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How to Download and Install FSX ORBX Weather Themes

How to Download and Install FSX ORBX Weather Themes

FSX ORBX Weather Themes are a set of custom weather presets that enhance the realism and variety of the weather in Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX). They are created by Orbx, a company that specializes in high-quality scenery and environment add-ons for flight simulators. In this article, we will show you how to download and install FSX ORBX Weather Themes, and how to use them in your flights.

FSX ORBX Weather Themes download

Downloading FSX ORBX Weather Themes

FSX ORBX Weather Themes are available for free from the Orbx website. You will need to create an account and log in to access the download page. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Go to and click on "Sign Up" at the top right corner.

  • Fill in your details and agree to the terms and conditions. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account.

  • Click on the link in the email and log in to your account.

  • Go to and click on "Download" at the bottom of the page.

  • Save the file "" to your computer.

Installing FSX ORBX Weather Themes

Once you have downloaded the file, you will need to extract it and copy the contents to your FSX folder. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Right-click on the file "" and select "Extract All". Choose a destination folder for the extracted files.

  • Open the extracted folder "Orbx_Weather_Themes" and select all the files inside it.

  • Copy the selected files by pressing Ctrl+C or right-clicking and choosing "Copy".

  • Navigate to your FSX folder. This is usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

  • Paste the copied files by pressing Ctrl+V or right-clicking and choosing "Paste". You may be asked to overwrite some existing files. Choose "Yes" or "Yes to All".

Using FSX ORBX Weather Themes

Now that you have installed FSX ORBX Weather Themes, you can use them in your flights. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Launch FSX and go to the main menu.

  • Select "Free Flight" and choose your aircraft, airport, time and season.

  • Click on "Change" next to "Current Weather".

  • Select "Weather themes" at the top of the window.

  • Scroll down and choose one of the Orbx Weather themes. There are 7 themes available, each with different weather conditions and effects.

  • Click on "OK" to load the weather theme.

  • Click on "Fly Now" to start your flight.

You can also edit the weather themes by clicking on "User-defined weather" and then "Customize". You can change various parameters such as clouds, wind, temperature, pressure and visibility. However, you cannot save your changes as a new theme. They will only last until you exit FSX or load a different theme.


FSX ORBX Weather Themes are a great way to add more realism and variety to your flights in FSX. They are easy to download and install, and they offer 7 different weather presets that you can choose from. You can also customize them to suit your preferences. We hope this article has helped you with downloading and installing FSX ORBX Weather Themes. Happy flying! e0e6b7cb5c


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