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

693 Responses to DX10 Scenery Fixer

  1. Benjamin Wohsmann says:

    Hi Steve,
    i deleted your Fixer when i left FSX.
    No i want to rejoin and realise that i also need to get back your wonderful DX10 Fixer.
    So sorry. Seems to be the second time in one or two years i’m contacting you.
    Just shows how much better the game is with your tool!
    Thank you for your awesome work.


  2. David Di Domizio says:

    Hello Steve,
    Is there any chance I can retrieve my download again. I seam to have lost my order details.

    Thank you in advance…

  3. Tim Majors says:

    I bought this item from flights changed or I cannot validate it because her now closed now please help me

    • stevefsx says:

      I have tried emailing you but the yahoo address that you have used is invalid. Can you provide an email address and send me details of your purchase please.

  4. Ralph Connell says:

    Hi Steve.
    On the 26th of Dec. I purchased your ‘Fixer through FastSpring. However, I (stupidly) gave them the wrong email address and consequently, they couldn’t send me the verification confirmation details. They now have the correct email account and have forwarded me the invoice for the transaction. However, I’ve no means of accessing the product and completing the purchase. Hope you can help please.
    Kind Regards

    • stevefsx says:

      I have resent the download info assuming that the email is now correct. I can figure your email out from WordPress but only on my pc so I will double check later

  5. ANTIOPE says:

    I own the version DX 10 Scenery 4.0-125, how to receive the latest version of DX10 Scenery Fix 5.3 Build 139?
    thank you in advance

  6. Anonymous says:

    I live in the UK, is fastspring the only place to but this now? Is it secure? Thanks

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  8. Colin says:

    Hi Steve, having to do a long needed format and re-install of FSX and DX10 fixer here, bought from flight sim store and my details wont get accepted, can you help me with this please, love your product, happy to provide my original purchase details, thanks.

  9. Michael says:

    Hi Michael from Germany.Now flightsim Store is defunct how can I retrieve a key for a copy I paid for in 2013?

    • stevefsx says:

      See my previous reply. Please email any details that you have on your previous purchase and I can then provide you with a new license and a different 3.4 installer…

  10. Michael Munns says:

    Hi I bought the product in 2013-12-14 from Flight sim Store got a key and an order Nummer.I had to completely reinstall FSX after updating windows 10 to 1903.Cannot reactivate online.Help

  11. philcolde says:

    Hi Steve,
    sorry now it’s V3.4 and not v3.5.
    I found a flightimstore email dating from 2017 with the update link for V3.4.
    Where can I send this proof?
    Thank you

  12. Pail says:

    Steve, which is the VERY LATEST VERSION of the (DX10 Scenery Fixer and DX10 Cloud Shadows) you^re selling to us right now ??? Have you updated your download link ??? I am interested in purchasing straight away * BOTH * items, but not something like deprecated versions and crap like that… Please replay.! THX. Greetings from Switzerland. Paul

    • stevefsx says:

      This is a rather strange question to ask me. Obviously I sell the latest version. The link that you receive always downloads the latest version that is released. The current fixer is 4.0 and cloud shadows is 2.0

  13. Mat says:

    Hi Steve

    I’m reinstalling FSX after a break. The version I have (which I believe I purchased through FlightSimStore) is DX10SceneryFixer_3_3_103. I have tried everywhere to find the latest version but am struggling, I don’t have a FastSpring account. Please could you email me a new download link? I have the old license key for the record.

    Much obliged

  14. Brandon Lee says:

    Just recently reinstalled my FSX, could I have a new download link sent to me! Thank you!

  15. Simon Clark says:

    Sorry Steve, for the 3rd time I believe, I have lost my Scenery Fixer. Age and forgetfulness are a burden to older simmers. If you could find and resend me a link, I would really appreciate it.
    Regards and thanks for the ongoing work.

  16. Alexandre Galvao says:

    Hello Steve, I have installed FSX, and if it’s possible to have a download link again.
    And I still have my REG KEY.
    Thank you!

    • stevefsx says:

      Now i have your surname(!) i have located the order, reset the download and resent the download link to you. Alexandre on its own wasn’t enough!

  17. Cuni says:

    Hi Steve,
    I bought the DX 10 Fixer V3.2.2 in 2014 at Flightsimstore. Now I can not activate the software anymore. I have my activation data. Could you please contact me as I can download and activate new version. I can also send you my activation data.

    • stevefsx says:

      Yes the FSS store closed down and turned off their activation servers. Please send me proof of purchase to the stevefsx email account at yahoo.co.uk

  18. Ronald Milton says:

    Hi Steve,
    I have installed FSX after a long hiatus and I have lost my copy of DX10 Scenery Fixer, however, I still have my REG KEY. Could you send me a link to the program?

    • stevefsx says:

      I am afraid that I cannot find an order in your name from fastspring. I do not have details of flight sim store customers by name but if you send me whatever info you have to the stevefsx Yahoo.co.uk email address then I will see what I can do

  19. SebastianS says:

    Hi Steve,
    first of all a massive thank you for all your amazing contributions to FSX, the DX10 Fixer and Cloud Shadows completely transformed my sim! Also I just updated to the Fixer version 4 some days ago. I understand that the newest version changed the way effects and lights are handled and there is even less hassle now. My question is if the “Light Fields” are still needed as the new manual doesn’t cover those anymore. I had to setup a light field for my Aerosoft Innsbruck airport for example, can I delete the light fields now?
    Best regards

  20. Kama says:

    Hello Steve,
    I recently re-install Flight Simulator X, and if it’s possible to have a download link again.

  21. Daniel Gamble says:

    Hi Steve
    I’ve had to re-install flight sim on my computer, please could you re-send me the download links

  22. Markus Ohrmann says:

    Hello Steve,after settting Up nee Hardware,i have to Install DX scenery fixer again. Nur eine i bought IT some years ago,i cant find my serial number now. Could you resend IT Plesse?

  23. igor says:

    Hello, I’ve bought dx10 scenery fixer on flightsimstore.com, but I can’t restore the purchase.

  24. Anmar Qashqish says:

    Hi Steve! I bought your fixer yesterday and just followed the instructions as mentioned in the readme. Unfortunately your fixer is not working properly and the only library that can be installed is the “DX 10 Compatible Reflections”. The other two libraries (DX 10 Compatible Effects and DX 10 Lights Package) are missing. Applying the first library only improves Reflections but the effects are as bad as the DX 9. Any work around??

    • stevefsx says:

      Hi Anmar,

      Everything is working ok, but I understand why you think that it isn’t. I didn’t update the readme for version 4 and I should have done.

      In DX10 preview mode aircraft lights and “effects” such as smoke did not work properly (as they do in DX9) and so either didn’t appear or flashed on and off.
      Version 3 of the fixer dealt with this by installing replacement aircraft lights (DX10 Lights package) and by modifying slightly the effect files.
      As these involved changes to your FSX installation the installer asked for permission.

      Version 4 uses a different (better) approach which doesn’t require these changes and hence the options are no longer needed.

      If you check aircraft lights and smoke etc you should find that they work correctly in DX10 with the fixer installed just as they do in DX9.


  25. verticalspeed0 says:

    Hi Steve, I’ve re-installed FSX Steam and would like to run it w/DX10 Fixer, however my installer came from the Flight Sim store and doesn’t work any more. Is there a way for me to get another installer?

  26. Philipp says:

    Hi Steve
    Thank you for your work. Sadly I can’t find the mail with the serialnumber. I tryed to contact fastspring support but with no success. Can you send me please my serial again?
    Thank you in advance

  27. Scott Hughes says:

    Hi Steve. I purchased your dx 10 fixer as well as the additional dx 10 cloud shadows. I inadvertently missed a letter off my email address so have not received my product. I have contacted FastSpring times in the last 72 hours but have not had a single bit of info off them since. It’s a lot of money to lose, I appreciate that it was my error with the email address but would be grateful if you could chase this up. Happy to provide you with purchase info

  28. Juan R says:

    Hello steve fsx, first, let me congratulate to you for your excellent product (Shadow cloud) and precisely i would like to acquire.
    ¿could you tell me how to download it?

    • stevefsx says:

      You need to buy the fixer and the cloud shadows addon from the menu at the top of the page. There is a bundle deal, but the fixer first and you will get a discount on the shadows

  29. Sergej Biskupski says:

    Hello! Ive bought this program half year ago, now want to install on my new System. I forgot the serial number

    please help
    Sergej Biskupski

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  31. Brandon says:

    HI i have lost the email with the link to download DX10 Scenery fixer, is there a way to get a new one sent

  32. proudtiger says:

    Hi Steve ,I bought this over a year ago.I did copy all my install files over to the back up drive but forgot to copy the serial to a txt file when I recently upgraded my C drive.

    I can give you my email for proof of purchase.

  33. piero cabras says:

    Hi Steve,
    DX10 Scenario Fixer + DX10 Cloud Shadows with FastSpring I received e-mail and DX10 Cloud Shadows download. Now where can I download DX10 Scenery Fixer?
    I have not received any reference links for it. Thank you

    • stevefsx says:

      You should have received two emails. Check if the first one went into your junk or spam email folder. I will get fastspring to resend.

    • stevefsx says:

      Hi Piero As I said below I have resent both emails from fastspring three times so you should have 8 emails from them in total now. I have also responded to the two emails sent to my support email with the download link and license as well – so by now you should have received a total of 6 emails all containing the download that you need and 4 copies of the cloud shadows email.

      As one email at least got through there can be no issue with the email address that you entered or the path through the web so the most likely explanation is that your email program or ISP email service is moving all these emails to your spam or junk email folders – if you cannot find them can you provide an alternative email that I can use to send you things? Alternatively can you register at avsim and contact me via the Official Fixer Support forum there as I will then be able to send you information via personal message.

    • stevefsx says:

      In the absence of any reply I have checked with fastspring and they have told me that you have downloaded both products, can you confirm all is ok please.

  34. Fred says:

    Hi Steve I ordered DX10 Scenery Fixer, however I did not receive the download link.

    • stevefsx says:

      Ok sorry about that. It’s all automated and there are a few reasons why it very occasionally doesnt work. 1) it’s in your junk or spam email. 2) you have entered the wrong email ( your order email matches what you have used here so that seems unlikely in this case) 3) your email account blocks foreign emails ( bizarre but it can happen) 4) one of the email providers has been wrongly blacklisted – again this is weird but occasionally seems to occur for a few days. 5) ( hypothetically) there is a bug in the fastspring systems ( that no one knows about). Anyway I have asked fastspring to resend. Can you also check your junk email. If that doesn’t work I will try sending to you via my email account.

  35. Charles says:

    Hi, I purchased this a few years back and I need to reinstall it. Unfortunately, I got a new computer and no longer have the files. can you please send me my info again?
    Thanks a million,
    Charles B.

  36. Luis Luque says:

    Hi, I did purchase a long time ago your product, how can I download and activate it again?

  37. Daniel Gamble says:

    Hi Steve,
    I had to wipe my PC and have lost my purchase details and files, Please could you send me then again
    Daniel Gamble

  38. Emmanuel Sanchez says:

    hello, I want to know if the black boxes or squares on the sceneries are fixed with this fixer?

  39. Marc Morand says:

    HI Steve, I’ve had pc problem and I need to re install directX fixer, could you send me back the installer? wish you all the best!

  40. Lee says:

    Hi steve,

    I’m a simmer from South Korea!
    With your DX10 fixer, My sim just improve it’s ‘Awesomeness’. Thank you so much! 😉

    Today I flew with my PMDG 737NGX aircraft in the ‘early dusk time’. However, when I turn the landing lights ON, the reflection on the fuselage just get White! (I mean that the reflection was much more bright than I usually saw in DX9 mode.)

    Is this a limitation of your fixer? Or Did I something wrong with my DX10 fixer setting?

    Any ideas?

    Thank you very much in advance and sorry for bad English 🙂

  41. Nigel says:

    Hello there,

    I am currently writing for some clarification on the DX10 Fixer found within the avsim library. I have downloaded this and applied its features. The file is called shader_release_v3.2.3.

    Please, how is this any different to the above fixer by Steve himself? If I purchased this and applied it to my simulation experience, what would the repercussions be with shader_release_v3.2.3 installed?

    Please let me know. Otherwise, I will not risk purchasing something I am unable to use.

    • stevefsx says:

      The fixer understands the shader patches and will replace them during the install. How is it different? The shader patches were written in 2012 and fixed a small number of annoying issues with DX10 preview such as flashing runways. The fixer fixes a lot more! In particular it fixes all the aircraft and scenery that appears white and untextured and it also improves VC shadow quality. It provides additional fixes for lights and effects and improves fog to make it better than the DX9 implementation.

      • Nigel Pinto says:

        Thank you very much for the response.

        As you have now cleared my doubts I will go ahead and purchase your fixer. Please do not ever pull it away from the market again. Some things are simply not replaceable.

        Take care!

  42. Benni says:

    I reset my PC and so i lost the DX10 Download and i cant find the download mail anymore.
    Could you please resend it to me? THANKS already!

  43. James says:

    Hi Steve, Trying to redownload both scenery and cloud fixers. I get the “not available” message. How do I go about downloading these items? Thanks for your help.

  44. Dominik Wiesinger says:

    Hey Steve,
    I bought the Cloud Shadows no i have to download the new Scenery Fixer.
    Do I have to buy it or is there another solution?
    Greetings From Vienna 🙂

  45. Ludovic says:

    Bonjour, j’aimerais savoir est-ce que direct X 10 scenery fixer corrige les problèmes de floutage et les saccades.

    Merci de votre réponse d’avance.

  46. Do i have to make a seperate purchase if I already purchased it in the past?

    • stevefsx says:

      If you purchased from fastspring just use your download link. If you purchased from the flight sim store you must wait for them to take the update ( but worryingly they seem unresponsive at the moment).
      However if you have purchased or purchase the cloud shadows addon then that will update the fixer to the latest version as well as giving you shadows underneath clouds.

      • Hi Steve I just purchased the Cloud Shadows today in the hope it would update my DX10 Fixer as commented above – all it did was tell me my version of DX10 fixer was out of date and it closed telling me I would have to uninstall it and reinstall a new version. I got it from flightsimstore so not sure what to do now as the above did not work. Many thanks for the help.

      • stevefsx says:

        Sorry, if you are getting that error then it should mean that you don’t have the last version available from the flight sim store installed (3.4).
        Cloud Shadows will patch that FSS 3.4 version to 3.5 but not earlier versions as there are too many. Can you download 3.4 from your account at the Flight Sim Store and update the fixer to that version. Then uninstall cloud shadows and reinstall and it should work as described. If you have any issues then best email me at the stevefsx yahoo email address from the manual.

      • Steve – FYI The flightsimstore is back online after being down for a long time – Some of your customer may want to head on over their to download the 3.4 version as I see many were having the same issue as myself not being able to do the update. It looks like it just came back online but they are having a liquidation sale so not sure how long the site would be up. I am downloading it now and will reply to your email shortly. Many thanks for the quick reply mate. Cheers for now.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Hi Steve, just to let you know, my collection of Calclassic Connies suffered from none see through glass and on one of them no glass at all!, not anymore!!!!, all fixed, thanks to your fix in 3.5 update!

  48. Yury Dokuchaev says:

    Good afternoon,
    I would like to receive updating of the program 3.5
    My former e-mail address badly works and I ask to correspond on other postal e-mail address. Thank you in advance for the help

  49. jamal hamed bader alenezi says:

    hello can i get the latest update from dx10 fixer

  50. DaveP says:

    Hi Steve,
    You mentioned a bundle package on the shadows page that would be cheaper if you don’t have the fixer already. I can only see links to the shadows and fixer for purchase. How do you purchase the bundle and how much cheaper is it?

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