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Hi

I am not familar with Simconnect and would like some advice.  Recently I have had problems with FSX and I had to use the Avsim Guide to uninstall FSX and all associated addons, including Simconnect.  I am completely unaware of what Simconnect is for, how it came to be on my PC originally and even whether it is necessary for the smooth running of FSX.  I have now reinstalled FSX Gold Edition and some VFR Gen.X Photo' Scenery.  I have tried to launch my HiFi Active Sky weather package and got a message that Simconnect was not on my PC and indicated that I should install it, along with SP1/SP2. 

My query is what is Simconnect for, should I have Simconnect installed and if so, where do I get it from?  Also, how can I check if SP1/SP2 are on my setup?

Thanks.

Ray

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where do I get it from?

The information at the following link will help you get the FSX SDK installed on your computer and Simconnect - http://fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?title=SDK_Installation_(FSX)

 

Also, how can I check if SP1/SP2 are on my setup?

FSX Gold Edition installs FSX, SP1, and Acceleration (SP2 is the same as Acceleration except it is the freeware version).

 

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Problems seem to be solved.  I've now installed FSX Acceleration and when I launch HiFi Active Sky, I don't now get the above message re Simconnect.  During the launching of Active Sky, one of the steps says: "Simconnect SP2 instantiated" , whatever that means.  I still don't see Simconnect in Programs & Features. But so what!

Thanks for the interest and help.

Ray

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Problems seem to be solved.  I've now installed FSX Acceleration and when I launch HiFi Active Sky, I don't now get the above message re Simconnect.  During the launching of Active Sky, one of the steps says: "Simconnect SP2 instantiated" , whatever that means.  I still don't see Simconnect in Programs & Features. But so what!

Thanks for the interest and help.

Ray

Simconnect should show up in the add/remove programs if you manually installed them via the SDK directory.  I wouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth at this point, since everything is working, right?  Back to my cave I go.

 

-Jim

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Same here Jim - rolled the stone back across the cave.  Thanks again for the interest. Ray

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