P3D v3.1 -> v3.2 Upgrade Issue

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P3D v3.1 -> v3.2 Upgrade Issue

Postby adiemus » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:35 pm

Just FYI,

I attempted to upgrade my P3D v3.1 install to P3D v3.2 just now via a UNC network share (\\server\share\path\to\P3Dv3.2\setup.exe) using the full installer's setup.exe. It ran for quite a while, and gave every indication of doing the intended upgrade. It finished without error and the Add/Remove Programs control panel claimed I had version installed for everything. (Client, Content, Scenery)

However, Prepar3d.exe and all the core DLLs had NOT been updated. They were still Same with everything in my gauges folder.

Manually uninstalling Prepar3D v3 Professional Client via the Add/Remove Programs control panel, then running 3.2's Install_Client.msi did get Prepar3D.exe and the core DLLs updated to 3.2. Doing the same for Prepar3D v3 Professional Content got the gauges updated to 3.2. I assume the same issue is present for Scenery, though since the scenery files aren't obviously versioned, I can't easily verify. (Though working from the modification dates, that seems to be the case)

Ultimately, just to rule out any residual weirdness, I think I'm going to fully wipe P3D v3 from this box and start from scratch. Would be nice to understand what's going on here, and to either have it fixed, or to at least emit some sort of error or something. If I weren't an add-on dev building something that's expected to break with every new sim release, I'd likely have had no idea that the upgrade installer basically lied to me about upgrading me to 3.2 while actually leaving me on 3.1.

FWIW, I've preserved all my installer logs from the original upgrade run. I'm happy to provide a URL to them on-request, if that's of any use.

NOTE: I had a similar issue back when upgrading to 2.5 which I posted about here: viewtopic.php?p=98905#p98905

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Re: P3D v3.1 -> v3.2 Upgrade Issue

Postby Fryman » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:23 am

I have had the same issue. I did second install with just repair and all looked like it went according to plan but the version in the help window is Waiting for a reply to this problem.
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Re: P3D v3.1 -> v3.2 Upgrade Issue

Postby MikeB54 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:24 am

I had the same issue and found that I needed to uninstall first. I chose to uninstall everything but that was really overkill. Uninstalling the old client and then installing the new one most likely would have been sufficient.

On the plus side, all of my addon scenery and scenarios were still there so nothing was really lost by uninstalling all 3 of the v3.1 components.


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Re: P3D v3.1 -> v3.2 Upgrade Issue

Postby mfkillen » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:29 am

I uninstalled when upgrading to and lost all my FTX scenery. Had to load it all over again.

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