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Change to SPAD.Next

The latest version of SPAD.Next contains a change that means that the Simgeneering G1000 software can no longer connect to SPAD.Next. An update of the Simgeneering software will be made in the coming weeks however there is a temporary solution to continue to use SPAD.Next with the G1000 simulator.

In SPAD.Next, go to Settings->Application Settings->MSFS 2020 and turn on “MSFS:Enable FlyByWire CDU websocket”, see below:

Next, go into the config.xml file in the G1000 simulator directory and change the setting <SPADNEXTPORT> to 8088, and save the file. The G1000 simulator should now work again with SPAD.Next. Please contact if you have any further questions.

Autopilot Hold Using the G1000 Simulator

This video introduces some of the features of the Simgeneering G1000 simulator by using the G1000 to set and fly a holding pattern at EGJB Guernsey Airport. An autopilot module was added in the latest version 1.5.0 of the MFD software so check out this video to see how to access it.

Support for SPAD.Next included in new version of Simgeneering software.

The latest version 1.4.1 of the Simgeneering G1000 Simulator software includes support for SPAD.Next. It works with SPAD.Next version, which is currently only available on the SPAD.Next Alpha release channel. A standard release version of SPAD.Next compatible with the G1000 Simulator is expected at the end of July. For information on how to set up the simulator to work with SPAD.Next, see the following video:

MFD Engine Display Module

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C172S Engine Status Page
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C182T Lean Assist Page
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Kingair Engine Status Page

The Simgeneering G1000 Emulator now includes the engine display section of the MFD! Currently available aircraft are the C172S Skyhawk, C182T Skylane, B58 Baron, and B200 Kingair, with more to be added in future. A separate license is required for the engine display module, see the description page Also required is the latest version of the Simgeneering software v1.3.2 available from

New Database for Europe

Simgeneering G1000 Emulator users can now download a database for Europe, which includes navigation and geographical data. Included are European airports, waypoints, navaids, airspaces, elevation maps and roads.

To download the database, you will first need to edit the “config.xml” file in the emulator software directory. Copy and paste the following at the end of the “config.xml” file contents:


Next, follow the instructions for database updates in the setup guide G1000 Emulator v1.2.4 Setup Guide. Look for the “Europe” option in the “SD Card” menu of the emulator.

Update v1.2.4

The G1000 Emulator software v1.2.4 has been released. This contains several updates and bug fixes for improved performance. The updated software can be downloaded from the Downloads page. Existing Simgeneering licenses are valid for this update.

Update for MSFS 2020 Compatibility

The Simgeneering G1000 Emulator is now compatible with MSFS 2020. The new 64-bit version needs more memory horsepower than the previous 32-bit version (1GB of RAM), but otherwise the system requirements are the same. See the product information page: Licences obtained for the older emulator version are valid for the new version.

Enjoy using the emulator, for any feedback or problems contact us at

MFD Demonstration

Using a flight from Palo Alto to Truckee on FSX, we show some of the features of the Simgeneering Multi-Function Display (MFD) module running on the Logitech flight instrument panel.

Updating the G1000 Emulator databases

This video shows you how to update the databases for the G1000 emulator software. The databases contain all the geographical and aviation data for the multi-function display (MFD) module. The emulator software downloaded from the Simgneering website doesn’t contain any database data so you’ll need to run the database update before using the MFD module.

WX-500 STORMSCOPE added to MFD module

The MFD software now includes the WX-500 Stormscope module. The MFD can display lightning strike data on both the main map page and on the stormscope page. Real-world, real-time lightning strike data is used to generate the displays.