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Does anyone is using the hp processor trick for FS2004?If you don't know what's that trick well, here we go:by doing this, your processor will work in high priority for the program you want. If you want your processor to work in high priority for FS2004 here's the instructions:In your FS2004 folder create a text file by right clicking your mouse and choose the "new" tab and then text file. In that text file write this line "start /high fs9.exe" without the quotes. After you wrote this click on the file tab in that folder and click "save under" Name that file "start fs9.bat" without the quotes. You will have a .bat file appearing in your FS2004 folder. Right click it and choose send a shortcut to my desktop. Go to your desktop and change this shortcut icon by right clicking it going to propreties, change icon and choose the fs9 in you main FS2004 folder. Delete the original shortcut on your desktop,if you had one, and rename your the one you just did for "Flight Simulator 2004" or whatever you want to call it. Now when you're gonna start the game with this shortcut, your processor will give everything he have for FS2004. Sorry for the writing, i'm from Quebec,Canada and i speak french everyday. Hope that will help.

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I tried this "trick" and did not get any improvement in performance. I am using Win XP. This can also be done from the task manager and I tried that as well and nothing improved.YMMV :-)ThanksBill

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hi,Im on Windows 2000 pro and it worked for me I noticed that the sim ran noticiably smoother and with more consistent fps. Looks like my cpu wasent giving all it had to fs2004 before this trick. :-)Andrew

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It sure seemed to work for me. I have FPS locked at 25 & it seemed to stay there. Much smoother & less hard drive thrashing. Thanks.Pat Callaghan

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It worked wonders on my system. I'm getting around twice the FPS I use to get in 2002. I still get bogged down at places like LAX, but FPS remain well withen accaptable ranges. I fly remote strips any way!

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If you want to know how to set high priority in W98, search the Radar Contact forum. Some months ago the posted a detailed "how to".

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I'm curious about this for Win98 but didn't find anything in the Radar Contact forum. Can someone give some more info on this?

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same way just instead of fs9.exe use teh name of the fs2002 executeable

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Run an advance search in the Radar Contact forum.Key words high bat you'll see the posts near the bottom of the list

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Ive always know about the priority, but never thought to use it in fs.. i just did it.. and I can totally say withought any doubt that it works well on my system, very nice tweak.. more people should know about this one

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May I suggest you add this to the tips forum if you have not done so already?Cheers

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Another way to create the batch file:Start notepad and add the following lines :CdProgram FilesMicrosoft GamesFlight Simulator 9start/high fs9.exeSave the file to your desktop with and .bat extension. Name it what you like eg fs9.batIt should run from there no problems.Bill

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Bruce,I noticed that the command you use (ph) is different than the batch file syntax used in the above recommendation. Is there a difference?Thanks,George Stoddard

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Hey thanks guys, while my frames aren't really any higher, the dips I was getting from my locked value have almost totally disappeared!Thanks again,Gareth Evans

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Hi,The only problem I have come across using this 'trick' under XP Home is with the time it takes for the operating system to release resources to allow you to do something else. For example, try running FS2k4 in a window and then right click the task bar and select Task Manager. It will run but try shutting it down again and see how long it takes :(This may have implications for the running of other software alongside FS2k4 if you have started FS2k4 first. I don't know as I haven't got that far...yet!Mike :-wave

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Here's a tip I came across to add a "High Priority" option to the Right Click menu when executing any program (works great). Be careful as it involves changes to the Registry.Adding the Tweak Manually...**************[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshell]1. Verify the following data is set:Type: REG_SZName: (Default)Value: open[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshell]2. Create a new key titled

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Works great..Just one tiny little problem.I cant get SB Relay or the IVAO multiplayer Squawkbox patches to work when i ;have started FS9 with this fix.The main problem is that the Flightsim Multiplayer window does not show the sessions.But this higher priority does make my sim feel better and the frames are more stable.Any ideas on the multiplayer thing??

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Yea its taking priority away from any other application thats also running.so it will cauz everything but fs to hang up, or be extra slow

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LOLWEll i knew that..was looking for a fix or trick of somekind.No matter..use high priority offlineNOrmal online.

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Try substituting "high" with "abovenormal" Wich is exactly that, but it will leave a bit more cpu for other aplications while still giving more to FS in its normal startup setting of "normal".

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Just when you think you've read all the FS9 tweaks, along comes a reminder that you haven't! :)

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Yes, and as always to each is own. So never forget what's written above:===================================================================The only problem I have come across using this 'trick' under XP Home is with the time it takes for the operating system to release resources to allow you to do something else. For example, try running FS2k4 in a window and then right click the task bar and select Task Manager. It will run but try shutting it down again and see how long it takes This may have implications for the running of other software alongside FS2k4 ===================================================================when something goes wrong with your FS, make sure to revert back to normal mode before suspecting the latest add-on you have is the culprit of your crashes!

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What it one were to apply high priority to the other FS apps as well?sg

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