Which P3D v2 Version to Buy?

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Postby ScottyB » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:10 am

Hi all,

Considering making the switch...

But which one is the version I should buy? Is it the "Academic Licence" for 59.95 USD?

Overall, is P3D "easier" on performance than FSX?

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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:19 am

Scotty, guess that is what most people are getting, Pacific Simulation brought the "commercial whooper pack" for their 737 simulators, Sean want the lessor with the weapons pack to suit his A4 pit and I think I'll be like you and buy the "Academic Licence" for 59.95 USD pack.
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Postby ScottyB » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:52 am

Okay, I might go with that.

What is P3D like these days for a primary sim platform. Ie: can I afford to "throw away" FSX entirely and move solely to P3D? Or is there not enough support and addons yet?

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Postby toprob » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:11 am

Some people will find it easy to give up FSX, a lot won't at the moment. It depends on what you use in FSX, it might take a few months to get Prepar3D to the same stage.
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Very difficult to answer -- but if I needed to give a simple answer, I'd say Prepar3D is heavier on performance, depending on your hardware. Not being CPU-bound really helps, but it does need more grunt than FSX. If anyone finds that FSX struggles on their system, I don't think that Prepar3D would help.
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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:29 am

Another way of looking at it is FSX at is introduction was more prolific regard to the freeware, transition only a few months simply because many files could go a 'Portover" where if you go to the freeware sites there is very little solely designed for P3D tho many can can transferred across tho plenty of payware.
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Postby victor_alpha_charlie » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:07 pm

The laptop I have really struggled with FSX yet with P3D V2 it looks significantly better and I get an almost solid 30FPS. Definitely glad I made the switch. I have the Academic Licence
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Postby J7G » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:14 pm

Ian Warren wrote:
QUOTE (Ian Warren @ Mar 18 2014,9:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Scotty, guess that is what most people are getting, Pacific Simulation brought the "commercial whooper pack" for their 737 simulators, Sean want the lessor with the weapons pack to suit his A4 pit and I think I'll be like you and buy the "Academic Licence" for 59.95 USD pack.


Ian, could you expand on the weapons pack? I'm interested in P3D (DCS is pretty cool but has some massive limitations) but wouldn't mind being able to blow some stuff up too biggrin.gif
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Postby toprob » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:24 pm

J7G wrote:
QUOTE (J7G @ Mar 20 2014,7:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ian, could you expand on the weapons pack? I'm interested in P3D (DCS is pretty cool but has some massive limitations) but wouldn't mind being able to blow some stuff up too :D


At US$2300 for the Pro Plus with weaponry, you'd have to be really keen on blowing stuff up.
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Postby J7G » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:48 pm

Hang on.










Nope, not on a civil servant's wage sad.gif
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Postby SeanG » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:04 am

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Nope, not on a civil servant's wage sad.gif


I'm more likely to go FSX + Tackpack... coz I aint going P3D Pro+
I thought about a dev license for it, to see what it's like though smile.gif

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Postby J7G » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:53 am

So at the risk of derailing the thread slightly, do you have pictures of that A4 pit of yours? It looks cool! And what aircraft are you using in the sim?
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Postby Ian Warren » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:53 am

J7G wrote:
QUOTE (J7G @ Mar 21 2014,1:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So at the risk of derailing the thread slightly, do you have pictures of that A4 pit of yours? It looks cool! And what aircraft are you using in the sim?

Worth Derailing biggrin.gif , friggen magnificent, I tried to get some good photos but I did not have my head screwed on !
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Postby J7G » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:36 am

Pit pit pit pit!

(Cockpit, not armpit!)
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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:51 am

J7G wrote:
QUOTE (J7G @ Mar 23 2014,11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(Cockpit, not armpit!)

You have been watching to many TV adverts ... tongue.gif , Pit pit pit pit pit pit biggrin.gif
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