Flight simulator - Saix server

Koosie

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Here's a little Christmas gift to you all.

It gives me great pleasure to announce, that after a bit of arm bending I have managed to get SGS SAIX Game servers to offer ALL Flight Simmers a local South African based FSHost server to fly on.

We tested the server on 21 November, all works fine, and yes it went live

You can use either FS2002 & FS2004 & FSX ...the server is configured to accept any properly configured FSHost client.

NO MORE LAG ISSUES!

As you may know international lag issues have been a huge problem for all flying on international servers. You can now fly to your hearts content without it knocking your ADSL's international bandwidth cap.

Those days are over ,the new local server has a ping time of a mere 56ms here from Cape Town.

Have fun and enjoy, this is specially for all you South African flight simmers out there!

Please note this is an unrestricted server, that requires no password.

TeamSpeak channels are not available on it yet, but we are working on that. For now use your own virtual club's TemaSpeak channel if you have one.... if not use the chat function and always observe circuit traffic - don't bust into active circuits unannounced.

How to join Online Flights:

FS2002 and FS2004:

1. In FS: Go to Flights => Multiplayer => Connect
2. Player Name: Your Callsign e.g. ZS-ABC or for the ZV guys ZV-ABC ets + your First Name
3. IP Address: 196.4.79.42 and “Search”
4. Client Settings: Port No. 23456
5. Join
6. When connected, press “Enter” for Chat Window

NB!!!

Please don't start your flights on a threshold of a runway - but at the parking areas at airfields or at the gates.

The runway may be active when you join, so please observe this as a general rule.

Please remember , keep a lookout for other traffic, especially when approaching airfields, adhere to good airmanship always..please don't abuse it..

ZS Flyers fly every Wednesday and Friday night from 8.30pm onward...., you are welcome to join us.

Here's to keeping multi-player Flight Simming alive in SA...

Make sure if you are using FSX that you have read the basics here
www.chocolatesoftware.com/fshost/
 

RaFi

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Excellent, will be seeing you all in the skies.
 

rotto

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Thats cool. i will definitely try it out.

How many ppl is playing on this server? Will there be ATC maybe sometime in the future?

Thanks
 

Koosie

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not much but check out online on wednesdays and friday nights from 8:30PM
 

ronald911

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I'm gonna try this out...

PS: sorry for posting on an old topic ROFL
 

cbrunsdonza

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What pings to do you need?

> ping 196.4.79.42
PING 196.4.79.42 (196.4.79.42) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 196.4.79.42: icmp_seq=1 ttl=120 time=193 ms
64 bytes from 196.4.79.42: icmp_seq=2 ttl=120 time=201 ms
64 bytes from 196.4.79.42: icmp_seq=3 ttl=120 time=209 ms
64 bytes from 196.4.79.42: icmp_seq=4 ttl=120 time=187 ms
64 bytes from 196.4.79.42: icmp_seq=5 ttl=120 time=199 ms
64 bytes from 196.4.79.42: icmp_seq=6 ttl=120 time=204 ms
^C
--- 196.4.79.42 ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5026ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 187.333/199.184/209.247/7.130 ms

I'm on Neotel and would be nice if I could play FS online!!!
 

Surv0

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Im actually tempted to get this, saw it today...
Can a noob like me pick up and play? or does it require hours of practise?

What is the general objective if any?
Can you attack with fighter jets, think there are some in FSX?
 

ronald911

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No Flight Simulator is more like, just flying and getting to know aircraft--A real simulation of the real thing. You dont attack and fight ect..

It requires practise, but you should be able to get the hang of it in no time. The hardest things to do is Landing with a Boeing 747 and flying a Helicopter..

Hope to see you owes in the game and on SAIX.
 

cbrunsdonza

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Get a joystick (feedback is optional). Just do the basic lessons (about 2hrs) and you will be hooked for life.

BTW guys: I could not get connected last night. I have MFS2002 professional and it refused to find the server. I followed every readme on the net ... I did notice that you guys (4) where using MSF2004 - is that MFS-X

If so, which version do you guys use as I understand that some of them are not intended for multiplayer as they are missing certain files.
 

cbrunsdonza

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Update: OK, so I see MFS2004 is - Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
Its only R83 @ take2

Now, do any of you guys use MFS-X on the server?
 

ronald911

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Has anyone used Voice Chat like TeamSpeak or Ventrilo on the Saix server??
 

Albereth

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Hmm - I'll find me some flying time this holiday.

BTW - anyone interested in doing the avsim Around the World race in Feb?
 

DigitalSoldier

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Im actually tempted to get this, saw it today...
Can a noob like me pick up and play? or does it require hours of practise?

What is the general objective if any?
Can you attack with fighter jets, think there are some in FSX?

Will require a bit of practice but the game got a decent tutorial system. Before you even take your first flight you will watch a video telling you the basics about flying, then a "instructor" will fly with you and tell you exactly what to do.

This is for Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
 

ronald911

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Well Flight Simulator X, got a better Tutorial than 2004 (my opinion) and has a lot better graphics. But for FSX you need a very powerfull PC, that can run it without lag. This might give you a good indication how Flight Simulator will run on you PC. Compare the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 with Flight Simulator X results.
If your System Requirements, dont reach at least to the Recommended from the Flight Simulator X test, I would then Certainly recommend for you to rather buy FS2004, than FSX. But Flight Simulator worth is buying...You will be hooked if you like flying.

Hope this helps.

See you in the air.
 
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phvader

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Some q's if anyone can help

Firstly, does anyone have the newest scenery files for SA? I have been trying to get them off flightsim.com and avsim.com, but I get page errors the whole time.
It will be highly appreciated if someone could host them locally.

And secondly, will an IS 30GB local only account work with the saix games server or do you have to have a saix line?

Thanks in advance
 

ronald911

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Well Local is local... You should be able to connect and play.. I'm not sure if it will work, but I'm positive :)
 
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