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Sky Force was developed with compatibility in mind. Other weather engines will greatly benefit from our framework.

If you choose, you may still use your favorite textures or weather engine from other packages. The Sky Force SDK will simply make them more realistic!

Compatible with FSX, Steam and Prepar3D v. 1, 2 3 and 4!

3D Cloud Models Explained

The clouds in the simulator are modelled in 3D, just like the aircraft you fly.
Instead of a handful of 3D clouds that currently reside in the simulator, we have created thousands of new 3D cloud models (structures) and cloud types developed in comparison to their real-world counterpart. These include altocumulus, stratocumulus, humilis, mediocris, congestus, tower cumulus, cumulonimbus calvus, stratus, nimbostratus, altostratus, cirrus class, cloud streets, super cells, wall clouds, funnel, shelf, rain shaft and tornadoes.

We had to gut the current weather and cloud model system within the flight simulator. One of these core elements was to develop a new cloud model system built around the exact world cloud classification system.

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  • 3D Cloud Model Structures and Cloud Types - Thousands of them, developed in comparison to their real-world counterpart. These include altocumulus, stratocumulus, humilis, mediocris, congestus, tower cumulus, cumulonimbus calvus, stratus, nimbostratus, altostratus, cirrus class, cloud streets, super cells, wall clouds, funnel, shelf, rain shaft and tornadoes.
  • Weather Synchronization - Automatically syncs 3D cloud model structures in real-time during flight. This takes place dynamically within the simulator to match current meteorological conditions at your location during flight. The correct type of cumulus, stratus, nimbo-stratus, or cumulonimbus clouds will be injected. For example, Sky Force automatically sync's the proper cloud models, determining whether a thunderstorm should be 25,000 or 70,000 ft.
  • Added rain shafts to calvus and incus cumulonimbus clouds of various intensities. Also included are wall and shelf clouds, and in some circumstances these will include funnel clouds and tornadoes of various shapes and sizes.
  • Advanced Weather Formations - Soft clouds and detailed cloud textures structured together within the SAME session.
  • Upside Down Clouds? - 3D Cloud structures and textures are now correctly and accurately displayed, and detailed clouds will NEVER be represented upside down. 
  • Cloud Repitition? - We have fixed cloud base repetition.
  • Real-Time Weather Engine - A powerful and robust weather engine that takes full advantage of all the new features our new weather system. The weather engine focuses on two simple things: Accurate data and accurate experience in ONE integrated system
  • Server Based Synced - We utilize the power of our Edge servers to build an accurate weather profile ON our servers and by offsetting the work of assimilating the weather data to our servers allows us to reduce the amount of performance hit to your machine. Having data on our servers permits the system to look at forthcoming weather conditions while in-flight. 
  • Single-Session Cloud Texture Variation - The simulator is limited to 8 textures linked to clouds. We have quadrupled that amount to 32, which allows more variety during a flight session. 

20GB of NEW Natural Environment Textures

Fully DX9, DX10 and DX11 compliant. Tailored to low and high-end systems. Complete cloud weather systems, natural sky environments authored from photographs captured worldwide, cinematic sun and atmospheric special effects, moon phases, lightning/thunderstorm special effects and environment sounds. Textures ranging from standard resolution to high-definition choices. Your choice. 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 textures instantly.

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  • New Texture SDK - Our new texture SDK doubles cloud texture variation within the simulator in a single scene, allowing more variety during flight. 
  • Sound Effects - Hi-definition atmospheric sound effects including dynamic environment sounds of rain, wind and thunder.
  • Flight Center - A no-nonsense tool that is geared for those who want to view their flight plans and experience weather along a route. You can simply use a 3rd-party flight planner (such as PFPX) and export the standard plan format into REX Sky Force. Download a community shared flight plan directly from inside REX Sky Force, from our vast community user base.
  • Interactive Weather Mapping System - Providing 6 weather overlays, allowing you to visually sample the weather prior to departure. Overlays include precipitation, winds, temps, pireps, sigmets, metar, flight plan, major airports, and major roads. Zoom 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 map for easy reading.
  • PTA Integration - PTA presets are built-in for matching environments. We have included sample videos within the GUI 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.
  • Simplicity - Utilizing Sky Force is as simple as opening REX Sky Force and the simulator. That's it, everything is done automatically without the fuss.
  • Continuously and FREE development updates!
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Natural photo-based environments!

Photo-Based Global Environment Textures.

Nearly 20GB of NEW photo-based, natural environment textures packed in a 4.6GB download! Fully DX9, DX10 and DX11 compliant. Tailored to low AND high-end systems. Complete cloud weather systems, natural sky environments authored from photographs captured worldwide, cinematic sun and atmospheric special effects, moon phases, lightning/thunderstorm special effects and environment sounds. Textures ranging from standard resolution to high-definition choices. Your choice!

VBlend - Vaporous Skies

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.

Sun & Atmospherics

The sun atmospheric rendering effects are extremely 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.

Sky Textures

Also 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!

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Default Prepar3D with REX Sky Force and ORBX Global and Vector. No shader enhancements installed. 

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