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I've searched the forums but seem unable to find my exact problem.


Here it is:


Whenever I "Go to Field" in OFF the game crashes to a black windowed screen for CFS 3. There is no error message. I have tried lowering my graphics and I have tried running as administrator.


Here are my specs:


System Information


Time of this report: 4/12/2010, 20:32:53

Machine name: CHUCK-PC

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.091208-0542)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group

System Model: GF7050V-M7 SE

BIOS: Default System BIOS

Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz

Memory: 4094MB RAM

Page File: 2248MB used, 6155MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 64bit Unicode



DxDiag Notes


Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 2: No problems found.

Sound Tab 3: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.



DirectX Debug Levels


Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)

DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)

DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)



Display Devices


Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce 6800 GS

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C0&SUBSYS_0339196E&REV_A2

Display Memory: 2040 MB

Dedicated Memory: 248 MB

Shared Memory: 1791 MB

Current Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: Generic Non-PnP Monitor

Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvd3dum

Driver Version: 8.17.0011.9713 (English)

DDI Version: 9Ex

BGRA Supported: Yes

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 3/16/2010 01:51:59, 11906152 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: Yes

WHQL Date Stamp:

Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4380-11CF-2F5F-32231CC2C535}

Vendor ID: 0x10DE

Device ID: 0x00C0

SubSys ID: 0x0339196E

Revision ID: 0x00A2

Revision ID: 0x00A2

Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_B ModeWMV9_B ModeVC1_A ModeWMV9_A


I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit. The video drivers have recently been updated. It used to only do it about 40% of the time, now it does it 100% of the time and I don't know the answer. If you need any other info, post and I will try and provide it.


Any help is appreciated. I'd like to get back to dying every third mission as soon as possible.

Edited by zippykat

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Hang in there Zippycat.


Are you saying your system ran OFF ok, that is actually flying, most of the time, but got progressively worse until it wouldn't run at all?


Over what time period? Could it be dust in your system overheating your graphics card and losing performance? Try giving your PC a spring clean with the hoover.


I'm not an expert, but if OFF has run correctly at some stage, then it might not be an installation problem.


I'm a bit out the loop with OFF problems, but CFS3 used to crash if there was a problem with the aircraft your left ready to begin next session. If the aircraft was deleted or altered, CFS3 couldn't load it up for the new session so the whole thing crashed. The solution was to delete the uisel.xml file so you'd start on default settings. I have to say however that OFF is less troublesome in this regard because there's much less need to tinker under the bonnet.


Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable than me will chip in soon, but welcome to the forum anyway. bye.gif

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Although you said you have reduced your slider settings, please tell us what you have set them to anyway.


How many hard drives, cd drives and other peripherals? What is the output of your power supply?


The only thing that stands out from your systm specs is your Page file setting. You have 4 Gigs of RAM but your page file is only 2248. You need to at least double that figure. I have XP, so I don't think I can tell you how to increase your page file setting, but I'm sure someone else with Vista will come along and help.

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Does OFF run on DX11 ?



Yes, it does. I have a new rig w/ an ATI 5670 card and DX11 and have no issues running OFF.


BUT, the issue for this fellow is that he has a GeForce 6800 and that is a DX9 card.


So - install DX9 - don't worry it will exist beside DX11. And that should get the sim to load.


However, that card is woefully underpowered for this sim. Better off finding a more recent replacement.

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