Microsoft Flight Sim X Delux - won't run

  Cara2 23:03 27 Dec 08

Although it seems to have installed, I am unable to run it.

There is no link from installed programmes, and the only option is to keep reinstalling it but not play the game. I have installed service packs 1 and 2.

I am using Vista Home Premium, 64 bit.

Any ideas please,as this is becoming a really duff xmas present!


  Bob The Blob 14:12 28 Dec 08

Click start and go to games - should be in there.

  Cara2 19:50 28 Dec 08

Silly me! There it is, thanks.

However ... it won't play because of incompatable Directx 9.0.

Now unable to sort this out. Have gone to the Microsoft site, but it won't let me download as there is already a version on my comp.

Any ideas?

  Bob The Blob 23:14 28 Dec 08

Have a look here
click here

  Cara2 23:43 28 Dec 08

Thanks again. When I get my brainy head on, I shall set to work.


  Cara2 00:55 31 Dec 08

Bob the Blob,

Right I have solved the Directx problem.

Load the game and visual elements become an issue. Fair enough - changes are made which will be restored when game is exited.

But now - fatal errors. I really wonder why I bother - or am I being a moaning minnie.

Why is it so difficult. I have two games the being Bioshock. Neither will play on my system.

Rant over. Though I might just start a thread on how unimpressed I am at the whole thing.

Get my brainy head back on tomorrow.


  crosstrainer 07:33 31 Dec 08

Might be worth uninstalling the game now that you have sorted the DX issue.

What's the make, model and spec (including graphics card) of your machine?

  Cara2 12:45 31 Dec 08

Prob to much info but ....

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model FK530AA-ABU IQ810uk
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date 5.06, 10/07/Name
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.85 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.18 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.85 GB
Page File Space 4.29 GB

Will try uninstalling next.


  crosstrainer 11:24 01 Jan 09

Re-install the game.

  crosstrainer 11:30 01 Jan 09

Re-install the game, and download the latest patches:


click here

  Bob The Blob 12:09 01 Jan 09

Have you installed drivers for your graphics card?
click here

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