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Old 03-24-08, 03:52 PM   #1
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FS2004 (Vista) v X-Plane (Mac)

MS Flight Simulator 2004 running on Vista (Dell XPS M1330) crashes often (usually the OS just reboots, or occasionally I get a frozen program).

I am wondering if any of you guys use X-Plane on Mac and have any problems and what Mac hardware you're using?
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Old 03-24-08, 04:00 PM   #2
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MS Flight Simulator 2004 running on Vista (Dell XPS M1330) crashes often (usually the OS just reboots, or occasionally I get a frozen program).

I am wondering if any of you guys use X-Plane on Mac and have any problems and what Mac hardware you're using?
There are two obvious reasons why Flight simulator does not run well. I have conveniently pointed out your errors.

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running on Vista
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Dell XPS M1330


Sorry. I can't help myself when it comes to Windoze/Vista/Dell bashing opportunities arrive. I am curious as to why you are even bothering with Windoze if you have a Mac. (I'm interpreting your post. Correct me if I'm wrong.)
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Old 03-25-08, 04:49 PM   #3
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There are two obvious reasons why Flight simulator does not run well. I have conveniently pointed out your errors.

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Sorry. I can't help myself when it comes to Windoze/Vista/Dell bashing opportunities arrive. I am curious as to why you are even bothering with Windoze if you have a Mac. (I'm interpreting your post. Correct me if I'm wrong.)
I was running FS04 on Vista on M1330 just fine (in fact it worked great) - then I done a Windows update and it seems funky since then.
I dont have a Mac, I was just considering getting one hence would find opinions of X-Plane on Mac.
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sounds like it may be overheating...

make sure you have the latest drivers and updates for your devices. do you have vista service pack 1 installed yet?
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Maybe its crashing because of pilot error.
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Do you have a friend who could loan a box for an hour to test? See if it works on XP or another Vista machine.
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Do you have a friend who could loan a box for an hour to test? See if it works on XP or another Vista machine.
Yesterday I played it and NO CRASH. (I guess it was a short flight).
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Go to flightsim.com, they will have plenty of information for your problems with Vista and FS2004.

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