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[06MAR19] Update for 747 fleet is pending & RSR needs some help. (No, really. I do...)

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  • cannonplug
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    A word of caution to those of you updating the Content: if you like flying the default Beech airplanes that came with P3D v4.3 and earlier, make sure you back them up before you update. LM was asked to take them down by Beech's new owner and they're gone as of v4.4.

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  • DDowns
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    Originally posted by DaveCT2003 View Post

    Interesting. That has never happened to me, but I made sure that all scenery was added via the XML method rather than adding only via the scenery.cfg file.

    Best wishes!
    Something else went wrong. I updated content and only step required was to delete the SITUATION in the [USERINTERFACE] section of prepar3d.cfg, to stop P3D from attempting to load my default scenario with the BE-58, and create a new default scenario with the Mooney Bravo (M20M).

    Updating the content should not impact any installed sceneries or addon aircraft. In fact, all of Orbx is still in scenery.cfg so it's not a matter of using the xml method at all. The content includes the Scaleform feature so the menu screens that open within P3D for GSX or Active Sky will slightly change. Other than the unexpected impact on displaying wing and nacelle shinny leading edges, there is no other impact.

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  • DaveCT2003
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    Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post
    Whenever I updated the content I had to reinstall most of my Aerosoft sceneries and actually all sceneries (except ORBX!!) that were installed into the main P3D folder (simmarket for example or taxi2gate). It definitely makes sense to use the provided addons-folder, it's worth its size in gold.
    Interesting. That has never happened to me, but I made sure that all scenery was added via the XML method rather than adding only via the scenery.cfg file.

    Best wishes!

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  • Captain Kevin
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    Originally posted by RichardMcDonaldWoods View Post
    I fail to understand why people would choose to only install parts of a release
    Up until this point, I only ever updated the client. I never touched the content because I didn't see a point in doing so. A lot of it was either fixing or adding things to the default aircraft, which I was never going to use anyway, so why bother wasting my time. The other thing is doing a full installation would require me to take the time to uninstall all my add-ons, uninstall P3D, install P3D again, and then install all my add-ons again. Given the amount of time all that would take and given the very limited time I have at home (I'm an over-the-road truck driver, so I'm almost never home), I don't want my entire time at home spent tweaking things. I want to spend that time actually flying.

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  • ANAflyer
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    Originally posted by cmakris View Post

    Alex,

    If client is updated you need only the content to be updated.
    Thank you.

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  • Peter Webber
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    Originally posted by RichardMcDonaldWoods View Post
    I fail to understand why people would choose to only install parts of a release
    I wish that LM would produce an installer that installs all parts without option.
    LM changed their installation method to make it convenient for those who didn't want to perform a full re-install. You can still download the full installer and perform a clean install. I've always used the client/content method without any issues so far. Less time consuming.

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  • RichardMcDonaldWoods
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    I fail to understand why people would choose to only install parts of a release
    I wish that LM would produce an installer that installs all parts without option.

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  • Peter Webber
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    I found in previous versions of P3D, not updating "content" caused issues with the displaying of menus from 3rd party ATC applications. Their menus would not display correctly. So I agree, update "client" AND "content".

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  • Jeff20
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    Just want to say congratulations on new forum

    and the new update when it is released

    cheers jeff

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  • Blackbird971
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    Hello,

    I'm also a repainter and would like to know where can I find the livery painters forum to drop a flag ?

    Never mind I'm didn't have my glasses on (apparently)

    Cheers,
    Brandon
    Last edited by Blackbird971; 07Mar2019, 10:30.

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  • cmakris
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    Originally posted by ANAflyer View Post
    If I already updated the client do I need to re-do that or just update the content?
    Alex,

    If client is updated you need only the content to be updated.

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  • rsrandazzo
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    Originally posted by Tino View Post

    Hope John Tavers (Textures by Tavers) was able to reach out to you, on this new forum. I know he was previously interested. I may have mentioned it before but, the accuracy of his artwork is amazing.

    Thanks for the update on the 747!

    Cheers.
    Sante-

    I emailed him on Tuesday. I haven't heard back yet- but John is well known to us and we too like his work!

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  • ANAflyer
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    If I already updated the client do I need to re-do that or just update the content?

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  • Ephedrin
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    Whenever I updated the content I had to reinstall most of my Aerosoft sceneries and actually all sceneries (except ORBX!!) that were installed into the main P3D folder (simmarket for example or taxi2gate). It definitely makes sense to use the provided addons-folder, it's worth its size in gold.

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  • Tino
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    Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
    Also- if you happen to have a favorite livery artist who you think might be interested in working with us who might not see this because they aren't yet signed up in our new forum system, please point this out to them and encourage them to join us over in the livery painter's channel.
    Hope John Tavers (Textures by Tavers) was able to reach out to you, on this new forum. I know he was previously interested. I may have mentioned it before but, the accuracy of his artwork is amazing.

    Thanks for the update on the 747!

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Tino; 06Mar2019, 19:31.

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  • orangebird
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    I normally uninstall/reinstall P3Dv4 whenever a new version comes out, anyway. Just had too many problems in the past with some odd idiosyncrasies arising from possible content/client differences. It may be partly psychological on my part, but I just "feel better" when everything is installed fresh. And yes, I own a lot of add-ons, so this is no small task!

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  • Swaluver88
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    Excited to see this roll out!

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  • cmakris
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    There is a very comprehensive post in LM forum on what exactly needs to be done. Friedl post summarized these instructions.

    https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewt...=6322&t=120861

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  • Speedbrake
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    As they said, it is easy to upgrade the sim. The following way worked best for me.
    • Client und Content downloaded from prepar3d.com
    • Client deinstallation via windows control panel, BUT: without deleting the registry.
    • Content deinstall via windows control panel
    • Client new install
    • Content new install
    • If you have FSUIPC, you need the newest version 5.15 for P3D v4
    • After first P3D start, it takes a minute or two to come up for the system

    enjoy

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  • Speedbrake
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    Good to hear on the update.
    Congrats to the new forum and 1000 thanks for your outstanding products!

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  • Drinian
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    Great news, lookking forward to the update.

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  • cxa106
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    Thanks for the update. Always much appreciated.

  • jgoggi
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    Originally posted by cmakris View Post

    James,

    Open the add/remove programs. Find the P3D entries, there should be 4 of them, client, content, scenery and a general one. See the version reported next to the content one
    Thank you, Chris!

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  • cmakris
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    Originally posted by jgoggi View Post
    Strangely, I don't remember if, back in November, I updated only Client or also Content. Where can I check that? Is there a version number for Content somewhere?
    James,

    Open the add/remove programs. Find the P3D entries, there should be 4 of them, client, content, scenery and a general one. See the version reported next to the content one

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  • cmakris
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    Originally posted by speedbirdyyc View Post

    I don't recall the last time I did a CONTENT update -- what are the consequences? Does this mean a reinstall of aircraft and sceneries?

    Thanks for the update.
    Sam Kharey
    Content upgrade should not mess anything in P3D. It adds new default planes etc.

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  • jgoggi
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    Strangely, I don't remember if, back in November, I updated only Client or also Content. Where can I check that? Is there a version number for Content somewhere?

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  • Anders Bermann
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    Originally posted by speedbirdyyc View Post

    I don't recall the last time I did a CONTENT update -- what are the consequences? Does this mean a reinstall of aircraft and sceneries?

    Thanks for the update.
    Sam Kharey
    Sorry - was mistaken...
    -DELETED-
    Last edited by Anders Bermann; 08Mar2019, 09:21.

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  • speedbirdyyc
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    Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
    If you want to use PBR in Prepar3D v4, PMDG's guidance is to update both CLIENT and CONTENT or you are going to see strange results on polished aluminum surfaces.
    I don't recall the last time I did a CONTENT update -- what are the consequences? Does this mean a reinstall of aircraft and sceneries?

    Thanks for the update.
    Sam Kharey

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  • Ausflight
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    Thankyou for the information Robert i always update my P3D to Client,Content and Scenery anyway when LR comes up with new one so I’m not worried.Also take your time about the PBR as mentioned before as long as were flying that’s the main thing.Looking forward to all the good stuff PMDG team.😊
    Best Regards.

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  • Ahsmatt7
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    This doesn't mean anything coming from me, but I do really appreciate these updates. Life hasn't been great to me lately so updates about a hobby I enjoy are a nice break from everything.

    thank you,
    Matt kubanda

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