[Updated] Prepar3D v5.3 Compatibility Checklist

With Prepar3D v5.3 released, we check out what add-ons are compatible with the simulator.

If you’re a longtime reader or have been using Prepar3D for a while now, you likely know the drill. Once a minor release such as v5.x is released, a number of products and add-ons need to be updated in order for them to properly work with the new platform. Unlike major versions, most products (such as your scenery add-ons) will work just fine, but utility and aircraft products tend to need updates in order to be fully compatible.

To help the community, we’ve put together a quick and easy compatibility checklist in order for you to know which of your products need updating, have been updated by the developer or just seem to work right out of the box.

To be clear, we’re not going to cover scenery products (unless there are some major exceptions) or products that tend to work through the minor (v5.x) updates.

Last Updated: 04 December 2021 @ 12:30z

Update #1

  • Added Orbx (Volanta)
  • Added TOGA Projects
  • Added REX Simulations
  • Added Leonardo Softhouse
  • Added SimToolKitPro
  • Added Self Loading Cargo
  • Added Alpha India Group

Update #2

  • Flight Sim Labs products now compatible.

Update #3

  • Added FS2Crew
  • Added iniBuilds
  • Added QualityWings Simulations
  • Added RealityXP
  • Added FSrealWX
  • Added Flight1 – Ultimate Traffic Live

Aircraft Compatibility with Prepar3D v5.3

A2A Simulations

  • All Aircraft – No issues reported, but official statement below.
  • Aerosoft

    • All Aircraft – No issues reported, but official statement below.

    Aerosoft has confirmed they have not tested any aircraft in Prepar3D v5.3. If they find issues, they “might fix” them. Aerosoft “do NOT promise any compatibility with this new version.” Justifying this, Mathijs said that the reason for this is that the updates do not bring in any money and the updates can cost a small fortune for a platform that has seen sales drop dramatically.

    Carenado

    • All Aircraft – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Captain Sim

    • 757 (and expansions) – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 767 (and expansions) – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 777 (and expansions) – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 737 Classic (and expansions) – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    FlightSimLabs

    • A320-X -New update required and compatible. Source.
    • A321-X – New update required and compatible. Source.
    • A319-X – New update required and compatible. Source.
    • A320SL-X – New update required and compatible. Source.
    • A321SL-X – New update required and compatible. Source.

    Just Flight

    • All Aircraft – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Majestic Software

    • Dash 8 Q400 (All Editions) – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Leonardo Softhouse

    • FlytheMaddogX (64-Bit Edition) – New update required and compatible. Source.

    PMDG

    • 737NGXu – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 777-200LR/F Base Pack – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 777-200ER – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 777-300ER – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 747-400 QOTSII – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • 747-8 Expansion Pack – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • DC-6 – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    QualityWings Simulations

    • 787 Ultimate – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • BAe 146 – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Utility Compatibility with Prepar3D v5.3

    Alpha India Group

    • Alpha India Group AI – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    HiFi Sim Tech

    • Active Sky P3D – New update available for compatibility.
    • Active Sky Cloud Art – Compatible

    FS2Crew

    • All Products – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Flight1

    • Ultimate Traffic Live – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Flight Sim Technologies

    • FSReborn – New update available for compatibility.

    FSDreamTeam

    • GSX and GSX Level 2 – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    FSRealWX

    • FSRealWX – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    iniBuilds

    • Dynamic Lighting – Compatible with current builds. Source: Developer message.

    Orbx

    • Volanta – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • Scenery Products – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement. Some users suggest running the “Resynchronise Simulator” option in Orbx Central in order to prevent any issues.

    Parallel 42

    • ChasePlane – New update available for compability.
    • Immersion Packs (All) – All packages are compatible with Prepar3D v5.3. Source: Mesage from Developer.

    Pete Dawson

    REX Simulations

    • Sky Force 3D – No information found. Can you help us? Drop a note below and let us know!

    RealityXP

    • Reality XP GTN 750 – Development patch released.

    TOGA Projects

    • ENVTEX – No information found. Can you help us? Drop a note below and let us know!
    • ENVSOUND – No information found. Can you help us? Drop a note below and let us know!
    • ENVSHADE – No information found. Can you help us? Drop a note below and let us know!

    Self Loading Cargo

    • Self Loading Cargo – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    SimToolKitPro

    • SimToolKItPro – Current version is compatibly with v5.3.

    Navigraph

    • FMS Data – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.
    • Charts – No issues reported, but no official compatibility statement.

    Are we missing anything or does it need updating?

    Let us know in the conversations below or send us some feedback.

    Thanks to Niels, Lbm1951, Spike, RISCfuture, and ahuimanu for their contributions.

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