View Full Version : Using a second PC on a network
03-29-2010, 03:05 PM
I have a second older pc that I am able to use with my new sim setup and was hoping to be able to use a second machine with the monitor to run the satnav from my FSX computer.
I have read about the wide view software and was wondering if I can actualy run stuff from the sim machine on the other PC. I am still not linked up yet but will sort that out as soon as I am able to determine the limits of the two together.
Any advice would be helpful and if anyone has somehting similar then any guidance re the setup process would obviously help a lot.
Many thanks as ever :):):):)
Below is the current machine, the second is a 3.o ghz P4 with 2 gig ram and an Nvidea card.
PC vista home premium 64 bit Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66ghz Processor Speed: 10,640 MHz
Memory (RAM): 4,000 MB Hard Drive Capacity: 1,000 GB
Nvidia 9800GT 1024mb DDR3 Graphics Card
Motherboard: Asrock G31M-GS 1333fsb Intel G31 Chipset S/V/L M-ATX SKT775
03-29-2010, 04:55 PM
You want WideFS and a registered copy of FSUIPC, not Wide View.
03-29-2010, 05:27 PM
Thanks for the reply, can you tell me what is possible with the two items you have mentioned please.
03-29-2010, 06:00 PM
I've just gotten hold of WideFS, and it's brilliant. It basically lets any program that you use to communicate with FS via FSUIPC to be put on another computer altogether. I use it for my ACARS program for BA Virtual, as I was getting fed up of minimising FS9 when I had to do a position report. However, plenty of other programs are compatible with the software, examples being ActiveSky and Squawkbox.
It's really nice to be able to have stuff on another computer altogether, minimising the clutter on your main FS computer. It was fairly simple to set up, I just had to make sure that both C: drives on both computers were set to be shared and that both computers were connected to the same wireless network. Programs that are more complicated to set up (like ActiveSky) come with their own set of instructions.
03-30-2010, 09:47 AM
I am not sure about wideFS, I don't use it. But you can also connect your client computer by simconnect, I got ASA, Plan-G, and REX without problem.
It is excellent to visualize the weather and the flight plan outside FSX. It also reduce the processes on your server, leaving it free for FSX
03-30-2010, 10:04 AM
I did pretty much the same thing you propose some months ago when I upgraded.
On the secondary computer through Simconnect and WideFS, I run the following:
I am also going to guess that your older system has a 32bit OS. If so and you have any old programs (or hardware) that have problems with the new 64bit OS, the dual computer arrangement gives you the option of implementing that software and hardware. My scanner and flashcard reader fall into that catagory as well as a few old software programs.
03-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Many thanks for the responses, I am as ever very grateful for the time you take to help. Please Rhodges I would however be grateful if you could tell me what the acronyms for the items below are.
I am relatively new to the fsx sim setup and I am keen to explore some of the possibilities it seems to have. I am hoping to be able to use either a moving map setup or if possible a satnav that would work with my sim as a seperate screen running outside of the sim but in the same time frame.
many thanks to all
05-25-2010, 11:57 AM
I was wondering if WideFS helps with the networking issues I've been having.
Main FSX system is Win7 home Premium. Wanting to network a system using Winxp SP3.
Systems see one another, but communication is problematic.
has anyone had luck with this scenario?
Thanks in advance for any help.
05-25-2010, 04:36 PM
The Win 7 network group default name is different then with XP and Vista so changing the name to the same as the XP name will solve. I believe the Win 7 name is HOMEGROUP while XP and Vista has been WORKGROUP for many years.
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