• Review: REX SkyForce 3D

    Just click the header to go from dawn to day and thereafter you can click your way through each option using the left and right arrow. To select and install a specific dawn, day or dusk just simply click the 'Install Now' and your selection will immediately be installed to the simulator within a few seconds. If you click the 'Add To Theme' button, then the selection will be added - in the pictures here below you can see that the name of the theme button has changes to 'Added' which states that I have already added this specific selection.

    REX Sky Force 3D

    The next step is the 'Lightning/Effects' screen which enables you to select lightning and effects from 14 different options. How to navigate this screen and to select, install or add to theme works just as in the other screens - very user friendly I think, but this screen does also connect a bit to the last screen, the 'Sounds' where you are able to select a specific rumble for the thunder as well as a unique sound for the lightning and rain.

    For the sound set of the thunder and lightning there are nine different sound set. There are also two options for the precipitation sounds and also a single one for the wind. All sounds feature a sample which can be played individually. To select a specific sound just click the slider to on for the specific sound file. Of course only one sound set for each group can be selected and when the files have been selected, just click the 'Install Now' button and the files are quickly installed to the simulator.

    REX Sky Force 3D

    If you click the button 'Currently In Sim' a window in the right side opens up and displays the complete selection across all screens and areas. The display is all the selections marked with 'Added' instead of 'Add-To-Theme' and quickly give you an overview of what is already installed in the simulator. It also provides a quick overview to see if something is not installed or if there is a specific part that you would like to change.

    REX Sky Force 3D

    The weather page is a quick overview of the weather at your favorite airports showing the latest METAR and TAF together with a variety of specific weather information. Details for each airport is shown after clicking on the specific airport's ICAO code and furthermore you can also go directly to the interactive map-function from this page using the blue 'Map View' button located in the bottom of the screen, to use real weather as base for planning your next flight.

    Details shown are the METAR and TAF but also the ICAO code for the selected airport, the date, the temperature, the dew point, weather conditions, air pressure, visibility, wind speed and direction together with a forecast for the next 6, 12 and 18+ hours. This is a very fun tool and also quite powerful in regards to displaying lots of relevant aviation information with a very user friendly interface.


    4 Comments
    1. MrUnSavory's Avatar
      MrUnSavory -
      I purchased this when it first came out and could not be happier with it. You get the 32-bit and 64-bit version with it. It adds great realism with the new cloud models. When this is mixed with the new Weather force coming out you will no longer see weather updates that make clouds just suddenly disappear. They will gradually fade away just like real clouds as weather fronts change.
    1. anaismith's Avatar
      anaismith -
      Page 6 mentions Rex Overdrive is installed. Is this essential?
    1. RaysAviation's Avatar
      RaysAviation -
      Quote Originally Posted by anaismith View Post
      Page 6 mentions Rex Overdrive is installed. Is this essential?
      Hi,

      The Rex Overdrive is not essential - I only use that when flying FSX and the SkyForce when flying P3D
    1. thomasfalubo's Avatar
      thomasfalubo -
      I was a bit dissapointed with SkyForce. It was an incredibly hype before release and it didn't work that well initially.
      Still waiting for "WeatherForce" that will eliminate these enoying transitions and will try it again then...

      Therefor I still use Active Sky where the transition is unnoticeable and I really appreciate the "Real-Time Texture Dynamics" option by them. No need to choose all these themes or cloudtypes. Just the current weather at my current location and this is where Actice Sky it great!
      It's a great weather addon (something X-plane really need).
      Regards Thomas
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