The good old Phoenix Sim is back online! A few days ago I got an email that the server is suddenly back online, had no idea by who or how.
Despite it’s old it’s hugely popular, Since I started sharing the Phoenix Sim files here on RCT they’re been downloaded in huge amounts. I transferred RCT to this new server in January this year and there’s been 92Tb of traffic since then. Yes, that’s terabytes!
Phoenix Sim Online
There is now a post in RCGroups explaining the full updated situation with Phoenix Sim:
I do notice that there are some questions about the Phoenix online server.
On 1 January 2019 “Runtime Games Limited” has been discontinued.
I have a Notice of dissolution and you can found it on the internet.
The two domain names www.phoenix-sim.com and www.phoenix-sim-online.com were also released on that date.
The domain www.phoenix-sim.com is owned by a Malaysian company (gambling site) in February 2019.
I registered the domain www.phoenix-sim-online.com around November 2020 to link it to the released Phoenix online server.
How do I get the server files?
In January, the company “Runtime Games Limited” opened its ftp server for the public to download anything for a month, see other posts on rcgroups.com around that time.
The ftp server of “Runtime Games Limited” contained files such as the installation dvd, models, maps but also the Phoenix online server.
After some research I found out how the Phoenix online server works and after a month of testing I bought the domain www.phoenix-sim-online.com and linked it to the server.
I only set up the server to be able to fly online again without additional software.
I turned off the download server on 12/14/2020 because it gave an update message to some. Let us know if someone will receive an update notification after 14-12-2020?
So, just like you, I am a model pilot who bought an original Phoenix and always liked to fly online with friends.
This was no longer possible from 1 January 2019 until a few weeks ago.
If original copyright holders wish to take the server down for a valid reason they can contact me.
In the future I will create a simple website at www.phoenix-sim-online.com and create an email address for better communication.
If the server is sometimes offline, it is due to security updates that require me to manually restart the server, keep this in mind.
with kind regards, Ballie
Ps. the server is located in the Netherlands
Happy to say to Ballie: Thanks! This will keep Phoenix Sim alive!