Professional and Enterprise customer inquiries for license cost and how to obtain those versions should contact Flight1 Aviation Technologies for more information and details: http://www.flight1tech.com" rel="nofollow - Cost of the Professional and Enterprise edition is defined by the use therein.
Updates and Improvements:
Regular update cycles are scheduled for the product. Updates for GEP3D will be free of charge for the life of the product. The next update cycle is for Northern Europe and is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2015.
For academic users and as a introduction to the product we are offering those who qualify for the academic license a 90 day 'schools-out' summer introductory price of: USD $129.95 and you may obtain the product below.
DOWNLOAD ACADEMIC EDITION:
Qualifying academic license users may obtain the product here:
MD5: 62e163bb8a1b683a1da9f3fd437b67ee - CRC-32: aa62d3e4
MD5: bad09beed92c7f4824475159dbf81cb2 - CRC-32: 237f4364
For those who use http://www.simforums.com/forums/error-2029-when-installing-gex_topic44633.html" rel="nofollow - to verify files are not corrupt you can download the 2 hash check files here: http://gex.flight1.net/forumimages/GEP3D_MD5_CHECK.zip" rel="nofollow -
This is a very large download.
You may wish to consider the use of a download manager. If download speeds are slow it is probably because the links are experiencing heavy traffic however if you have issues getting the files such as broken links please post in the forums and let us know.
1. Please make sure your AV/Malware scanners are disabled so they will not interfere with download or install of the product.
2. Click each link and once downloaded place the 2 files in a single folder on the desktop
3. With both files in a single folder on the desktop, right click the file: F1GEXP3D.exe and select "Run As Administrator". Follow the directions to purchase the product. If you are reinstalling simply use the "Click Here to Reinstall" button and use your key/password to decompress.
Please make sure Windows
User Access Control is disabled. This is very important! Windows UAC can
interfere with the installation and use of this product.
4. A license will be generated specific to your hardware. This license is required in order to run the actual installer as well as the product interface. Do not remove the C:\Flight One Software directory however you can move the decompressed installer from that folder after installation is complete. Once finished close the wrapper/installer.
NOTE: If you elect to not automatically run the installer after the wrapper finishes decompressing the product, make sure when you do run the installer to right click GEPrepar3D.exe and select "Run As Administrator"
5. It can be possible very aggressive AV/Malware scanners may read the GEP3D interface exe a false positive when the GEP3D interface is opened. To completely avoid this possibility enter the settings for the scanners and select to EXCLUDE the directory shown below:
C:\Users\<YOUR USER NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Flight1 Aviation Technologies\GEP3D <---- this directory and all files in it
PRODUCT INSTALLATION INFORMATION:
GEP3D does not install any files into Prepar3D until the user runs the interface and instructs the interface to enable the files in Prepar3D.
You can install the GEP3D World database on your system to any location you wish. The product does not require installation to the Prepar3D install directory where it takes up space for no reason.
Should you wish to change the default install path during the installation process you may do so. There is no install path requirement. You can elect to use the default path, or, browse the installer to the location of your choice.
You will need 7GB of free space to install the GEP3D database. You will need an additional 7GB of free space for the backup. Please make sure you have enough disk space. The database and the backup can be on separate hard drives. The backup by default will be created on C:\GEP3D_BACKUP and can be moved by using the interface controls on first run of the interface or at any time after installation. You will be prompted and asked if you wish to move the backup directory on first run of the product.
The primary database and the backup can be located anywhere on the system as long as the disk space is available. If the backup and the database are installed to the same hard drive the combined single disk free space required is a maximum of 14 gigabytes.
START THE INTERFACE:
Run the interface and follow the prompts. In some cases you may need to browse the interface to Prepar3D.exe the first time it is run. In other cases the interface may locate Prepar3D automatically.
If you are using 2 versions of Prepar3D on the same system, please see this outline to enable GEP3D in both: http://www.simforums.com/forums/use-gep3d-with-more-than-one-prepar3d-installation_topic53639.html" rel="nofollow -
Select the backup location and allow the entire process to complete. Enable GEP3D World in Prepar3D by clicking the bullet next to the line item and then click the ENABLE button.and Repeat that process to enable any UTX region products that are 'LOCATED' by the interface after GEP3D is enabled.
The GEP3D Manual (HELP BUTTON) will define most issues and solutions to them should any issues arise or you are welcome to use this forum to request support for the academic edition at any time.
I have provided basic install information above. You can review a copy of the manual for the product that has more detailed information here: http://gex.flight1.net/forumimages/GEP3D/GEP3D_Manual.pdf" rel="nofollow -
There are no scenery library entries for this product. GEP3D replaces the default textures only and therefore there are no scenery library entries needed.
Ground Environment and Ultimate Terrain Landclass/Scenery Products:
Ground Environment is a development partner with Scenery Solutions and their Ultimate Terrain series. All Ultimate Terrain products have been pre-tested and verified for use with GEP3D. As the Ultimate Terrain developers release and update their products for Prepar3D the Ground Environment team will be there to maintain continuity between the product lines for seamless blending between the two products.
The combination of the latest Ground Environment and Ultimate Terrain products produces one of the highest volume autogen renders with the least virtual address space consumption, something that is critical for the serious simulation user with current render engine limitations. A setup and use guide for UTX and GEP3D is available here: http://www.simforums.com/Forums/setup-utx-all-versions-update-new-lights-settings_topic46147.html" rel="nofollow -
Ground Environment and 3rd Party Landclass and Vegetation Products:
GEP3D supports all the major and minor freeware and payware landclass products on the market that do not alter landclass texture calls and follow the SDK for Prepar3D. Our suggestions for such products and the regions they cover are listed here: http://www.simforums.com/Forums/landclass-products-suggested-use-with-gex-gep3d_topic50977.html" rel="nofollow -
Images below demonstrate the product in use with Prepar3D 2.5; cloud shadows enabled to demonstrate texture response, and, Ultimate Terrain USA v2.1 for Prepar3D as the landclass product in which GEP3D installs upgrades to the UTX files for better texture overlay and blending.
UTX is setup based on my outline here: http://www.simforums.com/forums/updatedsetup-utx-includes-all-v20-products_topic46147.html" rel="nofollow -
Weather engine is Flight1 Software OpusFSI for Prepar3D
PLEASE NOTE: Prepar3D runs a different shader at night than FSX. The night color and brightness by default can be difficult to get right. To compensate in Prepar3D I set Nvidia Control - Desktop color settings to:
Brightness: 20 Contrast: 50 Digital Vibrance between 20 and 30
Those must be returned to default for daytime flying
There are NO HDR lighting effects OR hacks or any other ground or aircraft shadows enabled in these images. Those effects are in development at this time in P3D and in my opinion best left disabled.
The clouds, water, sun and sky in these images are my personal texture creations and are not part of GEP3D.