Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4530 times:
Ill start with my settings and tell you the problem after.
GEForce2 Family Graphics board
MX-400 W/64MB SDR
NIVIDIA GeForce2 GPU
Hardware 256-bit-2-pipe rendering engine
32/64MB high speed memory
AGP 2x/4x with texturing and memory
PAL/NTSC TV out optional
700+ Mtextels fill rate
25M + triangles/sec though T&L and setup engine
support Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT4.0 and Linux
Optimized drivers for Directx 7x and Open GL
730ED on NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400
True colour 32bit
the problem im having is when im on FS04 and if im changing views or using the menu (ALT) the screen sometimes freezes, and i have to restart the computer and try again, it only happens sometimes, and its quite annoying, also my framerates are quite low 10-20, and id like to increase them further (which is what i got the card for)
Can anyone offer me any advice or tips on how to stop the screen from suddenly freezing, or to improve framerates, id be much appreciated.
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4307 times:
im actually curious now, as to wether FS2002 will run on my system, (it did without the graphics card, but will it run now?)
Im sick of FS2004 crashing all the time, i mean last night i setup my flight (took me 20 mins), then when i loaded the plane (Cessna), it just crashed, which really pi@@ed me off big time, i thought f*** it, so will FS2002 still run or do i have to buy a extra £200 of software to run FS2004???
ps, when microsoft released FS2004, why didnt they include the graphics card (and stuff needed to run FS04), rather than having us buy it.
I personally think the option of MS "having" the software come with the game is a perfectly reasonable idea...
Sharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4284 times:
Planespotterx your problem is three fold....
1) You have a Duron, which is the toned down low end version of the Athlon. Just like Celeron vs. Pentium. And granted, Durons are very good for their price... but they just don't pump out the same horsepower as their big brothers.
2) You have the MX version of a GeForce card. The MX version of ANY GeForce card equals crap.
3) You don't have enough RAM. In reality 128mb is the minimum for FS2004, but you should really have atleast 256mb.
The freezing problem might have something to do with drivers. Make sure that you have the newest drivers for all the components in your system... video, audio, etc...
As for the frame rates... sorry but the only thing you can do is keep turning down those graphics settings and resolution in FS2004.
Just to compare this is my system.
GeForce2 Ti 64DDR
Win XP Pro
I run FS2004 at 1280x1024 with 100% AI and all scenery detail between medium and high, all aircraft detail maxed out and I get about 7-10fps in dense scenery and around 15-20fps otherwise... not great but good enough.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4107 times:
runs happily on my machine:
1.5GB PC133 RAM (that's my bottleneck, RAMbus is slow)
GF4Ti-4200 with 128MB RAM
separate UDMA100 harddisks for Windows, FS and (if needed, which is rare) pagefiles.
FS will use well over 500MB RAM when running for example the PSS A330 on this machine.