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Hi Tom, sorry for not replying sooner.
Draken 5.1 (released in 2021) is optimized for Prepar3D v5. If you have not already updated your version of Draken to version 5.1 you can download the free update from the webshop. You need to log in with the same account that you used when you purchased Draken. Please let me know if you have any trouble with the update.
Hi P. Guex,
Thanks for using Draken, I am happy to hear that you like it.
You have not specified which version of Draken you are using or in which simulator you are using it. But since you are talking about the minipanel I take for granted that it is version 4.1 for FSX (as there is no minipanel in the P3D versions). The minipanel uses custom variables that are specific to Draken, so it cannot be used with other aircraft. Many of the gauges in our Draken models are interdependent, not only the minipanel.
Kind regards /ThomasDecember 10, 2021 at 15:36 in reply to: #17865
Thanks for purchasing Draken! Commercial licenses are offered on a case-by-case basis, there is no upgrade path. I will get back to you via email regarding this and your other questions, as they are not relevant for most users here.
Kind regards /ThomasNovember 23, 2021 at 23:17 in reply to: #16957
Hi Kelju, thanks for joining the forum!
Bookmark Draken can be used with the virtual cockpit hidden, just like in any other Prepar3D addon aircraft. We did not include a HUD-only view as Draken does not really have a complete HUD, only a gunsight. The gunsight also has no real function in the simulation, as there is no functioning weapons system and no targeting radar.
Draken has no flaps, in the simulation the P3D/FSX flaps command is instead used to deploy the drag chute. Gear handle position can be set with a boolean variable, so you can use separate sensors/switches in your cockpit for gear up/down. See the Prepar3D SDK documentation for more information about the possibilities in Prepar3D.
There are a number of cockpit simulators in Sweden that are using real Saab 35 Draken cockpits with Prepar3D and Bookmark Draken software. I suggest that you contact them for advice regarding your cockpit project. See the links at the end of this post (web sites are in Swedish). I also recommend that you buy a developer license for P3D, it is a monthly subscription that will allow you to evaluate the full functionality of the program and the SDK at a reasonable cost. If you choose to use a different platform you can just cancel the subscription.
The standard license for Bookmark Draken is a single-user licence. This applies to the freeware FSX versions as well as the payware versions for Prepar3D. If you want to use Bookmark Draken for public entertainment you must purchase a commercial license, regardless of whether you charge the users or not. See the EULA for more information about licensing.
Kind regards /ThomasOctober 27, 2021 at 10:38 in reply to: #15673
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Kind regards /ThomasAugust 18, 2021 at 20:57 in reply to: #14350
The P3D model is very different from the old FS9 model, so those textures will not match even if they look similar.
I think that the simplest way to convert your old repaints would be to resize them to 2048 px resolution, then import them as layers in the repaint kit for version 5.x and work from there. The template layer will give you some guidance.
Good luck, and feel free to share the results here!
/ThomasAugust 18, 2021 at 12:14 in reply to: #14338
Could you please provide some more details about the problems you have with your repaints? Some screenshots would also be helpful.
I am not sure what you mean with “payware Draken E for FSX” as we have no such model. I need to know which model and version of Bookmark Draken you are using to be able to help you. Repaints for version 4 will not work with version 5, and vice versa. There are also differences in texturing between the J and OE models in the 5 series.
Regards /ThomasJuly 31, 2021 at 20:42 in reply to: #14079
Hello Åke, welcome to the forum!
First of all, when you have a question for the forum you should start a new topic with a subject line that describes the issue, NOT reply to the “sticky” introduction post. I have moved your post to a separate topic.
The 35J and 35OE payware models are intended for Prepar3D V4/5 but are compatible with FSX, with the exception of some functions that are not supported in FSX. There is no separate FSX model. This is described on the product page and in the documentation.
None of the Bookmark Draken models are intended for MSFS2020 and they have not been tested on that platform, so I cannot help you with any problems you have with any conversion tools etc.
Thomas Nilsson, Bookmark Simulations
Hi Ian, thank you for the valuable input and for using our Draken!
I have added the defects that you mention to our issue tracker. They will be fixed in the next patch.
Thanks for the great tip Dave!
Draken 5.1 will be compatible with both Prepar3D v4 and v5, so you will actually be able to install it in a single location. The dynamic lighting fx have been modified to work in both versions, so there will not be any P3D v5 specific content in Draken 5.1.
I work in a single folder structure during development and put symbolic links to that in the Prepar3D v4 Add-ons and Prepar3D v5 Add-ons folders. But for a normal user it is more convenient (and easier) to edit the add-ons.cfg file.
The speed brakes are deployed with the “Spoilers” key command in Prepar3D. The default assignment is the apostrophe key (‘).
The button on the throttle is not animated and cannot be operated with the mouse, you need to use the keyboard or map the command to a button on your controller.
I think that you are referring to the altitude setting panel (FHIS) which is not included in 35J. When you pulled the knob the FHIS panel showed “PLANE” and the horizontal crossbar would (theoretically) indicate glide path to the base. According to one of the Draken pilots that I talked to, this function was practically never used. The panel was removed in the 35J modification.
Hello Eric, sorry for the late reply.
The 4.1 manual was removed from the download page as most functions in Draken 5.0 are more or less identical to the FSX version.
The online version of the 4.1 manual is still available here:
The PDF version can be downloaded here:
Hello Peter, welcome to the forum! Please use English in the forum as most of our users do not understand Swedish. :)
To operate the rotational switches for radar mode and weapon selection, place the cursor over the switch and use the mouse wheel to rotate the switch. You cannot change the position of these switches by clicking on them in this version. This is intentional and not a bug, but we will probably bring back the possibility to click-select in the next update.
Sorry, I cannot help you without more information. What version of FSX are you using? Which Windows OS version? What kind of joystick/throttle do you have? Do you have FSUIPC installed? Any other third-party addons? Etc.
Draken is self-contained and does not utilize FSUIPC or any other third-party software to communicate with FSX, so there should not be any conflict unless the Concorde-X installs something that changes the default behaviour of FSX. Try checking the install log (if there is one) and see what was installed with Concorde-X.