Structured Scenario with Multiplayer not working

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skelley
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Structured Scenario with Multiplayer not working

Postby skelley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:00 pm

Hello all,

I have a structured scenario where the initial state is the ownship in the air with an ai aircraft directly in front of it. When the scenario loads everything is as it should be. However, if the scenario is loaded from the Multiplayer dialog, the Host computer works fine but the second computer fails to connect with and error that the scenario could not be validated and that the scenario files must be identical. The two computers or on a LAN and can connect just fine with non-structured scenarios but using a non-structured scenario does not show the ai aircraft. Also, the scenario files are direct copies and are identical. Another factor is that the host needs to share the ownship.

So, what I need is for the host to share the ownship and be the controller and to have an ai aircraft that all players can see. The host is the pilot's view with the cockpit and the second computer provides just the OTW view. I do not have any add on features like TacPak so everything needs to be done with an out-of-the-box installation of Prepar3d (v3.3.5, upgrading may not be an option).

Is this possible?

Brad Shiver
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Re: Structured Scenario with Multiplayer not working

Postby Brad Shiver » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:47 pm

Where are the scenario files located on the client machine? If you have them in your Documents directory, could you try moving them to Prepar3D v3\Scenarios with the other structured scenarios?

skelley
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Re: Structured Scenario with Multiplayer not working

Postby skelley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks for the response.

I found part of my problem, a stale spb file. Once that was deleted the systems connected. Now I find that the aircraft sharing does not seem to be working. I'm still experimenting with settings trying to get that to work. Again, the goal is to have a pilot controlling the ownship from the host and the second computer showing the pilot's OTW view with the ai aircraft on both computers.

skelley
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Re: Structured Scenario with Multiplayer not working

Postby skelley » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:07 pm

This just isn't going to work. I need to be able to have separate window layouts on the two systems which means the scenario files have to be different. If the scenario files are different then the second computer won't connect when using a structured scenario. A non-structured scenario does not show the ai aircraft in multiplayer mode. You can't load a new scenario in multiplayer mode so you get nothing other than your ownship at the initial state.


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