All SimVim Software is free and provided as-is for personal, non-commercial home use only!
Our interface is a composite system consisting of the firmware for the controller (Arduino, etc.) and plugin, which cannot work separately and are used together only! Arduino is used only as a convenient controller platform for SimVim firmware and is not supposed to be programmed as the "usual" Arduino.
We are strongly against aggressive commercialization of flight simulator community and excessively overpriced hardware that often are represented as "cheap" products for home cockpit builders, using lack of information that people have and rarity.
We don't want to be a part of any expensive finished products. Do not ask us about "licensing", about our percentages, etc.
We welcome really cheap semi-finished products and convenient "DIY kits" for enthusiast of home cockpits, any instructive resources for home cockpit builders, 3D-printed parts and free models for 3D printing and CNC, and so on!
Our project and all information on our web pages should inspire people to technical creativity, showing them that it's not necessary to spend a lot of money to realize their ideas.
We wish that any enthusiast with the desire to create a home cockpit could have free access to all needed software and technical information, and they should know that instead of purchasing some expensive hardware, they can make everything themselves spending a few hours and using cheap materials and free software.
Sure, every cockpit builder needs to do a lot of hand work, but this is a very exciting hobby, and we hope our SimVim project and other free resources would save them a lot of time and money and help them realize their dreams.This website is for home cockpit builders, not for cockpit buyers and money-makers! Read "To buy or make?" here.
- It's not allowed to embed SimVim Panels software and ArdSimX/SimVimCockpit firmware into your commercial software products.
- It's not allowed to keep any of our files on other web resources or include them in the package of any products you sell.
ArdSimX plugin, SimVimCockpit and SimVim Panel software, firmware, plugins can be downloaded from SimVim.com website only!
ArdSimX interface is provided AS-IS without any warranties, it constantly develops and improves. Both the plugin protocol and firmware were significantly changed several times from version to version and new releases of the interface can have further changes in protocol and configuration.
That is, if you include some of our firmware versions in your devices as a permanent part, we do not guarantee stability and compatibility to those who use your hardware products, we will NOT support them if they contact us.
If you want to use our software as a simulator interface for the purposes of technical education and creativity in some non-profit institutions and public places (schools, museums, etc), please contact us. If you are using SimVim already, please specify all our credentials on the webpages displaying your project.