SimConnect Not Connected??

Greetings, Seems I can't get ADE connected to FSX.
Both buttons are gray'd out but red seems bright.

I've read the post from "Mac" but my issue seems unrelated.
SDK/FSX installed to default locations.

My Path to BglComp:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK\Environment Kit\BGL Compiler SDK

Path to FSX:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X

BglComp.Exe Version:10.0.61355.0
FSUIP Version:4.20 unregistered

Any assistance you folks can provide is most appreciated.
I just saw this same issue.

Opened FSX.

Opened ADE once FSX had my free flight loaded and plane in location.

I noticed that I could only connect once I had opened the airport in ADE. There was no option to connect (button greyed out, connection indicator red)

As soon as my airport project was open I could connect.

This was due to not having my morning coffee yet! :eek:

So, I doubt this is your problem but thought I would throw it out.



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Derrick is correct. You need an airport loaded in ADE for the connection button to go active. Should be fine after that.
rfields/dcmiller58/scruffyduck, Thanks vry much.
What a difference when you load an airport.

Question for when someone has time.

If I create a new airport that doesn't exist anymore, what do I do abt adding the ICAO code. I don't think it ever had one to start with. It was a grass strip and planes/hangers but never an ICAO.
You just make one up!

In the US the smaller private strips seem to start with the first letter of the state they are in, like M88 for a grass strip in Missouri.

Larger airports in US start with K, and C in Canada, it seems.

So, I made up a code for a strip in British Columbia called CNSO.

I then went to FSX to see if there was an existing CNSO by entering that code in the search box at the top of the screen. It didn't find one so I knew I was good to go.

I used that code for my little strip and it showed up in the airport lists just fine. In fact, I made up my own fictional city called Northstar Camp because I was creating a network of small fields. The all had the same city so when I search by city I get all of them on the list. Of course, I made up fictional codes for each using the above method.

So, check other airports like yours in your vicinity for a model code, make one up you like, check to see if one is already in FSX. If so, make another one up. If not, use that one.

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