New: Easy multiplayer using Procontroller and Squakbox software. No Zone needed. Look for the files in the FS98 files section.
There is a promising multiplayer option included in FS98. You can choose between using IPX local network, TCP (internet), serial cable to link two PC's and modem connection.
Microsoft also added a FS98 room into the MS game zone (www. zone.com).
At login on the zone you will be asked to download en install zone software (2,4Mb) and zone membership software (1,35Mb).
After installation of the Zone software you will have the best chance for success if you follow these steps
If you try it with FS98 already running,..... It will try to open FS98 again and you can only have one running.
You can also make a appointment with you friend on the other side of the world and fly directly online. This is possible without Microsofts zone. Also other online events will take place in the next few months.
Multiplayer without using Microsoft zone software
The easiest way to do this is to find a specialized web site offering kind of host service. The first one is the site of Ryan. This one is looking very good. Best chance to meet somebody for a flight is when you enter the site at a full hour. (08.00 pm, 09.00 pm, and so on). The site is Free!
If you are in the ZOne you will see from time to time people posting
IP numbers like, IP 188.8.131.52, and they will say that they are having
a flight there. In that case, start up FS98, go to Multi player, and in
the Multi Player menu click on Join Game and when it asks you for the
IP address, place that number that you got from the Zone chat screen,
in. If there is a game going onthere, it will list it i.e. Meigs field
1 of 8. That means the flight is at Meigs Field , there is only 1 other
pilot there and 7 more can join. You click on Join, and your Chat window
should appear with the names of any Pilots that are flying on that flight.
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