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The AVSIM Basic FSX Configuration Guide provides members with a one-stop guide for configuring FSX for optimum performance. Our goal at AVSIM is to make configuring FSX as simple as possible and to educate. There are many FSX Configuration Guides published around the Internet and a member only has to do an Internet search using the Google or Bing search engines to find them.
The Microsoft-owned Flight Simulator is possibly the game industry's longest-running continuous franchise. The first Microsoft-branded version was released in 1982 with the most recent version, FSX, released in 2006 and expanded in 2007 with the release of Acceleration/SP2. FSX is a 32 bit application that can reside in a 64 bit Windows operating environment. Acceleration and the freeware version SP2 included a preview to DX10 technology as the Microsoft team did not have sufficient time to completely program FSX for DX10. They had hoped to finalize development in a future update (as well as improve on the FSX engine) but the development team (AKA Aces Studio) was released by Microsoft before those upgrades could be published. Currently, an add-on developer has fixed many of the issues left behind by FSX. You can get more information about DX10 in our DX10 Forum.
This AVSIM Crash-to-Desktop (CTD) guide provides investigative techniques you can try when you get one of those dreaded crashes while loading the sim to your setup screen, during the loading to the flight, or during the flight. Most importantly, the guide includes tips on preventing crashes, probable causes, and you may see some actual fixes we found while searching the Internet and scanning forums throughout the flight simulation community. For the purposes of this guide, a CTD includes incidents where the simulation crashes, freezes up during a flight or you receive the nasty Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Except for some rare known causes of crashes, each CTD must go through an investigative process and this guide will provide you with some tools to assist you in finding the cause and taking corrective actions. We have found some simple procedures you can take that fixes a majority of CTD’s but, if they do not work, we provide some procedures you can take to investigate the crash. You must be aware, what “fix” works for many, does not work for all as the crash could have been caused by an anomaly on YOUR computer system. We hope this guide will be sufficient and prevents you from the task of uninstalling/reinstalling your simulator, your add-ons, and/or your operating system.
The following changes to previous versions of this guide were made:
Updated and clarified the investigative techniques in the “How to fix Most Freezes/Crashes” section. Updated links within the document and to external website locations. Added detailed instructions for repairing FSX, FSX-SE, or P3D. Added instructions for deleting incompatible aircraft for MyTrafficX users. Added method for repairing Windows 7-10 without reinstalling Windows. Added information for fixing PMDG_737NGX_2.ddl. Fixed grammatical errors.