Fly Away Simulation
Your #1 Source for Flight Simulators!

Search for Downloads

Use this form to search for downloads and addons including aircraft, scenery and more.

Search entire site

Use this form to perform a site-wide search for forum posts, news and reviews and videos.

SearchSearch 

Poss silly Q; external view, aircraft invisible?

   
Author Message
bikerchris
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:26 am 

Hi all,

New to the forum, and a very good forum it is too - having looked around.

My question is probably stupid but I recently tried 'X' and found when I selected the external view, I can see nothing but a human being and landing lights? Is there a simply setting to make the aircraft visible? I selected 'Ultra High' visual settings and it made no difference.

Really grateful for any help.

Cheers,
Chris
Back to top
oldsamer
First Officer
First Officer

Pro Member

Joined: Jan 31, 2007
Posts: 335
Location: El Paso TX
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:39 pm 

Humm, this is a new one.

Is this a selected FSX default aircraft?

It's funny to see how little of the aircraft is present in vertual cockpit view (you can see that by moving viewpoint out back with ctrl + enter), but this isn't that.
Back to top
JarJarBinks
Chief Captain
Chief Captain

Pro Member

Joined: May 13, 2005
Posts: 1335
Location: deep deep south georgia
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:05 pm 

this is new it will make you scrathe your Censored when it don`t itch...
"To Protect Life And Property"

GCFD: HQ STA. 1.
Rescue1, Squad1, Engine1, Ladder Tower1, Engine11

Airport STA. 5
ARFF Truck 5 Crash Fire Resc. 11 Engine 5
Back to top
bikerchris
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:02 pm 

hey you two, thanks for posting - I was expecting an email notification that never arrived! Don't worry, I'll tick the notify box next time!

It's a shame my problem has stumped you, I thought it would be easy.

Yes oldsamer it's a default aircraft - even the microlite type thing doesn't show the wings and main body, just the rotor and pilot.

Bit of a head scratcher this!

I'm fairly sure my Laptop doesn't have a major issue with performance, it's my first proper one and has a 2GHz Core 2 and a gig of RAM. I did however install it on a seperate partition as my primary is dinky, that shouldn't be an issue...should it?

Thanks for your feedback! Razz
Back to top
JLangevin
First Officer
First Officer

Pro Member

Joined: Sep 24, 2004
Posts: 499
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:22 pm 

Please give me your system specs... as it will help... I need

Processor
Motherboard
Memory
Video Card
Hard Drive (brand and speed)
Back to top
bikerchris
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:13 pm 

Hi JLangevin, thanks for giving me hope!

I've converted the spec to PDF and stuck it on my virtually un-used server space!:

Cheers!

Chris
Back to top
JLangevin
First Officer
First Officer

Pro Member

Joined: Sep 24, 2004
Posts: 499
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:24 pm 

It is VERY difficult to get a good FSX experience out of a laptop. Your system looks very stout for a laptop, I would reccomend 2gigs of memory. This will more than likely fix your issue.
Back to top
bikerchris
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:36 am 

thank JLangevin, I'll certainly consider it, cheers! I got the 'stout' model because I do quite a bit of AutoCAD drawing.

I just checked crucial and it's 30(60 bucks'ish) for another GB, or a kingston I guess...I normally prefer crucial but only because they have an on-line spec checker, which is generally more accurate than kingstons estimates!

Thanks again!
Back to top
oldsamer
First Officer
First Officer

Pro Member

Joined: Jan 31, 2007
Posts: 335
Location: El Paso TX
Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:18 pm 

How about posting a screen shot into this thread, so we can see the problem.
Back to top
bikerchris
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:14 am 

Hi oldsamer,

Here's some screen shots. For future reference to new users (like me!) you do it by pressing 'V'. They can be found in a sub-folder within 'My Pictures'.

Picture01


Picture02


Picture03


Picture04


Picture05


Picture06


Picture07


Picture08


Since posting, I've had random success, but it doesn't relate to the settings really. At the moment I'm blaming it on a lack of laptop performance and propose a RAM upgrade. I did install the chipset and that seemed to make a difference, but game play was slowed down and almost stopped a few times!
Back to top
RadarMan
Chief Captain
Chief Captain

Pro Member

Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 19099
Location: U.S.A
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:01 am 

Your video card can't render the screenshots.
Clean out the old drivers and load new ones made for your card.
Then set everything at default, if all shows up well start moving the slide up one by one.
AI Traffic, clouds, autogen and scenery will eat you alive.
Keep your FPS at 20 and see how it looks then.
If you can, shut down some of the programs running in the background, they use up your resources.

Radar

Back to top
bikerchris
Trainee
Trainee

Pro Member

Joined: Jul 19, 2007
Posts: 6
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:20 am 

Hi RadarMan,

Thanks for that, I'll re-load the graphics drivers, cheers. I think the FPS has remained at 20 throughout my 'testing' phase.

There are barely any programs running in the background as I've got multiple OS's on my laptop. One for every day use and the other for game play...or anything that might bugger up my OS.

Cheers!
Chris
Back to top
   
All times are GMT

Page 1 of 1
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Related Topics

Sign-Up

Signing-up for a Pro account gives you super fast uncapped speed to the thousands of FSX, FS2004 & X-Plane downloads which include aircraft, scenery and more - click here to view the library for free or...

Go Pro
Sign-Up Now

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter

Join over 130,000 subscribers of our free dedicated flight simulation newsletter. Featuring new downloads, products and industry news.

 

Survey

Have you downloaded your copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition?


Votes 15436

Social

Follow us on Social Networks

Subscribe to our newsletter

 
RSS Feed iPhone App

Terms & Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Copyright © 2018 Fly Away Simulation. All Rights Reserved.