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05-02-2001, 11:44 PM
I have a Dell PII 400, with 128mb RAM and Nvidia TNT2 M64 Video card and DirectX8a.
X-plane gives me an error and puts me back onto the Desktop.
Can any one suggest Nvidia drivers or versions or anything I can do to run X-plane. I have many previous versions of X-plane but none of them work on this machine.
05-03-2001, 02:45 AM
I have the same card. I would try goign to nVidia Site and downloading the new drivers they have posted there.
05-03-2001, 09:35 AM
Could you be more specific? Does X-plane work in your setup?
Which driver version and whether I need to tweak anything?
Thanks for the reply.
05-03-2001, 09:40 PM
Okay go to this site http://www.nvidia.com/products.nsf/htmlmedia/detonator3.html
Download the respective drivers and see how that works.
I just put my TNT2 card in. I just had the built in i810 chipset that didn't work at all with xplane. I got about one frame per/sec maybe. Now I get frame rates thats hover at about 29-60. But you can only see up to 30 so 60 doesn't matter. Also did you say you had 16 or 32 meg on your card. I have only 32 meg and xplane runs great. I will be happy to answer more questions to the best of my ability.
05-04-2001, 02:57 PM
I upgraded the nVidia drivers to version 6.50. It still gives me an error...
"....invalid page fault...." under details.
I don't know what else to do!
05-04-2001, 08:14 PM
Okay the only thing I would do try to reinstall the game. I think that if you email the X-plane guy (his name escapes me right now) and tell him what is wrong then he will be able to help you. Also make sure everything is current driver wise and try running scan disk and defrag. I don't know about those last to things but i would try that. But I think the best thing would be to email the X-plane guy. (there I go again) Anyway sorry i couldn't help you more.
05-06-2001, 08:46 PM
I don't know if this will help...
But a couple suggestions...
1) X-Plane doesn't like conflicts with your Desktop settings. Try setting your Desktop resolution to 800x600
2) go to your C: directory and delete the .prf files for X-Plane and then try restarting....
05-06-2001, 09:08 PM
Tried that - done that.
Thanks for the reply.
I have seen lots of complaints about the M64 on tweakfiles.com, the-ctrl-alt-del.com and rivatuner.com forums.
The only thing I am wondering about is the OpenGL - the problem is according to what they say on their website, their setup program will automatically check AND update your drivers - that scares me. I just dont want to mess with that.
But, thanks again to all who replied.
05-06-2001, 09:27 PM
You can try GLSETUP. That's a separate program that provides OpenGL support to certain chipsets.
You could also go to x-plane.com and download the 5.66 version of the program.
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