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FSX Help me install SDK

I have a .dae file for an aircraft I am working on, I want to export .mdl with model converter x.

I receive this error
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this is my current export settings

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I need help installing SDK. I have read the forums , wiki , and have spoken with =rk= about the situation here are some screenshots of errors I receive. I have FSX with Acceleration Pack installed, I also have Prepar3d v1.4 SDK.

Here are the errors I get when trying to download the links for either SP1A or SP2 .

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Do I need the Deluxe edition to make an .mdl file? Can someone please guide me in the right direction. Like I said before I have the .dae file for the model, if anyone would like to simply take a look at it export to .mdl and zip it back... I would be very grateful , so I don't have to figure out all this SDK nonsense :( lol :p
 

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ollyau

Resource contributor
Yep, you need the RTM SDK (located on the second FSX Deluxe DVD) before you can install the SP1a or Acceleration/SP2 SDKs.
 
you can try to download from oficial sites. I think here you can get sp1a and sp2. If you not have the SDK installed to have the mdl is useless.
 
Yep, you need the RTM SDK (located on the second FSX Deluxe DVD) before you can install the SP1a or Acceleration/SP2 SDKs.

if I don't have disk two of Deluxe Edition is there any hope? I have standard FSX and Expansion at home.
 

n4gix

Resource contributor
Nope. That RTM SDK was only released with the "FSX Deluxe" version, and I believe with the "FSX Gold" version (the one with FSX & Accleration on 3 disks).

However! Since you have the P3D v1.x SDK installed, you really don't need the FSX SDK at all, because they are virtually identical!
 

n4gix

Resource contributor
So then why can't I export an .mdl without an error what is the correct export write XtoMDL path?
Your current path is to the ..\FSX_GMaxGamepack\plugins\xtomdl.exe which does not exist!

The correct path should be the 3DSM7 folder of the P3D v1.x SDK:

..\Environment Kit\Modeling SDK\3DSM7\Plugins\XtoMDL.exe
 
Got it
Your current path is to the ..\FSX_GMaxGamepack\plugins\xtomdl.exe which does not exist!

The correct path should be the 3DSM7 folder of the P3D v1.x SDK:

..\Environment Kit\Modeling SDK\3DSM7\Plugins\XtoMDL.exe

Got it !! Good to go !! Thank you very much !!
 
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