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How Do I Install Active Sky Next Into Prepar3D V3

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Introduction 
 
Installing Active Sky Next for Prepar3D v3 

A step by step guide to installing Active Sky Next into Prepar3D v3  

 
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INDEX 
 
(1)  Disabling UAC User Account Control and Anti virus Software 
 
(2)  Creating an Active Sky Next folder outside of Prepar3D
 
(3)  Running the Active Sky Next Installer 
 
(4)  Installing ASConnect 
 
 
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(1)  Disabling UAC User Account Control and Anti virus Software 
 
Before i run the Active Sky Installer, I will disable my User account Control.  Type uac in your windows search bar.  Click Never notify and Click Ok  
 
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This next bit is optional and depends on the type on Antivirus Software you have installed on your PC  I use Bitdefender so this is what I do.  
 
As you can see from the image below.  1 I will find my Exclusions zone and navigate through my C Drive and Add the Active Sky Next installer.  2 and 3 shows that the Active Sky Next Installer has now been automatically added to my Exclusions Zone and has been automatically added to my Firewall. 
 
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(2)  Creating an Active Sky Next folder outside of Prepar3D
 
I will now create a separate folder to install Active Sky Next in.  My location of choice is a folder beside my Prepar3D 3.1 folder. 
 
1 Left Click on New folder.   2 Right Click and Rename it Active Sky Next.  3 As you can see I now have a new folder were I will be pointing the Active Sky Next Installer to. 
 
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(3)  Running the Active Sky Next Installer 
 
Right Click on the Installer and Run as Administrator 
 
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Follow the steps 1, 2 ,3  and proceed.
 
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This is important.  I have installed Prepar3D and Active Sky Next on my G Drive,  you need to change this to your own Install path 

4 By default your Active Sky Next installer will want to install into  C:Program Files(86).  We need to change this,  Its always best to Install software Outside of the default path of C:Program Files(86)   5  Browse to your newly created folder and Click Ok 
 
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This Install Path is correct for my PC.  As I said you need to change this to your suit your own Install path.  
 
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Follow the steps, 7, 8, 9 and proceed. 
 
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10 enter your License Key and Click Ok,   You will find this code in your Receipt Email from your seller.    11, Click Ok.  The next window that will pop up will be the ASConnect window.  See below
 
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(4) Installing ASConnect 
 
You need to Install ASConnect into YOUR Prepar3D v3  folder 
 
There are 2 ways you can install ASConnect,  we can follow the prompts and it will be automatically installed, no problem.  Or we can do it manually. 
 
Following the prompts
 
1 and  2  Click Yes and Next
 
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This is Important. You need to Install ASConnect in YOUR Prepar3D v3. Folder.   
3  Insure you have this set correctly, Click Next.  4  Confirm proper Install path,  Click Install. 
 
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5 Installing.    6  Click Ok 
 
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You will be greeted with this,  your Active Sky Next Command Centre.  That's basically it.  Start up Prepar3D and away you go.  
 
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Manually installing ASConnect. 
 
For future reference you can Manually install  ASConnect by going here   ► Computer  ► Your Install Location   ►  Active Sky Next  ►  ASNext_P3D 
 
Right Click on ASConnect_P3D_Install.exe and Click Run as administrator
 
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Nice!

 

I assume in the last step you mean: click on "run as administrator" instead of "install"..?

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Good man Carlos.  God bless your eyes young man  :smile:   

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Good man Carlos.  God bless your eyes young man  :smile:

 

Thanks for the young man part, I guess we're both equaly young but I'm 2 weeks older than you... ;)

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Great stuff lady Poppet!

 

... a real contribution to the community and work of love!

 

1. Have you considered installing a ASN a LAN based remote computer to relieve your Flying CPU and gain back a few FPS?

 

2.I'd like your input...first entered here...then realized I was hijacking your topic, so started my own,

 

http://www.avsim.com/topic/480831-what-does-the-installation-of-the-p3dv-31-scenery-get-me-besides-grief/?p=3348230

 

 

Cheers esteemed youngster, and Happy New Years to all!

Chas

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1. Have you considered installing a ASN a LAN based remote computer to relieve your Flying CPU and gain back a few FPS?

 

 

Hello Chase,  I'm working on it.  It makes sense alight.  

 

Happy new year to you to  :smile:

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1. Have you considered installing a ASN a LAN based remote computer to relieve your Flying CPU and gain back a few FPS?

 

On any modern CPU, you have plenty of unused cycles. Besides, ASN uses about 1.5% as many CPU cycles as FSX.

 

Cheers!

 

Luke

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Just an Update 

 

Open Beta Build B5848 has been released.   It works fine.  

 

"Hello Pilots!

B5848 has been posted. This will hopefully be the last update before becoming SP4 official.""

 

Download page

 

http://www.hifisimtech.com/downloads/

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Update 
 
"""Active Sky Next Service Pack 4.1 has been officially released by HiFi and is now available for download!  
 
SP4.1 includes multiple fixes and adjustments as well as enhancements for more realistic icing simulation.
 
This service pack is offered free of charge to all Active Sky Next users.  Those using the Steam FSX:SE DLC version of ASN should wait for the update available directly through Steam.  Those using the standard non-DLC version (for FSX or P3D) can update now at http://www.hifisimtech.com/downloads.
 
Active Sky Next is a full-featured weather simulation engine with a special emphasis on realism, compatible with FSX, FSX:SE, Prepar3D v2.5 and Prepar3D v3.x.  For more information and to find out why Active Sky Next is the #1 weather engine for desktop flight sim, please visit www.activeskynext.com today"""

 

 

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Hi poppet!

 What if i saved my prepar3d under C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3 ? where can i save my activeskynext folder?

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Hello Fran, you can Install Active Sky Next where ever you choose, preferably Not though in (86)programfiles, pick anywhere else C/D/G. The ASConnect will install the relevant files into Prepar3D for you "configure_manager", and connect Active Sky Next to Prepar3D wherever it is Installed. Then when you Click on your ASN control panel it will also Automatically add an Entry to both exe.xml and dll.xml files, thus give you marvellous and beautiful weather:)

 

Some people have there own "ideas" about where is best to Install stuff but, Just for the future, don't install anything into (86)Programfiles.

 

Just make sure you have complete control over your Prepar3D folder (see the start of the Thread)

 

Run your PC and all your 3rd Party Software as administrator.

 

In saying all that I regularly Install stuff into (86) program files and never have problems, but just to be on the safe side, it's safer not to.

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Yes,  you can Install Active Sky Next anywhere on your computer.    

 

 

After you enter your Licence Key  Make sure you Direct the ASConnect to your Prepar3D Folder,  Just like the image shows

 

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ASConnect

 

   Insure you have this set correctly, Click Next.  4  Confirm proper Install path to your Prepar3D folder.   Click Install

 
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Hey poppet sorry i got confused with the ASconnect part. So with the "Select Prepar3d location", ill just click Program Files(x86) because by default thats where it is saved. Am i right? 

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No problem Fran.

 

Yes, If you have Prepar3D saved in Program Files(x86)  this will be the correct Path to Install ASConnect  

 

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What Version of Active Sky Next do you currently have ? 

 

For example:  The latest Whole Version is B5921 in Blue,  This Version is a complete Install  "takes seconds"  of Active Sky Next.  If you have an older Version you can download the Update In Redand this Update will bring you to the latest Version, B5921 

 

Personally i will always download the latest Whole version and Install that one.   But If you choose to Update your old Version to the latest Version, just Download the update Red

 

​Extract the file, Right Click,  run as administrator and follow the promps. 

 

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The Update Installer will Automatically find your Active Sky Next Install Location.  When the Update has finished you will be greeted with the ASConnect window. 

 

Just make sure you Install the ASConnect into your Prepar3D folder 

 

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You also can Manually install  ASConnect by going here   ► Computer  ► Your Install Location   ►  Active Sky Next  ►  ASNext_P3D  ► ASConnect_P3D_Install.exe

  

Right Click on ASConnect_P3D_Install.exe and Click Run as administrator 

 

 

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Hi poppet!

 

               I just got ASN and it worked fine. But its asking me to update for the latest version for p3d v3. My problem it i dont know what version i should download. Also, whats the process or steps if i am going to update ASN. Thanks

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Hello Fran.  If you see the post above you it answers the same question.  The latest Version is still the same B5921

 

You can Download the Update Red,  Extract your your Download, Then run ActiveSkyNext_Update.exe  Follow the Instructions above ^^^^ 

 

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*Update* 

 

Active Sky Next B6010 has been released.  This Version is the latest Official Stable Version and is Compatible with Prepar3D V3.3 

 

http://www.hifisimtech.com/downloads/

 

 

Full Version / Trial  
(Latest Official/Stable) ASN for P3D v2.5/v3.X with Service Pack 5 – Full Version / Trial    Version B6004
Compatible with P3D v2.5 and P3D v3.0, v3.1, v3.2, v3.3

Edited by Jim Young
Version changed to B6010

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Yes, B6010 was just posted which replaces B6004.  There was a small issue related to P3D 2.5 compatibility.

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B6010

 

Thank you Jay,  Don't know how i missed that.  I have reported it to get the post changed 

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On 22/4/2016 at 10:15 PM, Poppet said:

No problem Fran.

 

Yes, If you have Prepar3D saved in Program Files(x86)  this will be the correct Path to Install ASConnect  

 

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This does not pop up with me. It automatically jumps to install, and I cant select the correct folder.

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