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I presently use FS X Steam and P3D v4.5. I purchased most add-ons for P3D v4.5 and all set with it. Now P3D v5 had come out. May be after some time MSFS 2020 will be in the market. Now I am confused whether I should go for P3D v5 or MSFS 2020. Because it is costly to change a sim platform. Please suggest which one I should select if I go for a change.


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No one uses the MSFS not released and even the Alpha testers don`t know what the final product will be, so wait 6 months and you will be able to answer that yourself.

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1. Wrong Forum - Of course you will switch to P3D v5 !! 

2. Nobody knows how MSFS 2020  will be - or if it will be at all ! 😉


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35 minutes ago, ggerolamo said:

1. Wrong Forum - Of course you will switch to P3D v5 !! 

2. Nobody knows how MSFS 2020  will be - or if it will be at all ! 😉

It will be there for sure with the same questions mankind faced in the past: Intel or AMD, NVidia or AMD, P3D or XP.....


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Let me share my approach to the same question:

  • Keep using P3Dv4.5.3 to the fullest and enjoy a wonderful experience with all your add-ons fully functional and a stable sim
  • During that time, thousands of "Beta" testers are getting v5 fully operational thanks to several Hot fixes coming from LM 
  • More add-ons are being released for v5,,, but many will need Hot fixes too...
  • Simultaneously MSFS will go through the last Alpha and Beta, and could be released by the end of this year
  • Then see by yourself if
  1. MSFS delivers what is being advertised and if this is what you want, (wait a couple of weeks to see the first users feedback)
  2. compare with P3Dv5 - which will be, by then, a very solid and stable sim with plenty of add-ons - and ...
  3. Decide!
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1 hour ago, haseen said:

Because it is costly to change a sim platform.

Many addons from 4.5 are updated for 5.x at no cost or just small update fees. With MSFS2020 your addons are candidates for the trashbin. You decide.

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My advice, stay with 4.5 until MSFS is released. Then, prepare to be totally blown away..........

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MSFS is still a fair way away, be lucky to see it before Xmas IMO. 
 

There is room for both in my opinion, if you can afford it 😎

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Depending on hardware as well....

No point in going for p5d for anyone with a gpu of less than 8G vram.

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why must it be: or? I will have both with both own strenghts and weaknesses

I do really have my doubts if such threads are helpfull.....

I don't think so

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Why are we always waiting something else? Perhaps you can settle down and fly what you got.  

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Confused? Methinks a little sit down and realise that you can actually have more than a single sim.

What is there to confuse you? Both will cost money!

Why are you asking a bunch of strangers to decide on your gaming for you? 

Man up! It's only a game!

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5 hours ago, haseen said:

Dear:

Please suggest which one I should select if I go for a change.


Regards,
Haseen Ahmad.

Since you already have FSX & P3D, wait until MSFS2020 is released. If you are board try a different hobby.

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Actually, If you want to play, or be entertained, your ONLY choice is either to stick with FSX, or save up for the hardware & software for MSFS. P3D is NOT an option.


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With MSFS coming on the fairly close horizon, I was naturally inclined to hold off on upgrading from P3D v4 to v5. If v5 had turned out to be amazing, though, that would have been a hard decision to stick to until MSFS is actually released.

But it turns out it was a very easy decision to stick to! P3D v5 seems to be a dumpster fire between DX12 bringing back the joy of OOMs (in a new form), the lack of addon compatibility, and general instability. The new v5 clouds are genuinely a big step forward for P3D, but they can't even compare to what MSFS will bring in the weather department.

(Before the usual suspects jump on me: I understand that some people are having no problems with v5. But my feeling is I'd have to be nuts to pay for the privilege of rolling those dice, for gains that remain evolutionary, with MSFS close at hand.)

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