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Postby Marty96 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:56 pm

Hi guys
Lately i have been looking to try something new and have heard nothing but good things about Prepare3D, can anyone explain the advantages and strengths of this program over fsx to me?
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Postby toprob » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:11 pm

The main difference is that FSX is dead -- there will be cosmetic improvements for a while yet, but the code itself is fixed and won't ever change. On the other hand, Lockheed Martin seem really committed to developing Prepar3D.
On the other hand for a lot of people a well-developed FSX install is a lot more valuable than a new sim with nothing but potential.
Prepar3D currently has a few issues, many of which will hopefully be fixed in a patch due out very soon.
Take a look atmy blog for a couple of my ramblings on P3D.
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Postby jpreou » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:33 pm

I've recently moved entirely to P3Dv2 since I had to rebuild my laptop.
It performs better and looks better than FSX, though I do have to be careful not to have settings too high.
Downside for me is that almost all my ORBX scenery is not yet compatible (officially), but they are working on it.
Yes, P3Dv2 has some really annoying faults and it crashes more than I think my FSX did, but LM are developing it and, as stated, a patch is due within the next couple of weeks and that should fix an awful lot. Since FSX is no longer being developed, and P3Dv2 is, I am happy to move forward with it, warts and all.
(after all; just think back to how bad most versions of FSX were right out of the box!)
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:57 am

I'll wait for the patch, prity busy at the mo so I can wait .
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Postby jpreou » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:22 am

The patch fix list is huge: should be good.
...and once that is out ORBX/PILOTs will be releasing the update Vector and a bunch of other stuff.
Vector update is due on the weekend of 22nd Feb
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Postby Marty96 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks guys, i'll probably consider moving to P3D, have had an endless stream of problems with fsx so it might be a good idea! Hopefully Orbx scenery will become compatible with the patch considering i have always used it!
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Postby Ian Warren » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:09 pm

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Hopefully Orbx scenery will become compatible with the patch considering i have always used it!

Sure the patch's won't be far away .. be interesting to see if the elevations get corrected !
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Postby Splitpin » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm

P3D , PREPAR whatever .... Who cares , as long there are clouds , winkyy.gif

Ahhhh , i feel a little sorry for all of you who seek the flight simulation nirvana ... always chasing the "next big thing" . I understand the desire to remain at the cutting edge , but the edge (for me ) never stops moving, so why bother.
This guy is happy with FSX, SP Whatever , and long may REX live .

Im not knocking anybody , or anything ..... i admire your enthusiasm , and respect the talent , but i guess ive reached my saturation point .... so here , i will sit smile.gif

Enjoy the race.... i think a lot of you will see things i just dreamt about ....Im! seeing stuff i could only dream about , and now Ive got it.
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Postby toprob » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:13 pm

Marty, you and Ian should come over some time to check out P3D -- just bring your sense of humour, an open mind, and a couple of beers.
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Postby Splitpin » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:12 pm

toprob wrote:
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Marty, you and Ian should come over some time to check out P3D -- just bring your sense of humour, an open mind, and a couple of beers.


And your brew of preference would be ? smile.gif
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Postby deeknow » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:13 pm

Nah I'm with Marty. There's plenty of life left in the old FSX girl yet.
I tend to invest big for about 4-years then make a break, I reckon I'm about 2.5 years into that cycle now w FSX after doing that previously on FS9.

The beer does sound appealing tho smile.gif
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Postby Splitpin » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:19 pm

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Nah I'm with Marty. There's plenty of life left in the old FSX girl yet.
I tend to invest big for about 4-years then make a break, I reckon I'm about 2.5 years into that cycle now w FSX after doing that previously on FS9.

The beer does sound appealing tho smile.gif


Come on down for some southern hospitality deeknow ..... an perhaps be converted .
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Postby deeknow » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:23 pm

There's quite a gaggle of you Southerner's aint there, maybe we should have the meetup in Chch?
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Postby toprob » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Splitpin wrote:
QUOTE (Splitpin @ Feb 11 2014,9:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And your brew of preference would be ? :)


My choice is normally 'budget'.


deeknow wrote:
QUOTE (deeknow @ Feb 11 2014,9:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's quite a gaggle of you Southerner's aint there, maybe we should have the meetup in Chch?


The correct term is a for a group of Cantabrians is 'pride'...
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Postby Splitpin » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:44 pm

deeknow wrote:
QUOTE (deeknow @ Feb 11 2014,9:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's quite a gaggle of you Southerner's aint there, maybe we should have the meetup in Chch?


Going a wee bit off topic here (sorry Rob) .... but deeknow , yes there are a few of us.
Ian and i were talking the other day about just that .... the Air Force museum would be a great venue , i and Ian have good contacts there.
And if confirmed (CHC) we could arrange a visit to ferrymead and the ANZ hanger at Harewood.
I have contacts with a couple of local transport providers as well .

Anyway .......way off topic ...... sorry Rob.
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Postby Splitpin » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:09 pm

"budget" .... no such thing big R smile.gif
Your not paying .... so dont be polite , my shout winkyy.gif
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Postby deeknow » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:22 pm

toprob wrote:
QUOTE (toprob @ Feb 11 2014,9:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The correct term is a for a group of Cantabrians is 'pride'...

I still prefer Gaggle sorry
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Postby scaber » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:51 am

toprob wrote:
QUOTE (toprob @ Feb 11 2014,8:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marty, you and Ian should come over some time to check out P3D -- just bring your sense of humour, an open mind, and a couple of beers.


Rob, not trying to poke my oar in (well, trying but politely I hope) seeing as I have toyed with the idea of P3D too I would be interested in taking a look see too. I can also provide beer if that's a deciding factor!!
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:57 am

toprob wrote:
QUOTE (toprob @ Feb 11 2014,8:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marty, you and Ian should come over some time to check out P3D -- just bring your sense of humour, an open mind, and a couple of beers.

Oh Jimmy Jillickers .. this could become political agenda .. "The Ian and Marty Party"

scaber wrote:
QUOTE (scaber @ Feb 12 2014,8:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rob, not trying to poke my oar in (well, trying but politely I hope) seeing as I have toyed with the idea of P3D too I would be interested in taking a look see too. I can also provide beer if that's a deciding factor!!

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I still prefer Gaggle sorry

It's not a Gaggle .... its a Haggle tongue.gif
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:05 am

deeknow wrote:
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There's quite a gaggle of you Southerner's aint there, maybe we should have the meetup in Chch?

Quite a few more things to see , Wigram to wotnot .. coming for a meet .. more than welcome to stop here at the mancave, have the camp stretcher and sorts, tucker is .. well.. I'm now surrounded with choice and recommends
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