When using P3D v3 (not supported in v4 due to Mindstar compatibility) combined with the Mindstar G1000 avionics suite (Advanced or Pro versions) and the Carenado SR22T, full compatibility with the RealSimGear Cirrus Perspective is obtained. The steps to install and configure are as follows (assuming you have already purchased, downloaded, and installed the Carenado SR22T):
- Purchase and install the Mindstar G1000 avionics software per their instructions
- If your G1000 was shipped after 4/1/2020, you will need to download and install the RealSimGear USB drivers. Simply download the file, click it from your browser download section (or find in 'Downloads' and double click to run). It will install the necessary RealSimGear USB drivers.
- Download and install the RealSimGear plugin
4. Download and copy the custom MindStar (G1000.ini) configuration file to C:\Program Files x86\Mindstar\Flight Simulator Addons. This file contains an entire section that maps Mindstar commands to the appropriate RealSimGear action. If you have previously modified the G1000.ini file, please compare your version with the version you just downloaded. Otherwise, make a backup copy of the G1000.ini file present, and simply copy the file you downloaded above to the Mindstar installation folder.
5. Locate the SR22 aircraft folder within P3D, and make a copy of the panel folder it contains (suggest panel-orig)
6. Download and copy the custom panel.cfg file and copy it to the panel folder (overwrite the existing file)
7. Start P3D and load the one of the Carenado SR22T variations
8. On the first start, P3D will prompt you to trust and accept the RealSimGear plugin, make sure to allow and trust it
9. From the Instrument menu item, scroll down and choose PFD
- This will start loading the Mindstar PFD
10. From the instrument menu item, scroll down and choose MFD
- This will start loading the Mindstar MFD
11. Once both are loaded, you can right click on each, and choose “Undock Window”
12. Drag each of the PFD and MFD to the RealSimGear G1000 screens and resize as appropriate to fill the screens