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A Word of Caution when updating add ons in V4

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My dll.xml file is not friendly with notepad++ every time I change to utf-8 it doesn't display that change and saving and closing then opening again it has not saved it. very bizarre.

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FlyTampa gives the impression that their compatibility hotfixes are P3D v4 compatible, but their old installers mishandle certain config files.  Beware.

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I use Texpad as editor and used it to add a line to prepar3d.cfg. All seemed ok but I soon discovered the following:

- changes made within p3d ( assigned some keys )  were not saved. Next start the keys still showed up as I set them up, but they did not work.

- items in exe.xml were not executed

Forcing textpad to save as UFT-8 solved the problem. Strange that "corrupting" the  prepar3d.cfg had these effects. Enabling error reporting did not report anything related to this issue.

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I test all my add-ons by installing them into a sandbox (Sandboxie). That way my P3D installation will never get corrupted by incompatible add-ons, and I can see exactly what files are installed and where they are placed. It makes it so much easier to manually migrate my add-ons to my Documents folder or some other external location.

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So based on what I'm reading here, those without an IT doctrine should forget about V3.4. I'm sure I speak for a lot of simmers who simply want install Prepar3d and add their add-ons without this kind of hassle. I also understand these issues do not occur in V3.3 but the concern is if I go down that path, what level of support will there be down the track, particularly given it's the same price as V3.4 and you're only given a months grace to upgrade to V3.4......which ends up impacting VAS, FPS and a multitude (courtesy of Prepar3d forum) of add-ons.

I'm happy to upgrade but not at the expense of losing interest in something I've been passionate about since the intro of FS1. Or is LM only interested in the commercial application of Prepar3d? 

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32 minutes ago, youngie63 said:

So based on what I'm reading here, those without an IT doctrine should forget about V3.4. I'm sure I speak for a lot of simmers who simply want install Prepar3d and add their add-ons without this kind of hassle. I also understand these issues do not occur in V3.3 but the concern is if I go down that path, what level of support will there be down the track, particularly given it's the same price as V3.4 and you're only given a months grace to upgrade to V3.4......which ends up impacting VAS, FPS and a multitude (courtesy of Prepar3d forum) of add-ons.

I'm happy to upgrade but not at the expense of losing interest in something I've been passionate about since the intro of FS1. Or is LM only interested in the commercial application of Prepar3d? 

i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz,32GB, Radeon HD 7900

You are reading too much into it. There are basically two kinds of P3D users - those who have to tweak every little thing and try to squeeze the absolute maxumum out of it and those who want to start it up and fly. This thread is primarily for the former.  It's only complicated when you want to do non standard stuff.

Just install your addons using their installer and go fly.

Vic

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Thanks Vic, however I have read numerous threads where several common add-ons have caused issues (PMDG, EFB, GSX, etc) in V4. As previously stated this didn't appear to be a problem in V3. Like you lot I also want to make the most of Prepar3d but just don't have the technical know how to do it.

Cheers Steve

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Hi,

 

what does that mean change the cfg files to unicode ? Isn't it a .cfg anymore ? Not working in notepad anymore ?

 

thanks

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On ‎10‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 1:50 PM, christian83 said:

what does that mean change the cfg files to unicode ? Isn't it a .cfg anymore ? Not working in notepad anymore ?

No, it just means that when saving edited files with Notepad.exe, choose UTF-8 format by clicking the Encoding: box:

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need  to know does the p3d work with the  steam fsx version or is p3d all on its own

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Prepar3d (P3D) is a stand-alone simulator.

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can anyone tell me if any of fsx stuff can be used on p3d

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Scenery will sometimes work. Add-on aircraft might work on P3D 1.x through 3.x, hardly ever on 4.x. If you want to know more, you can find it in this forum or this one. What you really need to do though, is start your own thread, since your questions are basic ones and this thread is about a narrow topic.

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