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jimmy64

Upgrade now or wait for 2.6?

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Hello all! I've been sitting on my 2.3 to 2.4 upgrade with the patch since 2.4 came out, which happened to be just a few days after going from 2.2 to 2.3. That was 3 installs in short succession, including the 1.4 to 2.2 jump, so when 2.5 appeared I was less than excited about pulling the trigger and doing it all over again. I know that a few of you get it done in a few hours, cheers, it takes a few days for me to finish the task. I have enjoyed this install very much except for one small mistake that I made which has only affected one airport during takeoff, KVNY by FTX. This post is not really about that but if it were not for this one issue, I would just as well stay put for now. I had ran the airport installer for P3D, not V2. When I tried to uninstall it, I created a texture kaleidoscope which took a minute to fix. Finally the triple installer arrived and all was well, except that when taking off, my aircraft freezes for 2-3 seconds. There is still something wrong there that I couldn't fix (this happens nowhere else). I have now grown very interested in flying on Pilot Edge and LA Artcc and doing their offered ratings. I would like KVNY to be a big part of that. My dilemma though, is do I wait for 2.6 or do it now. Will there even be a 2.6? I have a feeling that 3.0 will be out sooner rather than later. Feeling like...."Mr. McLees would you like paper or plastic?....Mr. McLees?.....Sir?"

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Hi Jimmy, I am waiting for 2.6 since I don't have P3d loaded on my PC. I bought it when 2.0 v came out and this January I deleted it just because had other things going at that time. I was with FSX since 2006 but I like P3d better (just my opinion). Don't know when 2.6 v will be out though? Maybe soon.

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No one knows when v2.6 will be released - except Lockheed Martin.

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Which will be the day after I install 2.5! :lol:

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Which will be the day after I install 2.5! :lol:

Me too!

 

I am also still on 2.4...

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Yep, still on 2.4 myself! Everything seems to work fine for me so will wait until the next update or Win10/DirectX12 which ever comes first, but I'm in no hurry!

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hello,

 

I am still on 2.4 too. I don't like the upgrade process which is by no means transparent as it should be. 

 

I will upgrade when a quantum improvement is released....

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You're going to need to bite the bullet at some point since the file directory structure is a bit different.  Personally, I would rip that band aid off now and be set for future upgrades.

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No, I trust that P3D V3.0 isnt too far away. Or let me put it the other way around: I havent heard of any improvement in 2.5 that makes me think "I have to do it".

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I predict that there will not be a version 2.6. The next version will be 3.0.

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My gut instinct tells me that there will be one final tweek of V2, probably nothing earth shattering, then V3 DirectX 12 end of year or Q1 16. I would welcome a DirectX 12 Windows 10 sim that does NOT break compatibility with the great add-ons that we presently have. Some of my favorites are fairly new. Like many, I am anxiously awaiting 64 bit. If I had my druthers, a 64 bit V4 would release very soon after V3, breaking compatibility, but be developed in parallel with a 32 bit V3.

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My suspicion is not only will v3 need a clean install, it will probably need a clean install of the W10 OS, or at least a near-install.

 

I see no prospect of v3 happening until several months into a stable W10 environment, so imminent arrival of Windows 10 is no indication of the imminent following of a new version of P3D.

 

I go with Jimmy but as a Q1/Q2 2016 arrival - it will be a fresh purchase for all.

 

On that basis, unless you have the senile old goat of FSX to fall back on, why not install 2.5 ? You know you will get months and months of use and you're back on track with support as L-M only supports the current version.

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I'm not aware of any version 2.6 ... I am aware of a version 3.0 (and a few other things) ;)

 

Cheers, Rob.

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So things we should be excited about...or more than excited Rob?! That's all you need to say...

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Thanks Robb, made my decision easy! Looking very forward to a week 1 install of V3.0.

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