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1 hour ago, Cargostorm said:

Will MCE be available for v4?

Have you already worked on it?

We haven't worked on it yet, since we aren't on the P3D Beta program.

We do know what needs to be done though.

And the good news, since MCE runs as an external process, it can remain as a 32 bit app and still work.

We will have to update our dlls in \Prepar3D v4\ folder (about 40 of them) to make them 64 Bit. It should be straightforward for those dlls in <MCE dlls> folder (just recompiling to 64 bit). 

fsInsider.dll may need some work done. 

We do have the experience with 64 Bit, considering MCE connects to X-Plane 64 Bit.

Things are looking good.

Looking forward to LM P3D V4 for sure.

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20 hours ago, FS++ said:

Things are looking good.

Looking forward to LM P3D V4 for sure.

Thanks for sharing this information. Look also forward, but will wait until my copilot is ready 😊

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I look forward to MCE in p3dv4 also, I have used it for many years and find it almost indispensible these days!

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Just wondering is there a time frame on this conversion? The reason I'm asking, is because I had made a decision to buy MCE for P3Dv3, but now that I have decided to upgrade to v4, I may as well wait until MCE has been updated before buying it.

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On 6/9/2017 at 4:23 PM, nealmac said:

Just wondering is there a time frame on this conversion? The reason I'm asking, is because I had made a decision to buy MCE for P3Dv3, but now that I have decided to upgrade to v4, I may as well wait until MCE has been updated before buying it.

We're working on it.

The crew is working, but the interface to Native P3D 64 Bit ATC needs some work.

If I can hazard a guess, I'd say this month.

 

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On 6/10/2017 at 6:57 PM, FS++ said:

We're working on it.

The crew is working, but the interface to Native P3D 64 Bit ATC needs some work.

If I can hazard a guess, I'd say this month.

 

Excellent, thanks Gerald. This month, or even a bit longer would be brilliant. I was worried it might be a lot more

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On 6/11/2017 at 3:57 AM, FS++ said:

We're working on it.

The crew is working, but the interface to Native P3D 64 Bit ATC needs some work.

If I can hazard a guess, I'd say this month.

 

Thanks Gerald

I am holding off on moving to P3D 4 till MCE is ready.

 

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Hi Gerald,

I have just got PF3 working in P3D V4. You said that MCE is not working with Native ATC. Will it work with PF3?

Cheers Andy,

Can't wait to get a co-pilot back on the filghtdeck again.

 

 

 

 

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Anyone who has PMDG 777 or QOTS II for Prepar3D V4 64 Bit, would appreciate you coming forward for testing the new implementation.

Thank you

 

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4 hours ago, FS++ said:

Anyone who has PMDG 777 or QOTS II for Prepar3D V4 64 Bit, would appreciate you coming forward for testing the new implementation.

Thank you

 

I've got both aircraft, I've used them both in P3Dv3 with MCE. More than happy to help out.

I also have p3dv4. I will send you a PM

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5 hours ago, Cubs105 said:

I've got both aircraft, I've used them both in P3Dv3 with MCE. More than happy to help out.

I also have p3dv4. I will send you a PM

Thanks for stepping forward.

You'll be sent new files tomorrow.

Edit: Meanwhile, ensure you're on the latest version V2.7.1.7 by visiting the downloads page

 

 

 

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If any help I also have the 747 and v4 and latest HF.Not the 777 also tfdi 717 if any help plus the 737 when released.

 

 

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20 hours ago, cannow said:

If any help I also have the 747 and v4 and latest HF.Not the 777 also tfdi 717 if any help plus the 737 when released.

 

 

Hi Colin,

Can you get in touch with support using your latest e-mail address?

Thanks.

 

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I am tempted to buy this I have P3D v4 and the PMDG 777 and 747. Is this definatly goign to be running in P3Dv4 and what sort of time frame?

Thanks

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16 hours ago, target68 said:

I am tempted to buy this I have P3D v4 and the PMDG 777 and 747. Is this definatly goign to be running in P3Dv4 and what sort of time frame?

Thanks

It's already working in P3D V4, including Hotfix 1. And all 40 fully supported aircraft should continue to be supported (free of charge), provided the aircraft gauges have been compiled to 64 Bit. That also will include PMDG NGX (when they make the move to 64 Bit)

There is very little work involved in recompiling those dlls to 64 Bit.

What's holding MCE off is the interaction with Native P3D ATC (ability to read ATC options currently broken in 64 Bit), integration with GSX, and the ability to display spoken commands without using the annoying green bar. No SDK tells you how to do that.:laugh:

We have a package ready for download in case anyone has any doubt. Just ask for the link from support[at]multicrewxp.com

 

 

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Can I say I have been testing the P3D V4 version and apart from the issues above works very well . Only tried the 747 s far but had no major issues .

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Bought it and played with it quickly today ... very impressed works well with the PMDG 747 and 777 :)

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On ‎26‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 10:50 AM, FS++ said:

Anyone who has PMDG 777 or QOTS II for Prepar3D V4 64 Bit, would appreciate you coming forward for testing the new implementation.

Thank you

 

I have the PMDG 747 QOS11 and PMDG 777 +300ER Expansion with latest P3Dv4 Hotfix.

Andy

 

agc.1@ntlworld.com

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P3dv4 is wanting all add-on aircraft to be installed into the P3dv4 add-ons folder under "documents" in the c:\ drive.

A2A aircraft are put there by their installers but not PMDG ones it seems which are put into the usual P3D simobjects folder.

I installed my Realair Duke into the add-ons folder and MCE can not "find" it which is not surprising really as it is not where it is expected to be..the P3dV4/simobjects folder! The Duke works fine apart from that.

Does this mean that any add-on aircraft installed into the P3Dv4 add-ons folder will not be "seen" by MCE in its present form?

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2 hours ago, john1383 said:

P3dv4 is wanting all add-on aircraft to be installed into the P3dv4 add-ons folder under "documents" in the c:\ drive.

A2A aircraft are put there by their installers but not PMDG ones it seems which are put into the usual P3D simobjects folder.

I installed my Realair Duke into the add-ons folder and MCE can not "find" it which is not surprising really as it is not where it is expected to be..the P3dV4/simobjects folder! The Duke works fine apart from that.

Does this mean that any add-on aircraft installed into the P3Dv4 add-ons folder will not be "seen" by MCE in its present form?

There is a workaround for that.

Normally, when MCE starts it identifies the sim it's connecting to (from FS9 all the way to P3D V4), then works out the paths to all "aircraft.cfg" files inside the target simulator folder.

If you're running the same simulator all the time, you can skip that step as follows.

Go to C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\Multi Crew Experience\ folder.

You should see a file "ConfigPaths.dat"

It holds the paths to all "aircraft.cfg" files in the simulator folder (the last sim you connected to).

The file is normally generated every time you start MCE.

To prevent that....

Manually add the path to "aircraft.cfg" file for the RealAir to the"ConfigPaths.dat" file.

Assuming you're flying the same simulator all the time...

Open "mce.ini" and add this line to the [OPTIONS] section

NoScan=1

That will prevent MCE looking for those paths the next time it starts.

Only drawback, if you switch to say FSX or FS9 on the next session, MCE will complain about not being able to work out which aircraft is being loaded.

In that case, just remember to remove that option from the ini file.

After that, it should detect the RealAir wherever I happens to be installed to (make sure the path you supply is correct). You can just add it to the top of the file.

 

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I have now completed a Few Flights with PMDG 747 QOS11 and Pmdg 777.

Happy to report Co Pilot Interaction on both was Flawless.

I am aware of GSX and Native ATC interaction is work in progress.

The only minor problem I had was I has to edit the dll.xml file manually.

Running the App  Wizard did not update it.

Still Great Work, nice to have my Co Pilot on board.

Thanks for your help Yesterday.

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