does anyone know a website that has a list of IP's that i can join and fly online. i have tried VATsim but when i put in the ip to one of the servers and hit search the server doesnt show up. does it use a diffrent port then the default?
Go to the "Downloads" section of the VATSIM site and get FSINN or SquawkBox 3. These are "modules", (free) add-ons that let you connect to the vast VATSIM servers with a single click. Very nice and easy. No need to do the "multiplayer" thing or enter an IP.
Yeah, the old way of connecting to VATSIM was a little tough, but now that SquawkBox3 has been released, it really is super easy. You just load up at the gate and start the thing, and it enters the multiplayer session and sets up the IPs on its own!