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04-30-2012, 05:12 PM
Had FS2004 and had no problem using multiplayer function but that was a few years ago. Now my father and I have bought FSX and are getting very frustrated trying to join and fly together. Have tried game spy and direct connection and no luck at all.Have read the instructions in the learning centre and tried many times without success.any help or advice greatly appreciated.
04-30-2012, 07:13 PM
What specific problem are you having?
04-30-2012, 07:27 PM
Direct connect is probably best if there are just the two of you. One must host and the other connect. Any firewalls or routers you have must be configured to let each other through. But you'll need to give us some details of what you are trying and what you see happen (or not happen) as a result, before we can do much guidance. Are you on a local LAN? Are you each behind a router and connecting through high speed internet? Is it dial-up?
Also, are you both running the same revision of FSX, that is, SP1 or SP2?
04-30-2012, 08:34 PM
Tks for reply. I will tell you what I do and dont know.
Both bought game within last week but not sure what service pack. Where do we look.
Have taken my router offline completely but used to just go into router and set it to not interfere with game. Not sure i remember what i did .
Have been away from all gaming for about 4 years .
I can host but when dad goes into lan connection and enters my IP it searches for quite awhile and fails to find me.
I would attack the firewall problem but not sure how to find it and change it in any way.
Both his and my computers are brand new and running windows 7. Game plays very well on both computers even with settings maxed out. one problem I have is new to windows 7 and have difficulty navigating in it.
05-01-2012, 07:25 AM
Need to know which version of FSX you both have, Standard, Delux, or Gold, each is different
Also need to know if you are both at the same location or different and if same are the computers networked together?
Same stuff Larry asked :-)
05-01-2012, 05:59 PM
Sorry, will try again.
Both of us have the gold edition. H e has installed the accerator pack and i havent yet.
Both are using cable connection but are 300 miles apart but both in british columbia.
My pc is an Intel processor i5 quad core 3.1 gz 8 gigs ram.
Dad has an AMD a6-3620apu 2200 quad core with 4 gig ram.
05-01-2012, 06:31 PM
A. You BOTH must have the same level of service pack... If dad is SP2 (has added Acceleration), you MUST also add it.
B. Getting the computer set up for the two programs to talk to each other over the internet is a bother, to be sure, but it has to be done...
Have you read and re-read the multiplayer sections in the Learning center?; and tried google and youtube for possible descriptions/videos of the process?
05-01-2012, 06:36 PM
If we are presently talking using messenger, is it necessary to change to audio thru game.
05-01-2012, 07:34 PM
No, in fact using the builtin audio in MP can degrade your performance, using MSN voice or Teamspeak is much better.
As far as connecting, it is much easier for one of you to 'host' a session and the other to join it, use a password to keep others out. Use any lobby EXCEPT the default lobby, as that one is so erratic you might have connection issues there too. Setting up the LAN so MP works can be a royal pain.
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