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4 minutes ago, ashepherd316 said:

Does anyone know if Fly Tampa have updated there installers for p3dv4.

Not that I know of.

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You have to go to their website and copy certain files in the current installation. Have you been there?

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34 minutes ago, ashepherd316 said:

Yeh but its just annoying i would rather have proper installers.

Same here.

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It's always been like this with FlyTampa which is a shame considering their otherwise awesome products.

I really don't understand why they don't invest some time into new installers both aware of the latest version of the simulator as well as including all the latest fixes rather than having users manually copy files into different locations.

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Agree. I love their products and own them all but surprised (and somewhat disappointed) that we still don't have P3Dv4 installers.

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I‘d also like to see them adding actual dynamic lighting into the scenery. Du is full of floodlights, I‘d really love to see them „working“..

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I guess what it would take is for people to stop buying their products because of their subpar support in this regard.

That however is highly unlikely to happen, again because of the top quality products FlyTampa develops.

I know I wouldn't want to be without my FlyTampa airports.

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Personally, I’d rather see them working on getting KBOS released as well as KLAS and KATL developed. 

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I use it in P3Dv4.1 just fine.  I agree with Milton.  Really looking forward to KLAS, KATL and KBOS.  

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2 minutes ago, kenthom said:

I use it in P3Dv4.1 just fine.  I agree with Milton.  Really looking forward to KLAS, KATL and KBOS.  

ATL in a FlyTampa quality, that'll be AMAZING!

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Of course we all want them to continue developing new products but most other developers are able to both support current products by releasing up to date installers for current products as well as come up with new products.

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1 hour ago, colz99 said:

I‘d also like to see them adding actual dynamic lighting into the scenery. Du is full of floodlights, I‘d really love to see them „working“..

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Am running a low-spec PC these days, P3D v4-wise , so YMMV with the scenery. 

There's a v4 Beta for Vienna (LOWW) available from FT, if you ask them nicely :-)

 

Kind regards

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On 11/13/2017 at 3:54 PM, kenthom said:

I use it in P3Dv4.1 just fine.  I agree with Milton.  Really looking forward to KLAS, KATL and KBOS.  

Can you share how you do this?  I am lost when it comes to that.  I have FSDT which creates an external add on folder....which works like a champ.  

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FlyTampa had the good taste to release quick and easy fixes for all their sceneries free of charge for all "upgraders" to P3Dv4, this is not the case of a number of other developers (scenery or airplane) who did not hesitate to charge either a partial fee or a full charge for a P3Dv4 update (and those do have P3Dv4 installers...!).

There are times when we ought to demonstrate some gratefulness for what comes free and use a limited tiny effort to move a file to a folder!

Enjoy a happy festive season!

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1 hour ago, Bernard Ducret said:

FlyTampa had the good taste to release quick and easy fixes for all their sceneries free of charge for all "upgraders" to P3Dv4, this is not the case of a number of other developers (scenery or airplane) who did not hesitate to charge either a partial fee or a full charge for a P3Dv4 update (and those do have P3Dv4 installers...!).

There are times when we ought to demonstrate some gratefulness for what comes free and use a limited tiny effort to move a file to a folder!

Enjoy a happy festive season!

I fully agree with you on this one. FT compared to many other developers is always very quick to address any issues be it compatibility issues or any other issues reported to them. This is truly great service!

However I stand by saying that I do think it would be nice if they once a product has "matured" after x amount of fixes have been released would make what is usually referred to as a "service pack" where they have included all the required fixes into one simple package that can be installed on top of your current version.

Or even better update the installer to include the required fixes. That should not be too much work to replace the required files in the installer that users are now asked to search for, download and install/replace manually.

This way, people could choose if they want the quickest possible fix for a certain issue which would then require to do some manual work or if they would rather wait a bit longer but instead get a fully automated way applying the fixes.

Happy New Year 2018 to everyone !!

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Flightbeam and FSDT, FlyTampa among a few were very generous, and did not re package them and call them "Professional".

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3 minutes ago, ZKOKQ said:

Flightbeam and FSDT, FlyTampa among a few were very generous, and did not re package them and call them "Professional".

Yep, if I get to choose between an already excellent FT product which requires some free fixes to be applied or a so called professional version I have to pay for marketed as a brand new product but in the end looking and performing very similar to the old version I will pick the FT product 10 times out of 10.

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Common the steps to follow to make each airport P3DV4 compatible can be done even via a simple script, there is no excuse (apart from laziness) why this cannot be done via a simple installer.

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