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Is there a program for fsx similar to messagekill.zip for fs9? I installed this in fs9 and stopped the messages such as, brakes, exit opening/closing etc. And I would like to do the same with fsx.Don

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Those may be configured in the fsx.cfg file. There are many posts on this in the forum.Using the Search feature, it took almost 10 seconds to find the answer... ;)Close FSX and then open your fsx.cfg file in notepad.exe and look for the {DISPLAY} (square brackets!) section, and note the following entries that you can edit:ChangeTime=4.000000TransitionTime=4.000000ActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255ActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=0,28,140,64NonActiveWindowTitleTextColor=255,255,255NonActiveWindowTitleBackGroundColor=24,33,87,64InfoUpperRightTextColor=255,0,0InfoUpperRightBackGroundColor=0,0,0,0InfoLowerLeftTextColor=255,255,255InfoLowerLeftBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128InfoLowerRightTextColor=255,255,255InfoLowerRightBackGroundColor=255,0,0,128InfoBrakesEnable=TrueInfoParkingBrakesEnable=TrueInfoPauseEnable=TrueInfoSlewEnable=TrueInfoStallEnable=TrueInfoOverspeedEnable=True

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Sounds like you didn't like it because I put this question in the forum. sorry!

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>Sounds like you didn't like it because I put this question in>the forum. sorry!Nope! Just providing the information you asked for, plus a bonus......telling you how you could have answered the question with little effort and gotten the answer more quickly and efficiently.Don't take offense where none was offered; that is offensive.

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Thanks for the help Bill. It took care of all the messages except exit opening/closing. I couldn't find that one.I DO have a bigger problem if you want to help. This one has me baffled and I haven't heard anyone else mention it.First of all I need to tell you I am using xp and a nvidea graphics card. 2500mb memory. I have fsx installed with acceleration and everything is default (no addons). After about 10 minutes into a flight the plane will start to stutter and eventually will stop completely, even the sound will skip then stop. At this point everything is locked up and control alt delete won't even take it out. The only option is to shut down and start over.Yesterday I got so frustrated I uninstalled accel and after that it didn't do it anymore. I made several flights and all was fine. Any ideas??? If you need more info let me know. I would really like to put accel back in. Thanks Don

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What you describe is most often associated with overheating of the video card. FSX may look like it's mostly open spaces that shouldn't tax the system too hard, but those open spaces are extremely taxing for the video card and cause a lot of heat. If the chip is even slightly flawed the extra heat can cause the GPU to lock up like you describe...One way of testing this would be to enable the overclock features of the nVidia drivers and then underclock it by, say, 10% or so and see what happens...

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I have variable speed cooling fans and it is always running on low so doesn't seem like overheating is a problem. I get nervous when I think about over clocking. I am afraid it will really screw up something. I don't know how to do it and not sure I would if I did. Don

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>Thanks for the help Bill. It took care of all the messages>except exit opening/closing. I couldn't find that one.For some reason that one message line didn't get a flag for show/noshow... go figure!>I DO have a bigger problem if you want to help. This one has>me baffled and I haven't heard anyone else mention it. >Any ideas??? If you need more info let me know. I would>really like to put accel back in. Thanks DonI'm afraid I can't offer much here, as -although I have Acceleration- I've never gotten around to installing it. I have very limited time to "play" with FSX, since most of my time is spent in developing models and programming gauges, plus I'm a bit reluctant to "experiment" with my FSX computer since it is running well now, and I must have it for testing my development work... ;)IOW, I don't want to risk having to spend valuable time "fixing" something that works quite well for me now.OTOH, it is quite likely that you are getting an over-saturated virtual address space, and that is resulting in a gradual slowdown until it grinds to a complete halt. You might try adding the /3GB /userva=2560 flags to your boot.ini file to allocate some additional virtual addresses for FSX to use.

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>After about 10 minutes into a flight the plane will start to stutter and eventually will stop completely, even the sound will skip then stop. At this point everything is locked up and control alt delete won't even take it out. The only option is to shut down and start over.

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Wow Bill you are talking over my head. I wouldn't have the slightest idea how to do that.Don

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mine actually starts to act that way with the video part. The plane will stop and start and sometimes the plane is just sitting there going nowhere and the sound is still going strong. Then other times the video and sound will all go at the same time. Did yours act like that Art?Don

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>mine actually starts to act that way with the video part. >The plane will stop and start and sometimes the plane is just>sitting there going nowhere and the sound is still going>strong. Then other times the video and sound will all go at>the same time. Did yours act like that Art?I'm happy to have to say that I can't recreate the problem so I have to go from memory. Mine always occurred in cockpit view, so there wasn't a lot of action. What I remember is sound like a machine gun firing and no movement on the screen all occurring within 5 seconds and then it was frozen. My best guess is that it was a driver problem or a resource conflict.In my case, the freezing occurred in many situations. In this case, it appears that it only occurs when Acceleration is loaded. Would maybe a reinstallation of Acceleration resolve it?ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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Well I tried reinstall accel--same resultI tried uninstal fsx and reinstall w/accel--same resultI tried " " " " wo/accel--- same result"""""""""""""""""fsx with just sp1 "" "Right now fsx is out of my machine and won't be back untill someone comes up with a new thing to try. I'm just plain at a loss!!! fs9 runs great. Dongateway--dual processor pent 4 windows xp professional media edition 2.5 gig memory nvidea 6200 turbo cache ch yoke and pedals

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Now it sounds like you are saying that FSX freezes with or without Acceleration installed. I think that I would be reinstalling device drivers and verifying that they are up to date. You might try disabling your sound device and seeing if it happens without any sound. While I might have solved my problem by updating the onboard sound driver, I wanted to install a separate sound card to take some load off the CPU anyway, and it just happened that it resolved the issue. FSX now runs great. While I still have FS9 loaded, I havn't used it in months.Sorry for your frustration, I've been there.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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Well I didn't know it froze with or without but with all my testing it shows that it does. If it was my sound card, wouldn't fs9 have some sound problems? When you say disable the sound, do you mean unhook the speakers? I am a real greenhorn when it comes to this stuff. I know how to find and put in drivers for the graphics card and that is about it. How do I find drivers for the sound card? A lot of questions I know but now that I have your attention, I am taking advantage. SorryDon

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I don't know what method you used to update the video card device driver, but the sound card would be similar (if you have a separate sound card). One way is to go to the manufacturer's web site and get a download for driver update, if applicable, and run it. If your driver is current and you have a sound card installation CD, it can be run to reinstall the driver. The current driver number can be found at Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager. Sound devices will be listed same as video devices, and options are available there for driver update.The usual diagnostic procedure is to run the program without non-essential programs running in the background and unplug unnecessary devices. You can run msconfig to select "diagnostic startup", and if FSX runs okay then, select "selective startup" and add/remove items in the list under the "Startup" tab until the culprit is identified.All of this may or may not work for you. I can just attest that it has worked for me a number of times. There are also options within FSX that can deactivate features of the program (certainly do not activate DX10 preview mode) to help eliminate the program as a culprit.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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This could be a long and tedious test since I have to run the sim for at least 10 to 15 minutes each time before the problam shows up. My sound card test indicates that it is working fine. There is absolutely NO problem sound wise with anything else on my comp. I really appreciate your help and will try some driver updates that you suggested. fsx is the only program that has the problem. fs9 works perfect, great fps with sliders way up. I don't expect you to keep helping but it is nice of you to do it. Don

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I have run all kinds of tests and have discovered something that seems unbelievable to me. I normally fly out of tacome washington. My home airport is tacoma narrows. The problem has gotten so bad that almost immediately after I take off it freezes. Yet, listen to this!!! I have found that if I go to an airport in New England I can fly all over and all is fine. So I decided to try the other direction and went to california-half moon bay. I flew all over there with no problem, but when I went back to tacoma I couldn't even much more than get in the air before it froze! Has anyone heard of such a thing? I know I never have. Any ideas?Don

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It appears that you may have eliminated hardware and drivers as the cause of your freezing problem. I took off, flew around, and landed at Tacoma Narrows, so I guess it isn't a glitch with FSX other than you may have a corrupted or missing file. If it was me, I would try taking off in the opposite direction and from a nearby airport to try to pinpoint the occurence.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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Also, you might get more help on this with a new thread with a relavent title.ArtBiostar TF560-A2+, Athlon 64X2-6000+, 4GB RAM, Geforce 8800GTS-320MB, 500W PSU, 250GB HD, FSX (SP1-SP2), Vista Home Premium 32 bit, CH Yoke & Pedals, 22" WS LCD monitor

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I have been using fsx for my flights in tacoma area ever since it came out so I know it works fine (Worked fine) I fly to Bremmerton int. a lot and when this problem first started I could make it 3/4 of the way, then it would lock up. Now it doesn't make any difference which direction I take off in, it locks up about 45 seconds after takeoff. But yet I can fly in those other places ok--- WEIRD!! I have uninstalled/ reinstalled 4 or 5 times--tried the sim barebones--w/sp1 only, w/ acceleration, deleted the cfg file and made a new one--you name it. I am hopeing someone will come up with something I HAVEN'T done.Don

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