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WOW!!!  Don't know what took me so long to hop on over to P3D!!!  Glad I did!

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Would like to join you and celebrate likewise, but $200 for the licence? Ouch!! Guess, I'll pass on this occasion.

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I don't have it (and yes I know there is another option) but for $200 if it is the most amazing sim....might be worth it.  

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Why $199?  Get the academic license for $60.  Unless you're a developer, AFAIK, both are the same for the average user.  Just a hardly noticeable watermark in the extreme top right of the screen (I hardly see it anymore). 

 

Not worth $150 to have it removed.  :)

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The $200 is a small part of the  thousand or more I have spent on FSX add ons. Just not ready to flush that and start over. Getting too old.

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Get the academic license for $60.

I thought one had to be a bona fide student to acquire that as I'd read some posts here that went back and forth about the legitimacy of acquiring such software under false pretences.

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I don't have it (and yes I know there is another option) but for $200 if it is the most amazing sim....might be worth it.  

 

Why does everyone always go right to this as a cause not to upgrade when you can easily get the $60 version with no downsides other than a small font text in the upper right corner you hardly notice?   

The $200 is a small part of the  thousand or more I have spent on FSX add ons. Just not ready to flush that and start over. Getting too old.

 

I have $1200 in add-ons for FSX, 90% of which are now loaded into P3D without problem.    $12 bucks to transfer thousands to a more stable, better running and actively developed simulation platform?   Why wouldn't you?

I thought one had to be a bona fide student to acquire that as I'd read some posts here that went back and forth about the legitimacy of acquiring such software under false pretences.

 

LM does not check your credentials at the time of purchase.    An army of lawyers are not going to descend upon your family because you dared to use a simulator for personal learning and entertainment purposes.    As you didn't have to lie to purchase the product there is no 'false pretenses' to give.

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Kuragiman

 

You'd make a good advocate---you've got me sold, buddy. Makes sense, a platform that can utilise today's hardware instead of the dead-in-the-water 'you know what'!

 

Thanks for those viewpoints.

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WOW!!!  Don't know what took me so long to hop on over to P3D!!!  Glad I did!

 

I have been kicking for months - welcome aboard

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I would if i could find my Boots. :smile:

seriously though,i just moved over and now wish i'd done it earlier.

As Kuragiman said earlier.there are no issues using the Academic licence,I'm learning new things about flight simulator all the time and this is after nearly 30 years.

you won't regret moving to prepar3d.

 

   steve

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Just remember, if you have a ton of FSX add-ons and you want to save a majority of them and use them in P3D pick up the Flight Estonia Migration Tool for $12 bucks.   This little work horse takes the pain out of transfering your add-ons over to P3D.  The things that will give you the most headaches are airplanes if they are extremely complex.    Your PMDG aircraft will be grounded, all except the 737NGX which easily transfers into P3D using the tool.   Most of the other big add-ons have P3D versions of their aircraft now.   Major tools like EFB, Active Sky NEXT, FTX Global and REX Direct all work natively in P3D without the need to rebuy the program.   MegaSceneryEarth products work great in P3D.   Most airports work great!  The only airports that DO NOT work, at all, in P3D, are all the airports from Imaginesims.    Flightbeam and FS Dream Team are P3D native now.   Taxi2Gate, LativeVFR and FlyTampa airports are either P3D native now or transfer with the Migration Tool without problems.    

 

Come toward the light!   See the future!  It starts with a P and ends with a D.  :)

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Will do later tonight.Thanks for the buying 'tips' to all.

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Just ordered, I take it that v2.4 is the very latest and I don't have to download that patch? And with that Migration Tool I should be able to take over my FSX add-ons? Or is it a bit more involved/complicated than that? And this platform can use 64-bit software?

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Just ordered, I take it that v2.4 is the very latest and I don't have to download that patch? And with that Migration Tool I should be able to take over my FSX add-ons? Or is it a bit more involved/complicated than that? And this platform can use 64-bit software?

 

2.4 is the latest.  Grab the full version, not the update  No, it is not 64 bit... YET.

 

Read the manual on the Migration Tool.   Do you plan to remove FSX or keep it?  You can have FSX and P3D at the same time but you must remember to turn the migration tool off before flying in FSX.    

 

I am not sure how add-ons work if you already have them installed in FSX.  Again, read the manual in regards to this.  I think you can have duel installations.

 

I just made my life simple and completely uninstalled every add-on from FSX and wiped FSX off my PC.  I have no need or desire to return to that dinosaur that never worked right for me anyway.    IF you go this route be sure you use each add-on's uninstaller if it has one so your keys will be added back into your activation pool on add-ons that have activation limits (like PMDG 737NGX does).  Just deleting the folders and files with windows is ill advised as the add-on will still think its installed as far as activation keys go.

 

It's not really complicated.  Just follow the directions and you'll be good to go.   ANd just because I am methodical, I installed ONE add-on at a time, ran P3D, tested that one add-on before installing the next add-on.    This is to prevent you from going crazy trying to figure out which of your 50 addons you installed all at once is making your P3D crash.  Do it one at a time then you will know right away the culprit if you have any crash problems.

 

Welcome to the world of 3D cockpit shadows, shadows cast from weather, Video cards actually being used for processing power instead of being mostly ignored and far superior memory management of your 4 gig VAS.

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Interesting. I  will definitely do more research. I have NGX in box version but just bought T7 a couple of weeks ago and she's my main ride right now. I would certainly have to wait for it to be made compatible. 

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Hi Kuragiman

 

I will keep FSX for the moment as I have shelled out far more than I'd care to admit as the pain would keel me over! The 'dinosaur' has worked successfully for me, but we were not to know the advances hardware would make compared to what was available when FSX hit our screens. Then it had that 'wow' factor. Now, it's like using an HP 1MP digital camera that cost $15000 when it first gave birth!

 

I have read the advices you supplement here about add-ons, etc in another thread, which was most helpful.

 

Downloaded and installed the full installer v2.4.

 

Flew a quick sortie in the default Baron 58 and was utterly amazed my VAS was not shooting right away into the 2Gb sectors. Am impressed. Rock steady 20FPS all the way too.

 

Thanks to your encouragements overnight, took the plunge. I have a feeling that I will not regret it.

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I was a long time hold out like you Rick.  I had the same reservations and was "comfortable" with FSX.

 

Let's just say, FSX isn't on my system anymore!!  I have kicked her to the curb and converted to the the P3D religion!!  lol.

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I did that tears ago and got a LOT of flack from FSX die hards. I've been touting P3D for years, glad the rest of the world is catching up! :Big Grin:

 

Vic

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Someone kick me too please. Every Friday, I get off work, go home, give the baby a bath, pass her off to mommy for feeding, sit down to a quiet house by 7:30pm, and contemplate wiping FSX and taking the plunge. 95% of my thousands invested in addons will transfer, except I will need new licenses for the A2A 172 and Cherokee.

 

Why am I putting this off? I guess I just want to fly instead, even though I know it will be worth the effort.

 

KICK ME!

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Run them both - I run XP10 as well!!

 

No issues running P3D and FSX on the PC.

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I'm another holdout, but not because I need a kick.  Just wanted to point out that there are still valid reasons for staying on FSX for the time being for many users.  In my case, its not that I'm a Luddite, afraid of change, it's that I'm still missing too many pieces that matter too much to me.

 

I fly GA, and am heavily invested in planes and equipment which are one way or another not fully working or don't have proper integration with other tools when in P3D.  Yes, I know some of what I fly can be "made to work', but that's not what I'm looking for, as I don't enjoy tweaking.  I want to spend my limited time flying, not fiddling, so I need/want "supported and working well".  When I mention "equipment", I'm specifically thinking of my RXP530 and 430 which will never work in P3D.  Yes, I know the new Flight1 Garmins will eventually be a good replacement as they gain additional support (and a few more features), but they're not there yet and can only be VC integrated on 2 of my planes (and that, only with some incremental cost).  And Orbx is still working on getting airports moved over that I don't want to fly without.

 

It's getting closer, but at the moment I still can't recreate enough of my FSX environment in P3D without giving up more than I feel I'd gain.  I'm sure I'll eventually get there, but it's still not quite worth the time and effort for my needs.

 

My apologies if anyone feels this is an inappropriate post for this forum, but note that I'm not bashing and am posting only in response to the idea that there's no reason NOT to switch.  Unfortunately, there still are a few for some users.

 

Scott

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Just out of curiosity, is the default P-38 Lightning provided by Just Flight for the P3D that really awful internally? Nothing is clickable inside that VC. A bit disappointed. In fact worse than the default Trike in FSX.

 

Still, early days as yet and I need to re-install my FSX add-ons. Let's see then.

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I also would love to try 2.4, but without my F1 Mustang and GNS 430/530 there's no way I can make a full leap. I'm also waiting for the Realair updates. That could cajole me to make the move.

 

Plus having to violate EUAs, it's just not how I role.

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