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Converting from FSX to P3D v4 - Payware connotations

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Hello,

 

I think I'm ready to make the jump. Dear old FSX has been my constant companion for many, many years and god alone knows how many hours I've spent at the helm/ yoke/ stick of so many aircraft. But great things come to an end as, it must be admitted finally, greater things come to take over.

However, I'm worried about some of the more expensive payware I have and the pure costs that will/ might be entailed in the migration.  Mainly of the big boys listed below;

Can some knowledgeable soul give me  quick indication of which of the below will have to be repurchased for P3D v4.

 

Orbx FTX Global

Orbx Regions - England

UK2000 - a few airports

PMDG 737 NGX/ 777

ASN2016

Rex Textures Direct

GSX Ground Operations

TACPACK

 

Those are the main pricey bits I've gathered over the years but I also have numerous other addon aircraft. That's fine though, I intend to have a bit of "clean out" of the hangars.

It's the above heavyweight payware I'm concerned about.

Is there any good news about not having to repurchase all of it - or is it back to flogging the family silver to repurchase all for  P3D v4?

Thanks in advance,

Jim

 

 

 

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Splendid, to the point answer. Thank you. I see from your sig you have all those add-ons I list apart from Tacpack. TBH, I haven't been using it much recently so not so important.

Does one have to download P3d v4 installers for most of those which you answered NO to or do you use the FSXinstallers you originally downloaded?

Bad news about PMDG - guess it's make my mind up time about narrow body or wide body for now.

 

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TacPack for v4 isn't out yet, but seeing as you're coming from FSX it will be a new purchase anyway. 

Their v3 licence supports the Academic version of P3d only and will not work with Pro version, so bear that in mind. 

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5 minutes ago, Dave CBFS said:

TacPack for v4 isn't out yet, but seeing as you're coming from FSX it will be a new purchase anyway. 

Their v3 licence supports the Academic version of P3d only and will not work with Pro version, so bear that in mind. 

Do you suppose TacPack for v4 will support the pro version of v4?

Have you got Dino F-35 for P3d? - I must say that would be a must for me. Mind you, he has said recently STOVL isn't working in v4

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I doubt VRS will support Pro, but we'll have to wait and see. 

The Vtol in the F35 doesn't work. The controlling gauge needs recompiling for 64bit. 

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1 hour ago, ganter said:

Splendid, to the point answer. Thank you. I see from your sig you have all those add-ons I list apart from Tacpack. TBH, I haven't been using it much recently so not so important.

Does one have to download P3d v4 installers for most of those which you answered NO to or do you use the FSXinstallers you originally downloaded?

*EDIT*
AS for P3D you have to re-purchase, no matter if you have ASN oder AS16. Sorry for the misinformation!

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if you had fsx

 

pmdg (thats going to hit your card)

active sky

Just do my blood pressure a favour and do a nice clean install of windows and v4.. theres so many topics of people who have been lazy and now have word not allowed set ups

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I hadn't even considered the idea of anything but a clean system install starting with Win 10. 

Mind you the PC is used solely for flight simulation.

For day to day computing drudgery there's the Mac.

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20 minutes ago, JoeFackel said:

To be more precise about Active Sky: if you have ASN you have to re-purchase, if you have AS16 you can download an update! Also with the other addons, you need new installer which you can get from the vendor you purchased them from.

Thanks for this guidance. Appreciated.

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45 minutes ago, JoeFackel said:

To be more precise about Active Sky: if you have ASN you have to re-purchase, if you have AS16 you can download an update! Also with the other addons, you need new installer which you can get from the vendor you purchased them from.

Not if he has AS16 *for FSX*....

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4 minutes ago, Raven9000 said:

Not if he has AS16 *for FSX*....

That's what I have; AS16 for FSX. So that means the update will work?

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5 minutes ago, Raven9000 said:

Not if he has AS16 *for FSX*....

Damn, your right ... have forgotten this :dry:

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2 minutes ago, ganter said:

That's what I have; AS16 for FSX. So that means the update will work?

No, sorry. Misinformation by me.

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1 hour ago, ganter said:

ASN2016

Maybe coz you listed this in your original post.............

14 minutes ago, ganter said:

That's what I have; AS16 for FSX.

then corrected it here, the confusion arose?

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19 minutes ago, JoeFackel said:

No, sorry. Misinformation by me.

No worries.

In all reading above and other research I've done I'm convinced and I'm going for it. Prepar3D here I come.

"Goodbye FSX - we shall not see your like again.

I know it's only lines of code, electrons endlessly cascading across the surfaces of CPU, hard drive, GPU and sticks of RAM but I do genuinely feel a great deal of affection for it and will always treasure my FSX Gold + Acceleration boxed DVDs.

It taught me to fly, taught me the rudiments of navigation and undoubtedly was one of the reasons I decided to take my very first trial lesson in a real Piper PA-28 Warrior III, in the real sky; an event which I say with no exaggeration, changed my life.

Thank you FSX"

As it will mean an enforced break from a few of my beloved aircraft until I research carefully how to ease them in to the p3d v4 environment - particularly going to miss the Razbam Harrier GR9 -(I know, I know - it flies like a brick - until you've got a couple of hundred hours of VTOLs in it) I'm off to fly a couple of them before we hit Format c: and the new journey begins...

See you there lads.

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1 minute ago, ganter said:

See you there lads

Me too, going in the same direction as you, with more or less the same listings in your first post.

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No need to miss them as FSX and P3D v4 will live side-by-side happily together.

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5 minutes ago, JoeFackel said:

No need to miss them as FSX and P3D v4 will live side-by-side happily together.

No. I don't think I could face that. Tweaking TWO flight sims!

Doing a complete format and system reinstall with a new OS (Win 10). If v4 works as well as my research leads me to believe I will not be populating the new SSD with FSX. It's time is gone. I just have to let it go...

jumps up from chair and rushes from the room bursting into tears

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11 minutes ago, ganter said:

jumps up from chair and rushes from the room bursting into tears

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

 

 

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UK 2000 EGLL and EGCC now have v4 installers but windsocks don't work.

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1 minute ago, Nyxx said:

UK 2000 EGLL and EGCC now have v4 installers but windsocks don't work.

Yes, Ive been looking at the UK2000 v4 situation as EGLL and EGKK are indispensable to my VA activities.

I'VE ALSO BEEN READING THIS:

Seems to me utterly important to ascertain that any legacy products have been recompiled using the new v4 SDK and not simply had their installers modified to include v4 installation capability.

Research, research and then research.

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7 hours ago, ganter said:

That's what I have; AS16 for FSX. So that means the update will work?

 No, AS16 was made into two different products one for FSX  and one for P3D. 

 

 If you purchased the FSX version then sadly you don't qualify for the free upgrade. If you had purchased the P3D version (no sense if you didn't have that sim) then you would get the one for P3D v4 for free. 

 I don't know how long ago you purchased it and if these guys had a refund policy maybe you can have some luck there, otherwise it's going to be a new purchase. 

Edit:  you do at least have the possibility of not having to purchase the  product at full price but rather at the upgrade price: 

https://hifisimtech.com/asp4/

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