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bernd1151

Sibwings Antonov An 2 in P3D 2.5

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I used the Est. Migr. Tool to port all of my FSX planes to P3D 2.5 that don't have yet a dedicated P3D v2 installer (I don't have PMDG planes, but CS, a2a, Carenado/Alabeo, Dig. Aviation, Lionheart etc). However this tool did not work with the Sibwings An 2, everytime I wanted to launch it, P3D crashed and the Sibwings forum was of no real help for my case. After some extensive searching on google (you know the feeling: you have something that you want to use and the more you realize that you can't use it at the moment, the more you seem to want it) I finally found an answer that worked for me: I needed to add the Antonov with its own entry in the P3D dll file. 

 

In case you are interested, here's what you have to do:

 

Make first certain that your computer shows also the hidden folders. Then go to the following address:

"C:\Users\(Your name here)\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D" 

 

Here you'll find the dll file, which is a XML document. First make a backup. Now right click on it and open it with notepad/wordpad

 

Then you add the following lines, I have added them at the end after all other entries that I found in it:

 

<Launch.Addon>
<Name>SibWings service module</Name>

<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>SibWings\Service\swservice.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>

 

Here is a copy of part of my dll file that shows you, how it looks afterwards. I have ORBX scenery and airports installed that is why you'll see "Object Flow" in it. As you will see, the "Launch Addon" entry shows up twice at the top of the Sibwings entry, that is ok.

 

\ObjectFlow_P3D.dll</Path>

  </Launch.Addon>
  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>ObjectFlow_KMRY_P3D</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>D:\1P3D\ORBX\FTX_NA\FTX_AA_KMRY\scenery\ObjectFlow_KMRY_P3D.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>
  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Flight Recorder</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>Aerosoft\Flight Recorder\AS-FlightRecorder.dll</Path>
  </Launch.Addon>
<Launch.Addon>
<Name>SibWings service module</Name>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>
<ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
<Path>SibWings\Service\swservice.dll</Path>
</Launch.Addon>
</SimBase.Document>
 

If you install now the An 2 in P3D 2.5 (again, I have used EMT for my planes w/o a dedicated P3D v2 installer), it should work without problems, at least it did for me. I have no experience installing it w/o EMT, maybe it works too.

 

I hope this helps you also, good luck.

 

Bernd

 

 

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Thanks, but I believe this was discussed in the AN-2 forum at Sibwings more than a year ago. Did you actually use the search engine prior to posting ? 

Strange if those topics are now missing as I dont believe the devs ever had a problem with x-installing, either direct or using the EMT.

 

I've had the Antonov working in P3D since 2.1, so you could have asked here.

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Sibwings should release an installer for the P3D version.  Thanks for posting bernd.

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A straight installation pointing to P3D works, no need for a migrator. I only have a standby fsx.exe (an empty .txt file actually) in the P3D root folder to fool the installer in case ... Only thing is to add the xml.dll module.

 

The SIbwings folks have been AWOL for quite some time now and I don't expect to see the upgraded version of this wonderful aircraft which was announced (with the Alex Metzger's 2.4 air files). C'est la vie.

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Yes pity Sibwings seem to be no longer active.

Would be great to have all of the Sibwings planes updated to P3D.

 

 

gb.

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