There is a new feature in Jeehell FMGS version 46.0. If you take a look at the whatsnew.txt found in the FMGS install folder Jean Luc has listed this new, but inconspicuous feature:
-Reworked installer package. Particularly, added an option to run FSX/P3D on a remote PC from FMGS server (seems to help reduce FPS hit in some cases)
This is huge — for the first time, the complete FMGS package can be run on a separate computer from FSX/P3D (visual generator). This simplifies the setup allowing you to dedicate a single computer, or multiple computers with FSX/P3D without FMGS using any CPU cycles. We all know how CPU intensive FSX/P3D can be so running the program on a separate system is a fantastic option.
How do you run FMGS on a dedicated machine? Using simConnect (a feature of FSX/P3D) this is possible. There is a comprehensive step by step guide to setup SimConnect here. The instructions are overly detailed so I have listed a simple step by step guide to get Simconnect working on Windows 10, and Prepar3D:
- Install Simconnect on the FMGS and FSX/P3D computer. You can find the installer SimConnect.exe at the Prepar3D v3 Install Location\redist\Interface\FSX-SP2-XPACK\retail\lib folder.
- On the P3D computer — go to the folder C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3 and edit the file SimConnect.xml. Create the file with the following content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252"?> <SimBase.Document Type="SimConnect" version="1,0"> <Descr>SimConnect Server Configuration</Descr> <Filename>SimConnect.xml</Filename> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <SimConnect.Comm> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Protocol>Auto</Protocol> <Scope>local</Scope> </SimConnect.Comm> <SimConnect.Comm> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Protocol>IPv4</Protocol> <Scope>global</Scope> <MaxClients>64</MaxClients> <Address>10.0.0.5</Address> <Port>9017</Port> </SimConnect.Comm> </SimBase.Document>
On the FMGS computer (the dedicated computer) create a file C:\Users\Your User Name\Documents\Simconnect.cfg
In the config file you will need to have the following:
[SimConnect] Protocol=IPv4 Address=10.0.0.5 Port=9017 MaxReceiveSize=4096 DisableNagle=0
Thats it! You no longer have to deal with a remote USB or 3rd party utility programs because FMGS is smart and can translate all elevator, aileron, and rudder input axis remotely to your visual generator over the network.