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REX Simulations have beaten HiFi Simulations to release the first weather engine for Microsoft Flight Simulator, REX 2020 Weather Force.  REX are known for producing many weather and visual add-ons for FSX and P3D over the years and are now also including Microsoft Flight Simulator in their supported products.

 

HiFi Simulations are going to work on add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator in the near future according to their website:

 

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MSFS: We have received tremendous support and encouragement from the community to create an Active Sky for MSFS weather engine and we really appreciate all the feedback! While Asobo and MS have done an incredible job with the new weather system, it has clearly stoked the demand and need for Active Sky features for more advanced weather experiences. We're looking at this as a future potential platform to develop on, but currently, we are not aware of any weather extensibility and we are not sure at this time what the timeline is or what the eventual possibilities will be. We have prepared foundational components for an eventual MSFS Active Sky weather engine, and as soon as we have the capability to interface with MSFS, we certainly will. We are anxiously awaiting more news and updates to the MSFS roadmap along with planned SDK improvements and will provide further updates when we can.


Source and more information - https://forums.hifisimtech.com/threads/september-2020-development-update.13135/

 

There have been a number of complaints about REX 2020 Weather Force and a patch, Technical Update 1.0, is due to be released on Monday 5th October 2020.

 

Some of the fixes in the latest update:

 

  • FIXED – Pressure, wind, and temperature measurements related to aircraft position in atmosphere. 
  • FIXED – Improved grids for selecting airport data during weather injection. 
  • FIXED – Registration process with missing profile data. 
  • FIXED – Bug of missing data with function during static weather read. 
  • FIXED – Checkerboard cloud patterns and transitions between cloud layers. 
  • FIXED – User profile not loading during second load after initial registration. 
  • FIXED – Temperature and dew point being same value on main weather interface.
  • FIXED – Ability to add a favorite airport.
  • FIXED – Selectable area of Favorite Airport banners. 
  • FIXED – Upper-level winds and temperatures not changing when clicking a favorite airport. 
  • FIXED – Cloud coverage. 
  • FIXED – Pressure value being cut off from main interface. 
  • FIXED – Optimized code to search for favorite airport on server end. 
  • FIXED – Optimized code in pulling data for weather injection. 
  • FIXED – Improper handling of Last Update date and time on main window. 
  • FIXED – Issue with lightning to continue to show even when storms were not reported in the metar or remarks. 
  • ADDED – Decoupled winds and temperatures from many injections. 
  • ADDED – Code to prevent a user from switching from Live to DCWS weather during open Weather Synthesis. 
  • ADDED – Sections on application to help inform the user which weather mode they are in. 
  • ADDED – Delete All Airports button to allow user to clear all favorite airports on client and server. 
  • ADDED – Response of “No records found” when searching for an airport or specific weather condition. 
  • IMPROVED – Frame rates during transitions. 
  • IMPROVED – Weather search window data elements.
  • IMPROVED – Rendering of storm and general cloud structures.

 

Source on the REX Discord - https://discordapp.com/channels/381504571136147465/641392384617480194/762048575449727087

 

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Weather Force Technical Update 1.0


Weather Force Technical Update 1.0 will be released in the evening on Monday, October 5th. In addition, we will be posting the completed fix list at that time.


Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

 

You can read more about REX 2020 Weather Force on the REX Simulations website linked below:

 

https://rexsimulations.com/weatherforce.html

 

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Update going live shortly.  New fix log:

 

  • FIXED – Pressure, wind, and temperature measurements related to aircraft position in atmosphere. 
  • FIXED – Improved grids for selecting airport data during weather injection. 
  • FIXED – Registration process with missing profile data. 
  • FIXED – Bug of missing data with function during static weather read. 
  • FIXED – Checkerboard cloud patterns and transitions between cloud layers. 
  • FIXED – User profile not loading during second load after initial registration. 
  • FIXED – Temperature and dew point being same value on main weather interface.
  • FIXED – Ability to add a favorite airport.
  • FIXED – Selectable area of Favorite Airport banners. 
  • FIXED – Upper-level winds and temperatures not changing when clicking a favorite airport. 
  • FIXED – Cloud coverage. 
  • FIXED – Pressure value being cut off from main interface. 
  • FIXED – Optimized code to search for favorite airport on server end. 
  • FIXED – Optimized code in pulling data for weather injection. 
  • FIXED – Improper handling of Last Update date and time on main window. 
  • FIXED – Issue with lightning to continue to show even when storms were not reported in the metar or remarks. 
  • FIXED – Aircraft and weather point location accuracy points. 
  • FIXED – Live Weather airport weather display accuracy. 
  • ADDED – Decoupled winds and temperatures from many injections. 
  • ADDED – Code to prevent a user from switching from Live to DCWS weather during open Weather Synthesis. 
  • ADDED – Sections on application to help inform the user which weather mode they are in. 
  • ADDED – Delete All Airports button to allow user to clear all favorite airports on client and server. 
  • ADDED – Response of “No records found” when searching for an airport or specific weather condition. 
  • IMPROVED – Frame rates during transitions. 
  • IMPROVED – Weather search window data elements.
  • IMPROVED – Rendering of storm and general cloud structures.

https://discordapp.com/channels/381504571136147465/641392384617480194/762830006887383041

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REX Technical Update 1.0 has now been released:

 

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We are happy to announce the release of Technical Update 1.0 of Weather Force 2020. 

 

To install: 

 

Step 1 - Open Weather Force (6.0.2020.0926 or 6.0.2020.0929). 

Step 2 - If you receive a popup stating a new update is available, click the Download button to download the latest build. Save the file to your desktop. 

Step 3 - Close Weather Force and uninstall the application. (DO NOT REMOVE THE "REX 6" FOLDER FROM YOUR DOCUMENTS FOLDER). 

Step 4 - Unzip the new update and right-click the rexinstaller.exe to run the file as Administrator. You may receive a popup from Windows requiring extra steps to run the installer. Be sure to click the More Info link and then the "Run Anyways" button. 

Step 5 - Once Weather Force is installed, right-click the Weather Force desktop icon and run as administrator. 

 

Thank you all for your patience in this matter and we look forward to hearing about your experience. 


If you need any assistance, please contact our support team at:


https://rexsimulations.com/support.html.


Sincerely, 

REX Quality Assurance Team

 

https://discordapp.com/channels/381504571136147465/641392384617480194/762886771671171102

 

 

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Technical Update 1.10 for Weather Force

 

  • FIXED – Extreme cold temperatures aloft.
  • FIXED – Temperatures to match data from data models.
  • FIXED – .net error 0xC000014B by updating to latest build of SimConnect.
  • FIXED – Range of weather search for live weather search and injection.
  • FIXED – Some favorite airports not being created due to improper characters.
  • FIXED – Registration errors to confirm data is valid.
  • FIXED – Clicking favorite airports causing weather reports during Weather Synthesis.
  • FIXED – Favorite airports loading store airports on server.
  • FIXED – Favorite airports refresh every 30 minutes.
  • ADDED – ICAO weather search show ICAO on top of rest of data surrounding the ICAO.
  • ADDED – Persistent weather data injection to help reduce frame rate hits during injection.
  • CHANGED – Weather presentation to show wind direction in degrees.
  • CHANGED – Dynamic Changing Weather Scenarios to Dynamic Weather Presets to make more sense.
  • CHANGED – Security protocol within the application.
  • REMOVED - Temperature, pressure, and wind controls from main injection so they will read as aircraft is in flight.
  • SUPPORT - Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.10.7.0

 

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Technical Update 1.2.0 for Weather Force

 

  • FIXED – Multiple cloud layer decks now rendering properly.
  • FIXED – Registration process, to avoid having to re-enter registration criteria.
  • FIXED – Tightened weather synthesis grid to locate closer airports.
  • FIXED – Reduced thickness of low level overcast cloud layers.
  • FIXED – Increased font of METAR and TAF reports on main interface.
  • IMPROVED – Fog rendering when no clouds are reported in the METAR.
  • ADDED – Support for Pilot2ATC.
  • ADDED – Option to disable Aerosol synthesis during weather injection.
  • ADDED – 4 additional Dynamic Weather Presets: Blizzard, Thunderstorm, Rainy Day and Bob Ross Happy Clouds.

 

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