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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang1 View Post
    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.

    Error 1:
    Quote Originally Posted by mustang1 View Post
    running on Vista
    Error 2:
    Quote Originally Posted by mustang1 View Post
    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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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    There are two obvious reasons why Flight simulator does not run well. I have conveniently pointed out your errors.

    Error 1:

    Error 2:




    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    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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