to announce the release of the REX4 Weather Architect! Weather Architect is a powerful Custom Weather Generator and Weather Engine which allows you to create complete weather systems on a map with accuracy down to a single latitude and longitude. Weather Architect is a first-of-its-kind weather creation utility, and unlike other weather engines on the market, it allows you to visualize, create and become fully immersed in cutting-edge weather systems. Weather Architect gives complete control and creativity in developing detailed weather systems anywhere in the world, including over oceans where no weather stations exist within the simulator.

Within Weather Architect you can select various levels and types of precipitation. Each cell drawn or placed represents an individual weather cell within the simulator. All weather cells are fully customizable. Each cell can be modified by visibility, wind speed and direction, cloud turbulence, cloud shear, and cloud coverage. Weather Architect with its Intellectually Synced Texture Engine works hand-in-hand with REX 4 Texture Direct and REX Soft Clouds to give you the most realistic experience possible. Weather Architect utilizes the widely-used REX EDGE Technology so you can share your custom weather scenarios and flights plan with other Weather Architect users from around the globe. This makes it easy for multiplayer users to precisely share the same experience together while in-flight!

Weather Architect is available for FSX, FSX:Steam and Prepar3D versions 1 and 2.

JULY 18th, 2015

Win Up To $1,750.00 With The Release Of REX4 Weather Architect!

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REX Simulations is offering 3 chances to win up to $1,750 (usd). $250 awarded to the 250th customer, $500 awarded to the 500th customer and $1000 awarded to the 1000th customer!

REX4 Weather Architect will be released at the REX store within the next 24 hours. Simply visit http://store.rexdownload.com and purchase Weather Architect upon release. REX Game Studios will contact the winners via email within 30 days.

*Contest rules and disclaimer - Contestants must be over 18 years of age. Contestants must own a legal copy of REX4 Weather Architect and serial key obtained from the REX web store to qualify for the contest. The software and serial key must not have been transferred from original owners name. Funds are non-transferable. Funds will be paid via PayPal. A contestant may purchase more than one copy of REX4 Weather Architect to be qualified for the contest. REX Game Studios, LLC. retains the right to refuse payment if they deem necessary. Winners are selected by a compiling of all sales records at the end of the month. All taxes on any prize are the sole responsibility of each winner, including, without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes which may be deemed applicable in such winner's jurisdiction of residence. Winner(s) shall be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes incurred by acceptance and use of the prize(s).

January 28th, 2015

REX Soft Clouds Integration Add-On Released for REX 4 Texture Direct!

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We are pleased to announce the release of the REX Soft Clouds Integration Add-on for users of BOTH REX 4 Texture Direct and REX Soft Clouds. The add-on provides users of both REX 4 Texture Direct and REX Soft Clouds the benefit of integrating the two packages into one complete package! Customers of both REX 4 Texture Direct and REX Soft Clouds may download and install the package for FREE via the REX support forum located here. You must own a valid copy of both programs in order to install. Verification required!