Last night a friend and I tried out this amazing software. After reading the guides and manuals we tried. Here is how it went:
First time we established a connection and my friend acting as a captain had set up a server, I joined and everything worked fine. We could both see each other’s actions which corresponded with what each role could do.
We then took a break to get something to eat and then came back to set up a full flight.
Here is when it gets strange. We establish a connection again, and we execute everything the same way as before. Me acting as FO again, I couldn’t see my friend’s actions (him being Captain), example being him turning on the battery switch when both FO and CA are in the cold and dark panel state. I (the FO) try to put on the “fasten seatbelt sign” and the CA sees this action correctly. Every other FO action is synced up perfectly with the CA, but not the other way around.
This problem continued and we cannot seem to get it to send the CA button actions to the FO.
Here is how we establish a connection:
We connect to each other using a private VPN (Hamachi). CA hosts a server in LAN FO connects using the CA IP from the Hamachi network. Both in the FSX server – the CA load in first. When he is finished loading – FO load in. Both in the NGX – we both set panel state cold and dark. CA then opens Desk Pilot Captain and sets up a server. He enables FSUIPC (tried doing this after FO connect = no difference) FO opens Desk Pilot Client and connects to the server using the Hamachi IP once again. Connection established successfully and CA enables the shared cockpit feature. FO then doesn’t see CA button actions; BUT CA sees FO button actions in the cockpit.
We have enabled the SDK line in the options.ini and we are using the same livery (PMDG standard for testing). We got it to work the first time we tried, but every try since has been unsuccessful. Please do ask if you have any questions regarding the setup. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to get this software up and running, as we do also see great potential and in depth simulation with this fantastic program.
Simon and Lukas