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Prepar3D V4.1 and Lorby-SI addons

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Hello @ll,

the Lorby-SI addons, most notably AiTracker X, FireFighter X and CropDuster X have been tested with P3D 4.1 successfully.

An update is not necessary at this point. Instead (as they are working fine with 4.1), we will keep all addons compiled with 4.0 libraries, to ensure compatibility for all customers who decide to remain with the old version. This was already done this way with P3D V3, after many customers required special installers for older sim versions.

If the apps have been installed in their default locations (and not altered manually) then a reinstall is not requrired after updating from 4.0 to 4.1.

Nevertheless, there will soon be incremental updates with a few new features, most notably a new dialog to automatically find all SimObjects related to your simulator (for AI creation etc.)

Please don't hesitate to notify us of any issues, preferably though the "contact us" form on the Lorby-SI website.

Best regards
Oliver Binder
Lorby-SI

 

due to the altered way that Prepar3D 4.1 is handling control inputs, compatibility of the following apps with Prepar3D 4.1 can not be guaranteed:

- AiTracker X (recording/playback and multiplayer, especially the shared cockpit feature)
- FireFighter X (bambi buckets, multiplayer)
- CropDuster X (multiplayer)

If you are using these apps in a multiplayer environment where every player is running P3D V4.1, everything will work. But if you are using it in a mixed-platform scenario (4.1 with 4.0, 3.x, 2.x or FSX) there may be issues with the behavior of the other players' aircraft.

AiTracker X shared cockpit in a mixed environment will definitely be affected, as the client cannot translate between the new range of values and the old one.

Update strategy: Before this can be fixed, it has to be analyzed first, and when it is fixed eventually, it will be in yet an additional installer for 4.1 (because people may decide to remain with 4.0). Sorry about the inconvenience, but we didn't see this coming. Lorby-SI is not part of the beta program and we don't have any advance access to P3D updates.

There have not been any incident reports yet, but I nevertheless feel that is necessary to alert customers now.

Best regards

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Initial report: AiTracker X is cleared.

Through a stroke of luck, the AITX application built for 4.0 is working fine in 4.1, even in cross-platform scenarios. While the app is indeed using the "critical" variables, it doesn't matter that they have changed, the code is supporting the new value ranges too. But nevertheless, please don't hesitate to notify us of any issues.

Formations, shared cockipt and multiplayer have been tested successfully.

As it is working in both incarnations of P3D V4.0 and 4.1, I would prefer to keep the app P3D 4.0 compiled for the time being. My experience with V3 was, that even months after the additional point releases, there were still many cusomers who remained with V3.0. This means that for some customers P3D can still crash when you shut it down while AITX is connected (that bug in P3D has been fixed with 4.1, see changelog).

Stay tuned for more information about the other two apps.

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Hello @ll,

the Lorby-SI addons, most notably AiTracker X, FireFighter X and CropDuster X have been tested with P3D 4.1 successfully.

An update is not necessary at this point. Instead (as they are working fine with 4.1), we will keep all addons compiled with 4.0 libraries, to ensure compatibility for all customers who decide to remain with the old version. This was already done this way with P3D V3, after many customers required special installers for older sim versions.

If the apps have been installed in their default locations (and not altered manually) then a reinstall is not requrired after updating from 4.0 to 4.1.

Nevertheless, there will soon be incremental updates with a few new features, most notably a new dialog to automatically find all SimObjects related to your simulator (for AI creation etc.)

Please don't hesitate to notify us of any issues, preferably though the "contact us" form on the Lorby-SI website.

Best regards
Oliver Binder
Lorby-SI

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