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Any word of the FS2004 GeForce FX issues I have read about? No 2d screens or pop-ups like GPS? As the owner of a GeForce FX 5200 Ultra I

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Jon, I have the PCI version, and haven't seen any screen (shift 2, 3, etc.) problem. In fact I flew the new A340 with its panel last night and it worked great.

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I've got the AGP version and see the issue. Odd thing is that the 737 works perfectly. Here's what I've found (I have not tested every aircraft):Cessna 172 - VC only737 - 2D, VC, GPS, everthing else.747 - VC only777 - VC and GPS onlyRobinson copter - VC onlyLear - VC onlyThat fact that the 737 worked made me wonder if it was not a bad install where some files did not get extracted correctly or something like that. If I can't get it resolved by reinstalling, I suppose I could try different video card drivers, or maybe upgrading to DX9b. If that still doesn't cure it, I may post the directory structure of one of the aircrafts to see if it matches someone elses working copy. Unfortunately I can't test right now cause I'm not at home. If anyone has any more info on the alleged FX issue, please let me know.thx,Johnp.s. If someone has a GeForce FX 5200 AGP and is NOT seeing the problem, please let me know what driver version you are running.

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Interesting that you see a problem but Tom doesn

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I can't believe there are "issues" with the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra card. I recall seeing early shots of the COF sim taken at the electronics show earlier this year that showed the MS crew using a FX 5900 Ultra card to show off the new sim. That's one of the reasons why I've upgraded to an AGP FX 5900 Ultra, w/256K card from a GeForce 3 card this year. I have a feeling any problems/issues encountered with this card is driver related or not installed properly. Also, it has been put out several times in this forum that you should delete your FS2K2 config and restart the sim whenever you install new hardware. I suspect this will be a requirement for FS2K4 too.Jim

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Hi. Yes, it's definitely usable. I do see all virtual cockpits. The only things I can't see are the 2d windows. I wouldn't think that an add-on aircraft, such as the cub you mentioned, would have any problems either (but don't hold me to this as I haven't tested this.)

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All you need to do is update your nVidia drivers to the 44.67 or newer version. If you click on 'NEWS' in FS2004's shell you will see information on this. I have FS2004 and a GeForce FX 5900 and everything is work just fine.The 44.67 drivers can be found on www.guru3d.com or youcan wait until July 31st for the offical reference drivers from nVidia.

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My problem is with a FX 5200 card. There is a big difference between the 5200 and the 5900. Eventually I'll move to a 5900 ultra when they come down in price.The drivers I'm running for the 5200 are 44.67 which were supposed to be optimized for FS04. I'll mess with different drivers after I convince myself that it wasn't my install that failed.

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Hi, The lower FX card have not the same quality/performance then the Gforce4TI Line. The 5200 have issue on some drivers, and the 5600 ultra is disappointed compare to the Gforce4TI mid range, only get higher than 5600 on FX card.There is new driver at Nvidia for the FX line, should be fixed the problems. You can click on news with fs2004, you will see the reports at the bottom of the page.ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFs

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That is what I'm running. I'll reinstall the drivers to make sure, though.

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So I have to buy fs2004 before I can get the new Nvida driver?I went to the Nvidia site but I didn't see anything there. I also went to the Microsoft fs2004 site and didn't see anything.Jon

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my son has fs2004 installed on a lowly p4 1.5, 768mg ram and new gforce fx 5200 card. has no issues at all.gps' all work fine, all panels work fine, etc.it is not the performer that the ti 4600 is, but he's logged 5-6 hrs so far with no probs.don

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I don't have FS2004, but in FS2002, the 2D panels don't usually show up in the VC anyway. Are you sure that they didn't code FS2004 to NOT show the 2d panels in the VC mode?

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Chris,I downloaded the 44.67 beta drivers at www.guru3d.com.Although the VC looks fine, I have NO panel (in the cockpit view)nor can I view the GPS in either the cockpit of VC view...I have an FS5200.Does not look good at the moment.JerryG

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Your brand of CPU beit AMD, P4, Celeron, Duron etc doesn't have any bearing on the graphics of the sim..:)

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Er... Disregard! I got FS2004 today and was able to pull up the 2D panels while in the VC without any problems. I have a Geforce 4 Ti4600.

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OK -I have a GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP card. I could not see the panels in the 2D cockpit, nor would the SHIFT 1 - 5 panels appear in the VC.Only the VC cockpit would worl for me.I installed the 44.67 NVidia drivers - same problem.These you can get from www.guru3d.com.Perhaps the "official" drivers WHQL released from NVidia on7/31/03 will indeed fix the problem. That's what the FS2004News section states (thanks Chris for pointing this out).On the Flightsim.com message board, someone said that the 45.20 BETAdrivers fixed the problem. But, at www.guru3d.com, I can't download the drivers (even thought the link is there).So, as a workwound (at least for me), this will work:1) Launch FS2004.2) Start a flight.3) Whatever window you're using (windowed mode or full-screen), change to windowed mode (ALT-ENTER) and make sure the window is maximized (this is the key - you need to maximize the window).4) Now, switch to the 2D cockpit mode. All the SHIFT 1 - 5 windows should now appear - no longer black. I can now get the radio stack, GPS, etc. as well as the full panel.5) Go to VC cockpit. Hit SHIFT 3 - you should get the GPS. SHIFT 2 will display the radio stack, etc. If you shift back to the 2D cockpit and back to the VC, the windows disappear. You just need to hit SHIFT 1 - 5 when back in the VC.6) Either continue flying in windowed mode, or hit ALT-ENTER again for full-screen mode. The panels should all be there in both the 2D and VC cockpits.I hope this works for you and I hope that either the official 44.67and/or 45.20 drivers will fix this issue.JerryG

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I was using drivers 44.67 before. By going back to the default drivers from nVidia.com (44.03) my problem is solved! Now my AGP FX 5200 works fine and all panels show. So much for the "optimized for FS04" drivers. Hopefully, the official release from nVidia will be better.thx,John(AKA FSJohn and MGJohn)

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Hi All,I normally don't respond to hardware issues this early "in the game"; but this thread may be misleading. I have an Nvidia GeForce FX 5900 AGP (256 MB) running on 44.67 drivers - and I have NOT experienced any of the problems described. Perhaps the new drivers don't work as well on earlier cards; but I am reasonably certain that the glitches don't apply to the FX 5900. I'll continue to test - but (so far), I've had no problems opening windows in any cockpit mode. In my testing, I've found some potential "irritations" - but they're not worth mentioning at this point (as they have very little impact on the overall experience). As is typical, the negative posts are going to overwhelm the more objective posts for the next few weeks. There is nothing wrong with that!!! The folks with no major problems will be busy exploring all the new features FS2004 has to offer so they can assist with questions that may arise in the future. The people with problems will be the first to post on the forum because they want to be "the folks with no major problems"... hopefully, the vast amount of knowledge available in this forum will help solve most user's difficulties and everyone (for the most part) will be happy! My point is - DON'T base your purchasing decision on the amount of complaints posted in the first few weeks. Chances are that the folks complaining of problems today will be posting complimentary reviews next week! Please be patient - the day is young. Now my only question is why Mr. Allensworth is still using a PCI video card - I didn't realize they made those anymore. Tom, quit upgrading the Avsim servers and get yourself a decent graphics accelerator :-)!Regards,Marc

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"Now my only question is why Mr. Allensworth is still using a PCI video card - I didn't realize they made those anymore. Tom, quit upgrading the Avsim servers and get yourself a decent graphics accelerator.."Yeah, that was a boner... Went to Staples a week or so ago and bought the only 128 meg card they had in stock. Didn't read the durn box. PCI... Removed my GEForce Ultra II AGP card to replace it with a PCI. Not sure that was too swift. May have to alter that today. :)

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Folks -Check out this parallel thread at -http://forums.avsim.com/dcboard.php?az=sho...26302&mode=fullYou'll read where some people have success with the 44.67 drivers,some use the 44.03 drivers, and some with the new BETA 45.20drivers.After reading these threads, it appears that for us GeForce FXusers, AA is the culprit. We hope a new driver will fix this.Also, read my post above (in this thread), and you'll see that the full-screen mode is what does appear to cause issues.Bottom line, we need to specify:- OS (e.g. Win ME, XP, etc.)- EXACT video card - 5200, 5200 Ultra, 5900, 5600- Drivers that work do not work (in full screen and windowed mode with and without AA).It does not appear that the CPU, DirectX 9.0/a/b flavors affect thisproblem.I suspect this is really a driver issue - not a FS2004 issue. We canonly hope that Nvidia will provide a fixed driver soon (read above -the 44.67 drivers did not help me - but maybe the WHQL version on 7/31/03 will).Thanks!JerryG

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