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[Poll] What's your Prepar3D v4 plans?

[Poll] What's your Prepar3D v4 plans?  

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  1. 1. When Prepar3D v4 is released...

    • I will purchase/install P3D v4, uninstall P3D v3 and install my add-ons as they become compatible.
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    • I will purchase/install P3D v4 but also keep P3D v3 installed, until all/most of my add-ons become compatible.
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    • I will not purchase/install P3D v4 until all/most of my add-ons become compatible.
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    • I will not purchase/install P3D v4 until a specific add-on becomes compatible.
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    • I will not purchase/install P3D v4 until I evaluate from reviews how it performs compared to P3D v3.
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    • I will not purchase/install P3D v4, I am satisfied with P3D v3.
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    • I will purchase Prepar3D because of P3D v4. This will be my first Prepar3D installation.
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Before the announcement of v4 I had the impression that we'd have to wait months to get the core add-ons to work. With great surprise the last two days it seems this will be a much shorter transition. For that reason I took the decision to format my computer and install only v4 on May 30. Being also an XP11 user, I'll spend some more time there meanwhile. 
My only real big loss for the moment will be the Majestic Q400, which as it seems it will take more months until it works in v4. 

Now, while we wait for May 30, have you decided what you'll do?

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Ssd space is limited andso I will swap in v4 and take my addons as they are so updated.  Sick of oom issues.

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I will not purchase P3D V4 and stick to XP11 for now :)

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SSD space is limited, so I'm ALL IN on v4. Orbx, ASN, A2A and ChasePlane will be ready for me immediately, and that's all I need. Doesn't hurt that the new (released today) Milviz Beaver will have a free v4 update soon.

Bugs and growing pains are expected but I'm not stressed about it.

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I'm still using FSX and have only been waiting for P3D V4 to make the jump. Building a new system at the same time... this is going to be fun.

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I will purchase P3Dv4 as soon as it comes out, but wait to install it until after most of my payware addons work.

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Make an option for simmers crossing over from other platforms. I am leaving FSX and moving over to P3Dv4. Once purchase P3D, I am uninstalling FSX and gradually adding my add-ons to v4 as they become available.

Note: this will be the first version of P3D I have ever used.

 

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2 minutes ago, CaribbeanCLANK said:

Make an option for simmers crossing over from other platforms. I am leaving FSX and moving over to P3Dv4. Once purchase P3D, I am uninstalling FSX and gradually adding my add-ons to v4 as they become available.

Note: this will be the first version of P3D I have ever used.

 

Sure, thanks! That's a very valid point. I'm adding it now.

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What I see so far is a very useful long term need being addressed in the 64bit conversion, but very little else that appeals to me over what I have now w/ V3.   There is a new GUI--check.   A few new features in the GUI that don't apply yet, but apparently may in the future as content developers start implementing these, so at this moment, they are 'vapor-feature checkboxes'--check.  They restored a critically useful feature in FSX that they removed when they released P3D many years ago, that would be the ability to access all settings prior to launching a flight.   I'm glad they finally restored this functionality, but this is not something I wanted to have to pay for--again.

I know this sounds a little sour, but I'm not really sour on what they have done and if I were in the market as a new simmer yes, I'd jump in, but I'm not.  I have yet to see an OOM in V3 and I know I'm not alone on this, and I'm major doubtful there will be meaningful performance enhancements of the type that really matter to me.    What really matters?  Having the CPU not get overburdened upon final approach to a big terminal--that's really all that's not already great in V3.   Right now I have to stop flying and degrade scenery sliders sometimes to complete a landing.   Improving the 11 y/o default ATC would have been huge for me.  The default ATC isn't half bad but spending resources to fix its niggles would have had me wiping V3 and moving on.  Getting the LOD out further is nice, but for me a low priority compared to what I just mentioned.  

Now if raw performance is meaningfully improved, I might jump on board.  Got to have FSCaptain and the lovely Dash 8 as well.

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I already refund my P3D V3, so I'm all in V4 now.

I have a 500GB SSD which I thought was enough for P3D but apparently I was wrong, I only have 50GB left when using V3.

Hoang Le

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I never buy anything in this domain until it has been released long enough to have all the gripes found and all the hot fixes, revs, updates, etc. issued.

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I'll run v3.4 and v4 until all the products I care about are available for v4.  With OOMs no longer being a concern I figure my next bottleneck will be performance as I turn the autogen sliders up so that cities don't look like the August 7 videos of Hiroshima with only random buildings standing here and there.  If I see reports that performance is better with HT I'll probably replace my nearly 5-year old i5-3570k (4.5GHz) with something like an i7-7700k.  

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Well none of the poll question apply to me because I currently do not use  any FS. However, I do plan to use V4 probably exclusively. In the past I had a home theater setup and used many different controllers depending on which aircraft I was flying but for my impending new V4 setup I will be going exclusively VR. Ill Probably wait for the HTC Vive 2 to come out but if that takes to long I'll try to pick up a used HTC Vive and live with the lower resolution. My eyesight is not what it used to be. (I can tell you that going from being a RWP with 20/20 to not being able to see your noise in front of you face is a shock to the system and boy does it make a huge difference when you are flying a glider). Also I don't think that using ergonomically accurate controls matters as much in VR as it does when you are sitting in front of a large screen because you cannot see you actual hands and feet in you peripheral vision the way you do with a screen. So ill be sticking with my trusty old Microsoft Sidewinder 2 to fly everything whether its a yoke or stick:biggrin: Of course I will have to update my system to the latest and greatest at some point too. But it will be interesting to see how my old 4770k and 980ti handle version 4. Of course I will also enough my 3 month free trial of V4 before I buy it! Everyone seems to be forgetting that little gold nugget:laugh:

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I think I will wait, I really don't want to re download orbx airports and regions again (not the best internet connection)

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Didn't vote, my option isn't on the list. :happy: I will keep a close eye on P3D v4 but for now I will await all the goodies that Orbx has promised us today for Aerofly FS 2 this year (large photoreal area's with Orbx quality sounds better to me than any landclass product with generic textures). Throw in the detailed Dash that IPACS is working on and I'll be happy for a while. But as I said, I will closely follow what will happen with v4.

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47 minutes ago, silverheels2 said:

I never buy anything in this domain until it has been released long enough to have all the gripes found and all the hot fixes, revs, updates, etc. issued.

Well, I can tell you now already that you will never ever buy something from this domain because what you want won't happen.

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Sticking with X-plane 11 and Prepar3d v2 until the dust settles.

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I'll be purchasing P3D for the first time and slowly moving away from FSX.  It will take me a better part of a year to fully make the transition when factoring in the costs of my add-ons.

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I'm also not on the list. I'll keep my beloved FSX installed as well as XP 11 because it has a huge upside when flying at night.

I'll add P3D v4 and slowly add my favorite add-ons as they become available.

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buy it and using for cockpit along xp11

could not ask for more !

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I also could not vote.  I did at one time have P3Dv3 installed but went back to FSX.  In any case,  I am excited about P3Dv4 and plan on purchasing it.  Will still keep FSX on my system. 

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My intention is to get P3D v4 on day 1 along side P3Dv3.4,FSX-SE, XP11, FSW, MS Flight, and even on older PC's FS1-FS9 ATP, UFO, plenty of others!.

Then soon I intend to buy "the mother of all PC's" and put P3Dv4 only on that machine. I also intend to buy many high quality add-ons that I don't already have for P3Dv4. 

I will still fly in the old sims on occasion, but only while during a stopover/turnaround or while in long range cruise flying P3Dv4. Unless the power goes out, or during weekly (possibly bi-weekly) reboots, I intend to have P3Dv4 running all the time in my home. :-)

I'm looking forward to rewarding all the hard work the developers have done all this time, by buying things, which in the past I have avoided, to keep VAS OOM's away. The flood gates will open.  

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I will buy, probably day one.  This honestly sounds like the sim I've been waiting for these last nearly 25 years I've been simming.  

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7 minutes ago, TechguyMaxC said:

I will buy, probably day one.  This honestly sounds like the sim I've been waiting for these last nearly 25 years I've been simming.  

Wow, you are easily pleased. The sim I have been waiting for during the last 30 years still isn't there. :cool::biggrin: If the best parts of all current sims could be combined we would get closer. :happy: But still nog close enough.

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7 minutes ago, pracines said:

Then soon I intend to buy "the mother of all PC's" and put P3Dv4 only on that machine.

Might consider installing OS/P3DV4/Addons on a dedicated drive, and use different drive(s) for your other sims.   I find it's a great model, duel/triple/quad boot to put OS and only P3D on one dedicated drive, and then other drives for other software.   By doing this my P3D install is ultra clean:  I don't even surf the web on this boot up so there is no need for anti-virus software, no Defender, no other software except P3D, addons and OS.  Makes for a handy way to back up the entire install in one clone or image.  The last time and only time my P3D install got corrupted was when I installed FSDT's Hawaiian Airports and it automatically overwrote GSX in an update which I absolutely did not want to do, and in trying to undo that I corrupted some things.  It was super fast and easy to restore on that SSD my complete OS/P3D install in one fell swoop.  Modern SSDs can manage I/O for P3D and OS with no impact on P3D, IMHO, at least I don't see any evidence of it, unlike in past days where there had been some benefit of putting OS on one drive and sim on another. 

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