G1000 Simulator Setup Guide

Unpack Application Directory

Extract the zip file downloaded from the Simgeneering.com website. This contains the FIP G1000 Simulator application and all associated data. The extracted directory can be installed in any location.

Install Java JRE

FIP G1000 Simulator is a Java application. To run it, you must have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed. It is necessary to have both 64-bit and a 32-bit (x86) versions JRE installed on your computer to run the FIP G1000 Simulator software and to connect it to the flight instrument panel and flight simulator drivers. At the time of writing, the latest 32-bit (x86) version v8_351 can be installed using the x86 Installer available from https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/downloads/#java8-windows, and the latest 64-bit version v19 can be installed using the x64 Installer available from https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/downloads/#jdk19-windows

To check that Java has been installed correctly, open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and enter java -version. Java version information should be displayed as in the picture below:

SPAD.Next Setup

See the following setup video if you are going to use the G1000 Simulator with SPAD.Next. This step should be done before running the setup utility to configure the G1000 Simulator. If you are using Logitech drivers for your flight instrument panels, go to the next step.

Run Setup Utility

A software setup tool Simgeneering_Setup_Utility.exe is included with the G1000 Simulator package. Run this program to configure the simulator. The program will guide you through the configuration process step by step.

Download Databases

The database files contain all the geographical and aviation data for the multi-function display (MFD) module. These can either be downloaded using the Setup Utility (see previous step), or from within the G1000 Simulator. To download the databases using the G1000 Simulator, see the following video: