NOTE: always use only the latest program version, do not miss multiple updates, keep it up to date to avoid problems with your working configuration.
|Download SimVimX||Version / Update||Date|
|Current SimVimX version (plugin and database file)||SimVimX Plugin - v2.11a||13 June 2022|
|Latest database file (also included in the plugin archive above)||SimVimX.dat||13 June 2022|
|Full Versions History||Latest changes:||---|
If you are updating from plugin version 2.02 or earlier and using RealSimControl with LCD or Stepper extension boards, make sure to update their firmware.
The latest database file (SimVimX.dat) is always included in the plugin archive, but note that it can be updated frequently, even if the main SimVimX plugin has not been updated to a new version. Always replace older SimVimX.dat file in the plugin folder with the latest one. It includes all predefined parameters, the "embedded" conversion data for some planes, name auto-correction list (to replace old parameter names with new ones), etc.
Plugin Installation: add the SimVimX plugin to your X-Plane as any other plugin. Just extract the SimVimX zip file as-is to X-Plane's "Resources/plugins" folder. The new menu item “SimVimX” will appear in X-Plane's Plugins menu. Supported systems: Linux, Windows, OSX.
The status window shows the connected SimVimPanel instrument modules and connection status (you have to select to show the Status window):
Plugin Update: Extract the new SimVimX zip file as-is to the X-Plane plugins folder and confirm the files replacement. Don't delete anything from the SimVimX plugins folder before update, as it contains your created data.cfg file and the devices.prf file that keep all configuration and settings! Note: if you have the older vesrion in the "SimVim or HCSCI" folder, delete that folder (or you can extract the new SimVimX version to that folder and then rename it to "SimVimX")
SimVimPanel is a standalone program providing a set of realistic, fully-functional aircraft instrument panels to be displayed on a computer that is connected by network to the main computer with X-Plane.
The program doesn't require a powerful system - any old PC with processor frequency of about 1000 Mhz can be used, or any mini-PC with a compatible OS currently available on market. Rasbberry Pi (any versions) is fully supported and can be used for any SimVimPanel.
If you are using the RealSimControl hardware solution as your cockpit I/O interface, you need to upload the firmware code onto the "master board". The latest stable firmware is included in the plugin, a beta firmware can be sometime downloaded from the RealSimControl blog.
The RSC firmware needs to be uploaded to the master board from the plugin menu by the user just once at first time (If you have NO previously uploaded firmware).
If you need to upload the Ethernet firmware version set the "Ethernet" checkbox before pressing "Upload".
On successful connection you will see the messages "Master Board: Connected (USB/LAN)" and "Configured: 1 Input, 1 Output"
This means your board is working correctly, and you can start wiring all input controls and output devices to the controller and use the Configuration tool to assign all of them, but before you can run a simple test to make sure:
Reload Config button reloads all SimVimX configuration, it should be used when you have saved a new or edited data configuration file.
The plugin checks the currently used firmware version on connection, and if it needs updating (the new firmwre file is presented in the plugin folder), the program uploads the new firmware to the board and then establishes connection. There's nothing more for you to do for the serial USB version.