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[12JUL17] First Ever Triple Product Line Update at PMDG...

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Captains,

Tonight for the first time in company history, we have pushed updates to three product lines simultaneously.  Both the 777 and 747-400 received minor updates, and the NGX received it's fist major update in 18+ months as well as the addition of the awaited Prepar3D v4 compatibility.

Instructions to receive ALL of these updates are as follows:

UPDATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR:

  • PMDG 747-400 QOTSII  for [FSX, FSX-SE, P3D v3, P3D v4]
  • PMDG 777-200LR  for [FSX, FSX-SE, P3D v3, P3D v4]
  • PMDG 777-300ER  for [FSX, FSX-SE, P3D v3, P3D v4]
  • PMDG 737-8900NGX  for [FSX, FSX-SE, P3D v3, P3D v4]

HOW TO UPDATE:

  1. Uninstall the currently installed product.  (YES.  YOU. MUST. DO. THIS.)  [it is not necessary to de-activate your license... just uninstall the airplane using the add/remove component in windows!]
  2. Log into your account at PMDG eCommerce and navigate to your order history.
  3. Download the full installer for the desired product.
  4. Run said installer.  (Run-as-admin is always a good idea, while we are talking about it!

Following these simple instructions will get you the latest and greatest for your product line.

WHAT WE CHANGED:

  1. Some stability fixes were introduced across all platforms.  We discovered ways that other products can interrupt the flow of data between our product and simConnect- and we have taken steps to prevent the disruption.
  2. Some further installation-based stability fixes to make sure we get everyone up and running in a stable fashion. 
  3. Some efficiency tweaks to various aspects of all platforms, but particularly Prepar3D v4.
  4. a bunch of other stuff that I just can't keep straight in my head...

 

SPECIAL NOTAM:  For reasons I am unable to determine, the PMDG Operations Center is reporting the incorrect version number for the PMDG 737NGX in FSX-SE.  For now- if you have FSX or FSX-SE, go ahead and grab the new installer and you will have the latest...  I'll get that sorted out soon enough.

AEROSOFT CUSTOMERS:  Aerosoft will have udpates available for you during the day Wednesday.  It might take them a few hours to get them downloaded and situated, SO BE PATIENT AND POLITE.  (Seriously... any nastiness and we will have you sent to the Chief Pilot's office for a dose of how-to-behave... Nobody wants that... so be nice.)

 

WHAT NEXT?:  PMDG 737-6700NGX later this week and the PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster next week!

What a summer this has been...  :biggrin:

 

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Uninstall of old and install of the new all went perfectly.  Great instructions...great support!!!  Thanks!

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Sheeesh, you guys keep late hours...

 

Thank you and the team for all of your hard work...

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It's show time!
Thank you Robert and PMDG team.

Hoang Le.

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Can i ask what is the purpose of the ops center when even minor updates are requiring another full download, uninstall and reinstall.

I appreciate the upfdates but isnt the ops center supposed to handle these minor updates?

Unlike some parts of the world our 125mb/Sec connection manages a massive 100K/sec from PMDG meaning 4 hours plus the time of reinstalling downloaded liveries etc scattered over 4 aircraft.

If its not working why even have it?

Great work getting the products working well in V4 but this full download/uninstall/reinstall thing with every update needs to be improved upon especially as the Ops Center is supposed to handle this.

Well done on the dynamic lighting..

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1 minute ago, DEHowie said:

Can i ask what is the purpose of the ops center when even minor updates are requiring another full download, uninstall and reinstall.

I appreciate the upfdates but isnt the ops center supposed to handle these minor updates?

Unlike some parts of the world our 125mb/Sec connection manages a massive 100K/sec from PMDG meaning 4 hours plus the time of reinstalling downloaded liveries etc scattered over 4 aircraft.

If its not working why even have it?

Great work getting the products working well in V4 but this full download/uninstall/reinstall thing with every update needs to be improved upon especially as the Ops Center is supposed to handle this.

Well done on the dynamic lighting..

Probably due to the installation based stability fixes, requiring reinstalls.

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Thanks Robert and your amazing team for your undying commitment to excellence in what you guys deliver.  It's always worth the wait.  Proud customer here.  Thanks for keeping the bar set so high and congrats on the tripple product update!

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Well, if there was ever a time to pull the plug on what has been 19 years of 32 bit flight simming, now is it. Time to say goodbye to P3D v3.4 and hello to v4. The wife is going to kill me but my weekend has suddenly become booked with uninstalls and installs.

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Just now, B777ER said:

Well, if there was ever a time to pull the plug on what has been 19 years of 32 bit flight simming, now is it. Time to say goodbye to P3D v3.4 and hello to v4. The wife is going to kill me but my weekend has suddenly become booked with uninstalls and installs.

If you want it to go super smoothly, I'd strongly consider a full wipe and reinstall of windows just to remove any junk from previous installs. Of course, if that's not practical because of other software etc. then ignore me. And of course, this isn't recommended or not recommended by PMDG, but I have noticed a few problems people have had have been caused by junk ridden registries from previous installs. You're call

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Yay! Thank you! Installing all the updates as we speak! Been waiting to have the NGX back in my sim

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Ya, like they said, not deactivating the license but am getting rid of everything else under the hood and starting fresh with new panel settings, config's, etc... I don't pay attention to the hours on the maintenance timers too much (I wait for something to fail and then go fix it :biggrin:)

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Well. Thanks PMDG. So I am now on my dream holiday in Santorini and all I want is go home and install the updates and take the NG for a ride. 

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greetings from Greece. :-)

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15 minutes ago, DEHowie said:

Can i ask what is the purpose of the ops center when even minor updates are requiring another full download, uninstall and reinstall.

I appreciate the upfdates but isnt the ops center supposed to handle these minor updates?

Unlike some parts of the world our 125mb/Sec connection manages a massive 100K/sec from PMDG meaning 4 hours plus the time of reinstalling downloaded liveries etc scattered over 4 aircraft.

If its not working why even have it?

Great work getting the products working well in V4 but this full download/uninstall/reinstall thing with every update needs to be improved upon especially as the Ops Center is supposed to handle this.

Well done on the dynamic lighting..

Darren,

Then installer fixes Robert said is something that can not be upgraded through OC only, hence the full installer.

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Yes, just bought the full NGX Experience for P3D v4 :-) (even the expansion pack in advance) Thank you very much :-)

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Thank you to the PMDG team for getting this out. Can't wait to take my favorite 737 for a spin. It's been a while. Never got to use P3Dv3.x so it's been well over a year since I've flown her. 

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1 minute ago, AlexanderBarger said:

Yes, just bought the full NGX Experience for P3D v4 :-) (even the expansion pack in advance) Thank you very much :-)

You will enjoy the 600/700 expansion when it is released. Personally, my favorite is that with the expansion you can simulate a BBJ fairly well, minus the different fuel tank configuration. Then your imagination is the limit. :)

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2 minutes ago, N405GJ said:

You will enjoy the 600/700 expansion when it is released. Personally, my favorite is that with the expansion you can simulate a BBJ fairly well, minus the different fuel tank configuration. Then your imagination is the limit. :)

I don't have the NGX for P3D just FSX, but honestly I am so seriously tempted. I've already bought the 777 and 77W for P3D this month so my wallet is crying but....I want it so badly.

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1 minute ago, PMDG777 said:

I don't have the NGX for P3D just FSX, but honestly I am so seriously tempted. I've already bought the 777 and 77W for P3D this month so my wallet is crying but....I want it so badly.

If you don't get it today, you'll get it on the weekend. The temptation is just too much to handle. Mine is just purchased and downloading (as I head off to work....)

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