Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi all gents.

I know that this topic was discussed in the past,but I'll finally change my PC,switching from Win 7 to 10. I remember that some users have had trouble running 3W sims, so before starting all I will know any possible advice.

 

Thanks for the help

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello RustyKurnass,

I have been running the game for over a year now using windows 10 and I have no problem with it so far.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only major problem I've had running SF2 in Win 10 has been with my Nvidia graphics card drivers.

Updated drivers cause the game to go black when starting a mission if the game's graphics settings are set to 'unlimited.'  It works fine on 'high' graphic setting.

The 'fix' for me has been to keep an old set of drivers installed so I can run the game on 'unlimited' setting.

If you don't use a Nvidia graphics card you might not have this problem.

  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Geary said:

Updated drivers cause the game to go black when starting a mission if the game's graphics settings are set to 'unlimited.'  It works fine on 'high' graphic setting.

To be more precise, the issue is due to the Effects setting. Effects should be set to High, everything else can be set to Unlimited, AFAIK. As I stated countless times, with Effects set to Unlimited, the game uses specific DirectX 10 calls which have been implemented poorly, I guess.

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, it doesn't hurt to run SF2 (and FE2) in Win7 compatibility mode too - on Win10. I run them that way and I've had no CTDs at all. Same advice applies to the OBD sims (WOFF/WOTR), as well as IL2-1946.** For ROF I haven't noticed any benefits to running in Win7 comp. mode.

**For IL2-1946, don't forget also to enable "DEP protection" only for essential programs (in the relevant setting in the control panels, "system"), otherwise it doesn't load on Win10.

Happy flying,

Von S :smile:

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have found "windows 7" compatibility is needed because if I don't do it then mods don't work eg loading screen, main screen and music. Perhaps more don't work but I don't know because each time it happened I went out and immediately made it compatible.

Ah it was effects was the issue. I only had got as far as narrowing it down to effects, shadows or water, cool:smile:
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..