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    Default P3D V5 to be released April 14

    According to LM the new dx12 Prepar3D V5.0 will be released on April 14th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgbaron View Post
    According to LM the new dx12 Prepar3D V5.0 will be released on April 14th.

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    No word though, about retro-compatibility.
    Not rushing to dump P3Dv4.5 here...

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    I'm sticking with v4.5, spending extra money on hardware only, and waiting to see how MSFS2020 turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n697dt View Post
    I'm sticking with v4.5, spending extra money on hardware only, and waiting to see how MSFS2020 turns out.
    Too definitive for me: Wait `til 4.5 is out, THEN decide.
    Until you have more information, HOW can you make a decision?
    MSFS 2020 might have compatibility with 4.5, or even 4.4 for all we know...

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    I'll be purchasing it on day one.

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    Allow me kindly to quote:

    "MSFS 2020 might have compatibility with 4.5, or even 4.4 for all we know..."

    I'll believe that when I see it, not before. Same goes for FSX compatibility.

    Jorgen

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgen.s.andersen View Post
    Allow me kindly to quote:

    "MSFS 2020 might have compatibility with 4.5, or even 4.4 for all we know..."

    I'll believe that when I see it, not before. Same goes for FSX compatibility.

    Jorgen
    Same here: Believe it when I see it...

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    All of Microsoft's Flight Simulators are for ENTERTAINMENT. Prepar3D is NOT for ENTERTAINMENT. Lockheed-Martin couldn't make it any clearer, therefore there'll NEVER be any backward compatibility since P3D went 64-bit, and MSFS2020 (or whatever) probably uses all-new code which isn't backward-compatible either, as was the case with FSX and FS2004 for example.
    And now P3D v5 uses trueSKY, which everyone hated when it was introduced in Dovetail's Flight Sim World, remember that? It's not compatible with any other weather add-on, it's not based on the FS weather engine. Talk about Karma - what goes around, comes around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
    All of Microsoft's Flight Simulators are for ENTERTAINMENT. Prepar3D is NOT for ENTERTAINMENT. Lockheed-Martin couldn't make it any clearer, therefore there'll NEVER be any backward compatibility since P3D went 64-bit, and MSFS2020 (or whatever) probably uses all-new code which isn't backward-compatible either.
    And now P3D v5 uses trueSKY, which everyone hated when it was introduced in Dovetail's Flight Sim World, remember that? It's not compatible with any other weather add-on. Talk about Karma - what goes around, comes around.
    That's pure bullshine, driven only by poor misunderstanding of the EULA.

    The sim gains advantage from backward compatibility, and I HOPE that it is retained.... a good proportion of the user base do not have access to flight training in the real world, with even fewer now... nothing to do with the user base! I know of several ex-pilots who have hung up their flying helmets and David Clarks, and now their real-world experience is solely sim-based!

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    P3D v. 4 (64-bit) is not backwards compatible with everything, but with a good deal. I can fly the FSX Beech King Air 350 just fine in v. 4.5 HF2, for example.

    And the AI flight plans are completely the same as FSX. There might be issues with AI aircraft, though.

    Jorgen

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