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P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:58:23 PM »
Hello,
rumors say P3dv4.4 version will be released tomorrow wednesday november 28th......
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 06:11:07 PM »
Indeed: P3D v4.4 Inbound: Chatter at Orbx (And AVSIM) as to the readiness of FTX Central other add-ons  etc etc.

Will be waiting for a bit until all is known.

FTX Forum chatter: https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/163514-p3d-v44-inbound/?tab=comments#comment-1438694

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 03:27:16 PM »
P3dv4.4 is out now!
You can download it from the LM P3d website.....

Seems like there are lots of features and improvements included.
I‘m very curious about the new features regarding menu control in VR....

The complete feature list is here.....
https://www.prepar3d.com/latest-news/

There‘s also a new airplane included AC11 Commander from Carenado. As I‘m a helicopter guy, I can‘t say anything about this plane..........
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 04:05:46 PM by corbu1 »
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 10:19:23 PM »
4.4 Compatibility List: (Well, at least the start of one)


https://fselite.net/news/prepar3d-v4-4-add-on-compatibility-update/
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 10:25:19 PM by nbrich1 »

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 11:59:54 AM »
Finished installing and now on a 4 hour flight. Followed Poppit's directions for manual install of the three sections, client, content and scenery to the letter and have not had to reinstall anything except AS4. If you read the instructions first, then follow them you will not have to reinstall scenery nor most aircraft (I do not own PMDG stuff). DO NOT DO A FULL AUTO INSTALL IF YOU WANT TO KEEP WHAT YOU HAVE INSTALLED.
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 10:57:05 AM »
Hi
where to find " Poppit's directions for manua"
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 11:25:52 AM »
A whole you-tube of video tutorials by Elaine Dixon (Poppet) on just about everything you need to know for the sim. (P3D)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZSfv0OpN6ohND-5RbJn3A/featured

Can also find her written tutorials in forums at AVSIM, ORBX and at LM.

ie: https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/522254-ftx-orbx-scenery-prepar3d-updating-reinstalling-troubleshooting/   (This forum has links to others re: p3d installs, updates, re-installs etc).

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 12:00:38 PM »
Yes, Google is your friend.

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 04:42:42 PM »
Hello Norm,
thank you for providing the links to Elaine Dixons (Poppet) update install instructions.
These are excellent guides for updating P3D Client, Content and scenery.
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 06:42:40 PM »
I only did the client and content and all is well.  Performance seems to be on the plus side.  I haven't tried
VR since the update.  Orbx, FSUIPC are OK.  Active Sky has an update out:

https://hifisimtech.com/downloads/
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 10:19:44 PM »
Just did some reading: Content warning: Beechcraft aircraft removed in the new4.4 content. (If you want to keep the Beechcraft save them first before uninstalling the 4.3 content).

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 02:15:52 AM »
Good catch!!!
It‘s in the last line of content fixes in the 4.4 Feature List....and so it‘s easy missing this Note!
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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 02:34:39 AM »
Just found this Statement on the p3d Forums explaining the missing beechcraft airplanes.

„Starting with Prepar3D v4.4, Lockheed Martin was requested by Textron Aviation to remove all of their intellectual property likenesses. Previously, Lockheed Martin had an agreement with Beech Aircraft Corporation (Beechcraft) for inclusion of their aircraft likenesses.

In 2014, Textron Aviation purchased all Beechcraft intellectual property and they recently asked us to remove their likenesses from our public Prepar3D builds. We continue to work with Textron Aviation to reintroduce their branded aircrafts so our users can have even more great examples of training and simulation in Prepar3D.

Please direct all questions to Textron Aviation (https://www.textron.com/Contact-Us) for any further details on their decision to remove the objects.“

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2018, 06:46:17 AM »
So ideally, before upgrade save the Beech's: Baron 58 and the King Air)  (and/or any default planes that you may have custom liveries set up within the P3D directory), then upgrade the content to 4.4.

Now if you wanted the Beech's after the upgrade: can do that by pulling out the 4.4 content, 4.3 content back in, pull the beech's out and saving them elsewhere: (Simobjects plus any gauges/effects), then redo the content to 4.4. (But you can't get the custom liveries back for default aircraft with unless you have saved them prior or have an alternative copy/backup to restore them). (IE: Baron 58 with RTMM livery)

Later an user can place the saved beech's back into the sim or to an alternate addons folder/drive.

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Re: P3dv4.4 release on November 28th
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2018, 01:19:58 PM »
 O.k., I have updated to P3dv4.4 by manual install of client and content.
I didn‘t touch scenery so far, maybe later.

Looks good to me so far.
VR has some new options for activating the menu bar now with the headset. This wasn‘t possible with previous versions.
Not all menu options do work in VR but the mist needed ones in VR mode.

I‘m strugglng with the option to change menu bar on/ off.
There‘s a new customizable key command - hmd menu toggle-.
I mapped a joystick button with this command. But it doesn‘t work.....

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