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User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11288 times:

I'm wanting to join a VR airline and I was just curious as to how Vatsim works and what system requirements I need. Also, has there been any difficulties with using a router before the computer and not being able to log on any online gaming network? ( I have this problem with MSFS 2K4, doesn't show anybody available to link up with for a session and won't show anybody else that I'm hosting a session).

Thanks for any ideas in advance!!


"And remember, Keep your stick on the ice"--->Red Green
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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11262 times:

First time getting the software set up correctly is a bit of a hassle. This is mainly because the software was originally written for FS98, then hacked to work with FS2000, hacked again to work with FS2002 and now hacked again to work with FS2004 (you get the idea).

Get yourself Squawkbox 2.3 (latest version) and SBRelay (latest version). Also get yourself ServInfo (to see who's online and where).
Install all according to included instructions.

Start SBRelay.
When it says it's ready, connect FS2004 to SBRelay as if to any multiplayer session (this should cause no trouble as it's on your own machine).
Start SBHost (included with SB).
Start SB.
Connect SB to the SBRelay session.
follow the instructions for use of Squawkbox to connect it to VATSIM.

Before doing the above, replace the content of ipaddr.txt in your squawkbox installation directory with this: VS-ASIA-C VS-ASIA-S VS-BRAZIL-C VS-EUROPE-C VS-EUROPE-CE VS-EUROPE-CW VS-EUROPE-E2 VS-EUROPE-SE VS-EUROPE-W OCEANIA UK1 USA-S1 USA-S2 VS-USA-E VS-UK VS-USA-S2 VS-USA-SE USA-W

which is the current list of VATSIM servers. Most of the ones listed in the original file are no longer available.

For instructions on how to use Squawkbox and VATSIM I point you to the tutorials sections of VATSIM http://www.vatsim.net and FSNordic http://www.fsnordic.net which are comprehensive.

You might need to open some ports on your router or firewall to allow all connections.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11247 times:


Thanks I'll give that a try!!


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