Connecting two machines....


Hi there, wandering if anyone can help me.

I'm currently undertaking my 4th Year Avionics project at University of Glasgow, and our spec is to design and experiment with a new form of Air Traffic Avoidance system, which if successful, will be implemented in aircraft from 2015.

To test this, we need to connect two machines via a high speed cable, so that both can be using flight simulator, but we can see each other's planes on each respective monitor.

Any advice on how to do this would be much appreciated.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

I don't know anything about it, but that post might be useful Dont Know untill someone else can be more specific for you


thanks very much for that - though unfortunately I think that is more for having two monitors with only one aircraft.

We need, essentially, a 2 player game run on two computers satnding side-by-side, linked with a high speed cable. We then need to be able to see each other's aircraft on each screen, i.e. be able to see both planes at once.

I think its efectively a 2-player game but just over two inter-connected machines.

Thanks again though for searching through the archives for me, much appreciated!!

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Insight Chief Captain

Get identically specced machines and network them directly into each other with a "crossover" cable for starters, this will give you 100 mbit per sec connection between the 2 provided the network cards support 100 mbit per sec transfer.

As for the ability to see each others aircraft on screen I am unsure of this, I know there are ATC programs about that people use at sites such as VAT SIM so maybe a 3rd PC with ATC would be required, in which case you'll need a hub to connect them all together.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

There seems to be a number of ways to do this. If you are going to fly together you both need the aircraft of the other "player" in your aircraft folder.
I hope one of these is what you need.



many thanks for the help guys - I'll let you know how we get on!

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