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Hi everyone,problems, problems ...Last week, I bought a new Athlon-PC with windowsXP, hoping that FS2002 now will run even smoother than on my old one (P3) ... so I installed FS2002 to see how it runs and .. it almost freezes !!! Impossible to play, it runs with around 1/4 to 1/2 fps. But not only the graphics, the whole game seems to be in slowmotion. When I try to raise the plane after starting nothing happens, the graphics scrolls with that framerate but the plane stays on the ground. After a few minutes of trying it crashes. I have to quit with task-manager ... So what

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Hi Boris. Let's see if we can help. First of all, FS2002 and WinXP get along very well for most people so it isn't that. XP is peculiar about drivers, so you may want ti start there. You also didn't mention your sound card: I seem to remember that when XP came out last fall there were problems with Soundblaster cards: again a driver issue so that will be number 2.I would suggest that you begin by upgrading your nVidia driver to 29.80 ( I think that that is the lastest certified driver) then start FS2002 and check the results. Next, if your sound card is a Soundblaster, check their website and make sure you have a current driver for that . At this point I would pretty much stay with Certified Drivers (WHQL) until you get up and running. Finally check and see if your mainboard is VIA chip based: if so, that may be another driver that needs to be upgraded. a good source for the video driver is:[www.guru3d.co]You didn't mention how the system performed in non--FS2002 applications-- smooth , fast etc? Try those thing and then re-post your results and we'll go form there.Hope this helps, Best Regards,Ed Green, KCLTegreen1@carolina.rr.com

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Hi Ed,thanks for fast response, I will start updating.Since I make music in my studio with this PC, I choose an older Asus A7M266 board with AMD-Chipset, the soundcard is an RME Digi 96/8 PST, which is great for making music. Logic is running fine, graphic applications like photoshop are running fine too. Concerning sound: since I use the Digi 96/8 drivers, everyting is a bit different. The xp-audio-dialog-box is almost completely disabled, everything is controlled by the digi96 dialogbox. But, at least for xp that doesn

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Hi there.Ive got the same motherboard as you under XP and havent had problems with it apart from driver issues.What version of the bios do you have?WHen you boot up, there should be a number along the bottom of the screen that pops up for a second or two. Is it 1007, thats the latest version of the bios. I know that according to Asus that the latest bios fixed issues with the geforce 4 according to the whats changed in the bios text file on their website.Also heres a link to the latest agp drivers for your motherboardhttp://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_ty...iniport_533.EXEDownload it and install it.Regarding your sound card, do you know if it supports Dirext X. It might just be specialist card for making music and in games etc it might not be supported.Thats all I can think of for now.Craig Kiltie

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Unfortunately no error message from XP !!! The only thing - like I mentioned - is the warning symbol in the hardware-listing of an additional audio-controller without driver. When I "deinstall" this unknown device (since another audio-controller is properly installed and works fine), booting the next time XP recognize a new device and tries to insall drivers, when canceled the warning again appears...Boris

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Boris,I suspect you don't have DirectX acceleration enabled. From the Start button select Run... and type dxdiag and hit Enter.After a few seconds you will be presented with the DirectX Diagnostics screen. Press the Display1 tab (you will have Display1 and Display2 with the Ti4400).Ensure that DirectDraw Acceleration, Direct3D Accleration and AGP Texture Acceleration are all enabled. If they aren't enable them. You may need to reboot but after that FS2002 should run a lot better.The attached screen grab should help.Cheers,

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Hi there.Well you could always try and update your motherboard bios if you are upto doing that kind of thing..if not leave it.But if you do goto 1007 then you can always install the earlier bios again. Did you try the AGP drivers from AMD?Also do you have other games on your PC and if so, what do they run like?Craig

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If only FS2k2 is running slow, and all other programs seem to run good, try deleting the FS2002.cfg file (located in the main FS2002 directory). I know, this sounds weird, but FS2k2 will build a new one the next time you load it. All you have to do is reset all your settings.Ryan-Flightpro08 :-coolVATSIM Pilot/ControllerZLA ARTCC Controller 1 (C-1)SAN TRACON Lead [link:www.taxiwaysigns.com]Taxiwaysigns.com Scenery Designer

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Boris,I have an Anthlon proccessor also although mine is a 1.1ghz. I have 512mb ram and GF4 Ti4400 and also Windows ME. The thing you should look for is updates for your chipset wich is made by VIAtech. Go to www.viatech.com and search for the 4 in 1 drivers. I installed them on my system and my simulator runs a little better. Hope that helps.Good Luck,Pilot737

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Keep it simple...Right click on your FS shortcut, click on properties, then select the compatibility tab.Select Win98/Me and save settings.FS should run ok if it was running ok before you upgraded.Rgrds,BC

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Oh..M$ has recently fessed up to a problem with Direct X and Athlon XP type machines. There is a fix.Search around here and you will find it. The file is d3d8.dll and you can get a hotfix from M$.Hope this helps.Rgrds,BC

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Thanks to all of you so far, this a great forum (seriously)!But I tried everything, from updating the nvidia-drivers, checking if directx is enabled (it

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One last funny thing:I really tried to fly with 1 fps ... starting with the cessna, after around 60 seconds it reached a speed of around 15 rpm (!) which seemed to be the maximum because at that point I had to quit with the task-manager ...can you imagine ... ? that

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Boris, look in your device manager and see if your video card is being recognized properly. IF it shows a PCI card and yours is an AGP, the suggestion above about the VIA 4-in-one driver may be avery good one and if you haven't done it perhaps you should. Just a thought,Ed Green, KCLTegreen1@carolina.rr.com

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NO NO NO!!! Boris LIsten dammit,YOU HAVE AN AMD ANTHLON PROCESSOR, ALTHOUGH YOUR PROCESSOR CHIP IS MADE BY AMD YOUR CHIPSET IS MADE BY VIATECH AND THEY ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL HAVE THE DRIVERS FOR YOUR CHIPSET. I'VE TRIED THE SEARCHES AT AMD I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING. SO PLEASE GO TO WWW.VIATECH.COM. OR CONTACT YOUR PC VENDER AND ASK THEM WHO YOUR CHIPSET IS MADE BY AND THEN LOOK FOR UPDATES DON'T GIVE UP NOW!!EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONSPILOT 737:-grr ;)

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BORIS DON'T TAKE MY MESSAGE PERSONALY I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP YOU AND KEEP YOU AWAY FROM GINVING UP THE SIMULATORS.GOOD LUCKPILOT 737

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You want the Via 4in One drivers. This may well solve your problem. Hope so. Easy install; just click on the .exe and let it go. Hope this does it for youEd Green, KCLTegreen1@carolina.rr.com

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Boris,Did you activate the Transform and Lighting checkbox ? Normally all the GForce graphic cards handle this technology.(Options/Settings/Display/Hardware).Regards,

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I hate to disagree here guys but Boris is on the right track. He said he had an AMD chipset which is actually a hybrid that uses a VIA and an AMD chip to form the Northbridge and Southbridge. He needs the AGP driver for the AMD chipset and the 4in1 for the VIA.

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