hello all! new to the forum, not new to the site.
i didnt see a tech support thread anywhere, but i may have missed it (just tell me and i'll move my problem over there)
i just thought i might ask fellow '04 users if anyone has ever had a problem like the following:
i got FS 2004 recently, like last weekend, and of course immediatly installed it and flew a long haul in the default 747-400 (great fun, night ILS landing too!). at that time, the option for "download real world weather, updated every 15 minutes" worked flawlessly, and still worked for several days afterward. then it just randomly quit on me in the middle of a flight, giving me repeted error messages and just genneraly annoying me to death.
now, i thought that maybe there was a problem with my cable modem, but no, it all checked out fine (i'm posting on this forum right now, i believe my internet connection is O.K...) then i read about some other things that MIGHT cause the problem, did them all, (manualy opened port 80 in my firewall, deleted temp internet files.) still no go... so THEN i uninstalled FS 2004, restarted, and reinstalled the four disks. STILL nothing!
has anyone else had a similar problem?
the error message it gives me when i try to select the real world weather option from the flight creation menu is: "an error occurred while downloading real-world weather. please check your internet connection and configuration and try again." as i said, everything checks out.
i'm out of ideas and frankly this is driving me nuts, im the kinda person who wants to USE the fancy features if theyre available!
anyway, thanks in advance for any help whatsoever. even if its just to tell me to get weather reports and set it up manualy, hehe.