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  1. Kimchoc

    FirefighterX Multiplayer/Steam Pilots

    Copy. If I get more guys to start flying on a regular basis, I'll give you a shout. Right now, not many MP'ers. Thanks, gary
  2. Kimchoc

    FirefighterX Multiplayer/Steam Pilots

    Wow, that is coming back to me. I went to a class 3-4 years ago for Wildland FF. I only reached a level to sleep in the quiet zone and sign up for fires. LOL. Only a two day school but those comms sound familiar now. Where is that program? On your website? I imagine you could have a command guy hanging out on the ground watching for the drop, adjusting each pass. We'll need more people for that. back to my main interest. How to find more players...... looks interesting. Gary
  3. Kimchoc

    FirefighterX Multiplayer/Steam Pilots

    Copy that. I'll depend on Steam friending then. For sure dont spend any time other than a few minutes thinking about it. Just a thought. Actually I have Teamspeak and Discord. Plenty comms there. I think I remember an addon back in FS9 days that had something similar to the software you speak of. I think it changed the Teamspeak channels when you changed the radio stack. I downloaded my first REAL fire into the program the other night. unbelievable. I cant believe you have created this. You're charging too little BTW. Should be easily $39.95 gary
  4. Looking for MP players. Best thing to do is send me a friend request on Steam, user name Kimchoc, same as here. My friends are all experienced, older pilots, going back to FS98. Retired firefighters. VA pilots for many years. We've built our own simpits, extensive. looking for the same level of experienced MP pilots. Outstanding software. I'd rate this as one of the top 5 I've ever purchased. Kudos to the devs. Maybe you can develop an MP lobby. Perhaps a stand alone program that lists anyone with a FFX MP server running? I'd pay extra for that. Thanks, Gary
  5. There IS direct connect. Why do you comment on it when you don't know? MP has been perfect since implementing bejotes fixes.
  6. Kimchoc

    Networking - Part 2

    So just by starting the programs on the second computer, they automatically FIND Fs running on the first computer and recieve data? You dont have to do anything on the second computer other than start the programs?I imagine Wideserver is the key for making them communicate?
  7. Kimchoc

    Networking - Part 2

    Good job!!! Mike, can you explain for all the rest of us how those programs connected to the other computer? Did you have to enter in an IP address? How did those programs find and make connection with Fs?I think you had to purchase WideFs correct? And I am bit confused, you didnt use Wideview? Thats a different program than WideFS?Just a short tutorial if you can? I have the jest of it.Could you also return and comment on how this free'd up your main computer? If at all all? Has there beem an increase in FPS or any other noticeable performance?I assume that was one intended use putting those proggies on another computer?Thanks,Ruben
  8. Kimchoc

    Networking - Part 2

    right click the folder you want to share and then select sharing. Follow the prompts. Or after right clicking, look over on the left and see sharing in the list of things to do with the folder.So Mike, why did you have to use the crossover cable? Weren't you on the network with your router?
  9. Kimchoc

    Networking

    One second. If you are already hooked up to the router, you are networked. You don't need the cable. Copy that?My suggestion on the IP assignments. Assign your flying machine the dedicated number of 198.162.1.5 Assign 192.168.1.6 to the computer you want to run those companion programs. make them both dedicated. Do not let them auto-assign (DHCP).I believe you will find the default gateway(your router) is 192.168.1.1 Check with the router folks on that one.BTW, you can assign those computers to something like 192.168.0.15 and 192.168.0.25. if you want. Some folks keep them very different so as to not confuse them.255.255.255.0 is goodUse the ping cmd to check connection from one computer to the other. If no return, drop the firewalls for just a minute on both and re-try. You should have connection. Then figure out how to allow the firewall to pass comms. That should do it. But like I said, I don't know how Radar contact connects to another computer. Perhaps their forum will sort that out for you. I thought Wideview was for "views". I didn't think it was needed to run those programs you want. But I may be wrong. The above should get you networking.
  10. Kimchoc

    Networking

    Not sure exactly what you are asking. Can you play Fs9 upstairs while your wife surfs downstairs? Of course. Can you be on Fs9 Multiplayer while your wife surfs? Yes, but you may run into some issues as you are sharing the net bandwidth. DSL or cable "lite" might not be enough.I once had 3 wireless clients and two ethernet clients all on my same EECH server with no problems. Can you play Fs9 upstairs and have your wife join and fly on the downstairs Fs9 client?(the ultimate dream depending on who you talk to), eheh. yes, she can.But as far as running companion Fs9 programs from a wireless, I'm not sure as I don't run any myself. But I would guess yes. An IP address is a IP address no matter whether wireless or Ethernet. But some wireless cards are only good for internet protocol transmissions. Meaning that some games may not talk to each other. Usually the good cards like linksys will give no issues.I do recommend assigning a dedicated IP address for each network computer. Thats easily done. The DHCP type of assignments may cause some grief if those companion proggies, like the original poster intends to use, need a permanent one. I just dont have the knowledge to answer that one.Hope that was what you were asking. Once you get the hang of networking its fairly fast to setup a client and have them connecting. The gaming on home netowrk is always smoother as there is hardly any loss of signal(packets). Most all settings between different manufacturers are the same. A DMZ host is a DMZ host. Port forwarding is port forwarding, static IP's are static IP"s.Keep us posted..
  11. Kimchoc

    Networking

    If thats what it says, you might be OK. It doesn't hurt to try it. You should learn the ping command for troubleshooting. Its a basic cmd line syntax for checking out your network setup.here it is:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PingYou should also know the IP address of each computer.Don't forget to allow each computer through its respective firewalls if you are running them.. If you want to share files, you'll have to set that up too. You can also setup the second computer to share internet access if you want. It comes in handy sometimes for downloading and watching your position on a Live Acars website.It takes about 3-4 minutes to get a network setup from the time you plug the cable in. But the learning curve to do that is a bit longer. Are you having fun yet? :)
  12. Kimchoc

    Networking

    No, you do not NEED a hub, but you can put one in your system for "future" expansion if you want. Maybe a third computer to run something else. While you're at it, add the second or third monitor and investigate "Wideview".And I would recommend a switch, not a hub. They are a bit faster in their transmission of data. And we are ALL about speed aren't we?Make sure you have a "crossover" cable if not using a hub/switch. The standard network cable will not work if connecting computer to computer.Crossover cable explained:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cableSwitch explained:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switchKeep us posted.AND SO IT BEGINS>>> Muuuhaaaaaaa :)http://www.wideview.it/wv/images/wingspan_all.jpg
  13. If only it was affordable..... I suppose its nice to know it can be done. sigh...
  14. "if changing the video hardware acceleration solves the problem, it's a signal that your computer's video driver isn't quite perfect. "and if you want a geek answer to exactly what the slider does, here you go:(and Alex, this explains why you fixed a cursor problem and are covering it up with the slider. Fix the cursor problem and watch your FPS go up. The hardware slider affects all video output on all monitors. It is system wide, not specific to a particular video output. Its function is to put more and more dependency on the CPU rather than the GPU)"The Display Properties dialog box has a hardware acceleration slider that can be helpful when you debug a display driver. By using the slider, you can set the display hardware acceleration support to one of six levels ranging from level 0 (full acceleration) to level 5 (no acceleration).To find the hardware acceleration slider in Microsoft Windows XP, open the Display Properties dialog box and click the Settings tab. Click the Advanced button, and then click the Troubleshoot tab.The following list describes the portion of hardware acceleration that is disabled at each level. Any feature that is disabled at a particular level is disabled in all subsequent levels.Level 0 The slider is in the far right position. Hardware acceleration is fully enabled.Level 1 Hardware cursor and device-bitmap support are disabled.Level 2 The following display driver functions are not called. Instead, GDI performs the operations in software. * DrvStretchBlt * DrvPlgBlt * DrvFillPath * DrvStrokeAndFillPath * DrvLineTo * DrvStretchBltROP * DrvTransparentBlt * DrvAlphaBlend * DrvGradientFillLevel 3 Microsoft DirectDraw and Direct3D support are disabled.Level 4 Only the following graphics operations are accelerated. * DrvTextOut * DrvBitBlt * DrvCopyBits * DrvStrokePathAlso, the following display driver functions are not called. * DrvSaveScreenBits * DrvEscape * DrvDrawEscape * DrvResetPDEV * DrvSetPixelFormat * DrvDescribePixelFormat * DrvSwapBuffersLevel 5 The slider is in the far left position. The panning driver (part of kernel-mode GDI) handles all rendering. GDI calls the display driver's DrvEnablePDEV and DrvEnableSurface functions to create a primary surface and also calls the display driver to set the display mode. The display driver is not called to do any rendering.Another way to limit display hardware acceleration is to set flags in the CapabilityOverride registry entry. For example, setting the 0x2 flag in the CapabilityOverride entry is equivalent to placing the hardware acceleration slider at level 3. For a description of the CapabilityOverride registry entry, see Display INF File Sections."
  15. You could go to FRAPS, get the free version, make a video and put it on Youtube.Other than that, keep reading. There are many threads here with "pauses" and "stutters". Should be something in there to help..There is NO magic bullet.