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Registry 'trick' for installing addons in P3D v6

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8 minutes ago, adam77 said:

Sadly you cant install two versions of the same sim in,

"in.."  what, in OrbX Central? P3Dv5 is currently the only option I see in OrbX Central.

and what 3 pm, GMT ? MEZ, UTC, AST, BIOT ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_zone_abbreviations

 

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2 minutes ago, turbomax said:

"in.."  what, in OrbX Central? P3Dv5 is currently the only option I see in OrbX Central.

and what 3 pm, GMT ? MEZ, UTC, AST, BIOT ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_zone_abbreviations

 

Yes, I uses Orbx Central to do everything and its happy to install into v6. Either as XML addon or in the scenery library  as normal. 


 

 

 

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I have to just select the correct sim when installing. 

 


 

 

 

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and what 3 pm, GMT ? MEZ, UTC, AST, BIOT ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_zone_abbreviations


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60-130 fps. no CPU overclocking.

very nice.

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with the registry trick, somehow OrbX central is still looking for the old P3Dv5 path of scenery.cfg for me, instead of here:

C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6

it still keeps checking here:

Could not find a part of the path 'C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5\scenery.cfg'.

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60-130 fps. no CPU overclocking.

very nice.

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1 hour ago, turbomax said:

with the registry trick, somehow OrbX central is still looking for the old P3Dv5 path of scenery.cfg for me, instead of here:

C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6

it still keeps checking here:

Could not find a part of the path 'C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5\scenery.cfg'.

Create a symbolic link between the two folder:

C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5\ and C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6\

Copy and paste the following into a CMD (run as admin!):

mklink /J "C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5" "C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6"

 

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1 hour ago, turbomax said:

with the registry trick, somehow OrbX central is still looking for the old P3Dv5 path of scenery.cfg for me, instead of here:

C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6

it still keeps checking here:

Could not find a part of the path 'C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5\scenery.cfg'.

No need for symbolic links, I will be live within the hour on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/adamjpestridge

 


 

 

 

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Not talking about Orbx but aircraft such as PMDG 737.

If I have both V5.4 and V6 installed on the same computer - and each time change the registry to the correct version to suit P3D version that I want to run - will this work or is it more complicated than that?

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Hello, need some help.
My questions:

1) "License"="<xxxxxxx>"
Do we need to enter here the License of Prepar3D v5 or Prepar3D v6?

2) Is the syntax of the following files correct?
Because I wonder if I need to include the "" and or the < >.
E.g.
"SetupPath"="<G:\Prepar3D v6>"
or 
"SetupPath"=<G:\Prepar3D v6>
or
"SetupPath"="G:\Prepar3D v6" 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5]
"License"="<xxxxxxx>"
"SetupPath"="<G:\Prepar3D v6>"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5]
"Installed"=dword:00000001
"AppPath"="<G:\Prepar3D v6>"

Thanks in advance for support,
Frank
 

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This is the text for installing v4 into v6. The license should be whatever you have in v4, in my case I have Professional.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4]
"License"="Professional"
"SetupPath"="C:\\Lockheed Martin\\Prepar3D v6\\"
 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4]
"SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="50568"
"SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="50569"
"AppPath"="C:\\Lockheed Martin\\Prepar3D v6\\"
"Installed"=dword:00000001
 

Note - I have not tried this yet, but I think the principle should apply the same. Adjust your path to v6 appropriately.

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On 7/7/2023 at 5:11 PM, simfan1983 said:

This is the text for installing v4 into v6. The license should be whatever you have in v4, in my case I have Professional.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4]
"License"="Professional"
"SetupPath"="C:\\Lockheed Martin\\Prepar3D v6\\"
 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4]
"SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="50568"
"SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="50569"
"AppPath"="C:\\Lockheed Martin\\Prepar3D v6\\"
"Installed"=dword:00000001
 

Note - I have not tried this yet, but I think the principle should apply the same. Adjust your path to v6 appropriately.

Many thanks for the useful reply.

Best Regards,

Frank

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Orbx products can be installed by entering C:\ProgramData\Lochkedd Martin\Prepar3D v6\add-ons

[DiscoveryPath.0]
Path=C:\ORBX LIBRARY\p3dv5
Title=Orbx My Library
Active=TRUE


So add-ons in C:\ProgramData\Lochkedd Martin\Prepar3D v6\ will become:

 

[Package.0]
Path=C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6\Development Tools\Visual FX Tool
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[Package.1]
Path=C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v6\Development Tools\Traffic Toolbox
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE

[DiscoveryPath.0]
Path=C:\ORBX LIBRARY\p3dv5
Title=Orbx My Library
Active=TRUE

 

On Path=C:\  "ORBX LIBRARY" should be replaced with the name of your Orbx library for P3d v5.

If your Orbx library is not located in C:\ it must be replaced with the letter where the Orbx library is installed.

When you start Prepar3D v6, you will be asked to activate each single product of the Orbx library, as happens on P3D v5.

Obviously you can only install the Orbx products present in the library and not those installed directly in the Main program of P3D v5.

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Adam77

Tried to follow your procedure for allowing add ons in P3Dv6. Made it to the point where you create a reg entry in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin but I couldn't get past the Error Renaming Warning that popped up in your video briefly while trying to create the Prepqr3D v4 entry.

Would appreciate more specifics on how to get past that,

 

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22 hours ago, daveep said:

Adam77

Tried to follow your procedure for allowing add ons in P3Dv6. Made it to the point where you create a reg entry in Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin but I couldn't get past the Error Renaming Warning that popped up in your video briefly while trying to create the Prepqr3D v4 entry.

Would appreciate more specifics on how to get past that,

 

 

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