How to Install FSX Addons to Prepar3D with Migration Tool
If you are a flight simulator enthusiast who wants to enjoy the best of both worlds - excellent FSX addons in new and evolving Prepar3D flight simulator - then you might be interested in a tool that allows you to install Flight Simulator X (FSX) addons to Prepar3D. This tool is called FSX to Prepar3D Migration Tool and it is a revolutionary product that makes migrating to a new flight simulator easy and hassle-free.
In this article, we will explain what Migration Tool is, how it works, and how you can use it to install your favorite FSX addons to Prepar3D.
What is Migration Tool
Migration Tool is a software developed by Flightsim Estonia, a company that specializes in creating tools and utilities for flight simulation. Migration Tool was first released in 2012 and has been updated regularly to support the latest versions of Prepar3D.
Migration Tool creates a virtual FSX installation, meaning that it will turn an empty folder of your choice into looking like FSX root folder, with all necessary configuration files present. Everything installed there - no matter if by hand or using installers - will appear in Prepar3D. Virtual FSX installation has numerous work-arounds helping installers and utilities find necessary files[^1^].
Since there are very few differences between FSX and Prepar3D, almost everything that functioned properly in FSX will function so in Prepar3D. Everything from freeware Pipers to the most complex addons will appear in Prepar3D[^1^].
How does Migration Tool work
Migration Tool has a simple user interface that allows you to enable and disable virtual FSX with a single click. While it is disabled, FSX addon installers will place files into real FSX. While enabled, FSX addon installers will place files into Prepar3D[^1^].
To use Migration Tool, you need to have Prepar3D installed on your computer. You do not need to have FSX installed, but you can have it if you want. You also need to have administrator privileges and an activation code for Migration Tool.
Here are the steps to use Migration Tool:
Download Migration Tool from here and install it on your computer.
Run Migration Tool and enter your activation code. You can activate online or offline.
Select an empty folder on your computer where you want to create the virtual FSX installation. This folder should not be inside your real FSX or Prepar3D folders.
Click on \"Enable\" button to enable virtual FSX. You will see a green check mark next to the button when it is enabled.
Run the installer of the FSX addon that you want to install to Prepar3D. Follow the instructions of the installer and select the virtual FSX folder as the destination.
When the installation is complete, run Prepar3D and enjoy your addon.
If you want to install another addon, repeat steps 5 and 6.
If you want to disable virtual FSX, click on \"Disable\" button in Migration Tool. You will see a red cross mark next to the button when it is disabled.
What are the benefits of Migration Tool
Migration Tool has many benefits for flight simulator enthusiasts who want to use their FSX addons in Prepar3D. Some of them are:
You do not need to buy new addons for Prepar3D or wait for upgrades from developers. You can use your existing FSX addons in Prepar3D without any additional cost.
You do not need to manually edit configuration files or registry entries. Migration Tool does everything for you automatically and safely.
You do not need to have FSX installed on your computer. You can save disk space and avoid conflicts between simulators.
You can easily switch between virtual FSX and real FSX with a single click. You can 061ffe29dd