And this gives you no clue that perhaps it might be an idea to supply full hardware specifications to us - and PMDG..?
PMDG 747-400X doesn't "require" FSX SP2, per the Precision Manuals website for this aircraft. FSX SP1 (or later) is recommended for best performance.
There is a patch (here, Service Update V2.1) out that among other things re-installs a 2008 C++ Redistributable version specifically required by this aircraft (see the readme). This may solve your trouble with textures not rendering properly.
You probably will need to lower your FSX graphical settings also for this aircraft to run acceptably if your system doesn't have a FSX/SP2 (or Acceleration/Gold) compatible Video Card. While the PMDG 747 is an excellent aftermarket aircraft for FSX, that excellence comes with an increased computer system overhead requirement that your system may not be ideal for.
Last edited by Paxx; 10-08-2010 at 10:17 PM.
Right now I am running
Windows XP Profession Version 2002 SP3
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
T2300 @ 1.66GHz
1.66GHz, 0.99GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
Flight Simulator X/10
Service Pack 1
And Progone, I didn't do that. It happens EITHER with SP2 OR Acceleration
Last edited by chris34; 10-19-2010 at 11:17 AM.
No chance on acceptable performance with FSX and PMDG on that rig. And we still have no idea what the video adapter is... but with those lowly specs I'd be surprised if the card is up to the job. Probably some on-board adapter.
That would explain the error message
Try turning off the "Advanced Animations" checkmark in FSX settings...
This setting controls whether or not FSX will try to use certain shader features. If it's turned on, your computer might not be able to handle it properly and you might be getting these hiccups as a result. You WILL lose certain features, such as (ta daa!) wing flexing and other little details, but that would be better than not running properly at all.
It also may be that the 747X requires the use of these "Advanced Animation" features - for this you might be better served on the PMDG support forums.
Last edited by greggerm; 10-19-2010 at 11:35 AM.
Any reason why you wouldnt contact pmdg support or post this on the 400/400x support forums?
If you didnt pirate it, they generally bend over backwards to try and get you fixed.
PMDG first! Please just help me!
Turn your graphical settings down all the way to the left. All of them.
Use Flight Simulator 2004 A Century of Flight (FS9).
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