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#4091772 - 03/13/15 04:53 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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I am now prepared... I mean Prepar3d!





Nothing amazing in these screenshots. I still haven't added anything. All my ORBX stuff will be added this weekend. I jumped into the sim after install, moved all the sliders/options to the right (mostly) and then just started trying stuff. These images are with the rainy weather theme at KSEA with cloud shadows and 3d fog enabled. I was happy to see the FPS stay pegged at the locked value and the sim was buttery smooth.

More tests to follow.

*disclaimer - this is also on a brand new laptop, so I can't compare performance to FSX only. My laptop probably accounts for most (if not all) of the performance improvement.


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#4092006 - 03/14/15 05:41 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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Plus ORBX released my home airport today!







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#4093484 - 03/18/15 09:13 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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just question, how about soaring in P3D v2..? is it worth?

#4095018 - 03/21/15 11:58 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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I have to agree that P3D v2 is truly amazing. I have FTX Base, Vector, and Europe LC for it as well as a ton of addon aircraft including the Airbus X Extended that I enjoy often. I also love the default military aircraft selection it comes with including the F-22 and F-35. Not to mention the graphics and performance are incredible.

#4119174 - 05/12/15 01:15 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: harryw]  
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Originally Posted By: harryw
Originally Posted By: ST0RM
I recall that P3D allowed underwater ops. Is that true? And if so, has anyone tried it?

-S


Also, now that I have installed p3d 2.5 there is no reason for me to keep FSX on my computer.


This is sad but true. I even have a brand new, never opened copy of FSX/Acceleration that I bought in case they ever stopped making them. Now I don't know what to do with it. FSX is dead. nope

The King (FSX) is dead. Long live the King (P3D).

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#4121494 - 05/18/15 01:10 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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I read that you have to pay again when there is an update, is this true?

If so, should I buy P3D now or wait a bit for the new version?


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#4122600 - 05/20/15 05:52 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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Not for minor updates, i.e. 2.x -> 2.x+1. All updates from 2.0 through 2.5 have been free. 2.x to 3.0 will cost, maybe with a rebate for 2.x owners. Not any different from Microsoft. FS9 to FSX wasn't free either, was it?

P3D 3 might be a year away, probably more. I am pretty sure that it's going to be very different from P3D 2 (move to 64 bit at the very least) If you have an FSX installation that is working nicely for you right now it's probably worth waiting.

A lot of 3rd party add-on producers charge extra for their P3D 2.0 version and will do so again for version 3.0 (ORBX will for sure) so I think it would be prudent for you to wait it out if you have a lot of add-ons.

#4124582 - 05/25/15 01:00 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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thank you

I bought it last week and I'm in the process on transfering every planes/airports/addons(takes so much time...)

Is there a way to have real life weather? I only see some presets weather that I can choose but not the ''update every 15mins'' like in FSX


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#4124592 - 05/25/15 01:28 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Genbrien]  
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Originally Posted By: Genbrien
thank you

I bought it last week and I'm in the process on transfering every planes/airports/addons(takes so much time...)

Is there a way to have real life weather? I only see some presets weather that I can choose but not the ''update every 15mins'' like in FSX


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#4126380 - 05/29/15 11:20 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Genbrien]  
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Originally Posted By: Genbrien
thank you

I bought it last week and I'm in the process on transfering every planes/airports/addons(takes so much time...)

Is there a way to have real life weather? I only see some presets weather that I can choose but not the ''update every 15mins'' like in FSX


The "real weather" option in FSX has been dead for some time now. If you want real weather in FSX you need an external weather engine (Opus, Active Sky Next, FS Real Global weather, etc...)


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#4128449 - 06/03/15 01:24 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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Well, i finally caved and got P3D:) Looks stunning! Now installing REX Ess+OD and some ORBX PNW scenery. To bad my Carenado Cessna 182 RG and SR-22 are only for FSX...

#4132796 - 06/12/15 01:51 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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OK I am confused can anybody get P3D?? I looked at their FAQ and it states this sis not for home/personnel use I am confused??

#4132806 - 06/12/15 02:44 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: The Nephilim]  
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OK I am confused can anybody get P3D?? I looked at their FAQ and it states this sis not for home/personnel use I am confused??


Yes, get the academic license.

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#4132852 - 06/12/15 06:42 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: The Nephilim]  
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Exactly. I had zero issues buying and then installing it. Everything works great:)

#4133228 - 06/12/15 08:10 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Scoobe]  
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OK I am confused can anybody get P3D?? I looked at their FAQ and it states this sis not for home/personnel use I am confused??


Yes, get the academic license.

Rob


OK THNX

#4133623 - 06/13/15 07:24 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: USSCheyenne]  
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Well, i finally caved and got P3D:) Looks stunning! Now installing REX Ess+OD and some ORBX PNW scenery. To bad my Carenado Cessna 182 RG and SR-22 are only for FSX...


Carenado should work fine with P3D. You might have to copy the FSX.exe out of the FSX main folder into the Prepar3D v2 main folder for the install to run. I have the Cessna 185F running without a problem.

#4133658 - 06/13/15 09:42 PM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: harryw]  
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Originally Posted By: harryw
Originally Posted By: JanesHQ
Well, i finally caved and got P3D:) Looks stunning! Now installing REX Ess+OD and some ORBX PNW scenery. To bad my Carenado Cessna 182 RG and SR-22 are only for FSX...


Carenado should work fine with P3D. You might have to copy the FSX.exe out of the FSX main folder into the Prepar3D v2 main folder for the install to run. I have the Cessna 185F running without a problem.



Well, what do you know, it does work:) Thank you! I just didn't even bother trying installing it. Saw on the Flightsim Store that Cessna 182 RG is just for FSX and that was that for me. Tomorrow i'll try with SR22.

Again, thanks a bunch! thumbsup

#4134638 - 06/16/15 12:21 AM Re: P3D v2... in a word: AWESOME! [Re: Plainsman]  
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Glad to be of help - that was rather easy! smile
I personally haven't found any planes that don't work with P3D, but I haven't tried any really old stuff. Seems that the bulk of the problems is caused by obsolete texture formats.

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