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Question about WideFS and SimConnect

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I just purchased a laptop and love having it in addition to my desktop that I run FSX on. I then realized I could utilize to improve the performance of FSX by running my third party programs on the laptop. Now comes my confusion. I see that FSCommander uses WideFS to communicate with FS, while the new version of ASX (which I have not yet purchased) uses SimConnect. I don't want to spend 40 dollars registering my copies of FSUIPC and WideFS to run FSCommander remotely if the future of addons (say FS Navigator) is SimConnect, as is implemented in ASX.Is it worth registering FSUIPC and WideFS at this point? What advantages would there be? Or am I completely wrong that SimConnect is the future of correspondence between third party add-ons and FSX?Tim

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I run a half dozen add-on's on a client and the only one that does not need WideFS is ASX. I hope that developers will eliminate the need for WideFS and FSUIPC over the next year or so. I lose 3 to 5 fps with FSUIPC installed on the server. Doesn't sound like much, but when I am only getting 15 to 18 fps, it does make a difference.The main concern I have is for support of the PFC throttle quadrants, which use a Peter Dowson dll in conjunction with FSUIPC. It is my one ding against PFC. They have never created an FS interface in house and apparently have no interest in doing so. Bob...

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