ddavid 149 Posted May 10, 2014 Report Share Posted May 10, 2014 I put together this mini tuorial on Multi-Player Missions for my mates over on FSXMissiosHangar and thought I'd share it with you... Multi-Player Missions - Part 1: Introduction If you've installed FSX, you've more than likely flown one of the missions. Many of you will have tried out the Multi-Player (MP) function, either via GameSpy, before its demise, or with an alternative hosting system. But, I wonder how many have experienced MP missions - or even know that more than 20 MP missions come with the SP2/Acceleration update for FSX? If, indeed, you have installed SP2 or Acceleration, you can try any of the MP missions yourself - and this is how to do it: From the main FSX menu, select Multi-Player: On the Multi-Player menu, select: 1. Local network 2. Enter your name 3. Click 'Sign In' On the next page, choose to Host a Session: On the Session Information menu select: 1. Mission (not Free Flight) 2. Enter a Session Name 3. Make the session Visible on your LAN 4. Click NEXT to continue On the MP Mission Play List menu, the first mission is the Hawaii Loop Course. Click NEXT if you want to select this mission: Alternatively, you can select the Secret Island Race mission: Now you come to the Host Options menu where you select: 1. Session Rules (use preset values) 2. TeamSpeak or Skype work, if you prefer 3. Click NEXT to continue The last page is the Briefing Room where Multi-Player allows you to wait for other players to join your mission. If you haven't given anyone details (Host URL, MP mission, time of session, etc) then you can fly the mission alone by clicking the FLY NOW button: This particular MP mission starts in the air over FSX's Secret Island (remember the Tokyo Executive Transport mission?!?). It's quite difficult as a single player mission and would be great as a race. To end this introduction to Multi-Player missions, I loaded the Secret Island Race into Jim Keir's FSXMission Editor (FSXME) to see what the mission structure looked like. As you can see, it's not complicated: So, if you have built missions before, you should be in a position to try MP missions, too. Hopefully, I'll be back with some more suggestions. If you'd like to have a go at some of the MP races let us know and I'll try and organise a session. Cheers - Dai. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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