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Prepar3d | Info before buying please!

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Hello Everyone,

 

Just wanted to get a few facts from you guys about Prepar3D before i go and buy it. Recently given up with FSX temporary till i can work out the issue. Anyway back to P3d, basically i've been getting stack hash error's on FSX, so i'm hoping that p3d would work better and maybe not crash at all on my windows 8.1 Pro system. It's very good specs. (Specs on the forum post below). So need some information about if it will run crash free on my system. Secondly is i have the airbus X package and the PMDG 737 NGX, i was wondering if these 2 planes will run on p3d. I've heard things about the 737 and p3d but i thought its best to come here for you recommendations and setup information..

 

I intend buying the PMDG 777 also later this year.

 

I just want to know if its a good stable idea for my windows 8.1 pro system and it won't keep BEX stack hashing me.

 

Many thanks

 

Bradley Russell

 

You can check this out at: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/453386-fsx-dtc-help-windows-81-pro-crashing-please-losing-will-to-live-stackhashbex/page-2#entry3098305

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If FSX is giving errors on your PC, something is wrong with your setup. And if something is wrong with your setup, P3D might give you errors as well. FSX is not supposed to give you errors at all so don't expect another sim to solve the problem! So if getting rid of the error is the main reason for going to P3D: don't do it. First make sure your system is okay and then make a choice what sim you want to use.

 

Concerning the Airbus X: you can get it working but you would be better off buying the upgrade to the new Airbus from Aerosoft which is completely P3D compatible. And PMDG may not be used in P3D so you'd better not ask about that on this forum. PMDG is planning on releasing P3D compatible version in the future but until then P3D and PMDG officially is a no go.

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If you want P3d, your best bet is to completely redo your system to eliminate the error and THEN try P3D but as Jeroen said, P3D will not correct your system flaws.

 

Vic

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As the other say, an error in FSX will probably produce also an error in P3D as nobody knows whats going on with your system.

 

All I can say is, that I have running P3D under win8.1 Pro without issues - and yes, much more stable then FSX.

 

 

PMDG does not officially support P3D, however if you accidently try to install the 737 you will notice it is running very well. Except a permanent, red TCAS cross. But this can be avoided if you minimize your P3D window during your flight is loading. Afterwards maximize it, and the cross is away. But don't expect support from PMDG.

The 777 does not run - it is actively prevented from running in P3D (and we shouldn't start here to discuss why it is so  :wacko:  :rolleyes: )

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Prepar3D offers a 60 day money-back guarentee so you have nothing to loose.

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Thank you everyone. So basically my next question Is quite simple really. Which copy do I get? I see a like $50 one and I like the sound of that. Mind you new computer setup soon with windows 7. I wanted to have p3d on this system because it's better and can run 3 screens. But with these stackhash ctds that won't disapear even after pretty much everything suggested I'm at knots here...

 

Many thanks

 

Bradley

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Get whichever version you feel you qualify for. EULA discussions are NOT allowed. With the exception of a small watermark in the upper right hand corner of the screen, there is NO functional difference between the Professional and the Academic version.

 

Pick one and enjoy.

 

Vic

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I think you know which version to get, Bradley.

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best answers J van e and vg baron im my humble opinion no need for any further responses really ....

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Why giving an answer, if you have the opinion there's no answer neede? ;)

 

 

btw. I have the academic version.

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Thanks guys. But it seems as if I'm reluctant to get p3d just incase it decidies to crash also. But after going through all reasons of stackhash with FSX I presume it's to do with graphics. So using this would surely solve it. Also the migration tool. Yes/no? Or should I stay away from it?

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I should you should make up your own mind.

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If you decide to purchase P3D, I strongly recommend also purchasing the Estonia Migration Tool. It makes installing most FSX addons into P3D an absolute breeze.

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Thanks guys. But it seems as if I'm reluctant to get p3d just incase it decidies to crash also. But after going through all reasons of stackhash with FSX I presume it's to do with graphics. So using this would surely solve it. Also the migration tool. Yes/no? Or should I stay away from it?

Many developers are already providing dedicated installers for their products but the EMT is a good way to get many other supported products into P3D.

 

Vic

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But after going through all reasons of stackhash with FSX I presume it's to do with graphics.

 

I wouldn't make that assumption.

 

I would run some diagnostics/burn-in tools first before proceeding with anything.  A stack hash error can be anything from the result of pirated software, virus/malware, wrong driver installation, or hardware problems (RAM timing) and everything and anything in between.

 

SiSoftware Sandra 2014, Prime95, etc. ... these have lengthy burn in tools - run those overnight.  Once you eliminate hardware from the cause, then focus on software side.

 

After reviewing your other thread on this with Jim helping you out.  BEX is related buffer overflow ... this is VERY common activity from virus/Malware.

 

If you have DEP (Data Execution Prevention) turned on it is another common cause of this error ... HOWEVER, be warned, the reason DEP is being triggered could be due to a virus.  You can turn DEP off as an experiment to see if that solves your problem, but if it does solve this issue you might want to find out why it does ... typically DEP should be ON for security reasons.

 

I'd recommend you resolve your issue with FSX before attempting to move to P3D.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Thank you for all the advice.

 

Got a brand new computer coming, well a computer with some pretty decent specs in my opinion. I see p3d in 3x screen setup coming soon LOL. Here are the specs, would love some suggestions on add ons and tweaks.

 

Many thanks

 

Specs

 

i5-2500k 3.3ghz

Windows 7 Ultimate

8gb Ram

ATI 6870 Graphics card

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Get that i5-2500k overclocked to at least 4.2Ghz, but preferably with a decent CPU cooler on top of it!

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