|Dec 12, 2002, 06:28 AM||#1||
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Combat Flight Simulator 3 - CTD
Hi Gents (& Ladies of course)
I am suffering with MS Combat Flight Simulator 3. I hope I can find a dear Radeon 8500 user which can help me.
My Specs first:
AMD 1600 XP+
Soyo Dragon Plus MoBo (Bios revision Feb 02)
512 MB DDR RAM
Windows 98 US
Radeon 8500 (9069 driver)
I can run CFS 3 only, if I have the detail setting slides at 1, pushing them on 2 or more makes the game crash as soon as I want to fly a mission (mission doesn't start, crash occurs upon loading mission).
MS generates an error report that is entitled with "Fatal Error" and makes a refference to a .dll-file of which I cannot remember the name because I'm not in front of my PC right now (sorry).
What I've done so far:
I have followed the instructions of Sim Outhouse on how to tweak the system (SWAP-File, Drivers updated, Correct Settings in the CFS3 Config Programm etc.)
Turned off the sound (no help)
Defraged/Scan Disk (do this anyway 1/week)
What I've NOT done yet is:
Flashing my MoBo Bios - will do this but I don't think that this will help
Still, I am of the oppinion that my system should run CFS3 at say detail level 3 - 4 with no problem.
What can I do - is this the end? Anybody - please please help, I have no more ideas on what to do.
P.S.: Many other (also recent/new ones) games are working just fine - even Iron Storm, this bi*ch is working just fine and rock solid. Is it my system or is it Microslot who bugs me here?
Thanks for every single input guys!
|Dec 12, 2002, 11:17 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New York
This probably goes without saying but... return CFS3 and buy IL2.
Not the right answer but I'm attempting to convert the masses.
|Dec 12, 2002, 12:40 PM||#4|
CFS3 runs like crap on a wet towel here too - I'd have to agree with the previous 2 recommendations. Ditch it, get IL2.
|Dec 12, 2002, 07:44 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2002
I concur, go get IL-2! It's the best fligh sim to date IMHO.
"Those who long for exaltation look upwards, but I look downwards, for I am the exalted."
Thus Spake Zarathustra
|Dec 12, 2002, 09:54 PM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2000
I have to defend CFS 3 from a military stand point. It really creates the illusion of leading a bunch of dudes into battle. The campaign is TOTALLY addictive. www.simhq.com is probably the best place to find solutions for your particular problem.
|Dec 13, 2002, 02:03 AM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Well I went out and bought aforce feedback 2 stick and Combat FS3 as I have never played aflight sim before!
Every time I try and change options or start a campaign my system locks up.when I get it going gameplay is OK.
The read me file mentions lock ups with newer Raeon drivers!
I hate that games developers excuse and idea that you should go back to using 6 month old drivers just for there game!
I have tried several drivers-6218,6200,6133 etc.
I now wish I had never bothered buying a flight sim!!!!
System- (runs everything I've ever installed like silk-ecept this MS game!!!)
|Dec 13, 2002, 11:44 AM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: PMB; South Africa
Re: Combat Flight Simulator 3 - CTD
CAN'T FLY SH$T for more than 3 minutes.
You have my symphathies. You just paid $50 for a virus.
Like someone said. Get IL2
CPU: AMD 3500+ XP
Video: Gainward 8600 GT
Memory: 2048 MB (2X 1024MB)
Monitor: MAG 19" running @ 1280 X 1024
Mobo: AZRock (nForce 4)
Sound: Sound Blaster Live 24 Bit
HDD: IBM 120GB 7200rpm
HDD: Seagate 200 GB 7200 rpm
OS: Win XP
|Dec 16, 2002, 01:58 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Thanks for your advices (though didn't helped that much hehehe...) However, I'm taking that personal and I will find a way to get that baby fly one day. I'm having some guys at simhq.com looking at it. I hope that this .dll error-message can help. I will post the name of the dll-file ms-error message is refering to and maybe someone of you or the simhq guys will know what could be the reason.
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