[Small Update] PMDG Release the 747-400/8 QOTSII Update

Update 07-Jan-18 @ 12:30z A new update has just gone live which will fix the issue with the backwards compatibility with version 4.0 – 4.3, which was described on the forum the other day. Update…

Posted: 07-Jan-2019 @ 12:30z
[Small Update] PMDG Release the 747-400/8 QOTSII Update

Update 07-Jan-18 @ 12:30z

A new update has just gone live which will fix the issue with the backwards compatibility with version 4.0 – 4.3, which was described on the forum the other day. Update 3.00.9195 also fixed an issue with some EFB clickspots on the 747-8.

Robert Randazzo also confirmed that going forward, backward compatibility won’t be an issue, due to the fact PMDG will only support the most current version moving forward. They are also considering retiring Prepar3D V3 to simplify development flows. This is particularly important as the next update for the 747 will include PBR material texturing, which is only available via version 4.4 of Prepar3D.

== Original Article 05-Jan-2018 ==

PMDG has just released their latest update for the 747 Queen of the Skies II. The new update is for both the 747 and the 747-8 includes the PMDG RainMaker for the 747-400 (P3DV4 only) and EFB derate thrust and assumed temperature take-off calculations for the 747-8.

Other changes to build 3.00.9193 include fixes to the missing windows in the 748F, adjustment to the fuel tank behavior on the 747-8 and also the seatbelt sign status bug. For the painters, there have been some adjustments to the paint kit, also. In total, there are nearly 70 changes to this version, all of which can be applied via the PMDG Ops Center.

You can read Robert’s original forum post here, and he goes on to discuss a few other bits and bobs about PBR and why the update took so long to test. First off, PMDG is working through adding PBR to all of their 747 models, which is no small feat for a package as large as the PMDG 747 series. Many are probably aware that this particular update was a tad, oh, delayed, but this was for good reason. PMDG was working hard to integrate new diagnostic capabilities into the product line to be able to better deduce the cause of CTDs, and eliminate them if they’re truly being caused by the 747. This will allow them to make the product more stable overall, and also to not waste time tracking down the cause of random CTDs when they’re not even being caused by a PMDG plane.

You can grab the update by running your PMDG Operations Center and clicking ‘update’ when prompted.

If you don’t own the 747 collections from PMDG, you can buy it from their store. Prices start at $99.99 for the base package on FSX, with the P3D version costing $139.99. The 747-8 package is available $49.99 (FSX) and $69.99 (P3D). You could also read our review on the PMDG 747-8 here.

Thanks to Matt for the heads-up.

Full 747-400/8 Change Log

PMDG 747-400/8 QOTSII **CHANGE LIST** - BUILD 3.00.9193 (Released 2019-01-05) [ View Issues ]
- 0007423: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] STB Pump Switches alignment is off slightly (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007274: [External Model - Geometry] Landing Gear tire shows through the door & doors sequence valve gets out of sequence in certain instances (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007397: [External Model - Geometry] Missing window in 748F (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007398: [External Model - Geometry] Missing window in some BCF (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007287: [Systems - Fuel] Tank to Engine messaging errors with Auto Tank to Engine enabled on long flights on 748 type (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007267: [EFB - General] EFB Background colour should be darker (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007396: [External Model - Geometry] Cargo animation not changing with individual cargo compartments load entries in PAYLOAD page (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007395: [EFB - Navigraph Charting Functions] EFB Navigraph Charts cause CTD in case a slow internet connection results in server requests timeout (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007346: [External Model - Geometry] 400M no pallets shown on the main cabin. (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007394: [EFB - Performance and Computational] Minor inaccuracies in EFB OPT N1, V-Speeds and Takeoff Trim calculations (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007368: [ACARS - Datalink/Connectivity] ACARS PREFLIGHT UTC DATE (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007366: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] INBOARD CRT KNOB SILKSCREEN ISSUE (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007232: [General - Unsure] Paint kit amendments (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007361: [ACARS - Datalink/Connectivity] Potential CTD if uninitialized ACARS page is requested during load state (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007355: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] Passenger oxygen supply cover wrong colour (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007356: [EFB - Performance and Computational] EFB derate thrust and assumed temperature take-off calculations (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007302: [General - SDK] SDK update to allow output of EFB screen contents and EFBs touchscreen input communication (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007326: [Systems - Lighting - Exterior] Stobe and Taxi Lights doe not synchronize with SimConnect (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007307: [EFB - General] EFB bottom bezel keys produce click sound while held down (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007292: [FMS - Performance Pages] TAKEOFF REF page refresh after RTO (emvaos) - resolved.
- 0007246: [FMS/AFDS - VNAV] ALT INTV and AT HOLD->IDLE->HOLD logic enhanced in VNAV DES (emvaos) - resolved.
- 0007291: [FMS/AFDS - VNAV] After early DES on path capture AT should go back to IDLE then HOLD on 400 but allow modulation on 748 (emvaos) - resolved.
- 0007301: [Systems - Fuel] Stab Fuel tank behavior -8i (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007299: [Systems - Electrical] EFIS Transfer switch fails to transfer to F/O (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007290: [Main Panel - ND] Fix radials drawn on 747-8 ND are not extending beyond 700 NM (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007288: [FMS - Route/Legs Pages] Fix Info page for the 747-8 should accept distances up to 2150NM (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007289: [EFB - Navigraph Charting Functions] EFB Navigraph Charts authentication shouldn't be required every time (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007284: [EFB - Navigraph Charting Functions] CTD during Navigarpah authentication (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0000000: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Clickspots] added RainMaker to 400 fleet (Prepared v4 only) - scimone.
- 0007277: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Click-Spots] APU TR Start Option (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007276: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] Chart light panel lighting (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007270: [External Model - Geometry] Report of geometry issue from Customer (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007269: [General - Unsure] Changin the "Pilots In Ext View" simulation option also changes the "Ground Service Objects" option (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007258: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] Spot lights inop on -8 (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007257: [Main Panel - EICAS Messaging Issues] Seatbelts On and Off At Same Time (abashkatov) - resolved.
- 0007259: [External Model - Geometry] Landing gear in -8 visible throught the gear doors and also going through the doors in retraction/extention (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007262: [External Model - Geometry] Engine 2 and 3 Positioning 747-8 (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007263: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Click-Spots] Unneccesary click spot (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0006197: [Main Panel - EICAS Display Issues] RAD vs BARO Mins displayed with RA over ADI Option (abashkatov) - resolved.
- 0007253: [FMS - Route/Legs Pages] CTD with UKBB Afcad (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007345: [Main Panel - EFIS Controls] Partial text on the STD button on EFIS Control Panel (vscimone) - closed.
- 0007420: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] Missing Screws on IFSD Panel (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007425: [EFB - General] Allow external keyboard repeat functionality in EFB scratchpad utility (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007424: [EFB - General] EFB XFR mode should be cancelled when any of the two EFBs is restarted from the SYSTEM page (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007417: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] center tank switches protruding from panel (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0000000: [EFB - General] updated performance computations.
- 0007300: [General - Flight Model] 747-400 Rotates before VR with no control input (emvaos) - resolved.
- 0007404: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] Center/Aux tank switches overlapping (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007294: [AFDS - General] for both 400 and -8 floating too much (emvaos) - resolved.
- 0007403: [Virtual Cockpit - Geometry/Textures] 747-400F Placards (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007387: [Systems - Hydraulic] Alternate extension on the ground (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007388: [Systems - Lighting - Exterior] RWY TURNOFF and TAXI LIGHTS (jbrown) - resolved.
- 0007323: [General - Flight Model] Over pressure valves open after loading plane (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007370: [Systems - Electrical] APU No.2 Gen AVAIL Light is Still Faulty (rsrandazzo) - resolved.
- 0007386: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Click-Spots] FLAP/GEAR/TERR OVRD and ALT GEAR EXT NOSE/BODY switch covers clickspots missing (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007383: [FMS - Initialization] FMC should change the entered SEL temperature entry if it exceeds the maximum Assumed Temperature limit (emvaos) - resolved.
- 0007369: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Click-Spots] Battery Switch guard should not close if switch is in OFF position (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007384: [EFB - Performance and Computational] EFB "COPY FMC DATA" and "INITIALIZE FLIGHT" functions don't use TAKEOFF REF page TOGW entry (mfrantzeskakis) - resolved.
- 0007378: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Click-Spots] Panel options (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007336: [Virtual Cockpit - Functionality/Click-Spots] APU START SOURCE SWITCH option in the 747-8 (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0007278: [General - Unsure] -8i - pax oxy switch animation inop (vscimone) - resolved.
- 0006827: [Apps - Display Unit] Display Unit "loses awareness" (abashkatov) - resolved.
- 0000000: [General - Unsure] -8i Optimized for SSD
- 0007202: [Main Panel - EICAS Display Issues] BARO display on PFD (abashkatov) - resolved.
- 0007261: [Main Panel - EICAS Messaging Issues] Seat belt sign status (abashkatov) - resolved.
- 0007390: [EFB - Navigraph Charting Functions] EFB Charts and Perf Calculations Still Present after a Cold and Dark Shutdown (mfrantzeskakis) - closed.
- 0007332: [ACARS - Datalink/Connectivity] ACARS ETE Input not working correctly (Build 9093) (rsrandazzo) - closed.
- 0007381: [Systems - Lighting - VC/2D] V9105 G-GSSD EMER Lights Switch in Wrong Position (vscimone) - closed.
- 0007371: [ACARS - Datalink/Connectivity] ACARS ETE Still Not Accepting Times <1 Hour (rsrandazzo) - closed.
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