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P3Dv2.5 Do I need simconnect & FSUIPC?

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Just built a new Skylake rig and have Win10 and P3Dv2.5 freshly installed.

This is my first time with P3D, do I need Simconnect & FSUIPC for it to function correctly with aircraft addons?

I read on the Aerosoft forum that you need Simconnect for their Airbus package & Twin Otter to function correctly...

Not had much luck installing my P3D compatible aircraft yet, many have missing textures, panels etc...

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Simconnect should be installed automatically with P3D but if that didn't happen you can install it manually from here:

 

\Prepar3D v2\redist\Interface\FSX-SP1\retail\lib

\Prepar3D v2\redist\Interface\FSX-SP2-XPACK\retail\lib
 
I personally only use the SP2 version (needed for TrackIR and A2A planes) but it won't hurt to install both.
 
FSUIPC isn't needed unless you like the options it offers and/or if an add-on really needs it (in which case it should be documented). I don't have FSUIPC installed and everything works perfectly fine. There only are a few add ons that actually need FSUIPC: most people use it for controller options.

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Simconnect should be installed automatically with P3D but if that didn't happen you can install it manually from here:

 

\Prepar3D v2\redist\Interface\FSX-SP1\retail\lib

\Prepar3D v2\redist\Interface\FSX-SP2-XPACK\retail\lib

 

I personally only use the SP2 version (needed for TrackIR and A2A planes) but it won't hurt to install both.

 

FSUIPC isn't needed unless you like the options it offers and/or if an add-on really needs it (in which case it should be documented). I don't have FSUIPC installed and everything works perfectly fine. There only are a few add ons that actually need FSUIPC: most people use it for controller options.

Brilliant...that has fixed all my aircraft issues...many thanks my friend...

I owe you a beer :)

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Good to hear! Looking forward to that beer!  :wink:

 

BTW I always have to install Simconnect manually after installing P3D (on a freshly installed OS). I said Simconnect should be installed automatically during the install of P3D because I noticed not everyone has to install Simconnect manually, but maybe this is only so because those people install P3D on a system that had or has FSX on it and hence Simconnect is already installed on those PC. Anyway, luckily installing Simconnect is simple and only takes a few seconds so to me it's no problem at all: it has become a part of my P3D install routine already.  :wink:

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Good to hear! Looking forward to that beer!  :wink:

 

BTW I always have to install Simconnect manually after installing P3D (on a freshly installed OS). I said Simconnect should be installed automatically during the install of P3D because I noticed not everyone has to install Simconnect manually, but maybe this is only so because those people install P3D on a system that had or has FSX on it and hence Simconnect is already installed on those PC. Anyway, luckily installing Simconnect is simple and only takes a few seconds so to me it's no problem at all: it has become a part of my P3D install routine already.  :wink:

the pdfkneeboard is for FSX, is there not one for P3D ?

I did the above thing but still not showing up in addons inflight.

i did the dll.xml input to but no results

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