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flight gear won't run correctly on windows 10

Postby oldsoldier » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 am

I have installed and uninstalled flight gear 2018 3.2 four times from different sources; all have the same results. The download load's on my computer correctly but when I start the program I get a small square in the center of my display that is multi colored, like looking thru a colidescope (spelling). I guess a better example would be an eye exam where you are shown a card with multi colors and you have to pick out a number or letter faintly visible. Flight gear get me this far then I wait and watch (in the background) a sentence at the bottom of the display that says "loading scenery" ; when that finishes in about 5 minutes I have to click on the display 5 or 6 times with my mouse and then the intro screen comes on as it should. The last time the 172 cessna came up but the dash controls didn't work.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx
Processor Amd Rysen 7
1700 Eight-core Processor
3.00 GHZ
16 MB Ram
64 bit
Windows 10 home ver 1803
Display G276hl running at 1920x1080
Radeon RX 550 8gb ram Display adapter
Thanks for any help in advance
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Re: flight gear won't run correctly on windows 10

Postby pb321 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:28 am

Is this the problem you're experiencing? viewtopic.php?t=35397 It describes a situation in a graphics card similar to yours.
Your system seems like it should work well except for one exception a Radeon graphics card, but it supports Open GL 4.5 and that should work. I'd recommend searching the Graphics section of this forum for "radeon" and see if that might lead to a clue as to what might be causing the multicolor square on initial startup.. Check the wikis for troubleshooting info, such as this one:
It sounds like you can get to the launch screen where you can set various parameters, like display size, graphics settings and whether Flightgear starts with a console window or not. The console might provide some clues as to what might be wrong and there are various log levels that are explained here:
Also, you might turn AI Traffic off until you get things working better.
As far as the startup sequence, FlightGear defaults to use terrasync, or automatic scenery downloading. Terrasync takes some time and depends on your Internet speed. Once you get your system running better, you might find Terramaster more to your liking.
The mouse clicks you mention might not have any effect at all. Have you waited a fair amount of time before clicking? Your mouse can be set to be used in two basic ways. You can read about that and other possible issues here:
Let us know what happens and we can help more if needed.
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