FSInn up and running quick and easy (4 simple steps)|
First I would like to mention that FSInn1.3 beta is very stable. It's basically waiting for the completion of the Weather installation ( http://www.mcdu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4486 ) which is still in development. The only issues I see with FSInn is the performance issue with FS9 ( http://www.mcdu.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... sc&start=0 ). FS9 users might consider sticking with the older version 1.2 if they are bothered by the FSInn1.3's performance. Neither FSX or Vista is supported under FSInn1.2. FSInn1.3 has full support for both.
The upgrade will eliminate many problems from any Flight Simulator version. You will find the FSInn1.3 download at:
Below are the steps. The installations worked perfectly the first time each time.
1) Installed Flight Simulator then installed the appropriate service pack for the Flight Simulator version (FS9.1, FSX/SP1, FSX/SP2) on a fresh system.
2) Installed FSCopilot 1.7 and FSinn 1.3.
(During the install, I didn't make any changes or type anything in any of the fields. I just clicked Next or ENTER, for both packages. )
Important Specifically for Vista (and Windows 7):
I right clicked on the FSX.exe (or FS9.exe) program and set the compatible mode to Run as Administrator (by putting a check mark in the "Run as Administrator" option). Don't put check marks in any of the FSInn modules.
Also, right click on the FSInn UI (the Inn Control Panel) from the start menu. Click on Run As Administrator, then Click on Chat.
3) Started Flight Simlator, clicked on Add-on, Clicked on Inn Control Panel -> Set -> General -> Basic (Filled in my Call Sign, First Name, Last Name and Homebase Airport. Then Clicked Network -> VATSIM (typed in my UserID, Password and a current server from [Vatsim Current List of Servers]).
4) Clicked on the VATSIM button in the Inn Control Panel and was immediately connected to VATSIM.
That's it. Install is complete. Take a look at a Flash Movie Connection Tutorial for connection details. Configuring and trouble-shooting follows below. Be sure to check the weather bug below.
Configuring Sound (VATSIM Voice and PTT/Push To Talk):
While running Flight Simlator, bring up the FSFDT Control Panel. It's the icon in the tasktray that looks like a traffic light sign.
Click on Voice -> VATSIM (Choose your sound devices) -> Click on Volumes -> (Insure Sliders are to the right for more volume) Click on Key mappings -> (Choose your PTT for keyboard [and or joystick button])
With this I was fully up and running in minutes with voice configured. On the next session with just a single click on the VATSIM button I was connected and flying online.
The Text Chat Error (and other .ocx errors)
Error when Exiting Flight Simulator
(Addons -> FSCopilot -> Settings -> Tuner -> [click to toggle] Enabled/Disabled)
FSX - Seeing AI (and hearing FSX's ATC) when on VATSIM
Weather Bug in FSInn/FSX (affects Speeds, Temperatures, and Climb [above FL245])
The resolution is to turn off FSInn's weather when flying above FL245 and use an alternate such as FSX's weather. There are two ways.
Other references for trouble shooting and configuring can be found in the:
FSFDT Wiki Searchable Documentation
FSInn/VATSIM FAQ (generated and maintained from questions asked in this forum... this is a must read for FSInn on VATSIM...)
Note: This announcement will be updated periodically for grammar and clarity. Aug 3, 2009, Reedit error exit steps.)