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11-28-2004, 04:02 PM
If i have G2 installed on my computer can i installed G3 and still be able to run G2. I do not want to lose g2 . i want them both .
11-28-2004, 11:16 PM
Love that name.. :p
Yes you can install RF G2 and RF G3 on the same computer. There totally different programs, I tested it.
11-29-2004, 02:03 PM
Slider has already answered this, but just to back it up officially: yes, you can install both G2 and G3 on the same computer at the same time. G3 was designed to coexist with G2. Just don't try to install them both into the same directory--we can't be held responsible if you try that one. ;)
11-29-2004, 07:43 PM
thanks you for the answers slider. I took that name because i build a few years ago a balsanova plane by morris hobbies and put a saito 4cl. 1.50 engine in it. I can do torke roll and many 3D maneuver with it.
11-30-2004, 08:54 PM
So Just put G2 In another dir? And do you have to load all the Volumes as well? I was thinking of getting the G2 again to hold me over the winter Cuz I would like to practice more on the Heli's
As I can't now with my G3.. I sold my G2 last year. :rolleyes:
12-01-2004, 10:47 AM
No problem balsanova, like to help when I can.
And thanks for the explanation on the name, cool.
12-01-2004, 03:36 PM
Cougar, yes, that's correct: as long as G2 and G3 are installed in separate directories, you'll be fine. By default, G2 will install in C:\Program Files\RealFlight, and G3 will install in C:\Program Files\RealFlightG3. So unless you change them to be the same, you don't need to worry.
As for the Add-Ons, it works like this:
You'll need to reinstall Add-Ons 3-5. The Launcher attempts to detect Add-Ons 1 & 2 if they're already installed, and copies them over to G3 automatically. There's no way to make this 100% foolproof, though, so if it doesn't work you can reinstall them following the instructions below.
To install Add-Ons 1 and/or 2 for RealFlight G3: insert the CD, and answer "Yes" when prompted to install. When you get to the part where it lets you choose the installation location, make sure you change it to C:\Program Files\RealFlightG3 (or wherever you installed G3). Otherwise, the Add-On volume won't appear in G3.
To install Add-Ons 3-5, insert the CD, and when the Control Panel appears, click the "Install RealFlight Add-Ons #X CD" button. It will default to the G3 installation location, but you should verify the location is correct. If it isn't, the Add-On volume won't appear in G3.
If the Add-On installer never appears, go here (http://www.gpsoftware.com/kb/q01-1036.htm) and try the installation fix.
Note: The aircraft and airports from the Add-Ons are listed in separate categories in the selection dialogs, which you might miss at first. If you think they aren't working, make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list.
12-01-2004, 04:30 PM
Ok so far sounds great, thanks for the Info.. NOW thats done....
WILL the RF G3 TX work for G2? I also was wondering if it did.
Can Just the G2 Software Be purchased only?
If not I will by the Whole G2 again I guess..
the Only reason for me doing this , Is that I live in IOWA
and I want to keep practicing on the Helis more. And the
Winter here we don't fly much outside *lol*
*can't you guys just make me ONE Heli for G3? :D *
Again thanks for your time!
PS, I have G3 Already installed. So I don't know of any of that will
make a difference on how G2 will be loaded Second.. if this makes
any since. from what you have said in your post to me already :rolleyes:
12-01-2004, 09:38 PM
Cougar, the G3 InterLink Plus won't work with G2. On the outside, they appear pretty similar except for the new button, but on the inside they're very different beasts.
As for installing G2 after G3, I think the biggest thing you'll run into is that now if you want to install the Add-Ons, volumes 3-5 will default to the G3 installdir, and you'll have to manually change them to G2's location. Other than that, I'm not aware of any issues. By all means, let us know if you encounter any.
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