Simtools Installation 2 PCs

Simtools 2 PC setup proposed

  • Simtools Game manager on Gaming PC
    • Currently either:
      • i3 xxx GTX1060 3GB
      • Zotak Mek1 (i7-7700, GTX7010 Ti)
        • ¬†Already has 2 x Gigabit Ethernet connections on board
        • The physically lower Ethernet connection is Ethernet 1 which is the one we shall use
        • Ethernet 1 hardcoded IP to 192.168.1.241
  • Simtools Game Engine running on dedicated PC
    • Ex office HP Compaq 8200 gifted sans HD
      • Intel i7 something + 8GB ram, gave it vacuum as pretty dusty
        • Spare slots:
          • 1 x PCI
          • 1 x PCIe x16
          • 1 x PCIe x1
        • Slots future use possibilities for:
          • Second GigaBit NIC
          • Multi channel audio card e.g. ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-E Low Profile Sound Card
      • 240GB Sata SSD split with ~70Gb data partition
      • 20181124 Installed & activated Win 7 64 Pro using license on side of case
      • 20181124 Upgraded to Win 10 64 Pro via Microsoft online, confirmed activation
    • Hardcoded IP to 192.168.1.240

Connectivity:

  • Docs & forums recommend a crossover cable, initially we will try this setup:
    • Game Engine & Game manager Gigabit connections to a dedicated Gigabit switch
    • Dedicated Gigabit switch connection to my normal network Gigabit switch
    • No other connections to the dedicated Gigabit switch
  • If that presents problems we will look at adding additional NIC cards to both PCs and going the cross over cable route
    • In fact I will proceed to order a couple of Gigabit PCI cards anyway so we will consider this an interim solution

Setup on Game manager PC

  • Complete normal gaming setup
    • Windows 10 64 and up to date
    • Steam
    • Gaming Wheel drivers
      • 20181125 is Thrustmaster TS-PC with T3PA pedal set
  • Install Simtools package & Activate
    • Click then Shift + double click on SimTools launcher to select Game Manager only
    • In Game Manager
      • Tools -> Engine IP = 192.168.1.240

Setup on Game Engine PC

  • Bare Win 10 64 & up to date
  • Install Simtools package & Activate
    • Click then Shift + double click on SimTools launcher to select Game Manager only
    • In Game Engine
      • Tools -> Manager IP = 192.168.1.241