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  • How to: PlanG on your laptop and fsx on your desktop

    First, you find your IP address for your desktop. If possible, make it static. Do this by going to the start menu and opening the Run... command. You enter cmd and press enter. In the dos window enter IPCONFIG and then press enter. There you will find the IP address your computer is running on on your local network. Be sure to write the address down. You will need it later.
    Making it static goes like this:
    On WinXP, go to the control panel and select the network connections. Right click your local area connection icon and select properties. In the area with the scroll bar, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click properties. Enter the address you got above into the "Use the following address". Then add the default gateway (the address of your router).
    On Win7, go to Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center> Change Adapter Settings. Right click on your network connection. Select properties. Find the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Click properties to change your IP address to the same as the first step.
    Now you will have to go to your router to make your computer static at the same address.

    Next, you go to your planG. Go to File>Help>User Manual. Open the manual to page 109.
    Copy the .xml code (it goes across two pages, so you will have to copy twice) to a new notepad document. Save it as simconnect.xml
    Save it to the same folder your fsx.cfg file is located.
    Now, in planG, go to Options>FS Connection and enter in the General area the SimConnect radio button. In the SimConnect Settings area, select IPv4, then put the IP address of your computer. You got this from the first step above.
    Enter 4506 for the Server Port/Pipe.

    Now, start FSX and load it to an airport. On planG, select the Home tab. Once your FSX is done loading, press the "Connect" button on the tool bar.
    Greetings from Dale
    Sound 4-U! - A Tulsa based sound company that provides sound reinforcement and mobile recording services.


  • #2
    This is going to be a lot of help in group flights!!

    Quick question, when installing Plan G on the laptop, is there any way to do it and bring the database across from the desktop or does it require an FSX installation on the laptop?

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Never mind *facepalm*

      Definitely a case of RTFM

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      • #4
        Also, if you're like me and hate the Comic Sans font that Plan G uses by default, here are some instructions on how to change that.

        You can change the font easily by finding the hidden folder and file Ex. WIN7 - C:\Users\"YOUR ACCOUNT NAME"\AppData\Local\TA_Software\Plan-G3.exe_Url_"32 random letters/numbers"\"Current Version"\user.config . Note there may be more than one folder, just select the newest. Once found open up the config file in notepad and modify the font setting (around line 50) with the one you would like. Save and run Plan-G. It may be a good idea to create a shortcut to this file so it is easy to find if wanting to try different fonts.
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