Vista and Combat Flight Simulator 3

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Wayne, Apr 1, 2007.

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    Wayne Guest

    There is something very clever going on in this OS. CFS3 on this hardware
    under XP ran at perhaps 30fps but with some stuttering. Under Vista it is
    60fps+ with everything maxed and smooth as a babies bottom. If anyone has
    this sim gathering dust in a cupboard it is well worth dusting off and
    trying again.
    Wayne, Apr 1, 2007
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    Dale White Guest

    That seems pretty amazing, especially, since up until the release of the 7.3
    drivers, Vista always ran slower than XP. even then it's only 3 fps faster
    than XP in fear and they would be tied, if I took XP back to the 7.1
    drivers. Vista getting double the fps over XP, makes me wonder if you have
    something wrong wit XP.

    I think I'll get my friend to mail me his old CD if he's got it.
    Dale White, Apr 1, 2007
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    Wayne Guest

    Hi Dale,
    I have to admit I had lots of bloat on the XP install and there are things
    like Oracle 10g that sucked up RAM which I have not re-installed after the
    clean Vista install (I need to work with SQL Server at the moment). Also,
    Flight Simulator X runs about the same as it did under XP, 25 - 29fps with
    lots of the good stuff switched off. However Romw Total War is also faster,
    much faster on loading but gameplay is the same.

    Kind Regards,

    Wayne, Apr 1, 2007
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    Alex Guest

    HI Wayne,
    did you get CFS3 to run on Vista? I can´t. The installation was fine, but it
    does not start...
    Can you help?
    Thanks, Alex
    Alex, May 7, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    Hi Alex - did you ever get an answer to your question? I am considering
    buying CFS 3 and I want to know how it'll work with Vista.

    As a lay non comp kind of person it seems logical to me that a Microsoft
    game should work with a microsoft system. That is if they want to maximize
    their sales!

    Chris, Oct 17, 2007
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    Any Guest

    I think the answer to what you seek is right below at the very bottom.
    Any, Oct 30, 2007
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    Sam2750 Guest

    Hi Wayne, I have a new laptop HP 9000 w/vista and I am able to run MS Combat
    Flight Simulator 3 OK, but is crashes after 5 minutes. MS game works has a
    fix, asking me to re-configure my boot [for a limited boot] each time I play
    the game. When I do this I can play for 20 minutes and then it crashes.
    Very frustrating. I tried turning off everything on the computer when
    playing but it makes no differance. Does anyone have an idea how to fix the
    crashing?? Thanks
    Sam 2750
    Sam2750, Nov 16, 2007
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest


    Not many people scroll back to message threads over 1 week old, let alone 1
    month old. The original message in this thread was posted on 10/17/07, Not
    many people are going to read this response. It's best to post a new message
    if you have a question in Usenet, ok?

    As for your question...

    What kind of crashing? Is there a message? Is your notebook getting "really"
    hot? Are you running with all the updates for the game as well as your video
    and audio card? Specifically which model notebook do you have? if you flip
    over the notebook on a white sticker near a barcode you should see something


    Which would make your model a DV9324, the dv9000 you see on the mointor is
    the class/size of the notebook, the specific model number we can view at and see if there's any issue with your hardware.

    Update everything, try right-clicking on the game icon and choose "Run as
    Administrator..." If that doesn't help right-click again, choose Properties,
    go to Compatibility Tab, Check the first box to enable XP mode, press OK and
    try the game again.

    Let us know,
    Andy [YaYa], Nov 16, 2007
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    Sam2750 Guest

    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Crashing Problem
    (This has occurred since I got my new computer. The CFS3 still works fine on
    my old windows 98 system.)

    My Computer is a HP Pavilion dv9205us Notebook PC, running Vista.

    To minimize crashing I have been booting my computer with loading system
    services only. This usually gives me 20 Minutes of play before crashing. I
    always run the program as an administrator and I have enabled XP in the
    properties compatibility box.

    The game works great for anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. Then the
    game freezes and the desktop appears with a dialogue box appears saying
    “Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 has stopped working. Windows is
    collecting information about the problem.†After a few minutes another
    dialogue box appears saying: “A problem caused the program to stop working
    correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is

    This has been going on for 6 months. Does anyone have any suggestions for
    me to try?

    Sam2750, Nov 19, 2007
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