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Hello,

Someone posted (here or in a related forum) that you cannot use WideFS and WideView at the same time. Is this so? I never expected this to be the case. How else can multiple outside views be generated while running WideFS?

Regards,

Bruno.

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Someone posted (here or in a related forum) that you cannot use WideFS and WideView at the same time. Is this so? I never expected this to be the case. How else can multiple outside views be generated while running WideFS?

As far as I know there is no reason why you cannot run them together. They use different socket numbers by default. Wideview still uses IPX/SPX whilst WideFS is better these days using TCP/IP, but can use either.

Naturally you cannot run WideClient on the same PC as a WidevieW client -- WideClient is "pretending" to be FS so that FSUIPC-interfacing applications can link to it. If FS was running WidevieW on the same PC, there would be an ambiguity. Neither will actually load if the other is loaded first.

So, this means that some of your client PCs will be WideFS clients, running FS applications, and others will be WidevieW clients running FS and providing more views.

Regards,

Pete

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Pete,

At this point I have one FS machine with WideFS server and two WideFS clients (one PM and one with my own tinkering with Delphi/FSUIPC).

So, this means that some of your client PCs will be WideFS clients, running FS applications, and others will be WidevieW clients running FS and providing more views.

This is what I thought possible, and was surprised that someone stated otherwise. With this cleared up, I will start looking into WideView (and of course extra PCs) to experient with multiple outside windows.

Best regards,

Bruno.

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This is what I thought possible, and was surprised that someone stated otherwise.

Yes. Mind, I did have one user, also using PFC equipment, with a problem where with WideFS and WidevieW both installed into FS2004, FS was crashing after 15-30 minutes, whereas it wasn't without either one or the other. This seems to have disappeared with a more recent interim test version of FSUIPC, but I don't know what was causing it. If you do try it and have any problems like that, just let me know.

Perhaps you could mention this to that other person, too?

Regards,

Pete

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I did have one user, also using PFC equipment,

Oh, but I am not using PFC. Only Project Magenta with FS2004. I plan to add (hopefully) CPFlight´s MCP, and most of the rest will be built from scratch. And I will be an old man by then :wink: .

Perhaps you could mention this to that other person, too?

I did try to trace who, in which of simFlight´s forums, thought that the combination was not possible and why. I don't know what sort of problem he had, but unless he reads this and comes in, we may never know.

If you do try it and have any problems like that, just let me know.

Thanks. I cannot even start to imagine how you manage to sort out all kinds of possible problems that people come up with. Granted, after a long time giving support you find that most problems can be more or less categorized, but still software support demands a lot of hard work, not to mention development, debugging, etc. And you still find time to be active on a daily basis in several different forums? You must need more sleep, Pete! :D

Best regards,

Bruno.

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I did have one user, also using PFC equipment,

Oh, but I am not using PFC.

I didn't mean the "also" as "as well as you", but just "also, in addition to WidevieW and WideFS" -- I mentioned it in case it was relevant to the problem he had. Maybe it was not relevant. Either way, let me know if you do have such a problem.

Regards,

Pete

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