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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 Cloud Structures - The First In-Flight Sim
- 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…
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Interactive Mapping System
Integrated interactive mapping system provides 6 weather overlays to allow you to
visually sample the weather prior to departure.
Shared Community Environmental Themes
- 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
- 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
- Precip Opacity – Allows you to reduce the prominence of the precipitation echoes
on the various map for simple reading.
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
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.
No refund, credit or replacement of any kind is available for download products. It is your responsibility to transfer your purchased download products from our servers to your computer. Considering the technical nature of the internet, REX Game Studios will make every effort to resolve any issues you may have while attempting to download your products to ensure successful delivery.
Note: The 64-bit version of REX Sky Force 3D is for P3D v4 ONLY. For FSX, FSX Steam and P3D v1, v2 & v3, use the 32-bit installation.
- Flight Simulator
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X DVD Version (FSX)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition (FSXSE)
- Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v1, v2, v3, v4+
- 64-bit Version for Prepar3D v4 ONLY
- Windows Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 or higher
- ** Recommended Professional Editions
- RAM Memory: 4GB or Higher
- Hard Drive Space: 30GB
- Video Card: DirectX 9 or higher
- Internet Connection: Required for installation, registration and
- Other: .net Framework 4.5, Simconnect (Included with Installation)