General Question Way to Identify Orbiter Version from within Add-ons (C++ or Lua)?

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Is there any way to determine under what version of Orbiter (Orbiter 2010, Orbiter 2016, OpenOrbiter, etc..) an add-on has been installed? What I mean is, if I write a Lua script or a C++ module, and certain features will only work with certain versions of Orbiter, that I can get the version information into the code so I can turn on/off features appropriate for the version of Orbiter?
 

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Can you see

int oapiGetOrbiterVersion ();
int oapiGetModuleVersion ();

in Lua?
This answers the question for C++, but no, there don't seem to be equivalent methods listed in the Orbiter 2016 Lua documentation, and variants of oapi.get_orbiterversion() don't seem to work.
 

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Is there any way to determine under what version of Orbiter (Orbiter 2010, Orbiter 2016, OpenOrbiter, etc..) an add-on has been installed? What I mean is, if I write a Lua script or a C++ module, and certain features will only work with certain versions of Orbiter, that I can get the version information into the code so I can turn on/off features appropriate for the version of Orbiter?
For all that Versions of Orbiter: No, there isn't a Lua function. And there never will be, as old Versions are ....old ;)
For C++ this API Function has been available for ages (I even believe it is ABI compatible all the way)
For Lua this might be different:
Orbiter 2010: No, not at all
Orbiter 2016: The function is oapi.get_orbiter_version() (although, you might need the DLLs provided here)
OpenOrbiter. Yes (oapi.get_orbiter_version()), so the issue is kind of pointless as we do not provide patches for older versions ;)
 

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I've actually sidestepped the function availability issue by simply reading and parsing the Orbiter.log for the version date. That works for any version of Orbiter that generates a log file. If/when Orbiter 2016 is relegated to history the code can be updated to use these functions.
 
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