ErichB

23 May - P3D V4's Birthday

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Presumably half of its life is over - but there's alot still to be packed in before the planes in the hangar sing.    

Looking forward to seeing what's up over the next few months.

 

Too early for a V5 spec thread?

 

 

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Is it every two years, a new version comes out? Just thinkinking, I started with version v2.1 in 2013(?)

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The cycle is less than 2 years.

Version 2.0: December 2013

Version 3.0: September 2015

Version 4.0: May 2017

I can imagine Version 5.0 to be released around the end of this year.

I know, you like Prepar3d, Erich, and I effectively like it, too, although we enjoy different styles of flying. However, I feel they better pack 5.0 with a number of essential new features and elimininate some annoyances to stay competitive for the dedicated simmer.

Kind regards, Michael

 

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Incidentally, my birthday too. 83 going strong!

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16 minutes ago, lennie said:

Incidentally, my birthday too. 83 going strong!

Wow..happy birthday!

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43 minutes ago, pmb said:

The cycle is less than 2 years.

Version 2.0: December 2013

Version 3.0: September 2015

Version 4.0: May 2017

I can imagine Version 5.0 to be released around the end of this year.

I know, you like Prepar3d, Erich, and I effectively like it, too, although we enjoy different styles of flying. However, I feel they better pack 5.0 with a number of essential new features and elimininate some annoyances to stay competitive for the dedicated simmer.

Kind regards, Michael

 

Agreed.  Does seem like XP11 is starting to come on strong.  I think the Orbx True Earth updates are a great step.   A much better user interface would be nice.  Maybe to appease DTG they buy their UI code.  

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Still using version 3(.4)  which is still working well for me ( wow didn't realize it was 3 years old. ) I think when 5.0 comes out, it will be time to buy a new PC and move to 5, for sure. 

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I'm loving the stability of v4.2.  I mainly fly PMDG with ActiveSky and plenty of add-on sceneries.  CTDs are very rare, and of course 64-bit killed the dreaded OOM!

I'm in no rush to see a v5.  It would be nice if down the road LM updates major land marks airports from their 2006 layout and add new ones built since.

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57 minutes ago, pmb said:

However, I feel they better pack 5.0 with a number of essential new features and elimininate some annoyances to stay competitive for the dedicated simmer.

I love the addons for P3D, but I can tell you now that if V5 doesn't include significant and much wanted changes, I will very likely move to the dark side.

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I have too much invested in P3D add-ons to ever switch platforms.  I love v4 and could live with it indefinitely. 

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5 hours ago, ErichB said:

I love the addons for P3D, but I can tell you now that if V5 doesn't include significant and much wanted changes, I will very likely move to the dark side.

I agree 100%

The sim feels like it's still FSX with some new fixes .

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16 minutes ago, fakeflyer737 said:

I agree 100%

The sim feels like it's still FSX with some new fixes .

say that enough times and they give you a 5 day ban. 

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Man I can't afford another upgrade.😢 Spent mucho stepping up from FSX STEAM this year. Are all the study sim developers going to want a repurchase? If so not from this po boy.

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I feel like I’m just getting to know v4!  Hard to imagine we could potentially be halfway to v5.

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