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    Hello,
    Long time simmer but never have joined any servers.

    Does anyone still do multiplayer flight Sim? Is Vatsim the best option and is it still up and running.

    I know, Google is your friend.....but it wasn't. After Googling and jumping back and forth and here and there for about half an hour I was more confused than ever. Couldn't find a solid answer. Maybe I just developed a mental block and can't see it.

    Can someone point me in the right direction here?

    Thanks
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    Multiplayer has two basic ways to operate, one connecting to a server of some sort and the other is connecting direct. Both options are still there in the software, and I used the direct connect method for over twenty years, until my friend died last year. I know Vatsim is still out there, and I think there may be other servers, but I'm not familiar with them. Others likely will chime in here.

    Larry N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
    Multiplayer has two basic ways to operate, one connecting to a server of some sort and the other is connecting direct. Both options are still there in the software, and I used the direct connect method for over twenty years, until my friend died last year. I know Vatsim is still out there, and I think there may be other servers, but I'm not familiar with them. Others likely will chime in here.
    Thanks.
    Hoping someone can point me to a step by step "how to get connected now" of some sort.
    I don't have the steam edition so AFAIK I have no built in options.

    I also have no clue what servers are "safe" or to avoid etc.
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    Another option I and friends have used for years - external connective software such as FSHOST and JoinFS. This type software uses FSUIPC or FSX's SimConnect to join differing versions of Flight Simulator together. FSHost allowed FS9 and versions of FSX to fly together - something the built-in multiplayer feature would never allow. The group I fly with has moved to JoinFS and it connects one die-hard FSX user, with me in P3d v2.5 or 3.4 and the rest in P3d ver 4. Originally we all flew FSX deluxe, but in the last decade we've moved 'on' at different pacing but are still able to fly together. The software is free and easy to find with Google, of course. One good, and easy-to-find multiplayer community can be found at Digital Theme Park (Google is still your friend to find these guys). DTP is well-managed and a nice bunch of guys; you can likely find several flying groups to hook up with...their web site will give instruction on how to connect and what chat software they use and what connectivity software they use.

    If you'd prefer to start gently and don't mind hanging around a bunch of old fogies for a while, email or PM me and I can help you get acquainted with the various software we use and get you prepped for a larger group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerSimmer View Post
    Thanks.
    Hoping someone can point me to a step by step "how to get connected now" of some sort.
    I don't have the steam edition so AFAIK I have no built in options.

    I also have no clue what servers are "safe" or to avoid etc.
    Besides vatsim, I've been using ivao the last years.
    Nice community and well documented softwares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
    until my friend died last year.
    Terribly sorry for your lose, man. I remember you talking about your multiplayer flights back then.
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    Thanks. I flew for him back in the '70s, both as a CFI and as a tow pilot, and we were friends ever after. In the '90s we started simming. Sure do miss him...

    Larry N.

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