caleb1

Orbx Lanceair in P3D v4

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have any experience using the Orbx Lancair IV-P in P3D v4?  I know it is not officially compatible, but most FSX and P3D v1-3 addons work in v4, so I thought I'd ask.

 

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

It's a 32 bit product that won't work in a 64 bit P3D. If it doesn't crash P3D4, there will be gauges that fail to display.

Share this post


Link to post

@caleb1

A fellow user here on AVSIM requested my GTN750 integration for the Orbx Lanceair, for use in P3Dv4.   I advised I'd not tried the aircraft (nor the mod) in P3Dv4 yet so wasn't sure if it would work.

He reported back that the Lanceair worked fine in P3Dv4.

@Pease_W - Migration of addons from FSX to P3Dv4 is not that "black or white", and there are many aircraft developed for FSX that function perfectly in P3Dv4.  

As I type, I'm flying the old FSX Carenado C210 (released c.2010) in P3Dv4 and it functions perfectly.

Share this post


Link to post

 

3 hours ago, JYW said:

@caleb1

A fellow user here on AVSIM requested my GTN750 integration for the Orbx Lanceair, for use in P3Dv4.   I advised I'd not tried the aircraft (nor the mod) in P3Dv4 yet so wasn't sure if it would work.

He reported back that the Lanceair worked fine in P3Dv4.

@Pease_W - Migration of addons from FSX to P3Dv4 is not that "black or white", and there are many aircraft developed for FSX that function perfectly in P3Dv4.  

As I type, I'm flying the old FSX Carenado C210 (released c.2010) in P3Dv4 and it functions perfectly.

Thanks.

 

I have used addons that are not even P3D v1 compatible (only for FSX) in P3D v4 and they work fine, so that's what made me think the Lancair would work.

 

Thanks.

 

Share this post


Link to post

As long as you're careful in bringing across the right gauges and effects, it does work. I've got the Lancair working in P3dv4. Some gauges like the Hobbs gauge, won't work properly as they are 32bit dlls. Of course, this isn't supported by ORBX and is totally at your (my) own risk!

In general for migrating FSX-era aircraft into P3Dv4:

  • If the gauges use CAB files or 'unpacked' XML gauges - they will work
  • If the gauges use GAU or DLL files - you're out of luck, they won't work. If they control something critical, the whole aircraft wont work. (Eg, ORBX Vans RV4 - you can't refill the oil)
  • Copy all effects required
  • If the aircraft was modelled prior to FSX:Acceleration (ie, pre-DX10) or is stated to be DX9 only - the visual model probably wont work.
  • DON'T copy stuff into your P3Dv4 main folder. I REPEAT - DON'T. You will probably do something horrid requiring reinstall.
  • Learn how P3Dv4 structures it's addons, and google "P3dv4 Addon Organiser" - download that, read the help file, and transfer away!

I've got the airliners, the Lear and almost all the aircraft except the F18 :sad: working in P3D. Not that I want all of them mind you; just fooling around to see how things work.

And yes, I have reinstalled P3Dv4 about 4 times in the past two weeks after I screwed something up! You've been warned!

 

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks @corinoco .  I will be sure to keep these things in mind.

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now