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Flightgear crashes

Postby SpeedmasterxXx » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:38 pm

- what OS (Windows Xp/Vista, Mac etc.) are you running?Windows 7 32 bit
- what FlightGear version do you use?2017.3.1
- what graphics card do you have?N/A
- does the problem occur with any aircraft, at any airport?No
- where did you download your aircraft/scenery from?I didnt download any extra planes or scenery
- is there any output printed to the console (black window)?idk

guys pls help me out. I installed fg 2.0.0 first and it was running kind of smoothly but i had a few lags. then i installed fg 2017.3.1 and when i pressed fly, a new fg window opened but it was full white. after a min, it came as normal but it was more laggier and then after 30 seconds it crashes.
Sry if i posted on the wrong section
I hav 2 gb ddr3 ram, core duo processor.
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Re: Flightgear crashes

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:20 pm

when i start my flightgear, it is already using 1.5Gig of RAM... add in the OS and other tasks running in the background and 2Gig is eaten up pretty fast... i would guess that your system is swapping... if swapping is the problem, the solution is to upgrade the memory... recommend 8Gig or more but you might be ok with 4Gig...
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Re: Flightgear crashes

Postby Hooray » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:23 pm

the "new fg window" you are referring to, could you possibly share a screenshot with us ?
This is just to ensure that this is indeed a flightgear window, and not a/the launcher (think fgrun, or the built-in one).
If the issue is launcher related, it should be possible to disable whatever launcher you are using.
But for specific instructions, we'd need more/better information - maybe in the form of a few screenshots showing the problem ?
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Re: Flightgear crashes

Postby SpeedmasterxXx » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:27 pm

Yes it is a flightgear window
https://imgur.com/iPEBL9X
My computer uses 1073 mb ram and i think its getting out of ram when i open fg

And if it is a comp spec problem, then sometimes i will make a gaming pc by march.
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Re: Flightgear crashes

Postby florian » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:05 pm

SpeedmasterxXx wrote in Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:38 pm:- what OS (Windows Xp/Vista, Mac etc.) are you running?Windows 7 32 bit
- what FlightGear version do you use?2017.3.1
- what graphics card do you have?N/A
- does the problem occur with any aircraft, at any airport?No
- where did you download your aircraft/scenery from?I didnt download any extra planes or scenery
- is there any output printed to the console (black window)?idk

guys pls help me out. I installed fg 2.0.0 first and it was running kind of smoothly but i had a few lags. then i installed fg 2017.3.1 and when i pressed fly, a new fg window opened but it was full white. after a min, it came as normal but it was more laggier and then after 30 seconds it crashes.
Sry if i posted on the wrong section
I hav 2 gb ddr3 ram, core duo processor.


I think FG crashes because your machine is simply too old and not powerful enough to run a recent releases of FG. You didn't tell us what video card you use, though the rest of the specs seems insufficient as well. You need a decent CPU, at least 8 GB RAM, and a video card with at least 1 GB RAM, better 2 GB (the more shaders, nvidia calls them cuda cores the better)
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Re: Flightgear crashes

Postby Clive2670 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:13 pm

My Toshiba laptop used to struggle and spit its dummy out on a regular basis when I was running 6Gb of RAM, (I now have 16Gb so my laptop is much happier!) so not suprised you are having problems with only 2Gb also you don't quote what sort of graphics card you have, As florian above put you do need a minimum of a graphics card with a bare minimum of 1 Gb of dedicated (onboard) RAM
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