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Lots of ORBX scenery installed and PMDG aircraft so wondering if you found it worth the time to do the upgrade, and if so why.  Thanks!

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Lots of ORBX scenery installed and PMDG aircraft so wondering if you found it worth the time to do the upgrade, and if so why.  Thanks!

The upgrade does not affect any of your current scenery or settings.

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3.5?  I think you mean 3.3.5

 

I have a list of the files impacted by the various component updates (it's a long long list) and I'm incorporating that into an AVSIM P3D guide, but has taken me longer than I expected.  I've also asked LM to include a list of files that will be overwritten for each subsequent component installer ... so hoping that will happen for next release.

 

Elaine's guide is a great reference.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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hi jim, iam still running 3.1 and iam thinking upgrading pretty much every day but cause of laziness i guess i dont do it. lol  my question is will i loose all my aircraft configurations settings and configurations i have managed to get right after many months of tweaking ? i have dash 8 , pmdg 737, asnext and i suppose i will have to reinstall all the fsdt and flightbeam airports i own. what actually do i have to reinstall again? also still running W7 . not quite laziness its cause i have just reinstalled W7 and p3d after loosing my drives 7 months ago and if i would upgrade would i have to install 3.3 or go to 3.2 and than 3.3 . thx for your advice.

 

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hi jim, iam still running 3.1 and iam thinking upgrading pretty much every day but cause of laziness i guess i dont do it. lol  my question is will i loose all my aircraft configurations settings and configurations i have managed to get right after many months of tweaking ? i have dash 8 , pmdg 737, asnext and i suppose i will have to reinstall all the fsdt and flightbeam airports i own. what actually do i have to reinstall again? also still running W7 . not quite laziness its cause i have just reinstalled W7 and p3d after loosing my drives 7 months ago and if i would upgrade would i have to install 3.3 or go to 3.2 and than 3.3 . thx for your advice.

 

henry

All I did is uninstall the Prepar3D Professional Client and then downloaded the latest version and installed it.  I did not have to mess around with any of my aircraft, none of my Orbx scenery, my scenery.cfg was still there with no changes, there was no changes to the P3D.cfg, there was no changes to dll.xml or exe.xml.  Use Elaine's excellent uninstall the client and reinstall the new version topic - http://www.avsim.com/topic/484945-how-do-i-update-prepar3d-v3-using-the-new-installers/

 

I think the main change with the client update is the update of P3D.exe and that does not affect your aircraft or scenery.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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3.5?  I think you mean 3.3.5

 

I have a list of the files impacted by the various component updates (it's a long long list) and I'm incorporating that into an AVSIM P3D guide, but has taken me longer than I expected.  I've also asked LM to include a list of files that will be overwritten for each subsequent component installer ... so hoping that will happen for next release.

 

Elaine's guide is a great reference.

 

Cheers, Rob.

 

Good ideas!. Waiting for that update of the excellent Avsim P3D Guide.

Cheers, Ed

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Lots of ORBX scenery installed and PMDG aircraft so wondering if you found it worth the time to do the upgrade

 

There was some good Fixs and Improvments with 3.3.5  But it really depends on what You are looking for http://prepar3d.com/SDKv3/LearningCenter/what_is_new/new_v33.html

 

Some Might say.....If Prepar3D V 3  is running good for you and your happy,  well then there is no need to Update. 

 

Others might say.....We are due another Update Release soon,  so i would wait till then and you might decided to skip 3.3.5 and Update to the next version.  

 

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But if you decided to Update now to 3.3.5  It's very easy and quick,  Takes only a couple of minutes 

 

The Link that Jim and Dale has provided will have 6 pages of Pictures and Information,  Please Read It. 

 

This is the shorten Version (No Pictures) 

 

 Please Note: The following Information may change for future Release Updates but for now this Information is Relevant.  

 

Regarding Updating to Prepar3D V 3.3.517625

 

You will only need Client and Content       Scenery was Not Updated in the last Update Release

 

 Download the full Prepar3D V 3.3.517625 from the Prepar3D site.

 

Client:  You will Need Client for definite (if you want to update)  

 

Content:  Some 3rd Party Software need the Content updated,  So its highly recommended to Update Content

 

Scenery:   There was No change in Scenery going from 3.2.3  to  3.3.5  So No need to Update there.

 

 

What to Do.......  

 

(1)  Uninstall Client and Content in your Control Panel  "Programs and Features"  Restart your Computer.  

 

(2)  Install the Client First,  Then the Content   Restart your Computer.

 

 

After you Update (If you have these Ad On's) 

 

Orbx Libs 160708?  "New Version"  No region changing 
 
(1A) To sort your Orbx Autogen Entries,  When you Run a Content Update,  It will leave your Autogen files back to Default.   All you do is open up your FTX Control Panel,  That's It   When you open your FTX Control Panel you will Notice on the bottom left  "Syncing Update Data"  will be Automatically doing its thing assuring your Autogen files are in order.
 
Orbx Libs Version 160321 and older  "Old Version" 
 
(1B)  To sort your Orbx Autogen Entries,  Go to your FTX Control Panel.  Click either FTX Global or Europe and click apply,  That's it. 
 
(2)   Go to your Rex_Texture Control Panel Or Soft Clouds Control Panel and Inject your Theme again. 

 

(3)   Run the FSDT addon_Manager again if you have any FSDT Products like Airports or Ground Services X Installed  https://www.fsdreamt...donmanager.html
 
(4)   Inject PrecipitFX again.      
 
(5)   Run Orbx Libs Installer again  (Just to be on the safe side) 
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There was some good Fixs and Improvments with 3.3.5  But it really depends on what You are looking for http://prepar3d.com/SDKv3/LearningCenter/what_is_new/new_v33.html

 

Some Might say.....If Prepar3D V 3  is running good for you and your happy,  well then there is no need to Update. 

 

Others might say.....We are due another Update Release soon,  so i would wait till then and you might decided to skip 3.3.5 and Update to the next version.  

 

==============

 

But if you decided to Update now to 3.3.5  It's very easy and quick,  Takes only a couple of minutes 

 

The Link that Jim and Dale has provided will have 6 pages of Pictures and Information,  Please Read It. 

 

This is the shorten Version (No Pictures) 

 

 Please Note: The following Information may change for future Release Updates but for now this Information is Relevant.  

 

Regarding Updating to Prepar3D V 3.3.517625

 

You will only need Client and Content       Scenery was Not Updated in the last Update Release

 

 Download the full Prepar3D V 3.3.517625 from the Prepar3D site.

 

Client:  You will Need Client for definite (if you want to update)  

 

Content:  Some 3rd Party Software need the Content updated,  So its highly recommended to Update Content

 

Scenery:   There was No change in Scenery going from 3.2.3  to  3.3.5  So No need to Update there.

 

 

What to Do.......  

 

(1)  Uninstall Client and Content in your Control Panel  "Programs and Features"  Restart your Computer.  

 

(2)  Install the Client First,  Then the Content   Restart your Computer.

 

 

After you Update (If you have these Ad On's) 

 

Orbx Libs 160708?  "New Version"  No region changing 
 
(1A) To sort your Orbx Autogen Entries,  When you Run a Content Update,  It will leave your Autogen files back to Default.   All you do is open up your FTX Control Panel,  That's It   When you open your FTX Control Panel you will Notice on the bottom left  "Syncing Update Data"  will be Automatically doing its thing assuring your Autogen files are in order.
 
Orbx Libs Version 160321 and older  "Old Version" 
 
(1B)  To sort your Orbx Autogen Entries,  Go to your FTX Control Panel.  Click either FTX Global or Europe and click apply,  That's it. 
 
(2)   Go to your Rex_Texture Control Panel Or Soft Clouds Control Panel and Inject your Theme again. 

 

(3)   Run the FSDT addon_Manager again if you have any FSDT Products like Airports or Ground Services X Installed  https://www.fsdreamt...donmanager.html
 
(4)   Inject PrecipitFX again.      
 
(5)   Run Orbx Libs Installer again  (Just to be on the safe side) 

 

 

Thanks Elaine, you answered my questions!

Cheers, Ed

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Some Might say.....If Prepar3D V 3  is running good for you and your happy,  well then there is no need to Update. 

 

OK, that's me.  Thanks for that I think I'll hold off until 4.0 arrives, or 64 bit whichever comes first.  Works quite well right now.

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Thanks everyone for the comments.  The SSD P3D lives on is getting slightly long in the tooth so probably best wait til it's time to pick up a new SSD and then depending on where P3D is at that point do the upgrade.   

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Is there any indication on when the next P3D release will be out? As per Elaine's post above "Some would say....we are due another Update Release soon". Are we talking weeks or months here?

 

I have just formatted and reinstalled Windows 10 with the new Anniversary Update. Ready to install P3Dv3.3.5. now but would definitely hold off on doing this if I knew that the update is just a couple weeks off.

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DO I really need to downloaded the ENTIRE installer, can't I just download the contents that I need? I have a slow connection.

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Yes,   You can Install directly from the Prepar3D website,  As you can see from the Image you have to Download Cont1.cab First before you Install the Content.msi

 

Just keep in mind you need to Install Client first and then Install the Content.msi   For everything else follow post #9 ^^ 

 

Please Note:  Read Post #9 before you take this action,  as you need to Uninstall the old components.  

 

 

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I've now got black clouds near my plane all the time. I deleted my Shaders, did everything correctly and I can't get rid of it.

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There was some good Fixs and Improvments with 3.3.5  But it really depends on what You are looking for http://prepar3d.com/SDKv3/LearningCenter/what_is_new/new_v33.html

 

Some Might say.....If Prepar3D V 3  is running good for you and your happy,  well then there is no need to Update. 

 

Others might say.....We are due another Update Release soon,  so i would wait till then and you might decided to skip 3.3.5 and Update to the next version.  

 

==============

 

But if you decided to Update now to 3.3.5  It's very easy and quick,  Takes only a couple of minutes 

 

The Link that Jim and Dale has provided will have 6 pages of Pictures and Information,  Please Read It. 

 

This is the shorten Version (No Pictures) 

 

 Please Note: The following Information may change for future Release Updates but for now this Information is Relevant.  

 

Regarding Updating to Prepar3D V 3.3.517625

 

You will only need Client and Content       Scenery was Not Updated in the last Update Release

 

 Download the full Prepar3D V 3.3.517625 from the Prepar3D site.

 

Client:  You will Need Client for definite (if you want to update)  

 

Content:  Some 3rd Party Software need the Content updated,  So its highly recommended to Update Content

 

Scenery:   There was No change in Scenery going from 3.2.3  to  3.3.5  So No need to Update there.

 

 

What to Do.......  

 

(1)  Uninstall Client and Content in your Control Panel  "Programs and Features"  Restart your Computer.  

 

(2)  Install the Client First,  Then the Content   Restart your Computer.

 

 

After you Update (If you have these Ad On's) 

 

Orbx Libs 160708?  "New Version"  No region changing 
 
(1A) To sort your Orbx Autogen Entries,  When you Run a Content Update,  It will leave your Autogen files back to Default.   All you do is open up your FTX Control Panel,  That's It   When you open your FTX Control Panel you will Notice on the bottom left  "Syncing Update Data"  will be Automatically doing its thing assuring your Autogen files are in order.
 
Orbx Libs Version 160321 and older  "Old Version" 
 
(1B)  To sort your Orbx Autogen Entries,  Go to your FTX Control Panel.  Click either FTX Global or Europe and click apply,  That's it. 
 
(2)   Go to your Rex_Texture Control Panel Or Soft Clouds Control Panel and Inject your Theme again. 

 

(3)   Run the FSDT addon_Manager again if you have any FSDT Products like Airports or Ground Services X Installed  https://www.fsdreamt...donmanager.html
 
(4)   Inject PrecipitFX again.      
 
(5)   Run Orbx Libs Installer again  (Just to be on the safe side) 

 

Thanks Elaine...works like a charm!

 

Cheers, Pete

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