Whilst we work on a much friendlier and visual way of seeing what products will be compatible with Prepar3D v5 upon release next week, we wanted to start gathering any and all statements from developers who are going public with how they will handle product compatibility. Obviously there are still lots of unknowns at this point, but we thought it’s better to start gathering that data now. Please note that we will only include developers who have made a public statement.
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Last Updated: 09-April-2020 @ 23:00 Zulu
A2A stated that their current P3D v4 aircraft should be compatible with v5 (just copy the files over from v4 to v5) with the exception of a few features including windshield rain effect which will need updating to DX12. A2A Simulations does not have P3D v5 release candidate access at the moment and therefore will not be able to provide support from the initial release of P3D v5. They will work hard to revise code on a product by product basis to support v5. All updates from P3D v4 to P3D v5 will be free of charge.
Source: A2A Simulations blog post
In a statement on the Aerosoft forums, Mathijs Kok said that aircraft tests appear to seem that they work fine with the new simulator. They are working on installers.
No mention of any upgrade fees or whether it’ll be free.
Update: It has been confirmed that Aerosoft do not anticipate any update fees for their aircraft as there is limited work to be done.
Thanks to CannonousCrash for the tip.
The FlythemaddogX will receive a specific version 5 update, which will incur an upgrade fee. This will feature a lot more functionality compared to the current version.
Thanks to Herve Tripette for the tip.
MilViz has posted on Facebook with an update on its product range. They confirmed that both their Advanced series products and WX bundled products are non-functional. Other products are currently being tested. They finished their post saying they don’t want to charge for updates, but may have to depending on the work involved.
Found on the iFly forums. They have confirmed that they are working on making their 737NG compatible with v5. This will be a paid upgrade.
Source: iFly Forums
BBS posted on their Facebook Page stated that all their products will be free to existing costumers when they become available.
In a statement on the Aerosoft forums, Mathijs Kok said that testing is going on and some tweaks will need to be done, but expected to be minor.
On Facebook, Gaya Simulations confirmed that all products will see a free update to Prepar3D v5.
Confirmed to be working with the new simulator with a showcase of Sydney (YSSY) with improved performance.
Thanks to Robert for the tip.
Mir from Flightbeam has confirmed that all airports from Flightbeam will be updated in time for release free of charge.
Source: Flightbeam forums
Thanks to FLY737NG for the tip
Confirmed bringing all airports to Prepar3D v5 free of charge.
Source (and list of airports): Facebook.
In a lengthy post on their website, FSDreamTeam has confirmed that every product will be updated to version 5 of Prepar3D for free. There is a lot of detail in the post should you wish to read, but the key point is, all FSDT scenery products (and utilities) will be updated for free.
Source: FSDreamTeam website.
Imaginesim has confirmed that they were not part of the beta testing process for Prepar3D v5. Whilst they anticipate the conversion process to be straight forward, they are not yet confirming anything at this point.
Bringing Keflivik update out soon for P3D v5 support free of charge. Palma De Mallorca will support V4.5 and V5 in a single package.
MK-Studios also confirmed to us via email that Dublin, Lisbon and Tenerife Vols 1 & 2 will be made compatible with Prepar3D v5.
Source: Facebook / Email
Awaiting to see how the market reacts. Awaiting on SODE compatibility before any porting can commence. Upgrades to Prepar3D v5 will “most likely be free of charge”.
Mex High Flight
An email sent to a customer said “hello! we will upgrade to prepar 3d v5 as soon as we have it! we will start to test and make the necesary changes to the sceneries to make it work with the V5″
for the tip.
A brief statement on Facebook from the developers at XHT Labs confirmed they are going to port scenery products over, but can’t promise free upgrades at this point. They think it will be free, but will depend on workload.
Thanks to Jan Podlipský for the tip.
12bPilot has already updated SODE to be fully compatible with Prepar3D v5. It was already included in SODE version 1.6.6.
Source: 12bPilot website
In a lengthy post on their website, FSDreamTeam has confirmed that every product will be updated to version 5 of Prepar3D for free. There is a lot of detail in the post should you wish to read, but the key point is, all FSDT utility products (and scenery) will be updated for free. This includes both GSX and GSX Level 2.
Source: FSDreamTeam website.
AI Lights Pro Edition will be ported over to Prepar3D v5 free of charge.
John Dowson has confirmed that FSUIPC will be updated to Prepar3D v5. Update plans will be made available at a later point before release.
Source: SimFlight Forums
Thanks to FPVSteve (Lanilogic) for the tip.
HiFi Simulation Technologies
HiFi Sim Tech have confirmed that they are working hard to support ActiveSky for P3D v5. No timelines have been published but they are working on getting a public beta ready shortly.
Source: HiFi Sim Tech blog post
iniBuilds has shared that they are committed to updating their library of dynamic lighting and GSX profiles, as well as liveries.
Speaking on their behalf, FSReborn developer confirmed that their partners at Parallel 42 will not be charging for ports of any of their products. This includes Chase Plane, Immersion packs, PerciptFX. Source: Avsim Parallel 42 has since asked to retract the above comment from the developer at FSReborn. A new statement is to be issues soon.
Update #3: Parallel 42 has issued an official statement on their Medium blog. In summary:
- ChasePlane – Free update for v5. You must migrate to the Orbx version (free license transfer)
- PrecipitFX – Not v5 compatible. FSX – P3Dv4 version now freeware forever. Prepar3D v5 means PercipitFX requires a major rework of this product.
- Immersion Packs – No official statement on whether updates will be free of not. Depends on how the aircraft developers port their planes to the platform.
- 737 v1 (NGX) — This product reached End of Line with the change to Prepar3D v4. It will continue to be available to consumers, as will support.
- 737 V2 (NGXu) — If the aircraft is updated by the dev for v5, we will follow.
- 717 — If the aircraft is updated by the dev for v5, we will follow.
- 747 — If the aircraft is updated by the dev for v5, we will follow.
- 777 — Remember what I said about special snowflakes? PMDG has made a statement about this aircraft getting quite the update, which will include a new -200ER variant. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
- 787 — If the aircraft is updated by the dev for v5, we will follow.
- A320 Family — This product reached End of Line with the change to Prepar3D v3. It will continue to be available to consumers, as will support.
- Lear35 — If the aircraft is updated by the dev for v5, we will follow. However, we’re excited to announce that this product will be heading into the hangar for a quick tune-up to address a minor lighting alignment issue caused by a rework of the model by Flysimware. This fix will be pushed via Orbx Central for free.
- Q400 — If the aircraft is updated by the dev for v5, we will follow.
- SkyPark – Assessing situation
Source: //42 Blog
Thanks to Michael for the heads up.
RDPresets Autogen will receive a free update, according to the developers. A new Prepar3D v5 guide will also be created when possible.
Confirmed in the FSElite Discord, Self-Loading Cargo will be updated free of charge for Prepar3D v5.
Thanks to FPVSteve (Lanilogic) for the tip.