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.
[Edited 2007-01-05 09:44:05]