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SimConnect and Windows 8.1 Pro

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I am trying to get ActiveSky Next working with FSX Steam Edition.  (SE)  I think I have the correct version installed on the Client. However I am using Windows 8.1 Pro. 

 

The SimConnect and ASN documentation refers to copying the SimConnect.cfg file (once configured with IP address etc) to the MyDocuments folder, however Windows 8.1 Pro uses a Documents folder to where I copied it.  ASN has passed all of the tests in terms of mapping to the FSX and Flight Simulator X Files folders.

 

Currently when I lauch FSX on the server, and ASN on the client, ASN sits there and says waiting to connect.  I may need to enalble logging.

 

Anyone have any ideas?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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Put the SimConnect.cfg file in the same folder as the ASN executable file.

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Active Sky Next support indicates to remove the SimConnect.cfg from the ASN folder where the ASN Executable exists and make sure it DOESN'T.  I think the issue is with Windows 8.1 Pro. 

 

Finally, make sure you create specific exclusion rules for the SimConnect port (500), ASN radar port (19284) in your firewall. 

 

I am not certain I have to open up these ports in my router??  I would think not. Both windows firewalls are turned off!

 

I think another issue I am having is maybe the FSX SE simconnect.dll is a different version than the Client computer with ASN.

 

I am not sure if I can just replace the SimConnect.dll with the same version as the SimConnect.dll on the Client computer.

 

Thanks!

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