MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4843 times:
Man, I really love this sim, but I'm starting to be disappointed with it in many ways. I have a P4/3.2 Ghz. system with a Radeon 9700 Pro video card and 2 gigs of RAM. For some reason, I can't turn the scenery setting up past "medium low" or my screen goes psychedelic and my system hard locks. I noticed that this turned off most of the airport terminals so I obviously can't use the fuel truck and jetway options. It's still a great sim, so I said "ok, I can live with that". However, it seems to have taken away more than just airport terminals. When I flew the first training mission in the ultralight out of Edwards AFB it was amazing! I did the mission and then turned toward the base. Wow, all sorts of cool planes on the ground! There were two 747's, five F-22's (with "TY" tail markings, Tyndall?), some F-18's and some B-52's! "How cool", I thought, until I tried the same thing in "Free Flight". There was nothing, just one truck and the Space Shuttle. I have to believe this is a matter of the scenery settings. If so, I guess I'm out of luck. This makes me disappointed enough with the sim to put it away until I get a faster computer/video card. I tried playing around with the settings within the "medium high" setting, stil no luck, locks up every time I'm flying. Is there some other setting I can use to get the non-moving ground aircraft? Is there something else I'm missing?
I can't imagine what kind of a system you'd need to go full-on with FSX.
PS> Any suggestions as to why this setting locks up my system would also be highly appreciated. It is definitely the scenery setting, "medium high" = lock-up on the first flight, "medium low" = hours of trouble-free flight.
MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4833 times:
FIXED, sort of. I think I got it to work with the "medium high" scenery setting. I forgot that I'd manually tried to crank up the frame rate, so I let it choose this time (20 fps) and it seems to be stable now. I also turned down the "Global texture resolution" in the "Graphics" settings to "medium" and it seemed to help a lot. It's a lot less choppy than when I tried to use that setting before in fact, it looks pretty good. This was a low-level flight around Kansas City departing from 0L8. I flew pretty low the whole time and made several low passes over Arrowhead Stadium. I still don't get the military planes on the ground at EDW. I guess that's either a special deal for the training flight or you have to have a monster system and turn the detail way up.
QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2044 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4612 times:
Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 9): Yeah, you have to make a few changes manually. That's what makes your settings show as "custom" in the pull down. Smile
I did have it Custom, but I really couldn't be bothered doing trial and error to get it right. I just said, I think it might get this and each time my system performed better than expected so I upped the settings.
MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4577 times:
It turns out that the settings in FSX had nothing to do with it's locking up my system. Apparently, I have one of the "winlogon" viruses.
Last night, my FSX started slowing down during just navigating the menus and it suddenly locked up, on the menus, not actual flying. Only this time, it let me do a normal shutdown, not just a reset. I shot the error report off to MS as soon as it came back up and they immediately responded with "your computer is infected withe the winlogon trojan virus". Too bad it wasn't more specific. There are several variations of it and most if not all hide from antivirus software. Looks like this one's going to be rough. Ugh.