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    Posted: April-27-2015 at 2:39pm

 

 

 

 

GEX WORLD

MAJOR CITY UPDATE PATCHES 

 

 

 

You can review sample images that include examples of the major city changes in the 2nd post of this thread below

GEX NA v2.0 images which these patches further improve can be reviewed here;

 http://www.simforums.com/Forums/gex-north-america-v200-images_topic51298.html

 

 

 These patches are for the following GEX product revisions...

 
 
GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v2.00
GEX EUROPE (GEX EU) v2.30-2.40
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (GEX AFME) v1.20-1.30
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS (GEX APT) v1.10-1.20
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA (GEX ASA) v1.00-1.10
GEX AUSTRALIA and ANTARCTICA (GEX AA) v1.00
 
NOTE THAT THE PATCHES FOR GEX EU-AFME-APT-ASA INCLUDE THE LAST PATCH UPDATES SO IF YOU DID NOT UPDATE DURING THE LAST CYCLE THIS PATCH WILL INCLUDE THE LAST ONE... THE AUTOMATIC UPDATE SYSTEM WONT LET YOU MAKE ANY MISTAKES..
 
All the listed versions above provide full FSX Steam support as do the patch updates.
 
 

These patches significantly upgrade North America v2.0 as well as many other cities around the world both day and night. The patches also include a comprehensive update for Ultimate Terrain X users.
 
 
 
Updating is simple and for the most part completely automatic. If you need any assistance please feel free to ask in the forum.

The GEX automated update system will not allow you to make any mistakes. Simply click the 'check for updates' button and the patches for your installed and enabled GEX regions will be offered. We recommend to always download and then install all the patches offered at the same time and then once you have re-enabled your GEX regions with all the new updates, repeat the process and recheck the update system for any further updates. 
 
  
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ANTIVIRUS SCANNERS:
 
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

 

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ABOUT THE PATCHES...

 

 

It is important that all GEX regions you own are updated at the same time. This allows the interface to properly install the shared region textures correctly so no switching is required and old textures do not mix with new. Please be sure to obtain all the updates for the regions you own and install them at the same time.
 
 
GEX NORTH AMERICA (GEX NA) v2.10

 

This patch will have the highest visual impact on GEX North America. 95% of all cities in NA will be upgraded with new source textures autogen annotation as well as all new night lighting maps.

 

UTX USA/Canada/Tropics/Alaska - Double Bonus: We have upgraded the UTX LUX layers with new source textures and autogen annotation as well as updated the road night lighting to work in concert with the new UTX night lights. 

 

YOU WILL GET THIS UPDATE IF YOU PURCHASE GEX NA v2.0 OR IF YOU USE ONE OF THE OTHER GEX REGIONS LISTED BELOW. THIS IS A FREE UPDATE
 
 
GEX AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST (GEX AFME) v1.40
GEX ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TROPICS (GEX APT) v1.30
GEX ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA (GEX ASA) v1.20
GEX AUSTRALIA and ANTARCTICA (GEX AA) v1.10

 

These regions use a combination of texture calls for their specific region + shared textures from North America and Europe. Many of the cities in these regions will receive major upgrades both day and night. We have offered free upgrades to GEX North America to users of the listed GEX regions and that will continue here. When you install and enable any of the region patches listed above GEX North America will automatically update to version 2.10 as well as all the Ultimate Terrain X upgrades. The highest visual impact to cities will be in South Africa, Asia especially Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Some South America and tropical locations will see changes as well.

 

 

 

 

OTHER UPDATES INCLUDED IN THIS CYCLE.....

 
 
GEX EUROPE (GEX EU) v2.50:


This patch will have the least overall graphic visual impact on Europe city daytime textures but will upgrade UTX Europe LUX and night road lighting. However, this update includes LANDCLASS upgrades that work specifically with UTX Europe v2.0+ which was designed to work with the latest UTX Europe 2.1 patch.

 

Europe city 'graphics' fall under a separate development cycle and will be updated at a later date. An announcement will be made when those updates are ready for release.

 

 

 

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 UPDATING YOUR GEX PRODUCTS

 

UPDATING ALL YOUR GEX PRODUCTS IS VERY SIMPLE...  Big smile

 

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 
 
 
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 of the patches for your system that are offered.
 
5. Close the GEX interface and install all the patches one by one. 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 for the first time.
 
6. Open the GEX interface, If you have both FSX box and FSX Steam installed, start with BOX first...   Let the interface run through any backup operations it requests. The backup system will NOT overwrite any file that is already in the backup, only add new files.

  
7. Starting at the top of the list and working down the list ENABLE each of your regions (and UTX patches) in FSX one at a time.
 
8. If you have Steam installed with FSX box on the same computer, close and open the interface again and select Steam, then repeat step 6 above.
 
Close the GEX interface. The interface does not need to be opened again except to make changes.
 
Updates are now done!  You may launch FSX at any time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAST: If you use GEX Asia and South America with the Japan Landclass that was posted here: http://www.simforums.com/forums/japan-freeware-landclass-gex-asa-users_topic44729.html
 
  ...please be sure to install the patch I posted and listed to update the landclass calls. It is listed in that post at the end
 
 
 
 
 
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FULL REGION GEX PRODUCTS 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 should you need to re-download or wish to add another GEX region. Please remember to update your new regions once they are installed and enabled in FSX.
 

 
 
 
GEX North America v2.00

http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=gexusacan
 
GEX Europe v2.40   
http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=gexeurope
 
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

 

 

 

 

As always... thank you for your continued support!  Big smile
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-06-2015 at 4:37pm
 
 
 
 
 
EXAMPLES OF THE MAJOR CITY UPDATE....
 
 
Please note that all images presented are made with Ultimate Terrain X USA v2.1 for the primary landclass
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is no UTX autogen 3D lights in this NYC night shot at all.. its all GEX night tiles:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is all GEX directly below the aircraft, UTX 3D lights are on the roads by the water:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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