In response to the last article regarding Starting up Networked FIPs Locally, Michael Basler recommends another simpler and even more versatile approach. Here’s the note from Michael:
I start the simulator using the free SimStarter, which comes with a host of goodies, among them you can set the proper ORBX region via a profile automatically without calling FTX Central 2 (Edit – Michael knows that I never like the FTX Central 2).
SimStarter comes with a Client module SimStarter Client. When it’s installed on the Client, SimStarter (the Server Program) sends a file to the Client module which polls continuously, detects the file, and starts any predefiend Client program, e.g. SaiFlightSimX.exe, a moving map, or whatnot.
Has been working for me perfectly for half a year now.
The features coming with the utility look awesome, in which I was planning to write some myself originally. Thanks Michael for the recommendation and Peter Rosendahl who shares his great utility with the flightsim world.