[RESOLVED] P3DV4 File Structure

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[RESOLVED] P3DV4 File Structure

Postby Zentiger » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:38 am

It seems my P3D files are all over the place-because of my limited knowledge of files, ets.

I was thinking of organizing it all. It is on my D dive.

1. Download new 4.4 version .exe into Downloads file and open
2. Create a P3D file under D drive. (Not in Download file)
3.For Add ons like Active Sky, Turbulent, Oryx keep them separately in a folder on D drive- at least on installation.

It would look maybe like this:

D:
P3D Folder
A2A
Active Sky
Etc

Does this make sense? Too many folders and slow every thing?

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Re: P3DV4 File Structure

Postby Beau Hollis » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:21 pm

Our add-on system allows you to enable add-ons and scenery from anywhere on your system with the proper configuration. You may need to check with 3rd party developers though as many have their own installation process which may have additional limitations. Some 3rd party installers may assume Prepar3D is installed to the default location in Program Files. As for performance, the location of the folders shouldn't have a noticeable impact on speed if they are on the same hard drive.
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Re: P3DV4 File Structure

Postby Zentiger » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 am

Thank you.


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