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not enough space?

Postby jimmyb » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:29 pm

Hi, I am new and have a problem with Flightgear. I am operating on a windows 7, Flightgear v2.0 Intel HD Graphics card, and the problem happens with every airplane at every airport. The problem is, the game will not load after "initalizing nasal electrical system" It then goes to "Unkown exception in main loop, aborting...possible cause, not enough space, yet I have 451 Gigs free, (Brand new laptop). The Planes load fine in the select an Aircraft section. thank you for your time.
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Re: not enough space?

Postby Johan G » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:57 pm

jimmyb wrote in Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:29 pm:...I have 451 Gigs free, (Brand new laptop).

I would "guess" that that is the size of your hard drive. How much RAM memory does your computer have?
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Re: not enough space?

Postby Gijs » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:06 am

Are you sure you have a Intel HD card? On most netbooks (with Windows 7), NVidia has a feature called "Optimus Technology", which is meant to increase battery life, by automatically switching of the powerfull graphics card when it's not needed. However, FlightGear needs it all the time, even if Optimus says it doesn't. This miscommunication results in low framerates (because your computer will run Flightgear on the weak onboard processor).

To make use of the powerful graphics card, perform the following steps:
1. Go to the NVidia control panel. Probably located in the Windows Control Panel.
2. On the 3D Settings tab, you'll find a "Prefered graphics processor" option. Set it to NVidia.
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