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Florian Grundl
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That information is currently not included in the data source that SimAware (and every other VATSIM map) uses. VATSIM does, however, have that information.

So, could VATSIM make it happen? Yes.

Would it require a change to the data file format for little to no gain? Also yes.

I can't see them change the data file format to include that information anytime soon.

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18 hours ago, Florian Grundl said:

Would be really nice to see a live distribution of SIMs used on the network. Think it's in favor of MSFS today.

VATSIM doesn't have that data. The simulator used is not tracked, just the pilot client used. (Again, could they collect that data? Yes. But this time it would require not just a data file format change, but an FSD protocol change.)

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Well, certain clients are very specific and in the past I remember that VATSIM was able to provide data. xpilot is always for X-Plane, vpilot will be for FSX, P3D and MSFS. swift for any of the aforementioned plus Flightgear.

It's been a while that I was a supervisor, but didn't our info-requests also show the FS-platform being used? Apart from all the passwords and other sensitive data 🤐

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4 hours ago, Lars Bergmann said:

But this time it would require not just a data file format change, but an FSD protocol change.

It's actually already in the protocol, in the client info response that Andreas mentioned above. It's just not part of the data sent when the client first connects. Something (such as the data server) would have to send a query to each connecting pilot.

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20 hours ago, Ross Carlson said:

It's actually already in the protocol, in the client info response that Andreas mentioned above. It's just not part of the data sent when the client first connects. Something (such as the data server) would have to send a query to each connecting pilot.

Are you sure that the actual simulator is in there and not just the pilot client used? I was fairly certain it was just the pilot client. That's pretty cool. I would love to see a distribution from the tech team then.

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2 hours ago, Lars Bergmann said:

Are you sure that the actual simulator is in there and not just the pilot client used? I was fairly certain it was just the pilot client. That's pretty cool. I would love to see a distribution from the tech team then.

Yeah, vPilot shows which sim it is. xPilot shows which version of X-Plane it is. I haven't checked what swift shows.

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