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Hm, nah... the tweet says 'A whole new [virtual] world! Prepar3D launches its latest software update for simulation training' and imho that whole new world is about those 24 screens and they are also saying 'update', not a new version as that FSElite link wants us to believe. And btw I wonder why they posted that tweet because the url they post doesn't lead to something new...

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If this is anything, I am thinking this would be version 3.5, which per the three month cadence of LM's point release schedule, would be coming within the next week or two. 

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It has always been crystal clear to me that LM wouldn't watch XP improving leaving  P3D in agony. This way we'll end up with quite improved XP11 and P3D4, or whatever it will be called. Not the worst situation isn't it? 

 

Thanks for sharing, Michael

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Hopefully the update will bring clickable cockpit in VR. Fingers crossed.

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Editable Navaids/Runways Database. No Autogen borderline.

 

Oh no, both schedueled for P3D5.

 

Kind regards, Michael

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I just wonder what monitor they use that has such thin bezel.

 

That wall is pretty far in the distance, which makes the bezel look thin, probably normal monitor bezel size. 

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If this happens, make sure you have a backup of your present version. https://fselite.net/...3d-coming-soon/

 

Well, it is Tuesday... a classic software release date.

 

Something I like about Lockheed Martin is that they just "drop" updates with very little buildup or hype. There's no speculation, consternation, or gnashing of teeth among our community about what something might be - it just appears.  So, we'll wait to see what appears... whenever that may be.

 

Quick - someone check if Pete Dowson is on vacation!

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Quick - someone check if Pete Dowson is on vacation!

 

:LMAO:

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Well, it is Tuesday... a classic software release date.

 

lol very good 

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I don't ever recall LM announcing an incremental update (ie 3.4 -> 3.5). Like someone said above, they just "drop" those on us. Maybe I just don't notice. This seems to be a bigger update. "A whole new [virtual] world" seems to be a pretty obvious indicator of something substantial.

 

My guess is P3D v4 64 bit or a new rendering engine.

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It may have to be something bigger than just 3.5.  With XP11 coming out, there has been a good deal of activity on the X-Plane boards by P3D folks who are considering coming over to the "other side." 

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It may have to be something bigger than just 3.5.  With XP11 coming out, there has been a good deal of activity on the X-Plane boards by P3D folks who are considering coming over to the "other side." 

already did and dont regret it. its worth having both options now!!

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Me too.  I tried 10 but the empty airports and other issues brought me back to FSX and then P3D.  But, 11 does seem to have serious promise.  i don't want two sims on the PC.  It's enough to keep up with just one.  So, right now, it's P3D with XP11 installed as a beta to evaluate.  We'll see how this all goes.  It's nice to have some good options!

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I hope LM adds Nvidia Simultaneous Multi-Projection For Correct Surround Views in future update.

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I tried 10 but the empty airports and other issues brought me back to FSX and then P3D

I actually really like the fact that so many of their airports have freeware scenery with custom objects that you can easily find and download. What i couldn't get past and the reason i keep coming back to p3d is weather. XP11 is just nowhere near p3d/active sky and what addons they have for weather seem to be limited by xplane's program architecture. Quality aircraft has been slowly getting better but still the choice of high level aircraft isn't as expanded as those available to p3d. I'll be getting xp11 once i get some upgrades done on my rig, but no weather improvements has my expectations dampened.

It's time for p3d to get on the 64 bit bandwagon. With that said I think what LM has done with improving the current 32 bit sim both in making it look better while also getting it to perform better than FSX is remarkable. All those tweaks will be a great launching pad to start the 64 bit version vs. the upcoming DTG sim which looks like they will be going to 64 bit from a less refined version of FSX.

Still don't like that DTG didn't build off of Microsoft Flight rather than FSX.

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 I'm loathe to spend any more money on P3D addons if they are getting ready to drop a 64 bit version. I didn't get anything for that platform on Black friday sales. Did get some XP stuff though.

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Well, as Rob A. pointed out today on the LM official forum in a thread about whether there would ever be a 64 bit version of P3d, LM never announces a new full version until it is ready to be released:

 

http://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6314&t=112786&p=148034#p148034


 

 


Did get some XP stuff though.

 

I held off, since a lot of the good addons are still working on compatibility with XP11, which IMO is pretty sweet, even without the extra eye candy.

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Well, as Rob A. pointed out today on the LM official forum in a thread about whether there would ever be a 64 bit version of P3d, LM never announces a new full version until it is ready to be released:

 

 

I don't know any more than you all, but I've got a feeling....certain 'people' have been, shall we say, a little more 'absent' than usual from the forum...

 

FSL have 'mentioned' that they are making efforts to release their A320 for P3d before the holiday season...I wonder...

 

With all the complaints re OOMs, and a really 'heavy' A320 on the system, well...maybe.

 

My credit card is going to take a bashing...what if both arrive at the same time..? Wowee !

 

Regards

Bill

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Many people talk about addons not working with a 64bit version. But Windows 64bit still can work with 32bit programs, why is it not possible to P3D do the same with the addons? Is a real time converter impossible? I don't think so.

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I'm more than happy with 3.5. It's stable and even with the OOM potential, managing OOM's sensibly avoids alot of pain. If this is something more than just an incremental release, it'll be a double celebration and a very busy Xmas/NY period in the virtual sky.

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If develepers such as orbx and rex asn pmdg and soforth did support xplane alot of simmers would have made the jump to xp thus making the both develepers and xp more profitible and p3d would have taken a hit.

 

Bc it is a 64 bit platform, i really want to make the leap thou the addons are stopping me from doing so and i have invested so much already.

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the addons are stopping me from doing so and i have invested so much already.

 

This is my issue.  I'm too heavily invested in P3D to start over.  

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