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Is FSX/P3D SDK available anywhere?

Hi,

I think this is probably gonna result in ‘no’ but I’ll try.

I have FSX standard edition and was looking to start building my own aircraft and scenery now I’ve retired from work, however, obviously I don’t have the SDK with that pack (although it’s updated to SP2). Is there anywhere I can get the SDK (or the P3D 1.4 version). Web searches have proved fruitless atm. Or is eBay my only hope?

Ps I do have the sdk for my FS9 version - is there any way I can utilise this instead?

Thanks for reading.
 
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Unfortunately LM recently removed the v1 and v2 SDK from their site. I have contacted them and they might put it back since it still has value.
 
Unfortunately LM recently removed the v1 and v2 SDK from their site. I have contacted them and they might put it back since it still has value.
Hi Arno
I have the P3D v1 and v2 SDK
I can send you them if you want to put them on FSD Website for people to download
Regards
Ian
 

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I have asked LM if we can host them here, but that's not allowed unfortunately.
 

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Good to know the files are still there :)

I'll add these links to the resource section so people can download the files from LM.
 
Hi,

I think this is probably gonna result in ‘no’ but I’ll try.

I have FSX standard edition and was looking to start building my own aircraft and scenery now I’ve retired from work, however, obviously I don’t have the SDK with that pack (although it’s updated to SP2). Is there anywhere I can get the SDK (or the P3D 1.4 version). Web searches have proved fruitless atm. Or is eBay my only hope?

Ps I do have the sdk for my FS9 version - is there any way I can utilise this instead?

Thanks for reading.

I have it

http://www.mediafire.com/file/506prya0kudy9yq/Prepar3D_SDK_1.4.4747.0.exe/file

Enjoy. :)
 
P3D v1 SDK is viewable online at:
http://www.prepar3d.com/SDK/sdk 20overview.html
[EDIT:] P3D v2 SDK is no longer available online (as of October 2020)
P3D v2 SDK is viewable online at:
http://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv2/sdk/general/sdk_overview.html


By the way, the installed P3D v1.4.4747.0 SDK program/viewer crashes on my 64-bit Windows 10 machine. So, to access the documentation, I open the sdk overview.html file directly from where it was installed, eg.:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Prepar3D SDK 1.4.4747.0\doc\sdk overview.html
 
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Does anyone have the 64bit patch for the P3D v1.4 SDK?

I've installed the SDK from the .exe linked above, but I still get a too many vertices errors. Is this meant to fix that problem?
 

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Hi,

There is no SDK update that will fix those warnings. It is inherent to the FSX/P3D v1 MDL format that you can only have 32k vertices per model part. So if your model has more you will get that warning. The only way to fix that is to split your part into smaller pieces with a different material.
 
Ok. I assume this includes the warning about 65K max vertices, as that is what I'm receiving?

I was under the impression that the P3D 1.4 64bit SDK XtoMDL fixed this problem. Thank's for the clarification.
 

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That's to work in 64 bit 3dd max, but won't fix the mdl format limitations.
 
Ok. I assume this includes the warning about 65K max vertices, as that is what I'm receiving?

I was under the impression that the P3D 1.4 64bit SDK XtoMDL fixed this problem. Thank's for the clarification.

What one does to get around this is...
Max 64bit that will work with Max 2012 (Mine is 2014, works fine) is:
* Export with P3D V2.3 to X format
* Run the X files through V1.4
Voila...

But.. You have to have run V2.3 on your rig at least 2 times for the SDK to work. :( Stuck as I do not have P3D V2 on my new computer.

GOODNESS.... If only we could hire a company to make exporters for us. :( Depressing...
 
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