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WideFS Client on PC with Running FSX

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Hi Pete,

 

I have a two-PC set up for my home cockpit. PC1 is running FSX, FSUIPC (registered version) and WideView Server. Connected with the PC1 are three 3 monitors for instruments display and all gaming controls such as yoke, throttle and radio panel.  PC2 runs FSX for external views only (WideView Client).  I am looking into the possibility of using one or more buttons on the yoke - which is hooked with PC1 - to change the external views delivered by PC2.  Is it possible with the use of WideFS? If yes, any guidance on the setup will be highly appreciated.

Thanks

AJ

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I have a two-PC set up for my home cockpit. PC1 is running FSX, FSUIPC (registered version) and WideView Server. Connected with the PC1 are three 3 monitors for instruments display and all gaming controls such as yoke, throttle and radio panel.  PC2 runs FSX for external views only (WideView Client).  I am looking into the possibility of using one or more buttons on the yoke - which is hooked with PC1 - to change the external views delivered by PC2.  Is it possible with the use of WideFS? If yes, any guidance on the setup will be highly appreciated.

 

Yes, Apart from the application interface, WideClient will perform its normal functions, and run Lua plug-ins, on a PC also running FS. You will need to change the "ClassInstance" parameter in the WideClient INI file to other than 0, or it won't run -- FS is the first "instance" (to do with Window class names being used). Such a configuration will not support most FSUIPC applications -- only those very few who also allow the ClassInstance change -- but you don't need FSUIPC applications for your needs.

 

You may or may not need to specify the ServerName (or ServerIPaddr) and Protocol parameters as well, depending on your network configuration.

 

You program your PC1 buttons to send "KeySend" numbers, and edit the [user] section of the WideClient.INI file to equate these KeySend numbers to the keystrokes. You need to be sure they get sent to the program you wish -- in this case FS.  This is easier if you arrange for WideClient to load FS on PC2 (using a Run parameter), but you could also try using the FS Window Classname ("FS98MAIN" -- don't ask ;-) ).

 

Pete

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