IS THERE ANY PLACE OTHER THAN "THE ZONE" TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO FLY
There are several "Flight Boards" around the net. One of the best in located at:
A Flight Board like the one located here is a place where
users of FS98 can post their IP address for everyone to see
and join in on multiplayer sessions. Thus you are connecting
directly with another internet/FS98 user without having to deal
with the Zone's bulky interface or any additional software.
FS98.net posts users' IP addresses in real time, along with the actual
time the address was posted. The most recent posts are located
at the top of the list. Now, what is an IP address and how do you
use it? Every computer connected to the internet has an individual
IP address....a number like 126.96.36.199 ect. When you go to a
flight board and see an address like this posted, drag
over the number and right click to copy into the Windows 95 clipboard.
Then in FS98, go to mulitplayer connect menu and select the
TCP/IP option from the "join session" option. Click your mouse into
IP address box, then right click and paste the IP address you copied
from the Flight Board web page. If the hosted session is still in progress
you will see a title that you will simply click to join. That's it.
If you want to host your own multiplayer session and invite others to
join, simply post your IP address to the Flight Board. See the instructions
at FS98.net for details. Happy Flying
Ruger D. French