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P3D v4.x recommended addon system

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    P3D v4.x recommended addon system

    In view of the fact that Lockheed Martin have had a recommended addon (XML) procedure for some time now, and some developers for P3D are already using it, does PMDG have any intention of modifying their install procedure to offer this option in the foreseeable future?
    I searched the forums but didn't find any answers to this query. Seems a sensible system, obviating having to re-install addons each time P3D is updated.
    My apologies if this has already been answered!
    Dave Nash
    P3Dv4.5.12.30293 on Win 10 64 bit (1903.18362.329) 3 x 4k Monitors

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    Originally posted by dafyddp3d View Post
    In view of the fact that Lockheed Martin have had a recommended addon (XML) procedure for some time now, and some developers for P3D are already using it, does PMDG have any intention of modifying their install procedure to offer this option in the foreseeable future?
    I searched the forums but didn't find any answers to this query. Seems a sensible system, obviating having to re-install addons each time P3D is updated.
    My apologies if this has already been answered!
    There are no such plans currently.
    Chris Makris (Olympic260)
    PMDG Technical Support
    http://www.pmdg.com

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      #3
      Originally posted by dafyddp3d View Post
      obviating having to re-install addons each time P3D is updated.
      P3D updates do not require the reinstallation of PMDG products unless it the next major product update, i.e., from v4 to v5.

      Dan Downs KCRP

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        #4
        in addition to what Dan said:

        If you uninstall P3D completely you will see addons like PMDG will remain in the folders untouched. And you will be able to use them after a reinstallation of P3D in the same path. All you need to do (if the airplanes don't work properly) is to check if the dll.xml has been replaced or changed. But normally this should not happen.
        i7-6700k, GTX 1080TI, 32GB DDR4 RAM @1600MHz, 4k

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          #5
          Thanks all for the replies.

          It seems to all hinge on HOW LM update their folders, and/or whether users choose to perform a clean uninstall / re-install. There are PMDG entries in the Effects, Gauges and Fonts folders under the main P3D folder. If these folders are deleted during the update process (either by LM or the user), there seems to be no way to recover the aircraft specific entries (other than to re-install the PMDG stuff).
          Provided the folder structure remains intact and identical and LM simply overwrites core files then all should be well, and the aircraft specific entries would remain.
          Last edited by dafyddp3d; 18Jul2019, 18:15.
          Dave Nash
          P3Dv4.5.12.30293 on Win 10 64 bit (1903.18362.329) 3 x 4k Monitors

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            #6
            Originally posted by dafyddp3d View Post
            Thanks all for the replies.

            It seems to all hinge on HOW LM update their folders, and/or whether users choose to perform a clean uninstall / re-install. There are PMDG entries in the Effects, Gauges and Fonts folders under the main P3D folder. If these folders are deleted during the update process (either by LM or the user), there seems to be no way to recover the aircraft specific entries (other than to re-install the PMDG stuff).
            Provided the folder structure remains intact and identical and LM simply overwrites core files then all should be well, and the aircraft specific entries would remain.
            No one is going to deny that the method for adding addons as specified in the P3D SDK isn't the best way, so give up trying to convince. I believe it's simply a matter of not choosing to modify all the different installers that would be impacted by such a change at this time when they are busy with a long list of important developments. I have explained the add-on.xml method and how it would make product support easier for them but it's still an issue that does not yet have priority.
            Dan Downs KCRP

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              #7
              Hi Dan, thanks for the reply
              Yes, agreed, PMDG have more pressing issues at the moment, just curious!
              If it's not broke, don't fix it
              Dave Nash
              P3Dv4.5.12.30293 on Win 10 64 bit (1903.18362.329) 3 x 4k Monitors

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