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Prepar3D 2.2 Released!

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Changes sound amazing, the news post has some awesome screenshots from Orbx, and they've also announced that Prepar3D 2.3 is in development.

 

Get flying!

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P3Dv2 installers sure do like computing space requirements  :lol:

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Downloading right now. 2.8mb/sec. 1hour left:-)

 

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Can ORBX scenery remain in place with the patch?

 

 

Bob


I am installing the patch right now but am concurrently downloading the full, just in case.

 

Bob

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I wonder if the patch will introduce issues this time like Prepar3D 2.1. Hopefully you won't have to download the entire installer again.

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See, this is why I need to learn patience.

 

I just reinstalled P3D v2.1 about 45 minutes ago to get ready, and va-boom. If I had waited, I could have just downloaded the full package and installed clean.

 

Oh well. :)

-Greg

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If anyone is using the patcher and not the full installation, please let us know how it is. Because I really don't trust the patch will ensure a stable sim.

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I always download both.  That way I have a full "virgin" copy for default folders.  But I had no issue with the last patch so I will patch again.  Should some fun flying today! :P

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Used the patch and could not see any problems. Opening screen says 2014..... but after a while I had a FATAL error. Restart and it started correctly. Choosed OK and ..... FATAL error. So yes there seems to be problems. Think I will go for a CLEAN 2.2 installation.

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So yes there seems to be problems.

 

Did you delete these directories before running a patched 2.2?

 

%PROGRAMDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
%APPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Prepar3D v2 Files
 
Cheers, Rob.

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Grrrr I just did a clean install a month ago

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Can ORBX scenery remain in place with the patch?

 

Yes, but suggest you backup your scenery.cfg (\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2) and after patch install and deleting those 4 directories copy the scenery.cfg back ... go into P3D 2.2 - Scenery and hit Ok to rebuild indexes.

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Well, I had my autogen down to very dense because maxed, I was lucky to make 20-22 fps. I turned up the autogen all the way and I am maintaining 28-30. So whatever they did is working. 

This was my only focus at this time. It looks to be very efficient.

 

Bob

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Well, I had my autogen down to very dense because maxed, I was lucky to make 20-22 fps. I turned up the autogen all the way and I am maintaining 28-30. So whatever they did is working. 

This was my only focus at this time. It looks to be very efficient.

 

Can you watch your CPU and GPU usage while increasing the autogen? Apparently some of the autogen work (for trees so far) was moved to background threads and the GPU.

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I used the time preview feature to watch the cloud shadows

move around. Very impressive. Just now fiddling with the distances and counts.

Nice cloud covering about 2/3 of KSEA. Looks really cool!

 

 

bob


Can you watch your CPU and GPU usage while increasing the autogen? Apparently some of the autogen work (for trees so far) was moved to background threads and the GPU.

Don't have any utilities for that installed. I can tell you that they did something to the autogen and it works very well!

 

Bob

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For those who had the beta, any recommended settings for those new shadow sliders?

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By the way, I am using ORBX if someone needs to know. I think there might be some folks wondering what scenery I was using.

 

Sorry about that.

 

Bob

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Don't have any utilities for that installed. I can tell you that they did something to the autogen and it works very well!

 

For the CPU the task manager will do just fine. For the GPU, there's a really simple app called GPU-Z: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

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I just used the patch. Installed flawlessly, no problem. I have already flown my first check ride. The clouds are the first thing you notice, stunning!

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By the way, I am using ORBX if someone needs to know. I think there might be some folks wondering what scenery I was using.

 

Sorry about that.

 

Bob

Bob, did you use the patch or a full install?

 

This release sounds great!

 

Sent from my Mobile thing

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By the way, I am using ORBX if someone needs to know. I think there might be some folks wondering what scenery I was using.

 

Sorry about that.

 

Bob

JW what are your specs?

 

I noticed in the change list  that they got rid of AA for clouds did that help the frames any when alot of clouds are present? 

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