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    hey all
    the helicopter I just downloaded won work, the readme file mentions P3D and I guess I dont have cuz it wont appear.
    please tell me what P3D is and what I do to install it, if possible
    thank you

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    Prepar3D (P3D), is a separate simulator from Lockheed-Martin. While it was originally based on the same code as FSX, it has been developed over the years to where add-ons for the latest version aren't necessarily going to be backwards compatible with FSX.

    https://www.prepar3d.com/

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    hmmm...I dont think I understood what you said, but something tells me I should forget about it, So Im going to delete it and move on...from now on anything P3D related is a no no.
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollito View Post
    hmmm...I dont think I understood what you said, but something tells me I should forget about it, So Im going to delete it and move on...from now on anything P3D related is a no no.
    thank you
    Loki was explaining that P3d is a Sim, like FSX, or FS2004, and planes or helos that were designed for P3d will probably not work or show in FSX.
    Mr Zippy Sent from my keyboard using "Whackamole", NudgeAKey + 2 Fingers

    No flight Sim installed until I get a new computer.

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    P3D is short for Prepar3D, which, as the two gentlemen have explained, is a flight simulator just like FS2004/FS9, FSX or X-Plane.

    Versions 1, 2 and 3 of P3D are 32-bit, and many add-ons for FSX are compatible with those versions. But versions 4 and 5 are 64-bit, and that limits the backwards compatibility severely.

    In addition, all versions are more demanding of the computer hardware than FSX, especially the later versions.

    More information here: https://www.prepar3d.com/.

    Plus, on this site there is a Prepar3D forum.

    Jorgen

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    hmmm...gotcha ...since there are a good bunch of files saying P3D/FSX and I dont have P3D sim, do I have to download the file and cross my fingers hoping it will work with FSX? or is there any other way to find out beforehand?
    lol...I just had a thot: is this poison?...try it and you will know soon enuff...
    thanks all the same

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    Anything labeled like that should work in either sim and you should not need the other sim to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollito View Post
    hmmm...gotcha ...since there are a good bunch of files saying P3D/FSX and I dont have P3D sim, do I have to download the file and cross my fingers hoping it will work with FSX? or is there any other way to find out beforehand?
    lol...I just had a thot: is this poison?...try it and you will know soon enuff...
    thanks all the same
    I would say it will probably be for the best if you learn more basics first. Then come back when you know what questions to ask... FSX has a basic tutorial and several lessons that will fill gaps in our knowledge.

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    The difference is between P3d v1-v3 and P3d v4 and above. As you do not understand the difference, avoid them...

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