• REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D Updated

    REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D

    New In This Update

    • Fixed – Freezing of application when user confirms removal of favorite airport
    • Fixed – Scaling issue with Windows 10
    • Fixed – Overlapping community theme notification
    • Fixed – Notifications causing P3D 4.1 to reload
    • Fixed – Issue of overwriting last entered favorite airport during registration
    • Fixed – CTD issue when some users right-click the interactive map
    • Fixed – Aircraft and precipitation positioning on the map
    • Fixed – Failure when Pilot2Atc flight plan is imported into Sky Force
    • Fixed – Naming conventions for Sun/Atmospherics sets 08 and 13
    • Fixed – “Theme completed” popup when adding a new set
    • Fixed – Issue where weather was not showing in the Weather Center due to foreign date/time
    • Fixed – Searches within the Weather Center for stations/airports not in the database
    • Fixed – Texture sets not showing due to missing folder sets
    • Fixed – .net error messages within the In-Sync Cloud Engine
    • Fixed – Toggle button “Enable Quick Start” not being aligned with other buttons
    • Fixed – Issue where Sky Force was causing P3D to go directly into “Load” mode
    • Fixed – Major jumps of altimeter
    • Fixed – Accuracy of weather injections
    • Fixed – Visibility causing complete reduction including the cockpit
    • Fixed – .net errors with the weather engine
    • Fixed – OAT/TAT/SAT erratic temperatures increasing with altitude
    • Fixed – No weather showing
    • Fixed – Visibility too low for FSX, FSXSE when at 10SM
    • Fixed – Weather injection issue causing errors with GSX and ChasePlane
    • Fixed – Weather engine continuing to inject weather after it was turned off
    • Fixed – In-sim green status bar not showing during weather engine injection
    • Fixed – Network mode for weather injection
    • Fixed – Installer stating “Organization” instead of “Email” during user registration
    • Fixed – Issue with Sky Force working with FSUIPC autosave
    • Fixed – Long named favorite airports cutting off on Favorite Airport panel within the Dashboard
    • Fixed – Sky Force resolution issue with Windows 10
    • Fixed – In-Sim briefing not reporting flight plan data
    • Fixed – In-Sim briefing not showing clouds reported
    • Fixed – Issue with textures sets not being saved when creating themes
    • Fixed – Issue of application hang while changing a theme within the PTA window
    • Fixed – Double popup alert window when installing a preset theme from the PTA window
    • Fixed – Default airport not being saved after restart
    • Fixed – Preventing duplication favorite airports from being added
    • Fixed – Weather not reporting CAVOK properly within the Weather Center
    • Fixed – “Precip” button on the mapping still showing precipitation if turned off
    • Fixed – Latest TAF report is included in the Weather Center data
    • Fixed – Bank numbers did not change when selecting a category in My Saved Themes or Community Shared Themes
    • Fixed – Toggle button within the Engine setting grayed out when not active
    • Fixed – Search for weather stations with winds over 30kts+
    • Fixed – Length of notification text on successful texture install being cut off
    • Fixed – Step 2 grammatical error during registration
    • Fixed – Disabling the In-Sync Cloud function was not disabling all functions
    • Fixed – Disabling the weather engine was not disabling the Refresh Weather button
    • Fixed – Weather engine was showing DISCONNECTED instead of ON. Changed global variable
    • Fixed – Issue where clicking Currently In Sim was causing Sky Force to CTD
    • Fixed – Altitude of roll clouds showing at higher altitudes
    • Fixed – Issue with cirrus not showing
    • Fixed – Weather engine continued to load when disabled
    • Fixed – Load time of weather injections in-sim
    • Fixed – Inaccurate HDR read-only settings per sim type causing textures to not install correctly
    • Fixed – Close icons on system and community notification areas. Incorporated buttons instead of icons as some users would quit the application by mistake.
    • Added – Function to minimize Sky Force to system tray
    • Added – Option to overwrite default backup of flight sim files
    • Added – Fade in/out of generic alert system
    • Added – Function to save latest map settings when application is closed and restarted
    • Added – 3 levels of density related 3D stratus overcast model sets for user control over performance impact
    • Added – 7 levels of density related 3D cumulus overcast model sets for user control over performance impact
    • Added – Feature within the Weather Center to add a custom airport into the database when not found
    • Added – Feature to set default favorite weather station/airport to show in the Weather Center and Favorite Airports
    • Added – View buttons to replace ID numbers within My Themes and Community Themes
    • Added – Better handling of the user’s system profile to help optimize texture resolution
    • Added – Encrypted serial key field to the Profile Settings window
    • Added – Function within General Settings to give the user the ability to start up Sky Force in the system tray
    • Added – Flight sim validation location validation
    • Added – Full support for weather injection for Prepar3D v4.0 users
    • Added – Tool tips rollovers to 3 buttons on top right of main window
    • Added – Weather Refresh button to engine status window
    • Added – Disabling feature when changing between Enable Performance Optimizer and Auto tune
    • Added – Code that prevents duplicate airports from being added to the Favorite Airport list from the Weather Center and Dashboard windows
    • Added – Confirmation of Favorite Airport being added when set from the Weather Center window
    • Added – Download of the metar_report.xml file for ProAtc users
    • Added – Code to prevent users from starting more than one version of Sky Force at a time
    • Added – Examples of the required lat/lon degrees when adding an airport to the database
    • Added – Note to Flight Center details that winds are provided via the GFS model on the 12 and 00Z times
    • Added – Text to Favorite Airports stating to wait patiently as we download data from our servers
    • Added – Text to Most Recent Community Themes stating to wait patiently as we download data from our servers
    • Added – Added new button synchronization window to track aircraft location
    • Added – Disable notifications button for session to community notifications screen
    • Removed – Support for PFPX export flight plans
    • Removed – Additional popup alert when deleting a favorite airport
    • Streamlined – Weather engine
    • Streamlined – Cloud model sync engine
    • Recoded – In-Sim weather briefing
    • Updated – Software User Manual

    What Is Sky Force 3D?

    Sky Force 3D is a complete overhaul of the weather and environment experience while bringing dimension to FSX, FSX Steam, and Prepar3D v1, 2, 3 and 4.

    • New 3D Cloud Models and Structures Created for Real-World Cloud Classification
    • Dynamic Synchronization
    • New Cloud SDK (No more upside-down clouds or repeating cloud bottoms)
    • Natural Photo-Based Environment Textures
    • New Weather Engine
    • Integrated Flight Center
    • Interactive Mapping System
    • Built-in PTA Integration
    • Innovative Sky and Sun Atmospherics
    • New Lightning Effects
    • New HD Environment Sound Effects
    • All Packaged in a 4.6GB Download, Expandable to Nearly 20GB
    • And Much More...

    REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D


    New 3D Cloud Models and Cloud Structures - The First In-Flight Sim

    New 3D cloud model structures and SDK, patterned after real-world cloud classifications with their own specifications, positions and heights. Each of the 3000+ 3D cloud model structures were developed in comparison to their real-world counterpart.

    We have added NEW clouds types, including; altocumulus, stratocumulus, humilis, mediocris, congestus, tower cumulus, cumulonimbus calvus, supercell and rainshaft, tornado, stratus, nimbostratus, altostratus and cirrus class. Real-world cloud model system including (but not limited to) cloud streets, super cells, wall clouds, funnel, shelf, rain shaft and tornadoes.

    Restructured cloud SDK for true formation realism. No more upside-down clouds in bizarre and unrealistic positions, or cloud bases that are presented with repeating patterns.

    Single-session cloud texture variation, allowing more variety during a flight session, increasing the overall realism.

    The new cloud system models storm structures reaching 70,000 feet. We also modeled the base of our storm clouds and added rain shafts to calvus and incus cumulonimbus clouds of various intensities, adding to the realism. Also included are wall and shelf clouds, and in some circumstances, these will include funnel clouds and tornadoes of various shapes and sizes.

    REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D

    Real-Time Weather Engine

    Intelligent weather engine that harnesses over 70,000 points of weather data globally. The weather engine reads and interprets live model data to sample the atmosphere and therefore will sync the appropriate clouds structures, allowing for more accuracy. Utilizing the weather engine is as simple as opening REX Sky Force and the simulator. That's it, everything is done automatically without the fuss!

    NEW Photo-Based Natural Environment Textures and Innovative Sky Atmospheric Effects (20GB)

    Fully DX9, DX10 and DX11 compliant. Tailored to low AND high-end systems.

    Elevate this new visual experience through our new natural, photo-based environment textures while exploiting the power of PTA integration.

    New techniques create a smoother, realistic and natural sky color blending at dawn and dusk as well as newly improved visibility and fog. With VBlend and Vaporous Skies, we have achieved more realistic horizontal and vertical day, dawn and dusk fog generation and sky visibility blending.

    The sun atmospheric rendering effects are very cinematic and will be noticeable through the virtual cockpit, creating even more realism. Sun atmospheric rendering coupled with HDR elements included for use in Prepar3D 3 and 4.

    Full 10-Day Cycle Sky Texture Sets

    Included is our powerful 10-day cycle sky textures category. When the Sky Force 3D 10-Day Cycle is installed, the simulator will dynamically load a different sky color transition from sunrise through sunset each day.

    REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D

    Lightning Fast Texture Installation

    Installing textures into the simulator is lightning fast; in most instances this process takes less than 1 second to load a full suite of replacement textures! Ability to select and install textures individually and/or create custom 'themes' to install a full suite of textures instantly.

    PTA Presets Built-In

    The PTA presets included in Sky Force 3D were specifically designed for use with the sky textures and atmospheric effects in Sky Force 3D. The Prepar3D Tweak Assistant (PTA) is required for use with our presets.

    Included are sample videos within the application showing exactly what the PTA preset/texture combinations look like in Prepar3D. We have taken the guess work out of the equation, and presented you with a full atmospheric representation ranging from sunrise through sunset.


    We went through great lengths to maintain ease-of-use for our customers throughout the entire Sky Force 3D GUI experience. PTA integration is a one-click install and all supporting textures, as well as the PTA preset are installed automatically.

    New 3D Cloud Synchronization Process for In-Sim Updates

    Synchronization technology which dynamically syncs 3D cloud model structures in real-time during flight.

    Flight Center

    The Flight Center in REX Sky Force 3D is a no-nonsense tool that is geared for those who want to view their flight plans and experience true weather along a route.

    REX Sky Force supports the standard XML based plan file from FSX and Prepar3D.

    Importing a flight plan is extremely simple.

    Export support for PFPX!

    Also, you can take advantage and download a community shared flight plan directly from inside REX Sky Force, from our vast community base.

    While using REX Sky Force, you are immediately in contact with an enormous user base in which to share your flight plans or download another person's creation.

    If you have a flight that was more like an adventure, then simply upload it for others to enjoy!

    REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D

    Interactive Mapping System

    Integrated interactive mapping system provides 6 weather overlays to allow you to visually sample the weather prior to departure.

    • Precipitation Overlay - Just like the weather syncs systems of today; you can view all the locations of precipitation. Our precipitation does not look like speckled paint spats, but true radar echoes. This overlay is viewable with all other overlays.
    • Winds Overlay - 9 levels of wind from 3,000 to 53,000 feet can be viewed in this overlay so that you can make smarter decisions for better fuel consumption.
    • Temps Overlay - 9 levels of temperatures from 3,000 to 53,000 feet help you avoid potential areas and levels of icing and rime.
    • Pireps Overlay - This overlay lets you read position and data from real-life pilots across the world.
    • Sigmets Overlay - This overlay provides not only US-based but global sigmet data in real-time.
    • Metar Overlay - Utilizing that fact that our servers download the local weather data 6 times an hour gives you the most accurate view of the local weather.
    • Flight Plan Overlay - If you import a flight plan into the Sky Force Flight Center, then a visual view of the flight plan is available.
    • Major Airport Overlay - This map overlay provides a vital point of reference to help you as you fly.
    • Major Road Overlay - To give more detail and help especially to the pilots who like to fly VFR, we provide a significant road overlay to follow.
    • Zoom Feature - Allows you to zoom into the local level and zoom out to the regional level.
    • Precip Opacity - Allows you to reduce the prominence of the precipitation echoes on the various map for simple reading.

    Shared Community Environmental Themes

    Feeling uninspired and just want to try something new? Filter through various uploaded environment themes to try out. For ease, we have provided the means for many of these themes to be categorized based on several weather conditions. All environmental texture themes are categorized based on how a user thinks the theme appears in the simulator, such as fair, foggy, rainy and snowy weather, dust and thunderstorms etc.

    REX Sky Force continues to expand the tradition of providing a connected "Shared Community" within its products. Similarly, to our Shared Community Flight Plans, you can also share your environment creations within the program!

    After you create an Environment Theme, you have the option to use our REX EDGE servers to pass on your theme to the rest of the REX Sky Force community.

    Never Miss An Update!

    The built-in Auto Update allows REX Game Studios to quickly, effectively and effortlessly deliver periodic and crucial updates to our customers.

    Purchase REX SkyForce 3D for FSX and P3D

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