Hi, I have had Flight Simulator 9 for quite a while, and since I upgraded to a new LCD flat-panel monitor (becuase my old one burned out) I have been experiencing a problem when I load FS 2004, I would chose an airplane, and what I will see would be a BLACK BOX where the aircraft should roate in a 360 motion on clouds. I didn't experince this problem with my old LCD flat-panel monitor, I could only see the airplanes when I switch to 800x600xwhat ever mode. Do you think it's my monitor? Or does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Turn off your AA setting from Dislpay Settings in FS menu.
My Anti-Annalising, AA is was is already off and there is no difference, any other suggestions?
Lower you AA & AF to your GFX.
Dude. that doesn't work either, anything else?
If your new monitor is a different size to your old one, try playing with your Screen Resolution settings.
Not to sure what you mean by ...and what I will see would be a BLACK BOX where the aircraft should roate in a 360 motion on clouds.
If you can see the Create A Flight screen but the display window doesn't show an aircraft, I doubt very much that this is a monitor issue. Have you tried selecting other aircraft?
My guess, you have an nVIDIA card, if so delete your old drivers and download new ones.
If your using the DVI cable your card may not be good enough, use the analog.
Yes, I have an nVidia GeForce 256 megabyte card. I have installed new drivers for nVidia and nothing happened. This happened to every aircraft when I chose and airplane. The same problem happens when I chose downloaded planes too. I agree that it is a monitor issue, but I believe that this problem can be fixed. I'm playig from a Desktop computer, not a Laptop.
THROW IT IN BIN
OR TAKE IT BACK
The problem is the GFX drivers not your monitor. Lower your AF in the Nvidia control panel. I have the latest drivers and can set the AF to 8x. I only get the black box when I activate my other monitor.
When I only use one monitor it works.
Just live with the black box. Your only in the menu setttings for a few minutes anyway.
I have just resolved the problem! You just have to go to "NVIDIA Control Panel" after you right click on your desktop and when it gets loaded, you go to 3D Setttings and click on Manage 3D settings, and where it says, "Image settings" make it to: BEST PERFORMANCE. After you do that close all windows and open up Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, A Century Of Flight, and you can see all airplanes! Thanks for all who helped, and don't forget to check out my website with my MS videos at :
Nice one. Thanks for sharing the solution with us