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  1. I installed the Gold Version of SFX into a dedicated Folder in my iMac "Bootcamp" partition with no problem.


    However during the booting of FSX I receive a message reading  ..................


     "An unexpected error occurred which is preventing product activation from being completed. Error Code1-80004005"


    I'm then given the option of further information on a Microsoft site but nowhere (and no surprise) is there help for FSX problems.


    If I continue booting FSX I get as far as my 777 being on the runway for about 30 seconds before FSX ends.


    Help would be much appreciated.




  2. After changing to an iMac I created a Bootcamp partition into which I installed Windows 10 (64 bit) as the base for FSX.


    Having bought a Logitech mk220 keyboard I find that the "@" key is unresponsive. I'm unlikely to use it with FSX but I'll still need it to write email addresses when required.


    If this keyboard is not designed for Windows 10 is there a way around the problem?


    Help would be appreciated.



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    Agree, you are going to have trouble pushing 4K

    but does the screen look correct when run at 4K?


    As per my edit above you could also try a less demanding 2304×1296 or 2560×1440.

    Anything that maintains the screen's native aspect ratio should look right.

    The first two resolutions you list in your first post have the wrong aspect ratio ie 1.33.

    The third is correct ie 1.77 so don't know why that does not work.




    Bingo! 2048 X 1152 hit the spot.


    My thanks to all of you....



  4. I've changed my computer to a 21.5 inch Apple iMac and operate FSX in Bootcamp under Windows 10. It’s a powerful beast :


    iMac :           Retina 4K

    Processor :  3.1 GHz Intel Core i5

    Memory :      8 GB MHz DDR3

    Graphics :     Intel Iris Pro Graphocs 6200 1536 MB


                                                                         THE PROBLEM


    The 777 Flight Deck appears as if it needs stretching out from each side and the middle of the panel looks slightly "fat". 


    I’ve tried many of the resolutions including 1792 X 1344, 1920 X 1440, 2048 X 1152……..but none fixed the problem.


    Advice would be most welcome.



  5. Hi Tonywob...before contacting the supplier may I ask you to look at the sequence of actions I'm following. Then perhaps you can spot where i'm perhaps going wrong.




    Disk 1




    Disk1\InstData\MacOSX\install.app. Nothing happens when I click on this.


    Click on Disk! And choose InstData


    Click on MacOSX


    Click on install.app which starts the installation


    On the Identify X-Plane folder I hit “Choose”


    Under FAVOURITES  on the left on the left I select Desktop.


    Then I select X-Plane


    Finally I select Custom Scenery


    At that stage I’m presented with the iMac “Select a Folder” window which does NOT contain the X-Plane Folder as DeskTop is not included in it’s FAVOURITES.


    How therefore do I identify the X-Plane folder?

  6. Live and learn.


    I'd never known of, or used, "Allow apps  downloaded from" so thanks for adding to my meagre store of useful information. 


    I tried that setting and, lo and behold, I reached the install process. 


    However I came to a halt when asked to choose which Folder to use for the installation as Custom Scenery wasn't accepted.


    If I can't overcome that problem I'll follow your suggestion and pose the query to the supplier.


    Incidentally I'd appreciate it if you would tell me if and how I can add a screen capture attachment to me postings.


    But ...........thanks for your prompt help.



  7. 1.       I insert Disk 1 and click on Readme.txt


    2.      I noted that I should double click on “Disk1\InstData\MacOSX\install.app” but nothing happens when I do so.


    3.      I then try clicking on autorun.inf and come to :





     I click on it but nothing happens when I do so.


    I use an Apple iMac with OSX 10.9.4 and X-Plane 10.25


    Help would be appreciated




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