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I am long-time user of FSX with DX10 fixer.  I get super resolution, no problems.


I am interested in making the BIG change to Prepard3d.  Will there be a significant change to my flight environment?


So, once I purchase the Prepard3d software, please give me an idea of the order for installing it and uninstalling FSX.


Also, once Prepard3d is installed, do I just load my must-have software:  REX, Opus, PMDG, RC4?


Is GEX and UTX used in Prepard3d or not necessary?


Thanks for any help on the BIG switch.



Digital Storm, Win 7 64-bit, Intel i5 4690k (OC 4.5 GHz), ASRock Z97, FSX Gold,
two Dell monitors, 1x Samsung 500GB DDR, PC 8GB DDR3 (1866), RC4, DX10 Fixer,
nVidia Inspector tuned by FSX DX10 "How To" Guide, nVidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB),
Opus, GEX, UTX, UT2, REX (4, Soft, Airports) FS Global 2008, PMDG JS41 & 737NGX,

750W Corsair

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Welcome to P3D Zach - 


Your system looks capable of getting good results in P3D - how you see those differences is really dependent on how you setup P3D. 

1) Do NOT apply all the FSX tweaks to P3d - they are either not needed or already implemented.

2) you can run FSX and P3D side by side if you have the disk space - they do not conflict.

3) I use GEX and UTX in P3D with great results.

4) I suggest you install P3D outside of the default ProgramFiles(x86) folder - install into it's own folder and/or drive if possible.


HOWEVER - on many products you will have to get the dedicated installer for p3d (if available) or purchase the p3d version. Check with your add on developer.


Even though some have had success using 3rd party tools to migrate FSX versions to P3D, I strongly caution against this as it can cause serious issues with some systems.




P3D#1 - 7700K 5.0g ROG X270F 3600 15-15-15 - EVGA RTX 2080ti 1000W PSU 1- 850G EVO SSD, 2-256G OCZ SSD, 1TB,HAF942-H100 Water W1064Pro
40" 4K Monitor 3840x2160 - AS16, ASCA, GEP3D, UTX, Toposim, ORBX Regions, TrackIR
P3D#2 - 3770K 4.7g Asus Z77 1600 7-8-7 GTX1080ti DH14 850W 2-1TB WD HDD,1tb VRap, Armor+ W10 Pro 2 - HannsG 28" Monitors

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Totally agree with the above.

Try staying away from tweaks, I have abandoned them with great success.

I might add that the freeware "FreeMesh" available is far better than the FS Global 2008 that you are running.


The one annoying difference still left between FSX and P3D is that FSX handles shimmering a lot better than P3D.

I must be more fortunate than most in that area. I have no need of running SGSS to combat it.


From habit, I catch myself thinking I might reinstall FSX, but then happily decide "what's the point?"

i7 7700K @4.2, GTX 1060 6 Gig, Windows 10, P3D v 5, and MSFS 2020 and a couple of SSD's

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PMDG J41 is not compatible with P3D.

PMDG 737 NGX is not compatible either, but there is a P3D version of it which is.

Oliver Binder


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I'd say keep in mind due to licensing issues some 3rd party devs require a separate purchase to use their AC in P3D.  As mentioned above the FSX version of the NGX will not work, you will need to repurchase the P3D version.

Chris DeGroat   P3D v4.4 | 737NGX | FSL A320 |FS2Crew NGX Reboot | ProATCx | Pilot2ATC | AS16+ASCA | FlyInside

XP11 | JAR A320+BSS | XEnviro | FlyInside

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