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    Posted: December-16-2014 at 2:40pm
 
 
 
 GEX WORLD
 
UPDATE PATCHES 
AND FULL PRODUCT RELEASES
 
WITH FSX STEAM SUPPORT
 
 
 
---- THE OFFICIAL RELEASE ----
 
 
 
 I would like to thank everyone who assisted us over the last month and a half to develop and debug for FSX Steam.
 
The soft launch is now over and all products and update patches are in official release status.  
 
 
 
 
GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v2.00
 GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v1.096 STEAM SUPPORT
GEX EUROPE (GEX EU) v2.40
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (GEX AFME) v1.30
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS (GEX APT) v1.20
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA (GEX ASA) v1.10
 
 
NEW RELEASE:
GEX Australia and Antarctica (GEX AA) v1.00
 
 
 
GEX NOW SUPPORTS BOTH FSX BOX AND FSX STEAM EDITION
 
THE GEX INTERFACE AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS WHICH VERSION INSTALLED AND ALLOWS A MANUAL SWITCH IF BOTH FSX VERSIONS ARE INSTALLED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Official release updates for all GEX regions are now LIVE
 

  

You must be using the GEX World system interface (as shown below) to update your GEX region products. If you are not using this version of GEX please click the link http://www.simforums.com/forums/gex-all-region-updates-convert-from-blue-product_topic44495.html and replace all of the older versions of GEX with the new, updating to the new system is free for all GEX customers.   
 

 
 

 
 
PLEASE NOTE:
 

Windows security and Antivirus or Malware scanners are known to flag EXE files as dangerous. Please DISABLE security programs when downloading and installing the patches!

 
We highly suggest Windows UAC and Windows Defender should be SHUT DOWN completely and not used as they are well known for causing failures with many addons and slowing down FSX:  http://www.simforums.com/forums/windows-7-and-windows-8-uac-blocks-gex-interface_topic45785.html
 
Also, MAKE SURE your Antivirus or malware scanners are shut down and the entire GEX interface directory is EXCLUDED in the scanner settings:  http://www.simforums.com/forums/av-and-new-nod32-settings-delete-the-gex-interface_topic49654.html
 
 
 
PLEASE BE VERY AWARE THAT WITH WINDOWS 8 EVEN WITH UAC DISABLED YOU SHOULD ALWAYS INSTALL FSX AND ALL ADDONS AND ADDON PATCHES USING <right click> "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR". WINDOWS 7 USERS WHO SHUT DOWN UAC DO NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE PATCHES...
 
 
 
 
PATCH FOR FSX �STEAM ONLY� SYSTEMS
 
This patch is for users who require GEX update support with older GEX regions products but who only have FSX Steam Edition installed without FSX Gold/Box. Once this patch is run it will allow the GEX interface access to FSX Steam so you can enable and then update your regions to the latest version through the interface update system.
 
You do not need this patch if you have FSX box (or Gold) installed, or, are installing GEX from the updated main product installers now available at the Flight1 web site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v1.096 WITH FSX Steam Support
 
 
For GEX North America 1.096 users who DO NOT wish to update or who will not upgrade to GEX NA v2.0 we have provided a patch for FSX Steam Edition support. Simply follow the directions under UPDATING ALL YOUR GEX PRODUCTS listed below to patch your interface and enjoy full FSX Steam (and) FSX Box support
 
 
 
 

GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v2.00

 
 
 
FOR USERS OF GEX NORTH AMERICA V1.099 -
 
GEX NA v2.00 with Steam support for users of GEX NA 1.099 replaces much of the rural and farm areas as well as replaces city parks, golf courses and several suburb/city tile sets. This is a large update. 
 
 
THIS UPDATE COMES TO ALL USERS OF THE FOLLOWING GEX PRODUCTS AUTOMATICALLY AT NO COST:
 
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA
GEX AUSTRALIA AND ANTARCTICA
 
Anyone who currently uses GEX North America v1.099 will automatically upgrade to version 2.0 when any one of the regions listed above are installed and/or patched to the latest version through the interface.
 
 
 
 
FOR USERS OF GEX NORTH AMERICA V1.096 -
 
THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO USERS OF GEX NA v1.096 (and older) and who wish to upgrade to version 2.00 which includes Steam support.
 
 
NORTH AMERICA 1.096 --> v2.00 UPGRADE:
 
For those still using GEX NORTH AMERICA v1.096 and who did not wish to purchase another full GEX region with the discount coupons we offered over the last several years, by popular request we are now offering a economical upgrade option to you.
 
Simply download the new full GEX North America product and use the provided coupon for a total cost of 14.95 USD
 
For those who are still using v1.096 this is a MASSIVE tile and color information and texture source upgrade to North America over v1.096.
 
If you wish to obtain this upgrade be VERY aware of the following:
 
1. ONLY do this if you DO NOT INTEND to purchase and install the following regions:
 
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA
GEX AUSTRALIA AND ANTARCTICA
 
IF you purchase and install/update any ONE of the above regions you will automatically receive GEX NA v2.00 for no cost.
 
If you opt to use the 2.00 full installer with the coupon there will be no refunds should you decide to install one of the above regions later.  
 

2. IF you use GEX NA 1.096 with none of the GEX regions listed above and you wish to purchase the NA 2.00 upgrade follow these directions:
 
a. With security scanners disabled download the product wrapper from the links provided below (or at the Flight1 Web page for GEX NA). Be sure to download and decompress the provided coupon file below.
 
 
 
 
 
Coupon File for both Download and DVD users 
 
 
Be sure to select the correct coupon
 
For download customers: your original CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE will define which version of GEX you originally bought and matches your coupon. For DVD users the box name defines your product. For download customers if you can not find this certificate you can obtain a copy at any time through the automated Flight1 service system for all your Flight1 products http://www.flight1.com/view.asp?page=certificate
 
 
Use GEX-NA-2.0-Download.cpn if you previously purchased the Ground Environment X �North America� version. Have your order certificate number handy. - Proof of purchase displays: Ground Environment X: North America
 
Use GEX-NA-2.0-DVD.cpn if you have a DVD version of Ground Environment X North America �North America� version. Box will display: Ground Environment X: North America. Have your product code from the DVD packaging handy.
 
Use GEX-NA-2.0-From-USACAN.cpn if you previously purchased Ground Environment X USA-Canada with the old blue interface and then UPGRADED to the new GEX North America during our last development cycles. - Original proof of purchase displays: Ground Environment X: USA-CANADA
 
 
If you have a very old DVD version of Ground Environment X USA-Canada (it will have the blue user interface but no registration code) contact Flight1.com via www.flight1.com/ticket.asp for how to upgrade.
 
 
 
b. With the GEX interface closed run the purchase wrapper and apply the correct coupon
 
 
c. Once purchased and decompressed install product. BE AWARE that the installer will locate your original GEX installation through the registry, do not browse the installer or the target folder may not be right!
 
d. Open the GEX interface and ENABLE GEX NA v2.0 in FSX as well as any UTX support patch features you may use.

 

ENJOY the changes!

 
CLEANUP: Once any GEX region has been run and is installed, you can remove the installer.exe file(s) from the C:\Flight One Software folder and store the files elsewhere for later use, however, DO NOT delete the C:\Flight One Software folder OR the .LIC files that are in that directory which are required for GEX to work.  
 
 

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GEX EUROPE (GEX EU) v2.40:

 

 

� Replacement City Parks and golf courses

�  Several UTX LUX layer files replaced with new source data
�  FSX Steam Edition support added
 
This is a free update

 

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GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (GEX AFME) v1.30:

 

 

�  Comprehensive upgrade for North America v2.00 with new source textures.

� Six terrain texture sets replaced with new source data.
�  FSX Steam Edition support added 
 
This is a free update
 

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GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS (GEX APT) v1.20:

 

 

�  Comprehensive upgrade for North America v2.00 with new source textures.

� Two terrain texture sets replaced with new source data.

� Three reported minor issues repaired.

�  FSX Steam Edition support added

 

 This is a free update
 

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GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA (GEX ASA) v1.10:

 

 

�  Comprehensive upgrade for North America v2.00 with new source textures.

� Three terrain texture sets replaced with new source data.

�  FSX Steam Edition support added

 

 This is a free update
 

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PATCH FOR FSX �STEAM ONLY� SYSTEMS
 
PLEASE NOTE: IF you are installing older GEX region products (listed below) into a Steam-Only system this patch must be run after all the GEX products listed below are installed. If you install one later, this patch must be run again. Be AWARE all full region GEX products have now been replaced/updated to support Steam and are available at the Flight1 web site and that this patch is NOT required for any of the new region updates and releases.
 
If you have FSX box (original Microsoft releases) and FSX Steam Edition installed on your system at the same time you do not need this small pre-update patch. You do not need this patch are installing GEX from the recently updated main product installers now available at the Flight1 web site listed at the very end of this topic.  
 
This patch is only for people who need to obtain GEX support with pre-steam GEX products but who only have FSX Steam Edition installed  but without the original Microsoft box version of Flight Simulator X:
 
This patch is ONLY for the following older GEX product versions
 
GEX NORTH AMERICA v1.096 through v1.099
GEX EUROPE v2.30
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST v1.20
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS v1.10
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA v1.00
 
 
If you are a GEX customer and you have removed the Microsoft version of Flight Simulator X from your computer but now wish to use a older GEX region product with the FSX Steam Edition version, download and run this patch then follow the directions to launch your GEX interface, enable your GEX regions in FSX Steam Edition and then �check for updates�. 
 
This patch will enable the region versions listed above to fully function in FSX Steam Edition without a Microsoft FSX �box� version installed and allow you to update your regions to the latest version of GEX.
 
 
 
Download the patch, run the patch, follow the directions below to update your regions.
 
 
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 UPDATING YOUR GEX PRODUCTS
 
 
UPDATING ALL YOUR GEX PRODUCTS IS VERY SIMPLE...
 
 
If you have any issues, please start a new topic in the forum and we will resolve them for you as quickly as we can.
 
 
Here is the SHORT AND EASY LIST Big smile
 
 
1. Open the GEX interface.
 
2. Make sure all your installed regions display ENABLED in FSX.
 
3. Click the CHECK FOR UPDATES button.
 
4. Download all the patches for your system that are offered.
 
5. Close the GEX interface and install all the patches. They will find your region directory through the registry, do not browse the patch installer for any reason! Install all patches before opening the interface.
 
6. Open the GEX interface, If you have both FSX box and FSX Steam installed, start with BOX first...   starting at the top and working down the list ENABLE each of your regions (and UTX patches) in FSX one at a time.
 
7. If you have Steam installed with box, close and open the interface again and select Steam, then repeat step 6 above.
 
Updates are now done!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now, here is the detailed list in case something goes wrong and you need specifics to help you....
 
 
 
1. Open the GEX interface.
 
 
2. Make sure ALL the GEX region products that you own display: ENABLED IN FSX in the GEX interface. Any region that is not ENABLED IN FSX will be skipped for updates by the GEX update system and will not be available.
 
If there are any regions that display DISABLED in FSX,  ENABLE them.
 
Any region that displays NOT ACTIVE simply means the region product is not installed into Windows, OR, if you know a region is installed and it displays NOT ACTIVE than means your registry is either damaged or is set to INSTALLED=No due to you telling the interface the region is not installed at some point. The best way to fix this is to simply uninstall/reinstall the GEX region again which will repair the registry.
 
 
3. Click the button at the bottom: CHECK FOR UPDATES.
 
 
4. A web page will open. All the GEX regions that are enabled in FSX and that have updates available will be displayed. A link to the patches will be presented.
 
 
5. With your AV/Malware scanners disabled, download ALL the patches for ALL the versions of GEX you own. Download them all and make sure you download them and place them all in a folder on the desktop. Do not run the patches directly from the download window. Once you have all the patches for your products on the desktop, CLOSE the GEX interface.
 
YOUR GEX INTERFACE MUST BE CLOSED BEFORE RUNNING ANY UPDATE PATCH
 
 
6. With your AV/Malware scanners disabled, run the first GEX region patch. It does not matter what order the patches are run. 
 
If you happen to use Windows with UAC 'enabled' make sure to run the patches as a "ADMINISTRATOR"
 
The patches are coded to locate your current GEX regions automatically though the Windows registry. Do NOT browse the installer as it will locate your GEX region installation by itself.
 
Once the patch is installed, follow the directions to close the installer. If any other boxes appear, follow those directions until all components of the patch are installed. 
 
ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED we highly suggest that you obtain and install all of the GEX region patches for your installed products before opening the interface for the first time. This will significantly cut down on redundant backup runs and considerably shorten the install/configuration time
 
Repeat step 6 till all of your patches are installed.
 
 
 
 
7. Once ALL patches are installed, open the GEX interface for the first time.
 
With the new FSX Steam Edition support the interface will automatically detect if you have FSX box, FSX Steam Edition, or, both installed on your system. IF you have one but not the other the interface will switch to the correct version automatically. The version you are using is displayed just above the buttons at the bottom of the interface.
 
IF you have BOTH FSX Box and FSX Steam Edition installed the interface will display a box that will request which version of FSX support you wish to run. It doesn't matter which version you start with but to keep it simple we suggest just after all patches are installed that if you use both versions of FSX open the interface to the FSX BOX version first.
 
A backup run will launch, REMEMBER, GEX will NOT overwrite any of your currently backed up files and will skip any file packed up in the past so NO WORRIES about overwriting your current backups. If you have elected to delete the backup in the past the interface will skip the backup process and proceed to the next step automatically.
 
 
 
8. In the case of most patches your GEX regions will be reset to DISABLED IN FSX as well as any UTX patches and sync patches for UTX products you may have installed.
 
Enable each DISABLED IN FSX region, one by one, in the GEX interface starting at the top of the list and work your way, down the list in the interface. Place a bullet in the <region> and/or UTX patch and click the ENABLE button. You can only ENABLE one region and UTX patch at a time.
 
 
9. Once all of your installed GEX regions with the UTX patches for the UTX products you own display ENABLED IN FSX, you are done! The updates are installed into FSX. You may close the interface and enjoy the changes.
 
 
10.  If you use BOTH FSX box and FSX Steam Edition, please close and reopen the interface and select the FSX Steam Version (if you started with the box version or visa-versa) and then repeat steps 7 through 9 above.
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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FULL REGION GEX PRODUCT WITH FSX STEAM SUPPORT
 
 
For convenience I am posting the links to all the latest full GEX regions downloads here. These can also be reached through the GEX interface at any time by clicking the name of the region in the GEX interface.
 
 
 
 
 
GEX Africa and the Middle East v1.30   http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=gexafme
 
GEX Atlantic and Pacific Tropics v1.20   http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=gextrop
 
GEX Asia and South America v1.10   http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=gexasa
 
GEX Australia and Antarctica v1.00   http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=gexaa
 
  
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January-27-2015 at 1:49pm
 
 
 
 
 
NEW RELEASE
 
GEX Australia and Antarctica (GEX AA) v1.00
 

Regional coverage of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. This product will also include arctic locations such as Iceland/Greenland and includes FSX Steam Edition support.
 
We highly recommend SceneryTech Indo-Pacific Landclass be used for the landclass data for this region. The default landclass is exceptionally poor and not well made. http://www.scenerytech.com/products/landclass/indopacific.htm
 
Please see this announcement thread about this newly released GEX region:
 

 

 http://www.simforums.com/forums/new-release-gex-australia-and-antarctica-v10_topic50979.html

 
 
 
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We sincerely hope everyone has had a safe and happy New Year!  
 
 
 
Thank you again for the continued support
 
 
 
 
 
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