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End of Development for STB for Prepar3D version prior to V4.3 and all editions of Flight Simulator X

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To keep pace with the market and the needs of the majority of users, the time has come to retire development for the older products, including:

  • Prepar3D V1;
  • Prepar3D V2;
  • Prepar3D V3;
  • Prepar3D V4.0 through V4.3;
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X (in all forms including Steam Edition);

If one of these is your simulator, you can continue to enjoy and use STB as it stands today and it will continue to be available on the older platforms, however I won't be making any more changes to the software, addressing defects and support will be limited to know issues. That said, I may still publish content updates (for example airline logos) as the various AI packages available continue to evolve.

Prepar3D V4.4 is our fully supported platform for STB, and I expect development of bug fixes and new features to contiue here.

Many thanks

Simon

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Hi Simon

I’m not using STB at the moment but I just wanted to say thank you for your ongoing work. I think your decision makes complete sense. 

Kind regards

Jason

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Thanks for your understanding, there's only so much of me to go around and this enables me to focus on the good stuff in Prepar3D.

Simon

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Updated following the decision to retire STB for (all editions of) Flight Simulator X from active development.  It's been an incredible journey over the last 11 years, but the time has come to focus my efforts on the "current" Prepar3D platform.  Please see the above for details on what this means to you, which given the maturity of the product I would say is little if any.

 

Thanks
Simon

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Hello Simon,

As one of the very satisfied users I just want to thank you. My large (24 inch, soon going to salvaged 40 inch) Departure and Arrival boards get great comments whenever anyone visits my cockpit.

I've continuously updated P3D (now on 4.4) to take advantage of new improvements, many that are out of sight to me, but improve the siming experience.

Can you let us in on any new improvements you can see being implemented, now that you are concentrating on the latest version of P3D? or is it a case of, thankfully, keeping only one rig up to date and not bug fixing problems on older rigs?

Regards,

Aussie 

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Can you tell me what the last version is going to be for P3D V4.3. I thought there was a new version in beta but I haven't been able to install it. There is a link to download it but I only get some weird  file that I don't know what to do with. I guess it's time to bite the bullet and update to 4.4 but I am not thrilled about it.  Nevertheless, when you update then I update.

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21 hours ago, diceflo said:

Can you tell me what the last version is going to be for P3D V4.3. I thought there was a new version in beta but I haven't been able to install it. There is a link to download it but I only get some weird  file that I don't know what to do with. I guess it's time to bite the bullet and update to 4.4 but I am not thrilled about it.  Nevertheless, when you update then I update.

From an STB perspective there's little difference between Prepar3D V4.3 and V4.4.  What I'd expect is the both the official updates and betas will probably all work just fine with Prepar3D V4.3 as indeed they do with Prepar3D V4.4.  In others words "STB for Prepar3D V4" should work with both P3D V4.3 and V4.4

That said, if we do come across problems I'd need them to be reproduced in Prepar3D V4.4 so I can be sure I'm not chasing ghosts.

If you are having problems with a link, you'll need to tell me which one.

Thanks

Simon

 

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