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  1. Anyone on here finding the same as me? Windows 8 is something a bit special? I have run FSX over the years using a few iterations of Win 7, everything from Home Basic to Ultimate, all on x 64 based system, varying results with FSX on these different line ups - Ultimate x64 worked the best when it was running nicely, but if something was not quite right, it was the ginger haired stepchild from hell! I actually stopped running FSX recently on Win 7 due to it getting upset with some of my add ons (anyone care to comment on this as it would be helpful before I go full hog installing everything again on FSX under Win 8 - My problems started after installing UTX Europe, GEX Europe 2.0, Dreamscapes UK Mesh, then adding on the UK2000 scenery for the UK volumes 1,2 and 3 along with a load of UK2000 individual airfields (I did disable them in the VFR scenery as advised - but still loads of hangs and crashes) I also have Aerosoft VFR Germany installed - I think this is probably too much for FSX, if anyone can suggest what I should install it would be appreciated. My current idea is to install the Dreamscapes UK Mesh, then UTX Europe, then GEX Europe, then individual UK2000 Airfields rather than the entire VFR package, then I want to add on the Horizon VFR UK photo scenery......will this work or is it another recipe for disaster?) Anyway, back to Win 8, I upgraded to Pro for the 39.99 USD and unplugged all drives apart from my SSD (Intel 240GB 520) fresh install of Win 8 and it runs really nice. Reconnected my other drives one at a time so as to get the drive letters I wanted rather than what Windows fancied. Fresh install of FSX on my SATA 1TB - SATA 6.0 GB/s D drive, Acceleration, and Dreamscapes UK Mesh. UTX Europe and GEX Europe, nothing else in the way of scenery just yet. All config settings in FSX are full to the right apart from lens bloom, aircraft casts shadows on itself, water is at medium 2x, traffic is at 25% and autogen is at one notch to the left of fully right, frame rates unlimited.....da dee da dee da...there does not seem to be a need to use an external frame limiter as it is running nicely and smoothly at about 56FPS (Nvidia GTX 460 OC - 1GB Then installed PMDG 737NGX, the only aircraft add on I love, but will be adding the PMDG 747 soon. Everything is running like a dream! FSX is loading in about 15 seconds rather than 90, frame rates are smoother than they have ever been - unlimited settings with no external limiter - Bijotes tweaks are loaded for the config file. My processor is the 3770K at 4.3GHz. with 32GB Ram running at 1648MHz. on the ASUS P8Z77V-De luxe. (This Asus board is nice as long as you keep well away from ASUS suite software - I honestly believe that that was where I was getting a lot of problems on FSX with win7 - I had a few issues with this software (ASUS) Now I have only loaded relevant drivers rather than the entire suite and things are running a treat. For 39.99 USD, Win 8 is an offer that really is too good to be missed, you can download it and burn it as an ISO to a DVD and install at leisure once you are happy with updates etc. I also bought a second copy for my son, and we did the "ÜPGRADE" install rather than a clean install, and his machine is also running better than it ever did with Win 7 x64! There were no issues at all installing FSX or acceleration or any of the above software - I have heard a few reports regarding FSPUIC, I haven't had a need to run that yet so cannot tell at the moment. Any feedback or suggestions as how to go with my proposed add ons would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi everyone, I am a complete Newbie to the AVSIM forums. The main reason I am here is, because I heard that it is the best place to find solutions for FSX Issues. I recently bought a new Notebook PC (i5@ 2,6GHz; 6GB RAM; Nvidia GeForce 740M nd Win 8 :-( ). Although I am thoroughly impressed with the new machine, FSX has started somehow clashing with WIN8. After FSX and the Acceleration expansion pack FSX worked perfectly for a couple of weeks. Now all of a sudden, upon running FSX I get an error message mentioning something with the Side by Side Configuration: "The application could not be executed because of an invalid Side-by-Side configuration." A screenshot of the error-message is attached. Unfortunately in German, as I am running a German Version of the OS. I would appreciate it if someone could be of assistance! Many Thanks!!! :-) Ok just saw that the screenshot uploaded twice by accident. Sorry about that.
  3. Hi, the PMDG models look fabulous. There is only one question I have before I decide to buy one or more. It states for best performance "OS: Windows 7 64-bit". How about Win8 64-bit? Is it Win8 compatible? Thx
  4. Hi, I've recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and have been flying the 737NGX for quite a while without any major issues. Ending a flight in the 737NGX with ESC results in a FSX CTD. I simply press CTRL-C to exit straight out of FSX. No CTD. Anyhow, let's move on to the MD-11. A couple of days ago I decided to install my MD-11 again. All went fine with the installation and activation until I selected the MD-11 in FSX under Free Flight. The usual "AIRAC loading" screen which pops up when you select the MD-11 didn't show. Clicking on Fly Now placed me inside a "Cold and dark" cockpit, with a twist. Everything was dead... displays, controls, sound... everything. I then decided to check the MD-11 Load Manager stand-alone application. It crashed with a weird error. Here's the entry from the Windows event log: Activation context generation failed for "D:\Games\FSX\PMDG\MD11_LoadManager.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.MFC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis. There were also similar entries for PMDGOptions.dll, PMDGEvents.dll and PMDGSounds.dll. Running the MD-11 inside FSX didn't produce any errors, but as long as you stay in the "dead" cockpit the Windows event log is bombarded with the above event entry... the only difference is that it's now referencing the PMDG_MD11.DLL instead of the MD11_LoadManager.exe. This led me to believe that I'm missing some Visual C++ files. The MD-11 installation did install some or other C++ redistributable, which was annoying as it was downloaded during the MD-11 install. So I have no idea which version this was. I assume it installed the 2010 redist 64bit. FIX: What I did was to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17. The file is called vcredist_x86.exe. This is the 32bit version. The MD-11 Load Manager started to work and the MD-11 came back to life in FSX. Just thought I would post this for anyone else who might be running into this issue. Jean Joubert
  5. Hello everybody, a while ago (7 months+ i think) I purchased Windows 8 but quickly switched back to windows 7 because of all the issues with joysticks for FSX and so on. Now, since it's been a while and I switched to XPX and P3D V2 is coming "soon" i'm thinking of switching back. I did really like it unlike most people. I'm just curious on whether I will still have joystick issues or anything else. Thanks! P.S I have been hearing quite a lot about Win8 8.1. If i re install Win8 should I update to it?
  6. Hi all Windows 8 users! After many complains about FSX with Win8 i think all have fixed it on their own. Whats your settings so you can fly without problems and crashes? Im not using any programs but i have only changed the compatibly mode to Windows 7. DO NOT INSTALL UIAUTOMATIONCORE.DLL FOR WINDOWS 8 BECAUSE IT CAN DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.
  7. Hi, I've been having an issue the past few flights. During my long hauls, the joystick will randomly disappear from FSX. This happens while the plane is on autopilot. I can still see the joystick is connected to the computer through the windows "usb game controllers" menu, but all I can select in FS is "mouse yoke". If I unplug and plug it back in it still doesnt show up in flightsim. Only upon re starting the sim can I use the joystick again. I also use the EZdok camera addon if this has anything to do with it. Help greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  8. Hi everyone. I am very close to making a purchase of the 737NGX Reboot pack from fs2crew. I run my simulator on Windows 8 and am just wondering if anyone has seen any major bugs or problems with the product on windows 8? I had the previous NGX pack and it runs absolutely fine on my system so I am sure the Reboot will be the same but I just want to make sure first! Thanks, Robbie
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