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Ian P
Thursday, October 10, 2013 18:20

You’re missing another article, Scott. https://www.simflight.com/2013/10/08/prepar3d-v2-0-blog-shows-changes/ P3D V2 is not yet available and no pricing information is available either. They have not yet confirmed that existing users will get the update without extra cost (or hadn’t as of this morning), so buying an academic license now will not necessarily entitle you automatically to v2.0.Your $50 may well just buy you a license for P3D v1.4 at this time, which is, effectively, no different to FSX in any significant way. They have also very clearly stated that while they will try to maximise backwards compatibility, it is not guaranteed in any… Read more »

Thursday, October 10, 2013 00:18

A lot of you are not getting the point. ATM P3D is barely different to FSX but V2 means that the sim will be Direct X11 compatible making better use of the graphics card resulting in way better frames and performance. Along with volumetric fog, clouds and 3D water P3D V2 is worth the $49.96. All of your fsx addons work with the dx11 sim! read more: http://www.prepar3d.com/news/2013/10/4507/

Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:13

Thanks guys for the great explanation!

Ian P
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:57

There is no ‘competition’ or significant difference between FSX and P3D regarding functionality. They are licensed and developed for different markets, but share the same base code at present. Depending on what is done regarding 64-bit support and other core functionality, that may well change with v2.

L-M have stated no intention to change licensing, so the lack of competition between FSX and P3D is unchanged.

X-Plane is the only competitor for both products. How great that competition really is can be debated ad nauseum!