V3 aircraft not working in V4

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V3 aircraft not working in V4

Postby degeus » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:05 pm

It appears that a lot of my aircraft that worked fine in V3 do not show up in V4.
As far as I could see the "working" aircraft have DDS textures and the non-working ones have BMP-textures.

Is it true that only DDS-textures work in V4?
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Re: V3 aircraft not working in V4

Postby Beau Hollis » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:22 pm

BMP textures should still work fine. Please check with add-on providers before copying v3 content to v4. Any gauges/plugins utilizing dlls will have to be recompiled against the 64-bit v4 SDK. Also, some models which worked in v3 do not work in v4 because they are built using the FS9 SDK, and some features of the old FS9 format are not compatible with 64-bit. Many add-on developers have released v4 updates. We've worked hard to support as much content as we can, and to make updating as seamless as possible for developers.
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