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tomax7 Trainee

...i'm at my wits end, all my planes, and the built in ones with FSX and FS9 are dark running under Vista, or this Acer.

Running Acer desktop E4300 1.8GHz duo with 2GB ram and Intel 946GZ Express GMA3000 Chipset for video.

The planes are all in shadow view. In the 'Create a Flight' screen, they are nice, bright, and white, but when I click "Fly Now" they go dark.

I reloaded FS9 thinking it was FSX, but see the same thing.

I've included screen shots on my site:

http://www.tomax7.com/thoughts/flightsim9.htm

Tried turning the plane details down and up but same.

Just wondering if anyone has the same experience if this is a Vista or Intel 946 chipset issue.

cheers
tom

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RadarMan Chief Captain

It's the video card, boost up the aircraft again and lower all the scenery settings especially autogen, you should see some difference.

Radar

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tomax7 Trainee

...thanks for the suggestion, tried it, worked for a second, but change views, like chase plane, and then back to cockpit, it goes back to shadow.

Gotta be that Intel card.

Dang.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

tomax7 wrote:

...thanks for the suggestion, tried it, worked for a second, but change views, like chase plane, and then back to cockpit, it goes back to shadow.

Gotta be that Intel card.

Dang.

Most integrated cards don't work well with graphic intensive software like FSX
My guess is that the only card you could get (and disable the Intel one) would be a PCI (not PCIe) card.
You can find good buys on them.
I doubt that you have a slot for AGP card, especially if it's a Dell.

Radar

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