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Takes 2 mins and 30 secs to start FS9

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Hello,I have over 50 addons planes. FS9 would about 30 seconds to startup. However, when I installed MyTraffic 2006 it took 5 mins to start FS9. When I defragged my hard drive (with O&O Defrag Complete/NAME) it took 2 mins and 30 seconds. But is still way too long. Is there any way to solve this problem ?Thanks

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So this is normal ? If it is, I'm fine with it.. I though it was something that had to do with my computer or FS9 Installation

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Yeah, with a lot of addons, and especially with AI traffic addons, there can be a long load time.

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All aircraft cfg and scenery bgl (including traffic) are read and the scenery database is modified if needed - if you have a lot of traffic / aircraft / scenery the load time will be long... that's just the ways it is!Geoff

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>Mine takes 20-30 minutes.>KJ>>AvatarSaabAnimation.gifYou're joking right ?

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There's a utility to make aircraft "invisible" in the "select aircraft" menu. If you apply this setting on your AI planes it can shorten loading times somewhat. Unfortunately I can't remember the utility's name or where one can get it from.

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I used this utility and it cleaned up my AI showing on the aircraft selection menu. But to speed up loading, I moved all my unused add-on aircraft to another folder and only put the one I am going to fly in the FS9aircraft folder for each flight. I didn't move any of the default aircraft because they are used for AI. I am at the create flight screen in less than 10 seconds now and the actual flight loads in about 15 seconds. dolph

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>Mine takes 20-30 minutes.>KJ>>AvatarSaabAnimation.gifThat's WAY too long... look, I don't know everyting, but I have a feeling that something is wrong with your FS situation.

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>I used this utility and it cleaned up my AI showing on the>aircraft selection menu. >>But to speed up loading, I moved all my unused add-on aircraft>to another folder and only put the one I am going to fly in>the FS9aircraft folder for each flight. I didn't move any of>the default aircraft because they are used for AI. I am at the>create flight screen in less than 10 seconds now and the>actual flight loads in about 15 seconds. >dolph>HelloI tried doing this as well,but i did have some problems with FS trying to load aircraft(presumably default)that where missing and also of course the default flight if its saved with a plane thats been put in the hanger(what i called storage folder with great originality)these situations would cause the one and only "Flight simulator has encountered a problem you stupid clod where have my aircraft gone"and close.cheers AndyPS I E spell what a great little program.Nothing fancy just does what it says on the tin.

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Hi what helps a bit for me is disabeling lots of scenery in parts of the world I'm actually not flying. Using the program 'filemon' I learned that FS is loading most of all scenery over and over again, while running FS. So disabeling unused scenery gives a bit more cpu cylcles for my actual flying. As a sideeffect it seems that loadingtimes are a bit shorter to. You might try the small utility 'scenery manager 1.4'HermanPS: although I've a pretty good computer my loadingtimes are still about 1-1,5 minute...

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>Hi >what helps a bit for me is disabeling lots of scenery in parts>of the world I'm actually not flying. Using the program>'filemon' I learned that FS is loading most of all scenery>over and over again, while running FS. So disabeling unused>scenery gives a bit more cpu cylcles for my actual flying. As>a sideeffect it seems that loadingtimes are a bit shorter to.>You might try the small utility 'scenery manager 1.4'>Herman>>PS: although I've a pretty good computer my loadingtimes are>still about 1-1,5 minute...Hello HermanI also tried this,but could detect no real increase in performance.May try it again though.cheers Andy

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Yes, there is a slight learning curve to this method. But the end certainly justifies the means in this case.You have to edit your fs9.cfg to remove the default situation before doing this. And/or you have to be careful not to hangar the jet you last flew if you saved the situation with it. Especially true if you like cold and dark startups as I do. And I already mentioned not to remove the defaults because that's what MS uses for AI for the shipped trafficxxxxxx.bgl file. It took a while for me to notice that there were no 737s in the air with me. I have so much custom traffic it didn't show up easily... dolph

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As your FS install "ages", the load time will rise. Fact of life really. Every little tweak, addon scenery, module, gauge will exacerbate this. Only way back is to un-tick, deactivate scenery not used, remove aircraft you don't use any more and generally be really strict on what you add in. Other than that, a reinstall might be the only way back for you. Every time I reinstall (and I did only just last week!) I say - right, let's not fill it up with junk this time - 6 months later it's an overweight, obese FS9, having gorged on freeware airports and aircraft until it can't run up stairs any more and needs to trim down again. A reflection of humanity!

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It used to take almost an hour to load before I unticked all the scenery that I wouldn't use and moved all the aircraft, flyable and AI, that I wouldn't use. I also moved all the traffic bgl's that I didn't want to load.Add the fact that my machine is ancient by todays standards. Compaq with AMD 700.So 20 minutes is good for me...AvatarSaabAnimation.gif

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I click on my FS9 shortcut and then go and make a cup of tea! :-lol

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Hi Capt Piccaso,I'm glad I found you here, I was waiting for you to post at the RC forum again, after the requests to include the MK Airlines callsign etc some time back.I have two questions for you :()1) You had mentioned that MK Airlines are going to be registered to the UK by the end of 2007 - has that changed the use of callsigns? Can you confirm M-K-A is still used, and not KRUGER AIR?2) I have AI repaints for MK Airlines, but have been unable to find flightplans to use for the AI. I'm assuming you're the best person to ask, for any (if not the latest) MK Airlines AI flightplans? Do you have any you could share, or would you know where I could get some?Thanks - if you happen to read this you can reply here, or preferably at the RC forum. I feel a little guilty for hijacking this thread :()Thanks again,Subs

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As others have said, the load time is mainly a function of how many planes / scenery there are installed. IMHO, there are no "magic tricks", only moving the aircraft folders you don't use to a temporary place helps noticeably.When I'm in the mood for VATSIM flying, I move all my AI to another folder. Load time goes from 5-10 minutes to less than two.

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Hi,At one time my flight sim would take long to open also because it would run the library updates everytime i would start it even if I didn't change anything in between. The reason it was doing this was because I had .BGL and/or .BMP files linked with a program to open in winxp. I went in my file associations menu and selected not to associate a program to that file type and that solved the problem.Could this be the source of your problem?Marc

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As JET 1 mentioned, moving the planes you dont use often to another folder help a lot. I have a folder called "FS9 Hangar" which is broken down into 3 subfolders - Jets, Props (turbine), Props (piston).Doing this has helped loadtimes enormously. Because as everyone knows - you can have a 100 planes in your collection but the reality is you probably fly what..maybe 15 of those all the time? I would be lying if I said I didnt dive into my hangar folder, spot a plane and say to myself "Hey...umm...wow...I didnt know I had a 707 in here" :(

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