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Hi, I just recently installed FS2Crew, the PMDG 737-800/900 edition. I loaded a flight, and there were no numbers in the windows. On the config page, there were the time and dep time, and other things, but I could not change the numbers, b/c I could not read them. They were broken up, any ideas?Thanks

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Hi, This is from the FAQs.Does it help?"9. Question: The fonts on the FS2Crew pages are messed up.Answer (direct from a user):"Bryan, thanks for your response; thanks to your email, I think I have my problem solved. Back when I purchased my LCD monitor, I installed a standalone program named ClearType Tuning. It is now on Micro$oft's website and tuning is done online. Anyway, it lets you tune cleartype. I had not remembered this program until I received your email. I fired up the ClearType Tuning program and this time I went to the Advanced tab instead of using the wizard. I already had Enable Font Smoothing selected; did not change it. Under the LCD Screen Striping area I had checked RGB. I changed that to enable BGR instead (I haven't checked to see if that makes a difference yet). I really think the difference was made in the ClearType Contrast Setting area. I moved the slider more toward the Darker indicator. I started up M$FS2K4 and opened one of the PMDG 737-900 aircraft, then started FS2Crew. Guess what? The fonts are clear as can be! I then went back into ClearType Turning program and changed it back to my original settings; trying to recreate my problem. It did just that...unreadable again. My problem is solved. Thanks for your email and this outstanding program."

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No, I don't have that installed on my computer. The font is readable, just not the numbers. I'll post a screenshot later.

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Are you using non-beta video drivers?Also, try changing the resolution FS runs in.Bryan

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I am running Windows Vista... If that makes a difference, which I am sure it does.Here's what it looks like:FS2Crew.jpgAny ideas?

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Hi,What resolution are you running FS in?What kind of video card and drivers?Cheers,Bryan

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I'm am running FS in 1024 X 768, and my vid card is the generic that comes with the computer. Also, I would like to add that I had this on XP, and ran it fine, then my comp crashed, got more RAM and installed Vista, and now I have this problem...Hope this helps.

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If it worked fine in XP for you on the same computer, the issue is probably Vista related.Difficult to say, but is it possible to change your video drivers?If I had to put money on it, I'd say it was a driver issue with Vista.Bryan

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Sorry this has taken SOO long to get back to you...How exactly would I go about changing my vid drivers?

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Hi,Go the manufacturer's website for your video card.You can usually obtain the latest drivers there.Cheers,Bryan

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Well, there are no Vista updates for my card :(So, is the only way to buy a newer graphics card? I was looking to update anyway.

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Probably.If you're running a generic card, it's probably a cheap one.If you want to game/flightsim you're going to want a good quality video card regardless.I'd get a good quality, mainstream video card.The hardware forum here at Avsim has plenty of discussion on which cards are best.Cheers,Bryan

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