Humble question: SimConnect

I simply wanted to ask the following :

  • what is SimConnect ?
  • would I need it ?
  • where would I download it ?

Many thanks…

its an interface 3rd party apps use to talk back and forth to the sim (get position data to show you on a map, etc)

i think it’s just part of the msfs installation automatically


In a nutshell - it is used by a lot of third party apps (think flight trackers, Virtual Airline ACARS software and other logbooks; some third-party aircraft use it; online network software (vatsim/ivao) to inject traffic for you to see; weather apps (ActiveSky need it to inject weather)).

It comes with the sim, so there’s nothing to install


Thank you so much all.