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    Question SimConnect Broken have tried everything to fix

    Hi,
    I recently tried to get a remote hosting working for an fsx server and in the process have ruined my Simconnect. I have tried everything for fsxSE and have reinstalled multiple times, downloaded simconnect again and run the MSIs and have run the MSIs in my appdate folder. I have reinstalled the FSX in appdata from a friends pc that works and have tried everything I can think of. I have get brand new EXE.xml and DLL.xml and have changed manualload to false as well. Nothing works.
    This is stopping me from flying my 737 (as its gauges need simconnect), using navmaps or using chaseplane.
    Any help will do, no other forums were helping.
    Snoot

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    Have you tried to verify the game cache?

    To verify your game files please do the following:

    1. Load the Steam platform and log into your account
    2. Click the Library tab in the menu at the top of the screen
    3. Click the List View from the view options on the top right of the screen
    4. Right click on Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition to bring up a popup menu
    5. Click on Properties from the popup menu to bring up another popup box
    6. Click on Local files from the popup box menu
    7. Click on Verify integrity of game cache from the Local file options
    8. Wait for the progress bar to finish verifying your files. Additional files may download
    9. Restart Steam
    10. Restart Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
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    Yes i have verified multiple times, pretty much done everything i can think of short of resetting windows, which is really rather not do!!
    Snoot

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    Mr Zippy Sent from my keyboard using "Whackamole", NudgeAKey + 2 Fingers

    No flight Sim installed until I get a new computer.

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    Check your IP address using ipconfig and compare it with the address in your Simconnect.xml.

    For some reason my PC IP address changes every now and again and I have to edit the Simconnect.xml to reflect the changed IP address to get Simconnect to work again.
    Trevor

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    This is just one reason why I wouldn't use Stream for a Sim like FSX or FS2004, etc. Too many variables to mess things up.

    Your Steam folder for game installs should be in the root of C drive or on a second drive. So for example: C:\Steam\FSX. Or, E:\Steam\FSX, etc. Reason being is that the programs folder is emulated and protected by the OS and can and WILL cause issues either now or further down the road.

    I'm not sure if this is a SimConnect issue or something more involved with data corruption. I've never used it, but the FSX DVD has a reapir feature to repair the installation. Maybe Steam has something like that.

    I want to make sure your XML files are all right. Zip and upload both the dll.xml and exe.xml files here.

    Please describe in as much detail as possible exactly what you did when you tried to get a remote host working with a FSX server.

    Post #4 looks prudent, so try that first.
    Last edited by CRJ_simpilot; 10-15-2020 at 04:06 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpollen View Post
    Check your IP address using ipconfig and compare it with the address in your Simconnect.xml.

    For some reason my PC IP address changes every now and again and I have to edit the Simconnect.xml to reflect the changed IP address to get Simconnect to work again.
    Trevor
    I just looked on my computer and the only simconnect.xml files I have are related to the SDK or Active Sky. There's another simconnect.xml, but it's named propsimconnect.xml. What ever simconnect.xml file you have there seems to be related to some add-on. Be it a weather engine, gauge or some other add-on needing SimConnect. This means it WOULD have its own simconnect.xml.

    Where is this simconnnect.xml file at? The folder path.

    Your "PC IP" and network has three IPs. Classes A-C. Your localhost of the PC is 127.0.0.1. The IP for your computer from your router or modem may be something like, 192.168.1.100 and its gateway will no doubt be 192.168.1.1. This is withen your local network. Outside of your local network is the WAN (Wide Area Network) IP address from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) that may be something like, 172.244.0.11 which is the IP seen by websites just like this one.

    So what IP is changing? If it's your computer's IP of say, 192.168.1.100, then you have a lease issue in the router or modem. Ideally, that IP for your computer should stay the same unless you add more items to your network and bumping every device's IP to something else including yours all the time. It might even be a device on the network that is aggressive or something and wants a new IP all the time. That's just a guess.

    Again, where is this simconnect.xml file located? You shouldn't have to change its contents all the time. If necessary, you could set up a static IP for your PC so the PC's IP never changes upon lease renew. If you use a class C IP range in your router or modem, you could set a static IP of something way up there that won't get used to prevent a collision (for lack of the proper term) to, 192.168.1.222.

    It's just that something is vastly wrong here with that simconnect.xml file and what ever is using that file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Yes i have tried all those before now.
    Snoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpollen View Post
    Check your IP address using ipconfig and compare it with the address in your Simconnect.xml.

    For some reason my PC IP address changes every now and again and I have to edit the Simconnect.xml to reflect the changed IP address to get Simconnect to work again.
    Trevor
    EDIT: This issue has now stopped my airbus from working as the throttles need simconnect.

    I dont seem to actually have an address in my simconnect.xml. Where would i put it?

    Heres the xml

    <SimBase.Document Type="SimConnect" version="1,0">
    <Descr>SimConnect Server Configuration</Descr>
    <Filename>SimConnect.xml</Filename>
    <SimConnect.Comm>
    <Descr>Static IP4 port</Descr>
    <Protocol>IPv4</Protocol>
    <Scope>local</Scope>
    <Port>500</Port>
    <MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
    <MaxRecvSize>41088</MaxRecvSize>
    </SimConnect.Comm>
    <SimConnect.Comm>
    <Descr>Static IP6 port</Descr>
    <Protocol>IPv6</Protocol>
    <Scope>local</Scope>
    <Port>501</Port>
    <MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
    <MaxRecvSize>41088</MaxRecvSize>
    </SimConnect.Comm>
    <SimConnect.Comm>
    <Descr>Custom Pipe</Descr>
    <Protocol>Pipe</Protocol>
    <Scope>local</Scope>
    <Port>Custom\SimConnect</Port>
    <MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
    <MaxRecvSize>41088</MaxRecvSize>
    </SimConnect.Comm>
    <SimConnect.Comm>
    <Descr>Dynamic IP4 port</Descr>
    <Protocol>IPv4</Protocol>
    <Scope>local</Scope>
    <Port>0</Port>
    <MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
    <MaxRecvSize>41088</MaxRecvSize>
    </SimConnect.Comm>
    <SimConnect.Comm>
    <Descr>Dynamic IP6 port</Descr>
    <Protocol>IPv6</Protocol>
    <Scope>local</Scope>
    <Port>0</Port>
    <MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
    <MaxRecvSize>41088</MaxRecvSize>
    </SimConnect.Comm>
    <SimConnect.Comm>
    <Descr>Default FSX Pipe</Descr>
    <Protocol>Pipe</Protocol>
    <Scope>local</Scope>
    <Port>0</Port>
    <MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
    <MaxRecvSize>41088</MaxRecvSize>
    </SimConnect.Comm>
    </SimBase.Document>
    Last edited by Drooped Snoot; 10-15-2020 at 05:02 AM.

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    Hi guys, Just jumping onto the wagon here,If I may?
    I was looking for a Simconnect trouble solver and came across this thread. I have the same problem after reinstalling FSX-SE. My C-182t is destroyed (unable to fix) I know I didn't crash it on my last run! It seems this is a simconnect issue.

    Post #4 Tried it, didn't change a thing, I even used a copy of the old one (I used succesfully) from previous FSX-SE installation. Still no luck! Just like 'Drooped Snoot' I'm out of idea's.

    I do hope you can shed some light on the matter and it may help me too. If by any chance I find a solution, I will gladly post it here, this is the second time I've come across this trouble. But my Date-of-birth prevents me to remember most things.

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