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What Carenado planes work with P3Dv2?

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Have quite a few carenado planes with P3d installers for 1/4, do the planes work in V2?

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The ones I tried all worked flawlessly.. Whether there are bits of incompatibility unseen to the naked eye only he could answer.  I would email him. Carenado aren't much for publicly stating things like this and prefer you email them. They are very good are responding to emails.

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I have the C185 Bush working, but I installed it by tricking the installer into thinking it was being installed into FSX, then copying the files over to P3D.

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Yeah, that's the only "incompatible" bit I saw.. The actual installer on some of them are hard coded to not let you install anything unless it sees an FSX install.. Not even so much as a "browse" option. Definitely need the migration tools for those few using that install method still.  Most of them though let you change the install directory manually whether you have FSX or P3Dv1.x installed or not.

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I have about a dozen Carenado airplanes and all of them are working fine in P3Dv2.

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This is very good news, plus Carenado was one of the first on the P3D bandwagon. They are currently having a sale over at simMarket (http://secure.simmarket.com/carenado.mhtml) which I plan on picking up the 208b for v2.

I emailed them last week about installing the Baron58. According to them none of their planes have been tested for P3DV2.0. As they were still waiting for a developers copy of P3DV2.  

 

 

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I emailed them last week about installing the Baron58. According to them none of their planes have been tested for P3DV2.0. As they were still waiting for a developers copy of P3DV2.  

 

 

We are still waiting to receive an official developer version of Prepar3D v2 from Lockheed Martin so that we may begin updating our installers so that they are 100% P3Dv2 compatible. We will then update our installers and inform our customers. For the latest updates and announcements, please check our Facebook and Twitter pages:

 

 

That certainly surprises me, I would have thought they would have been on the Beta.

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But they are using the Carenado Bonanza as one of the default aircraft. I don't understand the disconnect here. They don't even have a developers copy of P3Dv2?

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The sale is also on http://www.justflight.com so I suppose the sale is everywhere.

 

I was wondering though: they have planes for FSX and planes for FSX/P3D. I own three Carenado planes for FSX (F33A, C185F and C172N) and all three aren't available for P3D. Could those planes can be installed into P3D anyway…? I wonder if there is a real difference between FSX only planes and FSX/P3D planes… If there IS a difference, I might buy one of the P3D planes. I am not a real big an of Carenado but since my other add-on planes don't work well in P3D, I am interested in one, specially with this sale, of course.

 

Which Carenado plane for P3D that's on sale comes a bit close to for instance the RealAir Lancair Legacy?

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I installed the TBM850 without issue in P3Dv2, and it appears to work ok. The performance is not that great however, and I am experiencing a 30fps drop compared to other aircraft which I assume can be contributed to the G1000 not being optimised for use in Prepar3d (yet).

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Once developers start using the P3Dv2 SDK, aircraft models (exterior and interior) will no longer be backwards compatible with FSX/A or P3Dv1.x... The compiled models are very much different since a lot of new features are baked into the model files.

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Once developers start using the P3Dv2 SDK, aircraft models (exterior and interior) will no longer be backwards compatible with FSX/A or P3Dv1.x... The compiled models are very much different since a lot of new features are baked into the model files.

 

Does this at the same time mean that those dedicated P3D 2.0 planes would work BETTER with P3D 2,0?

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I would expect so, if the add-on makers are implementing features in a way that the software is designed to work rather than simply exploiting flaws or features that let them do things unanticipated by the software designers.

 

I'm really interested in seeing that P3Dv2-only P-3C Orion.

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Does this at the same time mean that those dedicated P3D 2.0 planes would work BETTER with P3D 2,0?

Hopefully I'll be able to answer this question for myself next week, as I intend to take one of the existing models from Milviz and recompile both models using the P3Dv2 SDK so I can make an in situ comparison.

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Hopefully I'll be able to answer this question for myself next week, as I intend to take one of the existing models from Milviz and recompile both models using the P3Dv2 SDK so I can make an in situ comparison.

 

Great! Looking forward to your report!

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I have the Carenado B200 installed in P3D2; it seems to function as intended. 

 

That said, the gamma issues in P3D make the panel dark enough to significantly impact readability, and the HSI compass dial, which is barely readable in FSX, is too fuzzy to read with P3D's current AA problems unless you zoom in close.

Seriously debating a Flight1 refund on this one.

 

Regards

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