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Hey guys. I am having a little issue here. I have the downloaded version of the 777 with the expansion pack. I was notified in the OPS center that there were updates. So I went to PMDG and redownloaded the files again. Well this time I got the DVD version of the 777 base package. I have never gotten a DVD installer package from PMDG before. Will this mess up my 777 as it was a downloaded version?

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Well this time I got the DVD version of the 777 base package.

 

Odd.  I just checked the download filename for the B77LR base pack in the web site using my account and it is PMDG_777_200LR_FSX.zip so I don't understand how you have a link to a CD image file.  What is the name of the file you downloaded from PMDG?

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"PMDG_777_200LRF_FSX.zip" but when I extracted it this file shows up "PMDG 777-200LRF Base Package DVD.exe" could this be a mistaken link in my PMDG account? This has never happened before, so I dunno what to do with the file. I'll try and redownload the file again and see if I still get the dvd version. Here is what I got (see pic):

 

OPS_CNTR_777b_zpsa4ibeioj.jpg

 

You can see the file highlighted behind the winrar popup, and when opened it shows the dvd version.

 

 

**UPDATE**

After redownloading the file again from PMDG, I still get the DVD version. Can someone from PMDG please look into this? if you need my order number or any account info to verify please let me know.

 

OPS_CNTR_777c_zpsvtuh4imy.jpg

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Same problem here, purchase via PDMG but the download file contains a file called PDMG 777LRF Base Package DVD.exe

 

Rob

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Same problem here, purchase via PDMG but the download file contains a file called PDMG 777LRF Base Package DVD.exe

 

Rob

 

Same here!

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Ok whew!! So it's not just me then. I am wondering if PMDG combined the d/l and dvd versions? This would explain the dvd version we all got. But I'm going to wait until someone can clarify this, as last time I did something like this I messed up my MD-11 and FSX. Not going thru that again.

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Interesting.  This is worthy of a head-slap.... maybe the boss needs to fire a programmer.


The only information I can provide until official word from PMDG (which I am not) is that the installer works the same.  In fact, it got beta tested and I didn't notice the DVD in the filename because my explorer window truncated the long filename.  Go forth and prosper.

 

This gave me a real chuckle, the boss says that it's always been named like that (DVD). Learn something everyday.

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Hey guys. I am having a little issue here. I have the downloaded version of the 777 with the expansion pack. I was notified in the OPS center that there were updates. So I went to PMDG and redownloaded the files again. Well this time I got the DVD version of the 777 base package. I have never gotten a DVD installer package from PMDG before. Will this mess up my 777 as it was a downloaded version?

 

+1

I was surprised to see "DVD" in my download file name.

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Guys,

 

All of our versions are the same. If one were to take the download version, put it on a DVD and slap a pretty picture on it, it would be a DVD version. I'm guessing someone threw "DVD" in there as a reminder that it was an update to bring it up to the level of a DVD-version-update release candidate (like we did with the NGX recently).

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Thanks for that clarification Kyle. I was leaning towards that assumption myself, but wanted someone from PMDG to give concrete info. Like I said earlier, last time I did something like this I royally screwed up my MD-11 and FSX. Which was all my fault for not looking at the version number I was installing. I'll update when I land at DGAA in roughly 14 hrs. Thanks again for the clarification.

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Thanks for that clarification Kyle. I was leaning towards that assumption myself, but wanted someone from PMDG to give concrete info. Like I said earlier, last time I did something like this I royally screwed up my MD-11 and FSX. Which was all my fault for not looking at the version number I was installing. I'll update when I land at DGAA in roughly 14 hrs. Thanks again for the clarification.

 

Welcome. Better safe than sorry.

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