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How to set up a dual PC installation of SimTools

Rather than running the game on one PC and SimTools on the other,
we have split SimTools into GameManager on the GamePC and GameEngine on the other PC controlling the actuators.
Read more here:
http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/how-to-set-up-a-dual-pc-installation-of-simtools.4974/

Nota: you have to install plugins on both computers! ;)

Here a single computer setup:
simtools-part1.PNG

Here a dual computer setup:
simtools-part2.PNG

ONLY a cross-over cable

cross-over cable .jpeg

And remember the tcp/ip configuration, for best performance (and in old computer for best startup) to config 2 pc's in static IP non in DHCP!
Example:
PC - 1
  • Go to My Computer > Properties > Computer Name.
  • Change the computer name to "A" and workgroup name to "Simulator", and click OK to save changes.
  • Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.
  • Right click on your LAN connection and select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.
  • Enter these values:
    • IP Address - 192.168.0.1
    • Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
  • Leave the other fields blank and click OK to save changes.

PC - 2
  • Go to My Computer > Properties > Computer Name.
  • Change the computer name to "B" and workgroup name to "Simulator", and click OK to save changes.
  • Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.
  • Right click on your LAN connection and select Properties.
    • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.
    • Enter these values:

IP Address - 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
  • Leave the other fields blank and click OK to save changes.
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Computer - Windows
Published:
Jun 13, 2014
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