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Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby FLYING WOOKIE » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:57 pm

Running a brand new build computer with the following spec.
Windows 8.1 Professional (build 9600)

Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-ES2L
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a
2.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Main Circuit Board b
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-S2L
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F8 02/05/2009
Drives
1000.10 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
968.34 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
[Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n ******0, rev CC43, SMART Status: Healthy
Memory Modules c,d
3062 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

1000.10 GB 968.34 GB free

I installed the Flightgear program this morning after downloading it last night. Click on the Program logo and I get a screen with a Cessna
172p. But when I press FLY, all I am getting is an Error Report Screen "Flight gear has stopped working"....?

I tried downloading another aircraft....same problem.

Can anyone help please. I had hoped it would work without issues.

Thanks.
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Re: Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:30 pm

OK... not sure.
Try going to C:/Users/UserName/Appdata/Roaming -- if there is a flightgear.org folder there, delete it and try again?
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Re: Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby Thorsten » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:04 pm

Before we track old bugs - try last stable (3.1) please.
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Re: Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:46 pm

That means 2017.3.1, by the way: not v3.1 ;)
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Re: Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby FLYING WOOKIE » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:44 pm

Hi, and thanks for this.
Ok... There is no folder of that name.

By using 2017.3.1 do you mean that I need to delete this version (2017.2.1), (which took 4 hours to download), and then download and install 2017.3.1?

Basically start again....

If that's the case I'll have to do it overnight as my internet connection is pretty poor until tomorrow when I change over to fibre BB.

Thanks for any advice.

Do you have a download link for the other version please. Appreciate your help.
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Re: Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby FLYING WOOKIE » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 pm

Sadly, having seen the specifications needed to run Flightgear, I doubt my system is going to cope with it. So I won't waste any more of your time.
Thanks for trying to help.
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Re: Flightgear 2017.2.1 not working on Windows 8.1

Postby Necolatis » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:59 pm

If your windows is 32bit, that might explain why it crash, think 32bit support was removed, unless you compile it yourself.
3GB is not alot of RAM, but if you don't go overboard with the graphics and render settings it should run fine on your system. For me it uses 0.9-1.5GB depending on my settings and where I fly.

2017.3.1 just got released, its not on the webpage yet, but you can download it here (pick the .exe):

https://sourceforge.net/projects/flight ... se-2017.3/
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