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Luc Brusselmans

Fs-9 and Vista 64bit

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Evening everyone,I did it. I installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. Afterwards I also installed Fs-9 and Fs-X.The switch was made to get rid of the OOM's I was having, even with the 3GB-switch in place.Now I have one (probably stupid) question.Do I need to change anything to to the executables of Fs9 or FsX to use the upper memory adresses (like I had to to tell Fs9 to use the 3GB-switch) or does the operating system does that automatically for me?ThanksLuc BrusselmansBelgium

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Evening everyone,I did it. I installed Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. Afterwards I also installed Fs-9 and Fs-X.The switch was made to get rid of the OOM's I was having, even with the 3GB-switch in place.Now I have one (probably stupid) question.Do I need to change anything to to the executables of Fs9 or FsX to use the upper memory adresses (like I had to to tell Fs9 to use the 3GB-switch) or does the operating system does that automatically for me?ThanksLuc BrusselmansBelgium
Luc; If you have FSX Acceleration or SP2 (SP2 is included as part of Acceleration) then you do not need to do anything to FSX...it's already large address aware. FS9, OTOH, needs to have the LARGEADDRESSAWARE flag set in the FS9.EXE executable in order to access memory addresses above the standard 2GB limit for 32-bit programs. If you search for LARGEADDRESSAWARE in the FS9 forum, you'll see a number of postings from others and myself on how this is done. There is no /3GB switch or anything special that needs done to Vista.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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Luc; If you have FSX Acceleration or SP2 (SP2 is included as part of Acceleration) then you do not need to do anything to FSX...it's already large address aware. FS9, OTOH, needs to have the LARGEADDRESSAWARE flag set in the FS9.EXE executable in order to access memory addresses above the standard 2GB limit for 32-bit programs. If you search for LARGEADDRESSAWARE in the FS9 forum, you'll see a number of postings from others and myself on how this is done. There is no /3GB switch or anything special that needs done to Vista.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO
Bob,thanks,it's exactly the answer I was looking for.Since I have the accelaration addon, I don't have to bother with fsX then.And the largeaddressaware flag for fs9 is already in place thanks againLuc BrusselmansBelgium

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