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Aaaarrghh Windows 10

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Blimey. over a year since the last post.

My XP PC has died a final death and I simply can't get FU3 to run well on the Win 10 machine: stretched menus, occasional freezes, hideous magenta mess when switching from FU3 to another application and back.

Has anyone had better success? Does anyone use FU3 any more? I'm going cold turkey here.

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You could try compatibility mode. 

 


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Thanks for replying Jude.

I've tried pretty well every combination in the compatibility tab. I'm tempted to build a new XP PC for my old games (and for the old OS...)

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I have FU3 running on Windows 10 (pro) without most of the problems you mention, EXCEPT for the task switch problem. I just hit Esc and ‘y’; not that that is a great solution. 

I don’t have any compatibility modes set either.

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Additionally, i have a DDFIX patched version that solves the task switch problem (for the most part) BUT I cannot get anything to display in flight mode; just gray and black areas where I can tell something SHOULD be displayed. 

Maybe someone else will have better luck. 

-kl

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If it's of any help, FU3 seems to run perfectly on Windows 7, you may be able to pick up a cheap Win 7 PC somewhere. If it's running Windows 7 it'll be powerful enough to run FU3... I mean, within reason I suppose...

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I sum up below all that is needed to install and run the game on windows 10, with top max quality. Just to say that Air Traffic Control is very realistic. Unsurpassed?

 

If you download Flight Unlimited 3 from this link

 

https://www.old-games.com/ the game will work flawlessly with no bugs on windows 10.

 

Installation tricks: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Flight_Unlimited_III

 

Install on windows 10 applying “two layers”:

 

Install ddfix 1.5.13 https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143020 with the help of HxD Hex Editor, follow instructions. This improves DirectX working.

 

Install DDrawCompat experimental/test release (just put it on game folder) link: https://github.com/narzoul/DDrawCompat/releases This connects DirectX 6 with Windows 10 today DirectX.

 

In this link https://library.avsim.net/index.php?CatID=lgfu3&Sort=Author&ScanMode=1&Page=1 you have Ansgar Avermeyer AI Package, and a few more planes to install directly, as one Boing 747.

 

Christopher Low has uploaded Seattle 2006 and SanFran 2006 to my MediaFire account. You can download them using the links below.... Seattle 2006 http://www.mediafire...j59kocbuja241tn SanFran 2006 http://www.mediafire...mdoiqam8o6127y7

 

Manual is here: http://alfozavr.wdfiles.com/local--files/fu3-downloads/FU3_Manual.pdf

 

Play it in 1024 x 768, with 3D acceleration driver activated.

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