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What is vPilot after to identify a valid sim?

Marios Anastasiou 810284

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I am trying with latest vPilot to identify P3Dv4 but I am quite unsucessful in whatever I do. It can identify v3 without a problem but v4 is not listed in the settings dialog of vPilot. I checked registry, prepar3d.cfg/simobjects.cfg etc etc all looking good, so my question is (directed to Ross mainly) what is really vPilot after in order to identify the sim so I am not trying to fix it blindly? Is it looking for registry, cfgs etc?


Thanks in advance


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What version are you running? You must be running at least 2.1.5 to detect P3D v4.


First, vPilot looks for the registry key that points to the installation directory. If it finds that, it checks that the directory actually exists. Then, it looks for the simobjects.cfg file. If that exists in the expected location, then it will consider it a valid installation.


The registry keys it looks for are any of the following:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\AppPath

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SetupPath

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\install_path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\AppPath

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SetupPath

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\install_path


The location of the simobjects.cfg file is expected to be:


%PROGRAMDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\simobjects.CFG

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