Where on earth do I start?

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tootingblue Trainee

Hello all

Am after some free advice!

Have just registered on this site and have been blundering about trying to suss things out.

I liked the idea of adding some aircraft to FS2004 so went for the British Airways A321. It installed OK but ran like a tired old dog. It also defaulted to the B737-400 cockpit panel - I hoped it would all come together!

My PC has a 2.6 GHz processor, 80GB HD and 256 MB of RAM. Is this not good enough to run an add on? Or am I missing a trick? I am certainly missing a cockpit panel for the A321.

Hope somebody can help. I want to add some more jets like the CRJ.



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Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

Welcome to the site, your in luck. Today's special is "free advice" tomorrows also but that's another story. 🙄

You have a great CPU but could use a minimum of 256mb more ram, more if the old wallet can stand it.
As for the "slow", part or all of your problem may be video card related.
You don't have that listed and are you using the latest drivers as well as the latest DirectX.

Your downloads: Below is a post with the explanation of how to install an aircraft, you may have missed one part and that's why it's not complete.
Check back with us and let us know how you are doing.


Pro Member First Officer
Fredericia01 First Officer

😀 Here´s a page with some downloads for your A320
There you can get the correct sound for the CFM.
Here´s a page where you can get the correct panel 😀

Pro Member First Officer
leadfoot First Officer

Speaking of dogs The erj 145 I downloaded a while back is a slow poke, like I'm lucky to get 400kts true out of it at anything above 25000'. HMMMMMM, maybe I can get into the config files and tinker with the thrust a little bit.

Pro Member Trainee
tootingblue Trainee

Thank you guys for your responses.

RadarMan, my video card details report form

Report Date: 07/20/2004
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 18:27:26
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows NT* 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 9.0
Physical Memory: 253 MB
Min. Graphics Memory: 1 MB
Max. Graphics Memory: 64 MB
Graphics Memory in use: 6 MB
Processor: x86
Processor Speed: 2591 MHZ
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2562
Device Revision: 3

* Output Devices Connected to Graphics Accelerator *

Active Monitors:1

Does this tell you anything? I suspected I needed more RAM

Thanks for the tips all - will post back and let you know how I'm getting on.

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

It still doesn't tell us which video card you have and it looks to me that you don't have the latest DirectX (9.0b).
Go to/start/run/ type in dxdiag and you will see all the information under each tab.
See which video card (and driver) you have and if I'm right about the DirectX.
I think you have a 64mb card (probably Nividia) and that's a little on the low side.
See you in a while.

Be certain that you have one of these operating systems before downloading.


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