DX10 Scenery Fixer



The product resolves the majority of the issues in the FSX “DX10 Preview mode” and has allowed many flight simmers to switch to DX10 and fly with shadows in their virtual cockpits.

Airports sceneries that use the FS9 SDK will no longer appear as grey and untextured at night. Similarly legacy aircraft built with older SDKs will no longer appear grey. This is shown in the composite picture above where the left hand side has DX10SF enabled. Aircraft shadows are both more accurate in placement and improved in quality.

Satisfaction Guarantee
If within the first 2 weeks from purchase you find that any of your scenery or aircraft fails to appear correctly in DX10 when compared to DX9 and this cannot be resolved to your satisfaction then you may return the product for  a full refund.

Important note
Please ensure that FSX DX10 Preview mode runs on your PC before purchase.  DX10 Scenery Fixer only addresses graphical issues – it does not boost performance.

Here is a pdf guide which describes the installation process and contains links to web resources on moving to DX10. Read Me First

I do not sell directly to customers – instead DX10SceneryFixer is available from FastSpring a US based reseller below


Having purchased you will receive an email with a download link , normally within a few seconds.  If you have any problems in the payment process or do not receive the email within an hour then please contact FastSpring support using the following link:

FastSpring Support

If the issue is not resolved promptly by them then you may contact me to chase them on your behalf.

After purchase  I recommend that you follow this blog for news of any updates

714 Responses to DX10 Scenery Fixer

  1. JJ says:


    I am truly AMAZED at the images in FSX-SE. I only had a BLACK SCREEN when I tried DX10. Now, it is amazing! Rejuvenated my favorite flight sim. Thank you.

    Question: Do I need to Re-Apply textures for Aircraft if I add NEW aircraft to my AIRCRAFT folder or will DX10 Fixer do it automatically?


    • stevefsx says:

      Sorry for delay in responding. most aircraft will use the fsx sdk and no action is necessary – it’s all automatic and actually no textures are changed. For old legacy aircraft using older sdks you main need to convert 8 bit textures as described
      In manual.

    • stevefsx says:

      The only time you need to do anything is if the aircraft uses very old 8 bit textures, see manual about scanning and converting these

  2. Dmitry Kazynkin says:

    I cannot download the latest version of the fixer from my personal account on Fastsping. After clicking on the link, I get a message that the file is not available for download.
    I would appreciate your help, Steve.

    • stevefsx says:

      Merry Christmas Dmitry, I have reset the downloads which should now work for you.

      • moathsayel3000 says:

        Hi Steve I’m Flight Sim store customer And I can’t access my account to download the DX10 fixer. Can you write down your Email so i can contact you with my order details. Thank you

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  6. Darren Griffiths says:

    Hi, I have made the purchase but no email has been received. I have contacted FastSpring.

  7. oraporra1 says:

    Hi. How can I contact you about updating my flightsim store purchase?
    I’ve got the invoice and key. It’s an old version. I don’t think I could update it with cloud shadows
    Thank you.

  8. Sékou Kouyate says:

    Hi, i have purchased this, i cannot access to the key on line validation, Flightsim store is closed, would you be able to send me a key?

  9. Saeed Asadi says:

    Hi, i have purchased this a few months ago however my email has been changed and i cannot access the old email which has the key, would you be able to send me a key on my new email please?

  10. Jose Colmenares says:

    Hi Steve, I purchased dx10 fixer last night and didn’t get the download email either. I contacted fastspring with no answer either. I honestly don’t know if I made a mistake when typing in the email, I made sure it wasn’t in junk.

  11. piel says:

    Hi Steve, sorry to disturb but having problems with my purchase at FastSpring. I know my email address was missing a letter thus no confirmation nor download link. Contacted support but no answer for 14 hours. I payed with PayPal and it went o.k. of course. What should i do now? I need the dx10 fixer for ORBX. Should i buy again and wait for a refund or is it possible to correct my mailaddress in my order?

    • stevefsx says:

      Sorry I didn’t see this in time to help . I have looked and I can see that your email is there and that you have downloaded so I assume that Fastspring sorted it out for you.

      • piel says:

        Hi, they sorted it out sort of… They resent the confirmation email with the link but my registered name/email address is still missing a letter. I was able to install and use DX10 fixer despite this. Let’s hope this wont affect anything.

      • stevefsx says:

        I have corrected your email address – the license will still use the incorrect value but you will only ever need to reenter it if you buy a new pc.

  12. Adi M says:

    Hi Steve, I just bought my DX10 Fixer and Clouds but I am having a lot of trouble with it. The installation went smoothly and I applied the proper settings. I have FSX: SE, and once I got into it I noticed a huge FPS Drop and the VC shadows being excessively dark. I expected things to be roughly the same performance wise but I went from 40 to 20 FPS. I tried turning off HD Shadows and set AA to 8x SMAA in the controller but that did not work as well. The Diagnostic tool says no major issues found so I’m unsure how I can resolve this. I can send my fsx.cfg to you and any other settings if needed!

    • stevefsx says:

      Performance shouldn’t be any different to fsx in dx10 preview without the fixer. That’s why I ask people to test in dx10 preview before purchase. Just uninstall the libraries and look at performance without the fixer in dx10.

    • stevefsx says:

      Then if that’s the same, do another test without the fixer and try turning off aircraft casts shadows on self to remove the extra rendering pass for vc shadows. On most aircraft there should be little difference but some very complex vc models can have a noticeable cost in the extra pass. If that isn’t the cause then reinstall the fixer libraries and turn off all aa and see if it’s a GPU limitation that needs looking into further.

      • Adi M says:

        Hey Steve, I did try the DX10 Preview before I bought it, and I had pretty good performance so I though it would be okay. I ran tests under the scenarios you mentioned and found this:

        For All Tests: FSX:SE, KJFK Used, QW787, GSX, AS16, REX HD Environment
        Specs: Intel i5-9400, Nvidia GTX1650, 16 GB RAM

        1. DX10 Preview no Libraries, no AA, or shadows on self
        VC – 45 FPS
        Outside View – 65 FPS

        2. DX10 With AA and Aircraft Casts Shadow on Self
        VC – 44 FPS
        Outside View: 46 FPS

        3. DX10 with Libraries Installed, No AA, or Shadows on Self
        VC – 37 FPS
        Outside View – 59 FPS

        4. DX10 with Libraries Installed, AA, Shadows on Self
        VC – 29 FPS
        Outside View – 43 FPS

        With the fixer there is definitely a slight performance hit which I expected, but the AA and Self Shadowing seems to be the biggest culprits for the bigger FPS drop.

      • stevefsx says:

        Adi and I looked into this via email. I pointed out that when comparing FPS in the VC its important to check that the mouse cursor is not displayed in some tests as the mouse hits frame rates in FSX VC. Adi retested and we then concluded that the fixer performance is within a few FPS of DX10 preview without the fixer. In either case there is a cost to calculating shadows as this requires an extra pass in the engine.

  13. Tim says:

    Hi Steve. Just a note of sincere thanks! Having recently bought a new system, I’ve been excited to see what it could do with FSX (last time I played was years ago) so I installed a few add-ons, (ASNext, REX4 etc) doing a test run of each before adding the next. Everything was going beautifully until I finally installed ORBX England, and suddenly there were janky textures and black boxes everywhere. I was absolutely gutted, and about to ask ORBX for a refund. Thought I’d explore a fix first though, and was glad to find your page. Having paid the very reasonable sum for your fix, I’m absolutely delighted with the results. Have just flown a DH Chipmunk from Exeter to Culdrose – everything looked absolutely terrific – and ran like a dream. Thanks very much indeed.

  14. Hi Steve. I bought the products some weeks ago. I still have it but i forgot the key that is needed when you need to install the fixer library status. Can you help me with this

  15. samcos82 says:

    Hi Steve,

    I bought DX10 Scenery Fixer from you 2017, but i cant find any active links to the download site, Could you please provide a new download link, i have all the information from the purchase if you need it.

    Best Regards

  16. Hugo says:

    Good afternoon from Spain Steve, I hope you are having the best time possible with the situation we currently have (excuse my bad English). I have purchased both your DX10 Scenery Fixer and DX10 Cloud Shadows this morning and after activating the product I receive the following message: Unrecognised FSX Edition – please contact SteveFX support. I have the FSX version of Steam that is supposed to be compatible … Any ideas? I was looking forward to taking advantage of his work and I haven’t even been able to start …
    many thanks. A cordial greeting. Hugo.

  17. tovarischbane says:

    Hi Sir,

    I bought your product a few years ago 2017 if I’m not mistaken, but I’ve lost the email with the product pin, is there any way it can be resent?

    Best Regards

  18. Sebastian Rosemann says:

    Hey Steve, ich habe da ein Problem, und zwar geht es darum wegen der e-mail und dem Keyboard den ich leider nicht mehr habe, aber doch bräuchte. Ich habe am 05.03.2016 den dx10 Scenery Fixer über pay pal gekauft. Kannst du mir da irgendwie weiterhelfen?

    • stevefsx says:

      I have located your order, changed the email address, reset the download and resent it to your new email. Not that for the license entry you still need to use the old email.

  19. Michael Brady says:

    Steve: Rebuilding my computer and I have a receipt and License from last year . Can I get a new download from SteveFX Store? I can give you the License info if you contact me.

  20. Nick Hoffman says:

    Hey Steve, Would the DX10 and Fixer still work with VC shadows if i have the anti-aliasing box unticked?

  21. Lance Charles says:

    Hi Steve, in a recent attempt to do a fresh install of FSX Steam edition, I realized my version of the DX10 scenery fixer is out of date (3.4). Since the website I originally purchased it, is no more (flightsimstore.com), I’m having a hard time locating the latest download. If I provide my order information, would you be able to provide a link where I cant get this update?

    Thank You

    • stevefsx says:

      The last version made available via the flight sim store was 3.4. If you can provide some order information I can issue you with a new license and 3.4 installer as the FSS license servers have been turned off. If you purchase the cloud shadows addon then it will patch an installed 3.4 to the latest version.

  22. Nick Hoffman says:

    Hey Steve, Would the DX10 and Fixer still work with VC shadows if i have the anti-aliasing box unticked?

  23. Nick Hoffman says:

    Hey Steve, love the product. Only thing is when i switch from the VC to an outside view and back again, i get like a 1 second flash before the textures load in and everything is black. Everything else works great with the DX10 fixer but i wanna see if other people have had this problem and if their is a known fix. Thanks

    • stevefsx says:

      Ther is a lag with dx10 (and also sometimes with dx9 although it’s less obvious). check texture max load is correct as if it has reverted to default 1024 then loading of bigger textures can be slowed.

  24. Jan says:

    Hello Steve. Could you resend me a downlad link for dx10fixer and cloud shadows?
    I have accidentally deleted my files.


  25. Hi. I Rizqi, i have buy this tool about 3-4 years ago.. i forget how to download it again after i unninstall my fsx. And i dont know how to download this. It tell me to buy it again.. but i buy it in 3-4years ago look like in 2018 or 2017.. i cant remember that. Can you teach me how i can get back this tool?
    Thanks before

    • stevefsx says:

      Hi when you purchased it you would have receive an email with an order id – can you locate and share that please. I have searched orders since 2014 and cannot locate one in your name.

      • Rizqi Syahru Ramadlan says:

        i swear i buy this tool about 3-4 years ago. i forgeten what email i use to buy this..
        maybe or something.. i have many email cause i too young in 3-4 ago. and cant managed for 1 email…
        check for from region indonesia… i buy it and insert indonesia region when i buy it… maybe.. i cant remember all. cause that is old time..

      • stevefsx says:

        I am sorry i have checked both those emails – I have also looked at all order from Indonesia none of which match. Surely you have a paypal record or some proof of purchase?

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