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REX Texture Direct 4 is the latest version of the acclaimed Texture Direct series by flight sim veterans Real Environment Xtreme.

Not only do you get additional weather texture customization options such as low mid- and high level clouds, 14 types of lightening, and an array of thunder effects with Texture Direct 4, but it is jam-packed with over 16G of additional texture files!

Everything is covered from runway dirt and tyre marks to detailed taxiways. Also included are REX’s high quality water rendering effects allowing you to reach the absolute height of realism in your FSX: Steam Edition experience.

Features

  • Ability to select and install textures individually and/or create custom ‘themes’ to install a full suite of textures instantly.
  • Ability for users to select weather scenarios or enter airport code to have texture themes generated based upon weather conditions.
  • New unique types of cloud base structures.
  • Low/Mid-level 3D clouds, including Stratus, Cumulonimbus, Cumulus, Stratocumulus, Altostratus and Altocumulus.
  • High-level clouds, including Cirrus, Cirrostratus and Cirrocumulus.
  • 14 types of lightning: IC, CC and CG.
  • Worldwide tropical water classification fix, eliminating most of the core repetitive texture tiling effect. Water boundaries blend much more realistically.
  • Ultra-realistic airport environments made from custom, high-definition aerial photography.
  • Give default airports in FSX: Steam Edition the payware-style treatment, from light to heavy use runways, taxiways and pavement markings! Highly detailed textures, including runway textured lighting encasements. Originating from HD source photography, runway tire markings are properly scaled within the simulator creating a more realistic viewpoint. Runways with light or heavy wear… your choice, over 32 to choose from, the highest definition textures with the most fidelity on the market.
  • The tire marking build-up is fascinating when using the heavy use runway option. Many types of runway grooving and material selection.
  • Runway lighting encasement textures added to runways to give more depth and a more properly scaled feel.
  • Dirty and soiled runway markings at all airport runways worldwide! No more blown out white marks interfering with your immersion.
  • Runway markings now support larger aircraft.
  • 28 amazingly detailed taxiways developed from all types of concrete, asphalt and bitumen.
  • Runway and taxiway detailed planar bump-map effects.
  • Spectacular terrain bump-mapping effects, modelled from different materials.
  • Beautiful photo-realistic skies sampled from many locations around the world.
  • Properly balanced terrain light and shadow values during dawn and dusk.
  • Smoother transitional algorithms during dawn and dusk times.
  • Realistic corresponding haze layer values when encountering the proper WX.
  • 23 types of runway edge and taxiway lighting, some with simulated ground glow.
  • Extremely detailed and enhanced ground rain effect.
  • Realistic dirty airport parking and jetway marks.
  • Easy to read, enhanced airport signage. Different lighting conditions dictate the range of colours from yellow to orange and red to amber.
  • Sun, corona, glow, flares and special effects, giving the most realistic renditions of atmospheric conditions. Panning around your aircraft at different angles during beginning or end of day will yield just how dynamic these effects can be. Rendered for DX9, DX10 and DX11.
  • Environment sound effects. Vastly improved in/out cockpit precipitation and thunder sounds.

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Aerosoft’s Diamond DA20-100 Katana 4X is proof of the old saying ’what looks good, flies good’. The Katana is a cutting-edge GA aircraft made out of fibre-reinforced composites. Originally designed to be a training aircraft, it is primarily used by private pilots who enjoy the wonderful flight dynamics and its economical running costs.

The FSX: Steam Edition version of the DA20 gives you the full owner’s experience as you do the maintenance and cleaning, and even decide what type of oil to use.

The DA20 for FSX: Steam Edition comes with three modes:

Realistic – Wear and damage can be encountered and will be stored. Fluids will be used and the aircraft can get dirty. Maintenance and services are available. Flight hours and landings will be counted and special features unlocked.

Simple – No wear and damage will be simulated. Aircraft stays clean. Flight hours and landings are not locked. No special features.

Instructor – Aircraft is as new every reload. Wear and damage can be encountered or be triggered, but will not be stored. Fluids will be used and the aircraft can get dirty. Flight hours and landings will not be counted and no special features are available. Instructor Panels are available.

Additionally, the airframe is fully operational with canopy animations including opening cowling, fuel tank covers and oil access doors, wear and tear, and your aircraft can also get dirty as you fly.

The level of realism in the Rotax 9125 engine is more than ample. You can even hand start the engine via the prop! The Katana is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, as well as a fully simulated carburettor and fuel system.

This, combined with both sound and visual effects (every operational switch has its own sound), makes Aerosoft’s Diamond DA20-100 4X a shining addition to your FSX: Steam Edition fleet.

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We are pleased to announce a new update coming soon for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

This up date resolves several issues reported to us by the FSX: Steam Edition community and will be automatically applied to your software via the Steam platform once it’s released.

Below is the full list of changes and fixes made in this update:

• Networking: Resolved – potential crash bug when decoding Steam host tag data.
• Error Reporting: Resolved – error message if the software failed to load the language.dll so that it shows the name of the actual dll it is trying to load.
• Learning Centre: Resolved – when selecting a mission from the Learning Centre, you would be told that the mission script failed to load and would be disabled.
• Learning Centre: Changed – the Learning Centre still referenced a GameSpy logo – now replaced with Steam logo.
• Graphics: Improved vertex and index buffer handling defaults and a few other things to give up to 10% framerate improvement (as long as vsync is not enabled/forced).
• Graphics: Change – Enable trilinear mipmap filtering by default.
• Graphics: Resolved – If the Special Effects setting was set to HIGH, some special effects like external lights, landing/water effects would not work.
• Graphics: Changed default value for max per-frame texture uploads to decrease time for high quality terrain textures to appear.
• Settings: Resolved – HIGHMEMFIX was enabled by default but could very rarely be disabled at load time.
• For new installs, we now provide default versions of dll.xml and exe.xml files to improve compatibility with existing addons.

We are continuing to monitor your feedback on FSX: Steam Edition and would like to thank the community for taking the time to report these and other issues. We know that we have not fixed all of the reported issues, but we continue to work to improve the product in the coming weeks.