How to download and install P3D4 without errors


Download P3D and MD5 Check sum

  • Go to this link. (Will only work when P3D is ordered!)
  • First of all check that the license you bought are on your account page.
  • Step 1: download the instruction pdf and by all means: read them before you go!
  • Step 2: decide what you have to download:
    a. It is recommended to download the full version, where you can download the Full zip (being 12.690.921 kB) OR the individual components.
  • Step 3: Download the file(s) into your standard Windows download location which looks like C:/Users/yourname/Downloads/ and  DO NOT MOVE THE FILE(S)
    The compressed file you just downloaded is called: Prepar3D_v4_Academic_4.0.23.21468

REMINDER:
You will find your personal MD5 checksum on your Purchased Download page.

  • Step 4: After downloading the zip file(s), check the MD5 values.
    • To check the MD5 Check sum of the zip files, go here.
    • Download this FastSum program.

  • Step 5: OK so far? If you see any discrepancy in YOUR MD5 Checksum/State, download the related zip again until the MD5 checksum matches.
  • Note: The fact that your MD5 values are correct does not guarantee that the extract process that follows hereafter will be without failures.
  • After extraction you get all the downloads as in the table Individual Component Downloads
  • If you have any trouble to complete the installation, check the individual MD5 checksum values of all zips and download those who show discrepancy.

IT IS USELESS TO PROCEED WHEN THE MD5 CHECKSUM DOES NOT MATCH !
INSTALLATION WILL RESULT IN AN UNPREDICTABLE STATE.

When all the MD5 checksum values are OK, then start the installation as administrator  in your preferred folder (preferable outside … \Program Files).
Do not install ANY add-on for the moment. Your first run should be the vanilla one!

 

 

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