View Full Version : Guide to Connecting to FSHost Server with FSX

Matt Olieman
07-04-2009, 06:37 PM
Using FSHost with FSX

Download FSHostClient 1.1 here (http://www.chocolatesoftware.com/fshost/FSHostClient1.1.zip)

Follow the Installation instructions explicitly.


Extract all files in the downloaded zip file to any directory. (For example: "C:\Program Files\FSHostClient" would be fine)

Run the program (FSHostClient.exe) from the directory you extracted the files to.

Make sure FSX is in "windowed" mode, not "Full Screen". At the moment, you need to have FSX in "windowed" mode in order to see the various popup windows from FSHostClient (chat, multiplayer connect, etc.). You can maximize the FSX window by clicking the middle button up in the right corner, but be sure the "Full Screen" option under the View menu is not checked. (press the Alt key if you don't see the menu bar in FSX).

Disable local AI traffic in FSX. (Options / Settings / Display / Traffic tab, set "Airline" and "General Aviation" traffic to zero)

Turn on player names over their aircraft. To do this in FSX, click the Options menu, select Settings, then Display, then click the Traffic tab. You can turn information on and off in the "Aircraft labels" section on the right. Be sure to turn on "Tail number", in order to see the other players' names.

Connect FSX to an FSHost server. There are two ways to do this. In FSX, start a flight so you're in a plane, then click the Add-ons menu, select FSHostClient, and then "Multiplayer Connect". Or if you want to connect before starting a flight, use the FSHostClient window and click the Multiplayer menu, and select "Connect to session" (or just click Ctrl-M). To disconnect from within FSX, click the Add-ons menu, select FSHostClient, and then "Multiplayer Disconnect". Or in FSHostClient, click the Multiplayer menu and select "Disconnect from session" (or just click Ctrl-D). Works with existing FSHost servers, no upgrade is currently required for FSHost, although a new FSHost will be available later to take advantage of new features in FSX and FSHostClient.

The current Port being used is 23456, so make sure your router/modem is setup to use that port.

Use any player name you wish, it doesn't matter.

The IP address for connecting to FSHost is:

It worked for me on the first try :) :) :)

Happy Flying :)

Matt Olieman