FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby stevekirks » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:44 am

Keith Smith wrote:running the simconnect.msi that ships with PilotEdge has solved the side by side error for a lot of people, if that helps.


Also, it seems that many versions of SimConnect can be resident--I have this same odd setup when I run FSX where it's the Steam Edition so the PE client likes one version and the weather app likes another.
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby DragonAsh » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:04 pm

Keith Smith wrote:running the simconnect.msi that ships with PilotEdge has solved the side by side error for a lot of people, if that helps.



Hmmm, I didn't notice any simconnect that shipped with PilotEdge; the .exe file I used didn't install a simconnect that I can see. It's actually a bit frustrating. Clicking on the 'uninstall' link under the start bar launches the file. Trying to uninstall the program from Windows 'programs uninstall/change' results in an error; 'this might already be uninstalled, do you want to delete'.

Basically at this point there's no way for me to do a clean uninstall of the program, just in case when I tried to re-install over the top of the current installation, the program refuses, saying 'an error occurred while trying to modify the configuration files'.
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby Keith Smith » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:37 am

Try running the uninstall as Administrator. The file you're looking for is "simconnect.msi", not "simconnect.exe"
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby DragonAsh » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:35 pm

Thanks for the update on the file, which I was able to find, but running it had no effect.

I'm stuck at connecting to the network stage. The file launches fine, but I get the folloowing:

SimConnect Error
You cannot connect without Flight Simulator running.
Confirm Flight Simulator is started

Obviously FSX is up and running.

I'm on FSX:Steam, stand-alone (FSX has never been installed on this machine), Windows 10 (64-bit).


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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby wmburns » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:09 pm

DragonAsh wrote:SimConnect Error
You cannot connect without Flight Simulator running.
Confirm Flight Simulator is started

Obviously FSX is up and running.

Just wondering what you have done to check the simconnect.XML file? IF this file isn't set up correctly, then PE won't be able to talk to FSX. The most common error made is having an mismatched IP address or port numbers. Another common mistake to to use a port number that is already used for something else.

Another common problem is to have multiple simconnect.xml files and have the different programs each using a different version. This usually creates problems when two "pipe" programs are trying to communicate with each other. Obviously all of the communications parameters need to agree.

Here's some information regarding simconnect.XML. The examples are for Plan-G but the concepts are the same.

http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/forum/index ... ic=1650.30

TIP. Consider searching you whole PC for simconnect.XML. How many do you have? Where is it located? What is the content of the file?

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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby DragonAsh » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:21 am

thanks for the tips. Unfortunately I had to hop on a real plane for a long flight to Tokyo for two weeks, so looks like my trial period will end before I get back. Will contact again when I return.
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby Keith Smith » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:12 am

The email you'll receive regarding the end of the trial will explain how to handle this situation since you didn't fly during the trial. Don't worry, there is good news.
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby lifendet » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:07 am

Keith Smith wrote:running the simconnect.msi that ships with PilotEdge has solved the side by side error for a lot of people, if that helps.

Tried that,didn't help for me. Any other suggestions.. cannot connect with fsx steam. Simconnect error
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby wmburns » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:43 am

lifendet wrote:
Keith Smith wrote:running the simconnect.msi that ships with PilotEdge has solved the side by side error for a lot of people, if that helps.

Tried that,didn't help for me. Any other suggestions.. cannot connect with fsx steam. Simconnect error


To be sure that we are on the same game page, can you confirm the exact error message received?

Have you:
  • looked for multiple copies simconnect.xml files on your PC?
  • confirmed the XML file is in the correct location?
  • confirmed/verified the contents of the simconnect.xml file?

The simconnect program and XML configuration file have to work together. Honestly the XML file format is not the easiest to understand and it's easy to mess up.

Consider posting your simconnect.XML file.
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Re: FSX: Steam Edition compatibility

Postby lifendet » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:05 am

Found 5 simconnect.XML. Two in simobjects,two in my traffic and one in sdk\core utilities.

This is my simconnect.xml file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="SimConnect" version="1,0">
<Descr>SimConnect Server Configuration</Descr>
<Filename>SimConnect.xml</Filename>
<Disabled>False</Disabled>

<!-- Example Global (remote) Pipe Server Configuration-->
<SimConnect.Comm>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<Protocol>Pipe</Protocol>
<Scope>global</Scope>
<MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
<Port>REPLACE_WITH_PORT_NAME</Port>
</SimConnect.Comm>

<!-- Example Global (remote) IPv6 Server Configuration-->
<SimConnect.Comm>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<Protocol>IPv6</Protocol>
<Scope>global</Scope>
<MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
<Address>::</Address>
<Port>REPLACE_WITH_PORT_NUMBER</Port>
</SimConnect.Comm>

<!-- Example Global (remote) IPv4 Server Configuration-->
<SimConnect.Comm>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<Protocol>IPv4</Protocol>
<Scope>global</Scope>
<MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
<Address>0.0.0.0</Address>
<Port>REPLACE_WITH_PORT_NUMBER</Port>
</SimConnect.Comm>

<!-- Example Local Pipe Server Configuration-->
<SimConnect.Comm>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<Protocol>Pipe</Protocol>
<Scope>local</Scope>
<MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
<Port>REPLACE_WITH_PORT_NAME</Port>
</SimConnect.Comm>

<!-- Example Local IPv6 Server Configuration-->
<SimConnect.Comm>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<Protocol>IPv6</Protocol>
<Scope>local</Scope>
<MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
<Address>::1</Address>
<Port>REPLACE_WITH_PORT_NUMBER</Port>
</SimConnect.Comm>

<!-- Example Local IPv4 Server Configuration-->
<SimConnect.Comm>
<Disabled>True</Disabled>
<Protocol>IPv4</Protocol>
<Scope>local</Scope>
<MaxClients>64</MaxClients>
<Address>127.0.0.1</Address>
<Port>REPLACE_WITH_PORT_NUMBER</Port>
</SimConnect.Comm>

</SimBase.Document>
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