A number of It's Your Plane users have requested that we more tightly integrate IYP with the
So, in response to these requests, IYP proudly releases:
Come Fly With Me ... a perfectly natural extension of the IYP experience.
What Exactly is Come Fly With Me?
However, installation and setup problems have continued to challenge less-technically knowledgable users. Put in simpler terms, setting up Multiplayer sessions can become aggravating due to a myriad of technical considerations.
Do these questions sound familiar...
Can anybody help me? I have tried endless amounts of times to host a Multiplayer session. However, once it loads up, no-one ever joins and I get dumped and asked if want to choose single player mode! My setup seems to be OK, so I'm confused. Please can somebody help me?So, in response to the question,
Come Fly With Me is a perfectly natural extension of the IYP experience.
FSHosting Problems Gone!
Say "Goodbye" to hosting headaches that Home-Based Multiplayer Sessions so often experience. No longer do you need to deal with e-mailing others with your latest "dynamic" IP address.
We have installed your FSHost service on our IYP servers with a static IP address, that never changes! Therefore, you no longer have to struggle installing and setting up an FSHost server application on a home-based PC; FSHost is running 24/7 with a dedicated IP address on one of our IYP servers.
What Exactly is FSHost?
It is an AWESOME freeware application developed for the Flight Sim Community by Russel Gilbert. It is one of the best programs I've come across for interconnecting FS9 and FSX simulators within a multiplayer environment. On behalf of all IYP simmers, let me extend my sincere thanks to Russell for his tremendous contributions to the flight sim world.
Russell also wrote a very comprehensive overview of multiplayer simulated flying entitled:
Connecting to the Come Fly With Me Server
When you say the phrase...
Michelle will ask...
Typically you would respond with (e.g.),
(NOTE: The available channels are 1 through 16.)
followed by the FSHost Password.
TeamSpeak Voice Communications!
IYP hosts a Teamspeak server that permits IYP pilots to talk to each other while flying together in a session. There are 16 session channels supported, and on any channel there can be up to 16 pilots.
In traditional multiplayer setup environments, there are a lot of details that need to be addressed before anyone can take to the air. By contrast, IYP hosts both FSHost and TeamSpeak, and since IYP is a program based upon voice recognition, it permits you to simply say...
Whose Flying Where? What Channel Are They On?
IYP's build-in Flight Tracker shows the current latitude and longitude of each pilot flying with IYP.
The Session Chart on the IYP Home pages shows (in yellow) who are flying together and on what channel they are communicating.