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Best version of 3ds Max for MSFS development, also Windows 11 compatibility?

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Couple of quick Qs:

Is it still the case that Max 2019/20 are the best options in terms of full MSFS tool functionality? Seems that way from what I can tell, but just checking that the SDK info is still valid/up to date.

Additionally, am contemplating updating to Win 11… Prob not the best idea as still early days for the OS, but thought I’d ask if anyone here had made the jump; if so, how's it working out (and which version of Max are you using)?

Thanks.
 
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Most developers are eligible for the Indie license from Autodesk, covering all versions I'm using switching between 2018 and 2021, for scenery this has all functions I need I believe.
Not sure about others but I'm not updating until i'm sure its better than what I have now, don't try to fix it if it isn't broken.
 

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Thanks for the reply.

Yeah, the Indie license is the way to go; I have an older version of Max registered to myself, but unfortunately it's no longer supported (either by MS or Autodesk).

Judging from your comments, Max 2019/20 are still the best as regards MSFS tools. I presume you model in Max '21 and then save as a Max '18 file in order to use the FS tool set?

As for the Win 11 update, now would just be a good time for me - but no real need and the risk of it breaking things is always there, hence my Q.
 
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