Ed Correia Posted June 1, 2017 Share Posted June 1, 2017 The FTX Central 3.2 update is now available and with it comes the ability to install P3Dv4 ready FTX products into P3Dv4. There is also a important Orbxlibs update that is required for P3Dv4 compatibility. FTX Central When starting FTX Central, you will see the Apply FTX Central update notification on the bottom left. Clicking on the blue notification will apply the update and FTX Central will restart. With a valid copy of P3Dv4 correctly installed you will see the option for it as below. This is an important bit of information and no doubt we will see questions about it. Only FTX products that are ready for P3Dv4 will show up in FTX Central as installed or available for installing! With the image below, even though I own all Global products, you can see that only Base Pack, openLC NA, Trees HD and Orbxlibs is installed with openLC EU available to install. This does not mean you products are gone from your OrbxDirect account, merely they are not compatible for P3Dv4 yet. Some installation tips If you have P3Dv3 already installed with Orbx products Installing into P3Dv4 with FTXC3 will be made easier if you have P3Dv3 already installed with FTX addons. With the updated FTX Central, ensure that "Only show products that I have installed" option is not ticked under "Settings". That way when starting FTXC3 and selecting P3Dv4 as your simulator, you will see which of your purchased products are ready to install into P3Dv4. We recommend leaving your P3Dv3 install in place so FTXC3 can simply copy files to your P3Dv4 installation without the need to download files again. If you have manual download zip files already saved, or FTXC3 backups of installs, you can use FTXC3 to point to these and install into P3Dv4 from there. If you have FSX or FSX:SE installed but don't have Prepar3D installed If you have decided to make the move from FSX to P3Dv4 and *dont* have earlier versions of P3D installed you must download all the Orbx products which are P3Dv4-ready using FTX Central. Your products installed into FSX cannot be copied to P3Dv4 - they are different builds and not compatible. Please do not manually move Orbx files and folders over to P3Dv4. Orbxlibs 170601 A new version for Orbxlibs is available which has some important files for P3Dv4 as well as some new library objects. What's ready for P3Dv4? Global Base Pack, openLC North America, openLC Europe & TreesHD All Regions for North America, Europe & Oceania (plus Holgermesh for Australia) Orbxlibs What's not ready for P3Dv4? FTX Vector All airports (payware and freeware) FTX Global Lights Configurator AI Traffic packs FTX Global NA & EU Airport Packs BOB All Demos All Aircraft (see further below on these) With regards to our airports and as you may be aware of, our ObjectFlow DLL requires reworking to ensure compatibility with the P3Dv4. This work has been progressing but as we are moving to a 64bit application, this has taken longer than anticipated. For this reason we will not be making our airports available until we have a working ObjectFlow DLL. As you know this DLL controls a lot of our scenery elements with conditional displays FTX Vector also relies on a 3rd party app to adjust airports, and we are waiting on a 64-bit version of this app before making Vector available. is quite critical. The Lancair, Victa and Vans RV4 will not be made available for P3Dv4 as we are not satisfied with their compatibility. This will most likely not change due to the developers no longer being active. Unfortunately our dependency on 3rd party apps and ObjectFlow hinders the pace in which we can roll these out to you. We have been down this path before with P3Dv2 and P3Dv3 but we have always delivered on those - at no extra cost to you. So while we would obviously like to have them done ASAP, we are going to need to be patient whilst work is done those apps/modules. I'd recommend getting some fresh air, spending time with your significant other/family/dog/cat or reading a book instead of checking in constantly on these forums for updates. We respectfully ask that you do not ask us for time frames or updates. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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