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Issue with kneeboard

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ShockAndYaw Trainee

Has anyone seen this problem before. I open the kneeboard and the entire image from the top of the knee board goes black (no matter where I move the board).

It doesn't crash or anything, I just can't see anything.

Thanks.

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

Try the follow
Uncheck Anti-Alising in the flight Sim
Let your graphics card do the AA & AF
Go into your Graphic card display settings and set the following
AA = 8x
AF = 4x

Or something like that as I've just started worked at not at my normal PC.

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ShockAndYaw Trainee

thanks for the quick response.

didn't seem to do the trick though. Mad

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Insight Chief Captain

I have had that as well... seems to have gone away on mine though..

what driver version are you using?

some of the latest nVidia ones have caused me some issues

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

If i can see your screenshot well i think your in external view...Does this happen when you opening the Kneeboard while you are in cockpit view?

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John Hodges (originalgrunge) Captain

It was an incredibly common problem a while back, and definitly plagued me. It has to do with a small entry that you need to edit in your system registry, or something to that effect. I'm positive Radarman will come along soon with the link to the threads where the solution was posted. I know that this was a big enough problem for me nearly to give up on simming until he found that solution!

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I think this is what your looking for.

Go to START then to RUN type "regedit" Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

then expand "SOFTWARE" Scroll down to "MICROSOFT" and expand that.

then go to "WINDOWS" Expand that. Then go to "Run" and highlight

"RUN" BY CLICKING ON IT. To the right of your screen you will see all

the programs that start when your computer boots up. find viewmgr.exe

and delete it. Let us know how it works.

http://www.securemost.com/prs_lib/viewmgr_exe.htm

Radar

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ShockAndYaw Trainee

Hi -- Thanks all.

Radarman -- i should have mentioned that I saw the thread that your regfix was also posted in. I'm already viewmgr free unfortunately.

Greekman -- believe it or not, that is my cockpit view. Confused

Insight -- damn drivers. that may be worth a look. I've upgraded to the most recent nVidia drivers (81.95). It might be worth trying to switch back to the most recent (70-something if I remember correctly). I'll try that when I get home tonight.

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

Shock&Yaw my mistake I was thinking of something else I belive it's the drivers.

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Insight Chief Captain

I am on 71.85 i think

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

ShockAndYaw wrote:

Hi -- Thanks all.

Radarman -- i should have mentioned that I saw the thread that your regfix was also posted in. I'm already viewmgr free unfortunately.

Greekman -- believe it or not, that is my cockpit view. Confused

Insight -- damn drivers. that may be worth a look. I've upgraded to the most recent nVidia drivers (81.95). It might be worth trying to switch back to the most recent (70-something if I remember correctly). I'll try that when I get home tonight.

I believe you my friend let us know about your drives trying and also do what RadarMan suggests.... Exclamation

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Insight wrote:

I am on 71.85 i think

Insight,

would you please confirm this, when you get around to it.
I still haven't changed my drivers yet (call me a whimp if you must) but I'm accumulating a nice collection which I keep in my special "NVIDIA Drivers Folder". The contents are: 78.01 / 78.05 / and of course the adorable 81.85-.
Juggle

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ShockAndYaw Trainee

Downgrading to 78.01 seemed to do the trick.

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Insight Chief Captain

yeh

I am on 78.05 my memory is rubbish, sorry Smile

glad this sorted it out for you ShockandYaw

lets hope the next nvidia release fixes these issues... what version were you on? the new beta?

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ShockAndYaw Trainee

No, 81.95. Which is the one currently on the NVIDIA site.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

So in practical terms, does that mean that the 81.85 was no good... and the more recent 81.95 is -- well... not much better??

You'd think they'd have the mess sorted out by now Hack

MaRawder Guest

So guys, is it the same issue with ATI cards?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

MaRawder wrote:

So guys, is it the same issue with ATI cards?

No need to rub it in Evil or Very Mad
Seriously, I haven't heard of these type of problems with ATI cards - some members here are ATI-specialists, they'll answer your question Very Happy

Marawder Guest

Im just sayin cause I have a ATi Radeon x300 and I dont have viewmgr at all on my pc, everytime I click on the kneeboard button it crashes the game.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Marawder wrote:

Im just sayin cause I have a ATi Radeon x300 and I dont have viewmgr at all on my pc, everytime I click on the kneeboard button it crashes the game.

Probably your card, it getting old and finds it hard to handle the graphic intensive FS9.
http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buyer/outpdir.jsp?search=ati+radeon+x300&nxtg=71aa0a200507-FBE5DE41F4CAA25E
Don't use new drivers, use older ones and see how you do.
http://www.drivercleaner.net/
I don't know the rest of your computer specs.
Radar

Marawder Guest

Wow Radarman, youre on the ball, what a fast response! Thanks for your help.

Hmm the news, learning center, flying lessons, all seem to make the game crash. I can't help but think it is a problem with internet explorer, Since I have IE7 beta....

BTW I have a P4 3.2Ghz MediaCenter WindowsXP 512mb DDR, and the x300 is pci express running 128mb(card should not have any difficulties running this game, as it runs NFS most wanted, FEAR, doom 3, and HL2 at very decent graphics and resolutions with no stuterings, just like FS9.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

You still have a very good CPU, you could use another 512mb ram and I would still use older drivers for that card.
With the card and ram combination I think that's causing the problems.
It could be the beta, how was it before you installed it.
Radar

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Insight Chief Captain

i'd say the ram + CPU is unlikely to cause the crash tbh

does it hang or reboot the machine?

what are your anti aliasing and anisotropic filtering settings set at?

Guest

I played around with all the settings, from top of the line everything with 1280*1200 resolution to 800*600 with everythign turned down including anti-aliasing.

What happens is that I am ready to fly, but when I click kneeboard the game goes black then the error message window comes up with the "restart fs9" checkbox. Same thing goes for the flying lessons, news, and other things that need to connect online I guess.

Im probably going to do a fresh-install wipe away any traces of fs9 and see if any add-ons or other things have gone haywire over time. I do remember using those options before, I just dont remember if it was on this computer.

I hope I can find older Radeon X300 drivers cause its a relatively newer, lower end card.

Thanks guys

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