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Flight Simulator 2004 won't work

May 14, 2005 at 21:50:58
Specs: Windows XP Media Center 2, Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.8 GH

I installed Flight Simulator, and it doesn't even look like it's running. I have the hourglass, then nothing. It is taking up 50 CPU %, and it is doing nothing. HELP!

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#1
May 15, 2005 at 05:07:46

What graphics card do you have?

AMD Athlon XP2200+
Aero7 lite
1GB Crucial pc2700
Abit NF7-s V2.0
80GB Seagate SATA
120GB Seagate SATA
Geforce4 Ti4200 128mb
Benq FP767-12 17" 12ms
SB Audigy 2 ZS


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#2
May 15, 2005 at 06:11:54

I wonder if the version of Microsoft Flight Simulator is Windows XP compatible.

If it is, then try these few things, it might help:

(1) Update your video card drivers
(2) Update your sound card drivers
(3) Install the latest version of DirectX which at present is 9.0c

After doing so, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

I do know for a fact though that the very first time you run Flight Sim after installation it takes a bit of time as it creates a database of the world.

I hope it works... make sure that your system meets the minimum system requirements which is outlined on the packing of the cd or the actual game box.

AdamAE


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#3
May 15, 2005 at 07:12:20

I would think that Flight Simulator 2004 is XP compatible! XP has been around for a few years now.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
128mb RAM (2000/XP)
64mb RAM (98/ME)
450MHz processor
1.8GB HDD space
8mb 3D DX9 video card
Sound card
Joystick

AMD Athlon XP2200+
Aero7 lite
1GB Crucial pc2700
Abit NF7-s V2.0
80GB Seagate SATA
120GB Seagate SATA
Geforce4 Ti4200 128mb
Benq FP767-12 17" 12ms
SB Audigy 2 ZS


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#4
May 15, 2005 at 13:35:10

I spent some time searching the Internet today to find a solution to your problem.
I found out that Microsoft have released an official patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

The information and patch can be found at this site:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/downloads.asp

I believe the patch adds new features to the game, and a few fixes such as those listed below:

* Addressed slow frame rates for flights repeatedly in and out of a common area. Frame rate decreases have been corrected by fixes to Autogen scenery behavior and memory allocation.

* Addressed product stability issues that were due to changes of season in particular airport environments. Users will experience stable and consistent behavior when changing the time and season across any of the airports at any level of scenery detail.

* Addressed additional product stability issues tied to various features throughout the product.

Its a 27mb file update.... follow the instructions on the page to update the game. Its a nice game I played it before, but my system was a crappy one, your pc specs look impressive.

I hope that works :)


AdamAE


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