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Old 12-07-2005, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hardware Acceleration...

I had a virus on my laptop, and unfortunatley had to wipe it clean so I lost everything. Including Disc 4 of MS04...but oh well. So I installed MS02. Whenever I run it an error message pops up saying my computer cannot use hardware acceleration, and FS will run in safe mode...

Where do I get this hardware acceleration??
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm...what type of graphics card do you have, I only recieved that when I used to have a slow graphics card, but I cant really comment further for now.

Also, what specs are your computer?

You could also try updating you card drivers.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just install MS Flight Sim 2004 and borrow disk 4 from somebody. Then download the crack so that you don't have to have the CD to run the game.

And have you reconfigured your video card after the crash?
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I found something on Dell's support site, but it didnt seem to work....

Sorry im not too computer savy...but how do I reconfigure the vid card?
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Well if you install the driver for it then it'd be fine. Dell should have drivers on their website to download for free..
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Old 12-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sometimes you need to get the chipset drivers as well to enable AGP. Sounds like the same problem I had. What kind of graphics card and motherboard/processor do you have?
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Display stuff --
Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS, 910gml Express Chipset Family

Idk if that helps but sure


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Intel Pentium M 1.60GHz
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What I would do here is to download a program called everest. Its free and will tell you what you have got in more detail than windows can. Then, you go into computer overview, click on the graphics card, and it'll give you a clickable link which should take you to the drivers website.

its available from a company called lavalys software, just google it and it should show up.
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As of 12-05-2005 the freeware version was "discontinued" so im currently downloading a trial...hopfully it will help... thanks much
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Yeah, the trial is what I use. It'll tell you what you need to know, its what I use to get the latest drivers for my graphics card
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