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Does anyone here use WideFS and can you explain how to use it? I have FS2K2 running with WideServer and a Laptop with WideClient running and connected. I installed Super Flight Planner and run it and it doesn't see FS2K2. When it asks for the path to it do I put in the path to the PC running FS2K2 on the LAN? Do I HAVE to install FS on the second computer? FSNAV won't install without it so I downloaded SFP but I can't get it to work properly. Any help would be appreciated.

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Simply put, WideFS gives the possibility to run "FSUIPC-applications" on a remote PC (using the WideServer-WideClient).I use NAV3.1 and other apps this way.No need to install FS on the "client" PC.Now I don't know about Super Flight Planner, but if it is a FSUIPC-app it should give no problem. Maybe it expects a FS2K2 installation as well.Try launching it from the WideClient ini file (as described by Peter Dowson).FSNAV won't work this way, since that is not based on FSUIPC.Rob

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Super Flight Planner will work just like NAV3.1 over the WideFS.If you are using WinXP, then you may need to add somemore information to the wideclient.ini file:; PLEASE SEE WideFS documentation for parameter details; =====================================================&l;Config&r;ServerNode=0.0.20480.300.45366 //this is the added info. see instructionsUseTCPIP=NoPort=8002Window=43,44,886,589Visible=YesTimeout=20; -----------------------------------------------&l;User&r;Log=Errors+Run1=h:program filesnavigationnav.exe // substitute SFP.exe here; ===============================================I use IPX/SPX vice TCP/IP. If you are trying to use IPX/SPX then make sure that you have added IPX/SPX and NETBios to your network neighborhood. You also have to check the box to run NETBios over IPX/SPX on the IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol properties tab NETBios (Win98/ME). I believe this is automatically invoked on WinXP but you can check if you install the IPX/SPX protcol.

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I am running W98SE and IPX/SPX protocol for simplicity. When I run Super Flight Planner do I put in the path to FS2K2 on the LAN?

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It seems to me that if super flight planner is needing to look at FS2k files (probably to build a database from scenery files) you willneed file and print services and share the FS2k2 folder.scott s..

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You would need to have SFP (NAV3.1 was the same) be able to find the fs2002 folder to build the database. I've have NAV3.1 on both computers, so I had it make the database and I just copied it to the second computer. It may not find the correct folder over a LAN because it is probably looking in the Windows registry for the location.Somewhere I saw a copy of the database for SFP, because user's were having problems getting it to make the database. However, when I loaded it on my computer, it didn't have any problem making the database. I have since removed SFP because I like the NAV3.1 ability to track AI flights.

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