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hello.

 

I have multiple simconnects installed.  Is this ok or do I only need one ???

 

Many thanks 

 

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If those installs came from the folders in the SDK, then yes.

 

-Jim

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It is ok although you probably don't need them all. I only install the SP2 simconnect and have been doing fine with that one alone for years. You must be using a very old or odd add-on if you ever need another version of SimConnect. But anyway, having them installed won't hurt anything although I would only install SP2 the next time. 

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The simconnect setup shown is perfect.

 

61259 comes with SP2 or Acceleration, whereas 61242 comes with Standard and deluxe with SP1a update. Not long ago addons were built to run with 61242 since it works with no user intervention if the user had not upgraded with Acceleration or updated to SP2, any addons using 61259 would require the user install simconnect.

 

When we install P3D it installs only 1.0.20.0 and would be sufficient if using P3D only addons, but P3D works with all versions of simconnect.

 

When using any addons converted from FSX they may still use 60905, 61242, or 61259. Most recent addons that work specifically for P3D v2/3 and FSX SP2 use 61259 and require FSX has SP2 update.

 

In short 61242 is the most common simconnect across FSX addons, but 61259 is most common with recent FSX SP2 and P3Dv2/3 compatible addons.

 

Best to install all three FSX simconnect versions if you plan to try loading up any old addons from the FSX era.

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Best to install all three FSX simconnect versions if you plan to try loading up any old addons from the FSX era.

 

 

Thanks Steve - much appreciated my Friend

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