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Postby einherz » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:29 pm

when i was fsx it was nightmare with reinstall it, same with prepar3d, most of my soft are portable, and i must be stupid, but i don't see any reason make non portable software, if human could just install it and this will live on the hd without reinstall after windows crash or something else, i even thinking some time about move some variable dirs apdatas etc. to second logical disk, its not funy every time reinstall all what you got about week or more, don't separate ssd only because fsx/p3d need reinstall, now i think take another ssd especially for variable windows areas, so after reinstall or update windows fsx/p3d stay with me, but afaik both need some register parts too and this stoped me, why programmers do this? i mean installation required
even now when reworked folders politic is stay need program data windows folder, but same folder could be inside prepar3d dir isn't it?
p.s. even now when move to 2.5 if 2.5 would be portable it could installed without uninstall 2.x and i think this is will be real good

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Postby benjaminjb » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:51 pm

Hi Ein,

Somewhat reminds me of an old school Windows reformat though, where it was always highly recommended by the MSFT development team to install fresh versus upgrade from an existing release. While I love the simplicity of a straight upgrade, I will say with any O/S in the past including Linux distributions, fresh installs often times performed better and had that feeling of being clean (limited bugs, etc.) It's funny you mention SSDs, I'm actually pulling a Samsung 840 128GB from my laptop for Prepar3d and any plugins. I can't take the load times on this WD Black.

- Benjamin

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Postby einherz » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:04 pm

i pretty sure is only feeling about performance:) especially now with ssd
btw, all my portable on hdd and i never seen any different with fresh installed

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Postby Arismac » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:20 pm

Is this the correct forum to ask if I should should be starting v2.5 with my "AFR-FriendlyD3D.exe" to take advantage of SLI? It has been great up to now.

Thanks, Mac

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Postby degeus » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:23 am

Fantastic update, no installation-problem whatsoever. Everything works fine, all additions and changes. Development team: Thanks.
The only thing that still is there is that nasty small black window appearing in the lower centre of my 2D-panel when starting most of the aircraft. It is easy to close, but how can I avoid that it appears?
Piet de Geus
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Postby ajmlans » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:27 am

i have install P3Dv2.5 and have problems with the install FS Global ultimate after install of this software the scenery are gone an d with ORBX global the scenery found not the terrain.cfg.
Whate do i wrong.

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Postby tinker27 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:40 pm

Well after 4 days , 3 times now twice as one download and once as single files , im still baffled why i cannot install p3d , all im getting is eror log file half way through installation .
ive been onboard with p3d since v1 and never had problems like this

very annoyed and frustrated now !

surely there must be an easier way so this does not accure ! what ever it is anyone can suggest anything would be gratefull .

ps tried hash tub after some one said on here but has just infected my pc with virusees galore so thats a no go .



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Postby johnan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:57 pm

Have you tried installing as an administrator, defrag your HD unless it is an SSD, use something like ccleaner to tidy up the registry and remove unwanted files, and make sure there is enough room for the install, and that you have removed all traces of a previous version of P3d?
Maybe your Windows install is corrupt in some way that is affecting the P3d install?

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Postby deanmcenaney » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:23 pm

So happy the install no longer copys an entire copy of the install files to c:\ProgramData\Package Cache
no more 10+ GB of useless data copied to the c: Drive

Thank you

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Postby Arismac » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:02 pm

So happy the install no longer copys an entire copy of the install files to c:\ProgramData\Package Cache
no more 10+ GB of useless data copied to the c: Drive

I think you may need to install all your ORBX scenery again into V2.5. But FIRST please read this thread.


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Postby Wills » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:51 pm

Thanks for your excellent work on 2.5 LM. It's great that you are making these gradual improvements to the core of the sim. Really appreciate all the hard work that's going into PREPAR3D, so thank you :)!

P.S. Where do we send the doughnuts ;)?

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Postby hermes82 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:57 am

to install fs global ultimate go to c\ProgramData\lockheed martin\Prepar3d and look for terrain.cfg, copy the file to desktop as a backup then copy to your main p3d folder then run fs global ultimate, once it's installed open your main p3d folder and CUT the terrain.cfg and paste it back into c\ProgramData\lockheed martin\Prepar3d, and click ok to replace the file, that should have it sorted

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Postby Lif » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:56 pm

So, out comes Win 10 tech eval with P3D 2.5 hot on its heals!
Better do the obvious then.....
First I installed win 10 on a spare drive. Then I installed P3D 2.5. All runs fine!
Next: FSUIPC, Saitek yoke /quad drivers and software [.Net Framework etc]. And, after some pigging about, all runs fine.
Next: Set up Flightsim Commander on the laptop and networked everything up via FS wide. And once again, after some more pigging about, all runs fine.
At this point - having had a glitchless test flight [EGCC to the lakes and back] - I could only sit back and smile. Who would have thought that the above - and lets be honest - foolish proceedure could possibly have worked.
The only program that I cannot [so far] get to run properly is RadeonPro, which I was use as an external frame rate limiter. Anybody any ideas? Only kidding!!!

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Postby imcp3137 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:10 pm

After running into VAS problems with the PMDG777 - and having to really de-tune my Display settings, it would be heaven to have a true Win 10 gift .... P3Dv3.0 in 64bit.

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Postby einherz » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:32 am

well, i updated and look like all ok:) mean steal a life then hahaha
exe/dll.xml still at same place, was some confuse cause misunderstand some though everything should go in program data, hope simlauncherx will work or updated soon
p.s. simlauncherx work, forgot about scenery.cfg stay at same place

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