I'm going to send this same message to your email address as well. My appologies for the duplication but I want to be sure that you get this.
Thank you for your reply to my forum message regarding the real time system's research I plan on doing.
I can see from all the posts and the fact that you have personally created FSUIPC and WIDEFS that you definetly know what you are talking about.
I have created a RTOS which currently runs on its own (not on windows or linux... but it is an OS by itself.) It would be must easier for me to make my RTOS work on linux than on windows because I can edit the kernel etc.
If I use FSUIPC and WIDEFS on the PC side to extact data from my copy of FS and to send it out on the network I still have a problem with how to deal with this data on the other side. Do you know of a linux client version of your WIDEFS? I'd like to make my remote computer as simple as possible and I'd prefer to recieve the WIDEFS packets into my own app or through a linux WIDEFS client (running WINE for example isn't an option for me) I'll then send other WIDEFS packets back to the FS computer with my flight controls etc.
Also would you know of other sample code, other addons, utilities etc that may help me do all this? I'm trying to minimize the development time for all the Flight Sim work I need to do because my research is with the RTOS.
I can not seem to find online older versions of FSUIPC etc. I am considering doing all this work using Flight sim 98 on a computer running win 98 because I don't have the budget to buy a fast computer to run fs2002 or fs2004. I understand that you have now made FSUIPC and WIDEFS payware and if I commit to doing this project I will pay for them but if I use FS98 on an older computer to save money, would you be willing to send me one of your older versions of FSUIPC and WIDEFS and the SDK's that is not payware?
Finally, I've noticed that MS is offering something called netpipes on the FS2002 SDK. Although it is questionable to me if it offers the same features as FSUIPC. Do you know if I may find it easier to use netpipes over your FSUIPC? Do netpipes allow me to send data and receive data at the same time into on copy of FS?
To sum up my questions:
1) is there a WIDEFS linux client? or an SDK that would make it easy to send and recieve WIDEFS packets on a linux system?
2) do you have or know of any sample code, addons, further documentation or utilities that I can use to further save me time on developing things to work with FS?
3) is it possible to get an older version of your FSUIPC and WIDEFS (before it became payware) since I will be developing all this on a FS98 and win98 computer?
4) What do you know about MS's netpipes SDK for FS 2002.
Thanks for all your help!
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