REX - REX Essential PLUS w/OverDrive

REX - REX Essential PLUS w/OverDrive

PID: 6822
Available since: 11/06/2012.
Publisher: REX Game Studios
Sold by Real Environment Xtreme
EUR 41.64
without VAT EUR 34.99
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FILESIZE 9GB split in 4 files
ALSO AVAILABLE REX - REX FS2004 with OverDrive
REGISTRATION KEY This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
REQUIREMENTS FSX (SP1, SP2, Acceleration), Prepar3D
•Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista
•Processor: 2.0Ghz+
•Hard Drive: 30GB of free space for installation
•Video Card: 256MB DirectX 9 compatible (512MB recommended)
•Other: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - required for REX
•Internet connection required to download REX service packs and real-time weather data.


REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive is a complete photo-realistic, hi-definition environmental weather and texture package with flight planning capabilities for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin's PREPAR3D. Includes a robust selection of beautiful user-selectable or automatically-selectable sky, cloud themes and other environment textures, real-world and custom weather generators, real-time weather reporting & updating. Now included within REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive is the ability to download archived (historic) weather.

REX Game Studios is committed to maximizing the weather, planning and flight realism experienced by their flight simulator customers. With over 8 years of research and development, the REX line of products have become the benchmark utility for the discerned flight simulator pilot, offering a wealth of features and advances in technology.

New in REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive is the Weather Engine Plus mode, a second weather engine mode utilizing the weather theme process. This process injects real-time live weather, archived weather and even custom weather into FSX/P3D. The process is fast, eliminates flashing and does not affect frame rates. Synoptic and Micro weather station features are included, adding more depth to this new weather mode. Weather Engine Plus injects real weather including real winds and temperatures aloft. To sum it up, there are two modes in which to inject weather into FSX/P3D: the standard station mode or the Weather Engine Plus mode.

The new Download Center inside of REX allows REX Game Studios® to provide new FSX and Prepar3D content to its user-base in a timely manner.

REX Game Studios has partnered with FlightAware, the leading aviation software and data services company to expand upon real-world flight planning within REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive. REX also allows you to control environment, water and airport textures, as well as lighting effects that are so critical to the enjoyment and immersion within the flight simulator experience. All of these features may be fully manipulated to your individual tastes.


  • TWO newly-engineered, industrial strength weather engine modes with integrated real-world winds and temperatures aloft
  • Random weather generator
  • Weather Cubed Technology with server-side functionality, takes the processing duties off of the host computer for smoother frame rates within flight simulator environment
  • Built-In FlightAware flight planning within the new REX Flight Center. Ability to search for real-world, real-time IFR flights scheduled at a single airport or between routes between two airports. You are provided details about the flight and then able to import the flight plan into FSX or P3D via REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive
  • REX Edge Technology allows community integration such as sharing texture and flight plans with other REX users around the world. All REX users are now connected in various ways to each other, thus allowing them to share their Creations with other REX users.
  • Accelerated texture installation process. Added ability to reduce install time with a click of a button.
  • New Environment Sounds! REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive now includes true environment and weather-related audio
  • Over 14GB of textures included!
  • Hi-definition, ultra-realistic 3D clouds and realistic rendering of cirrus clouds as seen in the real world
  • Sky color environments, including smoothing horizon transition & visibility smoothing for dawn, day, dusk & night textures
  • Convincingly real water environments with tropical reef simulation (end user color controllable, including tropical with reef simulations, inland and ocean, wave turbulence/frequency, environment variants & coloring. Also new realistic type of wave and reflection included in many variations for shader 1x and shader 2x INCLUDING DX10 Compatible)
  • Airport environments (photo-real asphalt & concrete runway textures, new runway and ground bump-mapping, asphalt taxiways, concrete taxiways, realistic taxiway markings, airport signage, airport parking and general photorealistic airport ground scenery)
  • Multiple variations of sun, lens flare & lightning bolt algorithms, which creates a visually stunning array of lightning situations
  • Fully integrated to select sky, cloud, water, airport, and effect themes based upon weather situation, season, and other synoptic, mesoscale, and micro weather conditions
  • Enhanced Cloud Simulation to give a more 3D volumetric feel to cloud structures and the atmosphere
  • Lighting environments (runway lighting including simulated ground glow, stunningly realistic aircraft spotlights with variations for small to large aircraft, aircraft strobe lights, variations for add-on aircraft as well)
  • 3d cloud & water resolution options for performance preference
  • Flexibility to work in tandem with other vendor weather & texture packages
  • User-friendly intuitive and visually pleasing interface

To use REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive within Prepar3D, users will be required to pay a one-time licensing fee. Purchasing this special license is only available within the REX application.

To use FlightAware data within REX Essential PLUS with OverDrive, users will be required to purchase a monthly subscription. Purchasing this subscription is only available within the REX application.



Customer Reviews

5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!  
omar corda *Verified Product User*, 10/26/2013
    It is my favorite addon for my FSX before and now for Prepar3D. Only awesome... my youtube videos use only REX environment ;)
Best product and best support team. Thanks, MrJ
5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!  
Romchic Guga , 10/03/2013
    Say the best ever tasted (veru much so). Hadn't even the slightest trouble with weather engine (posted above came in misunderstanding). Surely is the preferable from anything of that type. I gave my five cause not that I can think of other engines would really make sense.
5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!  
alfatih saeed *Verified Product User*, 07/05/2013 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
    REX is a must have,it will enhance your simulator in an amazing way. go ahead BUY it now
5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars!5 of 5 Stars! Rob Miller , 11/17/2012 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
    This is a fantastic add on. It has Essential in its name for a reason..............It is essential you install this if you want to have amazing weather textures around you.
4 of 5 Stars!4 of 5 Stars!4 of 5 Stars!4 of 5 Stars!4 of 5 Stars!  
John Hundley *Verified Product User*, 12/24/2012 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
    I gave REX four stars because it was a little bit of trouble getting it to read FSX, but as soon as the guys a REX told me what I needed to do it was AWESOME!!!! They told me that they're working on a SP1 and it will correct the current issues, but I say go ahead and buy it now! It's unbelievable what this single program does for FSX. It changes the entire look of FSX!
The way the sun reacts to the cockpit blows the default FSX lighting away, as does the way it allows you to adjust your aircraft exterior lighting, sun, water, cloud, rain, lightning, runway textures, tarmac textures, cloud textures, etc., etc., etc. I thought I was excited to fly when I added my latest payware aircraft, but now I can't wait to get home and fly due to how realistic my world looks now thanks to REX!
As I said in the beginning, I gave REX four stars only because of the initial set-up troubles. When I first loaded REX, and started FSX, no textures from REX showed up. This was even after following all of the steps in the REX manual. But after talking to REX on the forum, I was told that installing FSX directly into the C: drive and not in the default ":programs (86)" location, REX could communicate with FSX much more efficiently (This was dues to security issues with Windows). If it wasn't for this, REX would have gotten an effortless 5 stars.
All in All, it's a must have if you want to see real world environments while you fly!