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i am really confused in where you install p3d hotfixes, could someone help me out. Thanks :)

Maybe have a screenshot of where i need to install it....would be much appreciated

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i am really confused in where you install p3d hotfixes, could someone help me out. Thanks :)

Maybe have a screenshot of where i need to install it....would be much appreciated

 

The latest hotfix is HF4 which is a zip file, just extract the files and copy and paste into your p3d directory, back up before if you feel it necessary,

bob

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The latest hotfix is HF4 which is a zip file, just extract the files and copy and paste into your p3d directory, back up before if you feel it necessary,

bob

 

And when prompted to overwrite, say yes.

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It's also important to find out if the add-ons that you prefer to fly with have (e.g., ASN, Orbx, GTN750, etc.) been updated to work with the new hotfix before you take the plunge.  It can take a day or two (sometimes more) for add-on developers to update their products. 

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So i install it into program (x86) -> Lockheed martin -> Prepared?

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So i install it into program (x86) -> Lockheed martin -> Prepared?

 

From Lockheed Martin site

http://prepar3d.com/forum-5/topic/prepar3d-v2-hotfix-2-5-12946-0-2/

 

 

To use this hotfix, download and extract the appropriate zip file and copy the contained files on top of your default installation. You should accept all prompts to overwrite files (Yes or Yes to All).

 

So, no. Although you could, you shouldn't.

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Wait so i extract to the P3D.exe?????

no just extract them I to your p3d directory, best to extract them into a tempory folder and them copy and paste.

This is not installation exe file just a zip file with a lot of updated files. When you have extracted them just compare the files with what you have in the p3d directory and then you get the jist.

Bob

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Wait so i extract to the P3D.exe?????

No, you extract to the folder P3D.exe is in...

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What I did was,,,

1. Create a folder on my desktop and drag the download zip file to it.

2.Extract the zip file in the folder I created using 7zip

3. Highlight all of the extracted files and folders

4. Drag the the extracted files and folders to my main P3d file location and select override files when prompted.

5. Delete the shader cache

6. Launch P3d

 

When satisfied I delete the folder on my desktop

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Yes, that's what I did/do too. Including deleting the Shader Cache (important with this update as several Shader HLSL folder files are updated).

 

I never, ever, load anything into P3D directly unless it's a trusted installer (very rare, Majestic, A2A, PMDG and ORBX, Real Air, that kind of level) and I know what files it's going to mess with (equally rare).

 

In this case the Hotfix contains ONLY the amended files so you DONT unzip directly to the P3D folder as if you mistakenly overwrite the folder rather than just the files you have completely messed up your install, and there's no easy repair from there.

 

Drag and Drop allows a systematic update with the opportunity to see what is being fixed, amended or in this case, replaced.

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I downloaded and installed the hotfix following the procedure outlined above by Blaze exactly.  Now when I try to start the program I get a "fatal error', or "L..M..P3d has stopped working" message".  What can I do now to get it up and running again?

 

Thanks

 

Martin

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You didn't by any chance delete the ShadersHLSL folder.

bob

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Uprate - i deleted FSUIPC and the program started up. Dont know if there are other prroblems yet but my immediate concern os solved

 

Thanks.

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Do you have the latest version of FSUIPC installed?  Try updating it and reinstall.

 

When dealing with P3d you really have to watch your add on apps and update accordingly most provide patches soon after a P3d update has been released that's why I usually wait a week or two before updating. 

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Still can't figure out what the hotfix is supposed to fix, so I probably won't install it. I hate installing beta patches. 

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Still can't figure out what the hotfix is supposed to fix, so I probably won't install it. I hate installing beta patches. 

 

From LM's Prepar3D Forums, these are the ONLY things fixed with HF4:

 

- SimDirector - numerous fixes made to correct crashes and loading visualizations

SimConnect_weatherRequestCloudState - now correctly returns the proper values in a SIMCONNECT_RECV_CLOUD_STATE structure

- Attached floating objects - corrected rendering library objects in a wrong location in relation to the boat veh_carrier01_high_detail_sm SimObject

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