FAQ

General

  • Q: How to operate a G1000? It seems there’s no operation manual included in this app.
    A: G1000 is a complicated system. Since this app is precisely simulating it, you may refer to the original user guide published by Garmin. You can download manuals at http://www.garmin.com.
  • Q: How to change ADF frequency on PFD?
    A: As it is in the real device, G1000 does not include an ADF control panel, neither does this simulator. ADF frequency changing is done in the settings window in the PFD app. You can find it in the “Simulation” section.
  • Q: How to report a bug?
    A: If you think there is something wrong, you may send an email to me to report bugs. State the problem’s phemonenon and the versions of the app and G1000Bridge(X) you are using. You should describe not only the problem itself but also other situations or configurations as detailed as possible. You should include information such as position(airport or navaid), radio frequencies, the selected navigation source, the status of autopilot and flight director, wind condition, etc. Because of the complexity of the G1000 system, it can be hard to locate the exact problem. More information means more clues, so give me as more information as possible when you report a bug.

Sim Connection (PFD only)
(Unless specified explicitly, “flight simulator” in this section means FSX or X-Plane)

  • Q: Why the G1000 simulator does not run smooth while working with flight simulator?
    A: Sometimes it happens when you get poor WiFi signal.
  • Q: I cannot get G1000 simulator connected to G1000Bridge(X)
    A: First, make sure your iPad and your PC/Mac which is running flight simulator are in the same local network. Then, for people running FSX, check wether you’ve enabled G1000Bridge in the network firewall(if there is a firewall install in your PC). For people who’s running X-Plane, make sure there isn’t a firewall preventing your X-Plane from accessing the network. Both G1000 Simulator and G1000Bridge(X) are using UDP port 1568. So make sure there are no other programs using that port. And, in some circumstances, you may need to open UPD port 1568 exclusively in your firewall software.
  • Q: (For FSX users) I cannot get G1000Bridge run, instead, I got some sort of error reported by the system.
    A: Make sure you have FSX installed in your system. G1000Bridge won’t run without it. And, pay attention to the version of FSX, currently only FSX with SP2 and FSX Acceleration are supported.
  • Q: (For X-Plane users) I cannot find “G1000BridgeX” in the plugins menu.
    A: There are two versions of G1000BridgeX. One is for windows, the other is for Mac. First, Make sure you have downloaded the right version for your system. Then check if you put the xpl file in the right place. This xpl file should be put in the folder <X-Plane>/Resources/plungins.
  • Q: How to start the G1000Bridge automatically when FSX starts?  (Thanks to Peter Allnutt’s suggestion!)
    A: You have to edit the exe.xml file found in c:\users\login name\appdata\roaming\Microsoft\FSX
    Create a new entry with
    <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Simionic G1000 Data Bridge</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>path to where you’ve copied the G1000Bridge.exe</Path>
    </Launch.Addon>
    If you can’t find exe.xml in the directory, create one like this:
    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”Windows-1252″?>
    <SimBase.Document Type=”Launch” version=”1,0″>
    <Descr>Launch</Descr>
    <Filename>exe.xml</Filename>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad>
    <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>Simionic G1000 Data Bridge</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad>
    <Path>path to where you’ve copied the G1000Bridge.exe</Path>
    </Launch.Addon>
    </SimBase.Document>
  • Q: I have FSX Steam Edition installed. But the G1000Bridge is showing an error message instead of running properly.
    A: The SimConnect library is not installed with the FSX Steam Edition. Install it manually from here:
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\FSX\SDK\Core Utilities Kit\SimConnect SDK\LegacyInterfaces\FSX-XPACK\SimConnect.msi
  • Q: Is Prepar3D supported?
    A: Yes, the usage is the same as FSX. If an error messages showes when you start the G1000Brdige, that means you need to install the SimConnect manually from the Prepar3D folder.
    e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\redist\Interface\FSX-SP2-XPACK\retail\lib\SimConnect.msi