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Major FS2004 Problem  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3758 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
350MHz RAMDAC
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

heres my computer specs

Win 98
Authentic AMD
AMD Duron (tm) processor
128.0 MB RAM
76%free
32-bit virtual memory

(screen settings)
730ED on NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400
True colour 32bit
640x480 res

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.
thank You

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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3982 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

I have a similar computer to yours and had the same problem with my FS2004 copy. (I even had FS2004 crash a few times too)

I un-installed FS2004 and will leave it off until I can upgrade my computer.

[Edited 2003-09-20 22:49:11]


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

128MB RAM doesn't cut it with FS2004. Although not likely, it could be why it's locking up.

User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2604 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
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Basically you need something over 1.5Ghz, 512 RAM and at least a Geforce4. Aim for that.

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3535 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...


User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Planespotterx, no insult meant, but dont you mean *_hardware_*!






-Dan



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User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3512 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.
1GHz Athlon
Asus A7V
512MB Ram
GeForce2 Ti 64DDR
SB Live
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.


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2604 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3465 times:
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My system:
2.4Ghz pentium 4
512MB Ram
GeForce4 MX 128MB
Win 2000

Everything at max and high runs fine.


User currently offlineOsteogenesis From Germany, joined May 2003, 647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Can I run FS2004?

This is my system:

Pentium 1Ghz
384MB RAM
Geforce 2 GTS 32MB
Windows XP

Or am I dreaming?


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

You can run it, but you probably won't be happy.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

runs happily on my machine:
PIV-2.4
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.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

separate UDMA100 harddisks for Windows, FS and (if needed, which is rare) pagefiles.

Adobe must love you....my Photoshop always bitches about how I have my page file on the same drive as the software!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3230 times:

Can I run it with a...

MX-440?

Everything else will support FS2004, but I don't know, this card is pretty shitty.


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