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Hey guys,I was looking at the new site (nice job) and I was going through the horsepower that it will take to run ASX. Seeing the requirements I have just a few questions.I have a client machine that I run now, gonna have to retire her and bring a machine online that I have in the closet. So, as far as ASV6, I have upgraded in the past from all the older versions, and honestly I can't remember where to start from scratch from. I have everything backed up, or is there a way to just get a ASV download link. I still run FS9 so I would like to keep ASV.Second Simconnect, not familar with it all. I have gone through the forum here on Avsim, not finding a real great tutorial. It it looks like ASX will not work with WideFS, I could be wrong though. Thanks in advance, I have a long weekend so I thought I would get the second machine setup is the only reason I am asking all of this. Thanks!!

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Guest Carl Hackman

Hi DaveNot sure about the ASV situation, I'm sure Jim or Damian will clarify that for you.With regard to setting up simconnect, it is very straight forward and the ASX documentation gives detailed information on how to do this. To install simconnect on a client machine you will also be required to have FSX Deluxe version as the standard version does not include the simconnect msi which is included in the SDKHope this helpsRegardsCarl Hackmanhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-dev-sigbanner.jpg

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Carl,Yes I got the Deluxe version, so I am good. It looks straight foward but far less straght foward than Wide FS is, so that's why I asked. I could be just reading alot of that into it though.Jim,Email on the way.I will ask this though for the board though. Will I really need that much "Horsepower" since ASX will be running on a client machine?

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Hi DaveIt is a fairly simple process and just involves running the simconnect.msi, setting up a couple of files and opening port 500 (recommended port number) on your firewalls (client and server).The simconnect.ini that will be mentioned is a sanity check to see if ASX is communicating across the network ok.It really should take no more than 10mins to set up the network. Like I said earlier, a detailed step by step explaination is in the ASX Docs.I run ASX across the network on my Inspiron 6400 laptop and have no problems with performance there. Also my FSX test machine is only a P4 3.0Ghz with 1Gb ram and I have my fps locked at 20 and achieve 18-20 fps smoothly in overcast conditions at San DiegoHope this helpsRegardsCarl Hackmanhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-dev-sigbanner.jpg

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Hey Carl,I'm just curious and off topic here as far as ASX goes. What do you run right now using Sim Connect??

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Hi Dave---------------------------------------------------------------------Dell Insprion 6400 LaptopDuo Core 1.61.5Ghz RamOnboard Video CardOnboard SoundWin XP Pro SP2Full development environment for VS2005 coding etc (WiFi) so it gets a hammering.I have ASX and X Graphics on this machine over the network with simconnect SP1 for ASX---------------------------------------------------------------------Self Built Desktop for testing clean FSX.P4 3.0Ghz HT 800 FSB1 GB RamBFG Nvidia 7950GT (512) graphics cardSB Audigy Sound CardWin XP Pro 2FSX SP1 only addons are Mesh, Marchetti, ASX (to switch between machines for testing) and X Graphics (same reason)---------------------------------------------------------------------So no super powers PCs Dave mainly so I can test systems at the average spectrum (or lower) to ensure that the performance I get can be matched by our customers.Damian and several beta testers have Vista for testing.RegardsCarl Hackmanhttp://www.hifisim.comhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-dev-sigbanner.jpg

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Carl,As per one of questions up above. Will I really need to have the "Horsepower" on my Client machine using Simconnect then. The main machine I'm assuming will be doing all of the graphics processing.I also should have made my previous question a bit clearer. Since your beta testing ASX with Simconnect, what else right now are your running via Simconnect. I hate to ask here but the Simconnect board is all over the place, it's almost overwhelming. So if this is to much off topic here I appoligize in advance.

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Hi Dave,Almost any computer will be enough to use as a client, unless it is so old. It is cool because you can have the ASX map on the second screen!Edit: We will include some good directions on how to set up a network using SimConnect and ASX.You got my e-mail right?Jimhttp://www.hifisim.com/banners/hifi-community-sigbanner.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/

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Yeah I sent you one this morning through Avsim, guess you did not get it. I'll get it from Airsource and send you a note.

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