• Which the release of FS2020 we see an explosition of activity on the forun and of course we are very happy to see this. But having all questions about FS2020 in one forum becomes a bit messy. So therefore we would like to ask you all to use the following guidelines when posting your questions:

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About FSX and SimConnect?


I am new to Flight Simulator X (FSX) and SimConnect. I downloaded FSX, but could not find SimConnect on the Microsoft webpage where I got FSX. But I did find a number of SDKs from Flight Simulator 2004 pages. They are

Autogen SDK, Netpipes SDK, Terrain SDK, Make Model SDK, Weather Themes SDK
Panels and Gauges SDK, Traffic Toolbox SDK, ABL SDK, Aircraft Container SDK
ATC Voicepack SDK, FSEdit SDK, BGL Comp SDK, gmax Gamepack SDK
Special Effects SDK, Cabdir Utility SDK

Are they SimConnect? Anybody could help me in how to find SimConnect and link it to FSX? Or could you offer some pointers.

I greatly appreciate it!
Hi Daniel,

The SDKs sould come with the pro version of FsX once it is released. As far as I know it can not be downloaded anywhere (yet). As FsX is officially not yet released, I don't think you can get it anywhere at the moment.
Thanks so much for your reply, arno.

If I purchase Flight Simulator 2004, can I develop add-on's for it using the SDKs I can download from Microsoft?

Again, thanks a lot!

You can. The FS2004 SDKs are designed to work with FS2004. So if you are planning to develop for FS2004 then that is the way to go.

While they may work with FSX it cannot be guaranteed and you will not be able to use any of the new techniques available in FSX.