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PHI setup help

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:31 pm

Split off from the topic Atlas Installation Help.

NewsDude wrote in Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:13 pm:Are there any atlas-type projects which might be easier to set up? Earlier in the topic, I see that something called PHI?

I thought PHI was the built-in map that just gives you the waypoints. There's no scenery or topography with it.

Michat wrote in Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:49 pm:Notice that PHI map- in- broswer requires a init prop in the launcher --httpd=8080 IIRC.
Phi map provides charts-map which is supercool if you are flying over US.

yes, you can use any unused port on your system... i use 5500 because that's what FGRun used when i first started using FG and learning about its myriad command line options... i've also used other ports, as well... the main thing is that you do not have to use any specific port to enable the web server in FG... just make sure you use a port that is not already in use...

to NewsDude:

add --httpd=5500 to your additional options box in the launcher... once you have launched the sim, open your browser and put http://localhost:5500/ in your browser address bar... you should connect to your FG and see the PHI interface with several tabs on the top... there's one which is a moving map that you can zoom in and out of...

now, for something interesting, if you have a network in your location, and if the port you decide to use is open through any firewall you have on your machine, others in your location can also attach to your FG and see your flight... one of those tabs also takes a screen snapshot so you can see what the operator of the sim is seeing... updates are like one every 5 seconds, i think...

NOTE: be careful when using the map! you don't want to click on your craft and drag it across the map... it will move your craft in FG and could cause problems with your flight ;)
Last edited by Johan G on Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Split off from the topic "Atlas Installation Help". Added quotes for context.
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Atlas Installation Help

Postby NewsDude » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:35 pm

Thanks @wkitty42!

and thanks for the warning, knowing me I probably would have learned that the hard way.

And by the additional options box, do you mean the additional settings box?
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Re: Atlas Installation Help

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 pm

yes, sorry... the additional setting box...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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