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I read some threads from back in 2015, but now that a lot more time has passed how is Prepar3d looking? I have FSX (boxed addition and now I'm moving over to steam edition). I am considering switching to another platform especially since the FSLabs Airbus will only charge an upgrade fee for going from fsx to prepar3d. I had a lot of VAS problems with FSX and was really annoyed. Has prepar3d improved substantially over the past year? Is it receiving active updates to make it worthwhile to invest in long term? I bought a ton of content for FSX and I don't feel like paying PMDG twice for the same planes but when there new 747 comes out for prepar3d I could just make the switch at that point and have the 747 and a320 and pick up AS 2016 along with using FTX global. This seems like it would be enough to keep me busy for awhile in prepar3d. Is it worth it to switch platforms at this point? Is the future bright for prepar3d?

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Made the switch to P3D last month, brother, after YEARS of FSX and FSX:SE.  I will never go back to FSX.  Do it.

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Have almost 2 decades of FS, I moved to P3D about 18 months ago. I wouldn't go back to FSX if you paid me. 

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Have used P3D since version 2 and would never go back to FSX.

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While there may be a lot of familiarity on the surface under the hood there have been many significant improvements. As the others have said it's doubtful once you make the switch that you would want to go back.

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when will sloped runways come?

 

 

September, 31, 2017.  

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Made the switch to P3D last month, brother, after YEARS of FSX and FSX:SE.  I will never go back to FSX.  Do it.

 

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Wow. The comments here are pretty strong in favor of the switch. I'll make the jump when the airbus comes out for p3d or the pmdg 747 so that way I have a jet I can get to fly without buying the same jet twice. 

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Nah, get P3D now so it's ready for your new PMDG 744v2.

 

...do it...you KNOW you want to.

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Nah, get P3D now so it's ready for your new PMDG 744v2.

 

...do it...you KNOW you want to.

 

I'm not going to give in to peer pressure!

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I'm not going to give in to peer pressure!

Atta boy, get on it...or don't.

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I'm not going to give in to peer pressure!

 

Felt the same way when my friends left DOS 3.1 for Windows. 

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Like the other posters, I switched to P3D (this past June, actually, to version 3.3.5), and I haven't looked back. I've kept FSX on my computer just in case, but lately, I've been uninstalling aircraft from FSX that either I've installed in or re-bought for P3D.

 

I thought that I might run FSX along with P3D for aircraft that aren't available in P3D (e.g., PMDG J41), but ... I just can't bring myself to go back to FSX for any reason. At some point, I'll uninstall FSX entirely.

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Felt the same way when my friends left DOS 3.1 for Windows. 

 

Thanks for the Bob!  You just reminded how old I really am!  LOL!!!

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Felt the same way when my friends left DOS 3.1 for Windows.

 

Well done. DOS still rules.

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I read some threads from back in 2015, but now that a lot more time has passed how is Prepar3d looking? I have FSX (boxed addition and now I'm moving over to steam edition). I am considering switching to another platform especially since the FSLabs Airbus will only charge an upgrade fee for going from fsx to prepar3d. I had a lot of VAS problems with FSX and was really annoyed. Has prepar3d improved substantially over the past year? Is it receiving active updates to make it worthwhile to invest in long term? I bought a ton of content for FSX and I don't feel like paying PMDG twice for the same planes but when there new 747 comes out for prepar3d I could just make the switch at that point and have the 747 and a320 and pick up AS 2016 along with using FTX global. This seems like it would be enough to keep me busy for awhile in prepar3d. Is it worth it to switch platforms at this point? Is the future bright for prepar3d?

You are asking  questions in the wrong forum,  I would ask in the FSX-SE from people the has both , I guaranty you will get different answers. :wink:  

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I have both fsx steam and p3d 3.4. Vas is about the same on both maybe slightly better than steam. But you can definitely run out if memory flying into complex airports.

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I have both fsx steam and p3d 3.4. Vas is about the same on both maybe slightly better than steam. But you can definitely run out if memory flying into complex airports.

I agree with that,  AA in Steam is a lot better, graphics in P3D is superb, on my system Steam + AS16 heavy coverage  performs a lot better than P3D, and no AA issues. There are the good and the bad things in both, so the saga continue :wub:

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Is P3D ever making the switch to 64bit and be able to fully use modern hardware?

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I read some threads from back in 2015, but now that a lot more time has passed how is Prepar3d looking? I have FSX (boxed addition and now I'm moving over to steam edition). I am considering switching to another platform especially since the FSLabs Airbus will only charge an upgrade fee for going from fsx to prepar3d. I had a lot of VAS problems with FSX and was really annoyed. Has prepar3d improved substantially over the past year? Is it receiving active updates to make it worthwhile to invest in long term? I bought a ton of content for FSX and I don't feel like paying PMDG twice for the same planes but when there new 747 comes out for prepar3d I could just make the switch at that point and have the 747 and a320 and pick up AS 2016 along with using FTX global. This seems like it would be enough to keep me busy for awhile in prepar3d. Is it worth it to switch platforms at this point? Is the future bright for prepar3d?

 

The benefits of P3D make the platform far superior, the cost is quite a lot considering you may need to rebuy addons but the payoff is definitely worth it. I reinstalled FSX-SE for the FSL320 and I just cannot bring myself to use it because the sim just feels terrible. Prepar3D really is a million miles ahead on everything and once the 747 is out, FSL is out.... You really won't look back.

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