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  1. cparrott73

    Embraer jets 170 190 v1 p3d v4

    I bought them, only because there are no other alternatives for these models for P3Dv4 right now. They're not great, but passable. (Barely.) I wish they would at least fix dynamic shadows, weather radar, and a few other things. I would love for someone to do a proper study-level sim of these models, particularly the E-Jets.
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    Incompatible P3D v4.3 addons

    Seemed to work fine when I loaded it up into the sim. I have not yet extensively tested it. +chris
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    Prepar3d V4.3 has been released

    Hi Chidiebere, I think that would be off-topic in this forum, but if you look at this post, I have collected the information you requested: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/538213-prepar3d-v43-has-been-released/?do=findComment&comment=3865961 Hope this helps. +chris
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    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    Updated to reflect new FSL A320-X update.
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    Prepar3d V4.3 has been released

    Hi Samany, I did not have a lot of time to fly last night, as I was busy spot-checking all my add-ons for compatibility with 4.3, one by one. But I have heard that the dynamic lighting is really improved with 4.3, and initial impressions seem to bear that out. I'll let you know more as time permits. +chris
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    Prepar3d V4.3 has been released

    This appears to be fixed in 4.3. I was able to load the 747 directly from the scenario screen with 4.3 last night without the CTD. With 4.2, I used to have to do the workaround of loading a default plane first, then switching to the 747. I think 4.3 is looking to be a really nice update, once the few broken add-ons (from other developers) get fixed.
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    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    Here is a very quick, rough status of add-ons I have tested with P3D v4.3 so far, as of 26-Jun-2018. This is mainly smoke test type testing - fire up the sim with the add-on and see if it loads and initializes without crashing, and everything seems to respond as expected. I have not had time to flight test all of these extensively yet, so it is possible there may be issues I missed: Appears to Work Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 Aerosoft DC-8 Captain Sim 737 (100/200) Captain Sim 757 III FeelThere E-Jets (E170/E190) FeelThere E-Jets v2 (E175/E195) FeelThere Embraer Regional Jets v2 (ERJ-135/145/145XR) Flight1 Ultimate Traffic Live HiFi ASP4 (Active Sky) - as of 062518 (B6750) Open Beta update Majestic MJC8 Q400 Pete Dowson FSUIPC - (I have version 5.124) PMDG Boeing 737 NGX PMDG Boeing 747 QOTS v3 PMDG Boeing 777 PMDG DC-6 QualityWings Boeing 787 TFDI Design Boeing 717 Not Working - Needs Compatibility Update FlightSimLabs A320-X (v2.0.1.237) - had to uninstall it Leonardo FlyTheMaddogX (v1.2b265) (Both of these developers have acknowledged the issue and will release v4.3 compatibility updates as soon as possible.)
  8. Well, count it a lesson learned. I think I only paid $20 or so for FSW anyway, on the chance that it would become something good. Obviously I got taken, but at least it was only the equivalent of dinner at a decent restaurant. P3Dv4 all the way for me, for now. I may even delete FSX:SE off of my system after this. I am pretty much done with Dovetail at this point. And besides, if your plane isn't 64-bits, it's no longer good enough to run on my system. I own XP11, but I just haven't pulled the trigger on making it my platform of choice yet. I'll give it more consideration as more study level planes like PMDG's begin to appear, and the weather and AI traffic add-ons continue to improve.
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    PMDG FSExpo Announcement

    I don't think this is about an add-on aircraft. I think it could something along one of these lines: A new sim to succeed P3D, without all of the licensing restrictions of P3D. (seems very unlikely) Or, rather than a new sim, maybe some kind of software translation layer that lets you run your P3D/FSX add-ons in X-Plane. (again, seems unlikely given the differences in the two sims, but who knows?) A new aspect of flight simming not currently well-modeled - maybe a suite of integrated flight dispatch and planning tools akin to PFPX, or maintenance tools, or ACARS, or ??? Something hardware-oriented. Maybe PMDG-branded computers that are spec'ed to run P3D extremely smoothly, targeted to the home cockpit and professional simulation market. Or PMDG-branded flight-sim computer peripherals to make home cockpits and professional sims more realistic. Probably something else completely out of left field that I didn't think of here, and will make us all go, "whoa!" when it is announced. Wherever they are, I'm sure PMDG staff is having a few good chuckles over these ideas. But hey, guessing is fun and keeps us busy in between flights, right?
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    PMDG 747v3 CTD P3D v4.2

    I can confirm that the workaround of loading a default P3D aircraft first (e.g. the Piper Cub) and then switching to the 747 works okay for me. So this is no longer a showstopper, but just irritating. If it helps, here are my system specs: - Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.80 GHz - 1 TB SanDisk M.2 SSD - 32 GB RAM - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 390.77 drivers - Windows 10 Professional Other add-ons currently present in P3Dv4: - FSUIPC 5.123c (temporarily disabled due to reported stuttering issue, awaiting fix from Pete Dowson) - Ultimate Traffic Live - PMDG 737 NGX - PMDG 777 - FlightSimLabs A320-X (currently broken awaiting imminent fix) - Active Sky 2016 for P3Dv4 - Majestic Q400 - Captain Sim 737 - TFDI 717 - Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 All but the FSL A320-X were uninstalled prior to the 4.2 update, and then reinstalled. The A320-X does not live in my P3Dv4 directory, so I did not think it would be necessary to uninstall it at this time. If I can provide any additional details, I'm happy to do what I can to help you get to the bottom of this. Thanks.
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    PMDG 747v3 CTD P3D v4.2

    +1 here. I got a CTD when loading the 747v3 in P3Dv4.2. I uninstalled all of my planes in P3Dv4, did a full uninstall of P3Dv4.1, and then did a clean install of P3Dv4.2. Also verified that the NGX, 777, and DC-6 all seem to work okay in P3Dv4.2.
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    CaptainSim 757 Released!

    I'm keeping an open mind, although I was disappointed with their previous 757 series. On the other hand, their 727, 707, and L-1011 were all good to very good planes. I am hoping the new 757 falls into the latter category, although I will probably wait a bit until it gets a little more polish before I take the plunge. I would like to see the 757-300 and 757F model variants and possibly even the RB211 engine variant, though I have no idea if those are in the works yet. (I assume the model variants are, at least, given that this is touted as the "base package.") On the whole, the new CS 757 looks promising, and I am encouraged.
  13. This happened to me at first, too, but later the image appeared. I have no idea why.
  14. I'm going to guess that the photo RSR posted at the beginning of this thread might be an important clue...
  15. +1 for seeing the MD-11 updated for P3Dv4 - but I realize that will never happen, and I fully understand why. (But a sim pilot can dream...) Good for PMDG for continuing to make the installers work for those of us who own the legacy products, though. This customer very much appreciates that! I still do fly around in the MD-11 on FSX on occasion. Call me a natural pessimist, but I kind of figured that whatever PMDG is holding out on us was mostly incremental stuff for their already-existing products. That said, I would absolutely LOVE to be wrong on that particular point!