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FS2002 Compatibility Problem With Windows XP  
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

Hi,
I recently upgraded my computer to Windows XP and FS2002 doesn't run well. I was getting about 20 fps with Windows 98 SE, and it dropped to 3 FPS with Windows XP pro (same graphic settings).

I suspect that this is caused by the video card, but I'm not sure.

Here are my system specs:
- AMD K6-2 500 mhz
- 192 MB SDRAM
- Diamond Speedstar A200 video card
- Windows XP PRO

I've already checked at the video card manufacturer's website and there are no drivers for Windows XP.

Thanks for any help.



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User currently offlineSunbird From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 285 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

I have a Celeron 366, with 128 mgs ram and windows XP por and a Nivia TNT II 32 and I get 15 fps locked....
Hi ya crank! However I dont have any drivers for my Display Card and use Win 2000 drivers and get a pretty good display but there still are problems!


User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4710 times:

Yup, the fact that there are no XP drivers for your card is probably the main culprit.

But also the fact that XP requires a more powerful system to run could be adding to it. This can cause quite a noticable slow down when running certain apps on older systems.

I switched from Win ME to XP Pro a couple months ago, and i didn't lose a single frame on my AMD 1Ghz Tbird.


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

OK I got it, I started up FS, set the graphic settings to minimal, loaded up the POSKY 763 V3, I still got the 3 FPS, but as soon as I set the sound to off, it suddently got up to 15, where it was locked. So the problem is coming from the sound card and not the video card.

I'll just buy a new sound card and it'll be OK.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4679 times:

I am running XP and 2002 without any problems together. Not that I am that freaked out over framerates.

A one GHZ proccessor helps I think. Your system does seem a little small for XP, for the reason mentioned above



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