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    Hey Folks, maybe someone out there can help me. I installed Train Sim and everytime I try to access, it says Train Simulator requires hardware acceleration. Is my comp. not compatible or what? My "puter" is 3 years old. What do I need to do? Any help would be appreciated!

    CSXFAN

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    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Ngineer

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    • #3
      Won't do a thing, the only thing that comes up on the screen is a box that says about the acceleration with OK or Close on it.That's it! Thanks for the reply!

      CSXFAN

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      • #4
        update drivers and see the mickeysoft MSTS website, look for the FAQ
        https://www.shapeways.com/shops/Ngineer

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        • #5
          One place to look.

          Right-click on 'My Computer'

          select 'Properties' from menu

          select 'Performance' tab

          select 'Graphics' button

          ** now check the hardware acceleration

          slider -> 'FULL"

          Also check that you have version 8.0 or higher of 'DIRECTX'.

          If all checks out, we have a video card problem. It is either the drivers or the card. Do the following.

          Right click on My Computer

          Click Properties

          Device Manager

          Click the + in front of Display Adapter

          Highlite what ever comes up. Mine is Creative CT6971

          Click on Properties

          Click Driver

          This will give you the driver number. If you can't find an update,

          write down everything that it says and reply to me.


          Jim Harrawood

          Utah Rails
          Jim Harrawood

          Utah Rails

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          • #6
            Just got to this forum, I'll check it out and get back! Thanks guys, I appreciate it!!

            CSXFAN

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            • #7
              Thanks Jim, you hit that right on the money!! I have simulation!!! My acceleration was but half, slid it to full and it worked! Sorry I didn't get back sooner, I got called away for a bit. But I wanted to thank you for the advice and help, I knew someone on the forum would have the answer. I didn't even go to the Train Simulator web site, this was the first place! Now I can have a little fun!! Thanks again Jim!!!

              CSXFAN

              Randy

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              • #8
                We Got Luckyid=size6>

                Jim Harrawood

                Utah Rails
                Jim Harrawood

                Utah Rails

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                • #9
                  Jim,

                  I'll just bet it was luck! You've seen or heard of this before!!! I admit to not really knowing alot about puters, and that one really had me! Who needs MSN Troubleshooter!!!!!!!! Just go to railroad-line forum!!!!Thanks Again Jim, have a good evening!!

                  CSXFAN

                  Randy

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                  • #10

                    Randy and Jim,

                    Though hardware acceleration is needed for MSTS, a lot of the programs that you use daily do not need it. In fact, MSIE 6.0 actually locks up with hardware acceleration on full, however it is from selective websites, and not the whole web in general. One of the sites a customer of mine had problems with, was Yahoo mail. The system would just totally freeze-up when they accessed their Yahoo mail. Wierdest thing I had ever heard of.

                    Other programs such as Abracadata's 3d RR Concept and Design will NOT even open with hardware on. Several other simulators, mostly regular computer games, will also act weird and lock-up. Also, some games that other customers had problems with, would just sit there in the 3D mode, and you could not see the objects, just the game interface. One game that comes to mind is the 1999/2000 release of Gunship, by Microprose/Interplay.

                    Just letting you know, in case you experience this problem.



                    Wolv33

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                    Wolv33

                    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                    http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html

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                    • #11
                      I think a lot of it has to do with the motherboard, chip and bios. ASper IE I do know that IE5.5 was the pits for me. When I went to 6.0 had no trouble at all. IE5.1 was a good one also. I can run for two days at a time now without a crash. Could never do it with the old computer and they both run Win98.

                      Jim Harrawood

                      Utah Rails
                      Jim Harrawood

                      Utah Rails

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                      • #12

                        Jim,

                        Personally, I use W2K for work duties and Internet, and 98 for Games. I will probably make the jump to XP-Pro though since it has a compatibility wizard that allows it to work with older 95/98 games. Though these two systems are on the same network, a person could ONLY get into the W2K system, because it is the ONLY one that connects online, plus with file security and port control through the network, the server and other systems here are pretty safe. I have the whole system ghosted and backed up on a mirror drive. So even if I was hacked or on the off-chance I picked up a viri, nothing would be lost. I will probably switch to a RAID system for the server though.

                        Later.



                        Wolv33

                        CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                        http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html



                        Wolv33

                        CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                        http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html

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                        • #13

                          Jim,

                          The customer who had the freeze problem had the Nvidia TNT2 32MB card, a P3 1.0 GHZ CPU and an Abit 370 socket motherboard. I had her dl the new IE, and the system still locked up at yahoo mail. I did some diagnostic tests on it and found it to be fine. I remember the problems other customers had with lockups, so I disabled the hardware (set the slider to NONE). She has not had a problem with IE and yahoo mail since.

                          Later.



                          Wolv33

                          CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

                          http://members.fortunecity.co.uk/wolv33/mwdlrr.html



                          Wolv33

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