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REX 5 - Sky Force 3D

€37.54 *

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  • AS14288
  • REX Game Studios
  • English
  • Upd 2.4
Sky Force 3D is a complete overhaul of the weather and environment experience while bringing... more
Product information "REX 5 - 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:

  • 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
  • and Much More…


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Included are wall and shelf clouds, and in some circumstances, these will include funnel clouds and tornadoes of various shapes and sizes

Real-Time Weather Engine:

  • Intelligent weather engine that harnesses over 70,000 points of weather data globally
  • Reads and interprets live model data to sample the atmosphere and therefore will sync the appropriate clouds structures

NEW Photo-Based Natural Environment Textures and Innovative Sky Atmospheric Effects:

  • Fully compatible with DX9, DX10 and DX11
  • Tailored to low AND high-end systems
  • 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
  • Lightning Fast Texture Installation
  • Full 10-Day Cycle Sky Texture Sets: 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

PTA Presets Built-In:

  • Is included in Sky Force 3D were specifically designed for use with the sky textures and atmospheric effects in Sky Force 3D
  • Is required for use with our presets

Flight Center:

  • No-nonsense tool that is geared for those who want to view their flight plans and experience true weather along a route
  • Supports the standard XML based plan file from FSX and Prepar3D
  • Export support for PFPX

Interactive Mapping System:
Integrated interactive mapping system provides 6 weather overlays to allow you to visually sample the weather prior to departure:

  • Precipitation Overlay – You can view all the locations of precipitation, our precipitation does not look like speckled paint spats, but true radar echoes
  • 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


Related links to "REX 5 - Sky Force 3D"

Flight Simulator X (with SP2, Acceleration Pack, Gold Edition), FSX: Steam Edition or Lockheed Martin - Prepar3D V1-V4+
Windows Vista (SP2) or higher
RAM: 4 GB or higher
Hard drive space: 30 GB
Video card: DirectX 9 or higher
Other: .net Framework 4.5, Simconnect (included with Installation)
Download-Size: 5.1 GB (expandable to nearly 20 GB)

Internet Connection: Required for installation, registration and general operation!

If you have already purchased any REX add-on in the Aerosoft Shop, you will receive a 10% discount on the purchase of this add-on. Please only add the "REX 5 - Sky Force" to your shopping cart and the discount will be automatically deducted.*

But if you have purchased a REX add-on in the Aerosoft Shop before February 2017, please enter your serial key of your add-on in the voucher field at the checkout.

*NOTE: Therefore you need login into your same account you used purchasing the previous version of REX in the Aerosoft Shop.

Technical Update 2.4:

  • Fixed – Mapping upper level winds greater than 100kts depiction
  • Fixed – Upper level winds greater than 100kts with weather injection
  • Fixed – Green bar showing when disabled
  • Fixed – Cloud shader brightness
  • Fixed – Weather briefing connection
  • Added – Function to prevent re-registration after software update
  • Added – Function to save themes to server
  • Added – Function to save user settings to server
  • Added – Functions for preparation of Creative Update 1.0 content
  • Added - Support for PMDG weather file
  • Added – New weather data export json file for 3rd-party developer SDK

Technical Update 2.3 (Build: 5.0.2019.0514):

  • Fixed – Cloud Model In-Sync issue
  • Fixed - Odd cloud patterns
  • Fixed – Error issue with a missing icon
  • Fixed – Network remote computer connection issue
  • Added – New weather rendering engine (Preview)
  • Added – Cloud shader fix to improve cloud coloring
  • Improved – Performance of mapping
  • Improved – Performance of the weather engine

Update 2.2:

  • Fixed – 3D Model Issues
  • Fixed - Performance of weather engine
  • Fixed - Performance of the mapping system
  • Fixed - Performances issues

Update 2:

  • 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
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