- V3 - most aircraft that work in FSX will work in P3D up to
V3. V4 onwards - only FSX or P3D native aircraft will
work. (usually described as 'native' in the
Gauges: If you have a Gauges folder, place the contents, i.e. the gauges (Not the folder itself) into the main Gauges folder in FSX (Or into the Panel folder of the relevant aircraft.
Some Gauges from FS2004 & earlier aircraft are incompatible with FSX & P3D v3 (not V4). Generally Allow the gauges where prompted. If they are totally incompatible you will get a message to tell you this and you may have a panel with missing or no Gauges.
Effects: The same as Gauges. Place Effects in the main Effects folder in FSX or P3D
Self Extracting Files: It is a good rule to extract these into a Temp folder. This way you will be able to ensure that all files will be installed correctly.
Author's Readme: Always read this as it may contain specific and important information about the install and use of the aircraft such as starting, flying, etc