Prepar3D v4 has been announced

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Prepar3D v4 has been announced

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Prepar3D v4 has been announced

More details will be released over the next week with Prepar3D v4 being directly available from on May 30, 2017 at 2:00pm EST.

Please see here for the official announcement

Prepar3D v4 System Requirements

New Features:
  • 64-bit Application
  • Unicode Compatible
  • New User Interface Design
  • Compiler and SDK updated to Visual Studio 2015
  • Regions of updated Airport & Terrain Data
  • New 3D Rain/Snow system
  • Scripting capabilities (Scenery/Model/Material)
  • Dynamic lighting support
  • Added PDK functions to draw primitive objects
  • Updated Documentation with new SDK and samples
  • Support for loading managed dll add-ons
  • Support for local SpeedTree wind effects


* Right click on the Images and Open Image in new tab to view in full resolution

We will now take a look at the new user Interface design (UI)

Prepar3D Scenario Screen

A comparison between the v4 and v3 Scenario Screen.  v4 on the left and v3 on the right 

As you can see from the red box we can now access the Options directly from the Scenario screen 

We will now click into the the new Options tab and i will start at the top and Include Images of each of the Option's.

All Options are at a default state  


Left:   Application

Right: Information 


Left:  Sound 

Right: Traffic 


Left:  Realism   We can now Ignore Avatar Crashes by Un-Ticking the check box 

Right: Display   Prepar3D v4 has now built in powerful anti-aliasing abilities (AA)

Frame Rate by Default is now set to Unlimited  


Left:  World  We now have a new Autogen draw distance slider,  By Default this is set to medium, this Default setting is the equivalent of previous versions of Prepar3D.  Adjust the slider up to achieve greater draw distances,

This settings has little Impact on Performance 

Dynamic 3D Autogen Vegetation can to toggled off and on using the check box  

Right:  Lightning  Dynamic Lightning can be toggled off and on here  


Left:  Weather  Prepar3D v4 now has a New 3D Rain/Snow system

Right:  Key assignments  We can now locate our Event using the Search window 


Left:  Axis Assignments  We can now locate our Event using the Search window 

Right:  Calibration  




Left:  Select Vehicle  Additional Aircraft and Avatars have been added,  140 in total. As you can see from the Image the Lockheed Martin F-16 is Included also the Lockheed Electra included 

Right: Select Airport has been given a nice Face lift  


For a short video showing you the new User Interface design in motion click the link below


New updating Client feature

For future reference, We can now Update the Prepar3D v4 Client and not have to deactivate the Prepar3D v4 license, This will allow users to quickly update from one version to another without having to deactivate and activate the Prepar3D license

Click the link below for a short video on this procedure


Delete generated files

Delete generated files is a file located in your core Prepar3D v4 folder, By double left clicking on this file it will remove (delete) the content from the 3 generated Prepar3D v4 folders. This will bring Prepar3D v4 back to a default state. When you launch Prepar3D v4 these folders will generate again as default

Note: This procedure will temporarily disable your 3rd Party Software (Add On's)

Click the link below to see this in motion


More details will be released over the next week with Prepar3D v4 being directly available from on May 30, 2017 at 2:00pm EST

More details will be posted here