Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

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PilotEdge client for FSX:SE
By sendaero
This guide will help you get the PE client up and running for FSX:SE
PilotEdge client for FSX:SE
If you do not know what PilotEdge is, and you are wanting to take your flight sim hobby, or real world flying hobby to the next step, check out

The PE client is working on Steam Edition, however a few steps need to be taken to get it working properly.

The premise is that you have FSX:SE installed on your machine, without Legacy FSX (L-FSX) having EVER been installed.

This method can be used until the client is updated to support the Steam Edition.

1. Install FSX:SE on your machine (duh, but you never know!)

2. Install the PilotEdge Client.
If the installer has trouble finding a working version of the sim, some registry edits can be made to help the installer find it. A link below will be provided below for those directions.

3. Install the SP1 Simconnect in the Legacy SDK folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-SP1

4. Remove the existing simconnect in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\lib\managed. If you also have Track IR, do not delete this file, simply move it to your desktop, or somewhere safe, and refer to the Track IR Fix Guide here in the Steam Community. However if you already deleted it, you can always Verify the Game Cache within Steam and it will reacquire the file for you.
5. Configure PE to run as Administrator for the PTT to work reliably (since they have configured FSX to Run As Administrator)

Hope this helps. If you have any questions feel free to message me or use the PilotEdge forum I will link below. If registry edits are required for install, the directions for that will be explained there as well.
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leroyvanek Nov 6, 2016 @ 7:58am 
i am having the same issue. This is a new machine, windows 8.1, new install of FSX:SE and has never had FSX installed.

I installed the version of Simconnect that came with PE, i have removed the old version of simconnect.dll as suggested above, however i still get an error that it cannot connect to the ATC servers when i try to launch it. i am running PE as administrator.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
sendaero  [author] Jan 15, 2015 @ 5:07pm 
No problem! Also there are a few issues with the new FSX update but they are minor.
Tim_PE Jan 15, 2015 @ 9:21am 
Thanks for writing this up!
sendaero  [author] Dec 31, 2014 @ 2:38pm 
UPDATE to the UPDATE: Figured out the problem that was stopping the PE client from recognizing that the sim was running. It was a registry issue. When I did this for myself, I didn't have another reg to compare it to so I ended up reformatting Windows with a fresh install of FSX:SE, and that worked. When helping someone else, I then compared the FSX:SE registry files from my fresh install, with their reg, and there were a couple differences so I just exported the registries from mine, and had them merge them into theirs. We then reinstalled PE without a hitch as described above and in the PE forums. If anyone needs any help I'd be more than happy to do what I can.
sendaero  [author] Dec 28, 2014 @ 10:52pm 
UPDATE: I have helped 2 people migrate from L-FSX to FSX:SE for the purposes of PilotEdge functionality. One successfully, and one unsuccessfuly. For the first, we uninstalled L-FSX and the PE client before ever installing SE. Deleted the registry files for L-FSX in the wow node folder. If you had acceleration installed, it takes two uninstalls to finish it off, one for acceleration, and one for the base game. My thinking is that you need to have everything FSX related uninstalled before proceeding. You cannot keep SE installed while uninstalling L-FSX and then expect to install the PE client without any problems. Hope this makes sense.