• From: "Paul Reynolds" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 18:34:42 -0000

One prime suspect has to be file fragmentation.  We all know how FS9 is
resource hungary so if his system is caching then this could cause FS to
trip.  Additional culprits could be anti-spyware, adware, virus programs not
liking the inline connections.  This is highly likely if, as I suspect, it
closed as Fred came into range of another flyer which would in turn trigger
PCF to add their IP to his multiplayer list.  The types of software listed
may interpret this sudden adding of an IP as an attack on the system.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bones
Sent: 09 November 2006 17:32
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: RE WEDNESDAY NIGHT EVENT

Just to add to this for those who didn't tune in last night.

Fred started up at Liverpool and then at Valley but never got too far with
his flights as FS9 would just vanish - dumping him back to desktop. In each
case I don't think any warnings came up - FS simply ended.

As the rest of his system (including Voice) kept running it suggests the
problem isn't that of system overload otherwise everything would have gone
down. So, can anyone dig into the dim recesses of their memory and recall if
they have had a similar experience with FS and what the solution may have

As Fred started at Liverpool and then relocated to Valley my own thought is
that it isn't a scenery related issue. In fact Fred managed to get airborne
on his last try and got halfway across Cardigan Bay before the sim
disappeared so rogue scenery isn't the issue. I suspect Frank is right in
that some sort of limit is being reached but it is very unusual to have FS
expire without any warning. A hot CPU would shut the whole system down but
what about an overloaded video card?

Any ideas would be welcome.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of franklyn fisher
Sent: 09 November 2006 15:55
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: RE WEDNESDAY NIGHT EVENT

Sorry you did not get down to me at Haverfordwest.
Pondering your problems, it seems that it may be software related. You can
run FS, but for a limited time, check that your antivirus, is not set to run
an automatic system scan. Also disconnect from the internet, and disable AV
and Firewall and run FS for at least an hour, that will tell you if the
problem lies there. FS wants the full 100%  of your CPU, and if anything
else starts up and wants it, something has to give. Also, your system
specs, AMD3000 is good, you will need  256-512  of memory, and a  graphics
card, the best you can afford will help. FS will use all of that. Even on my
AMD 3200 with an X1650 Pro video and 1 gig of ram, I still have'nt got FS9
running with all the sliders to the right. But that will not solve your FS
crash, something is starting up in the background, or you are running out of
resource. Without being there, it is a case of hunting it down by shutting
down any unnecessary service until you find the culprit. But please do not
be discouraged, there is a wealth of talent here on this list, and we are
only to pleased to help, just shout help! We can also do an online chat
using the PC Voice client. Frank F

PS if you want to contact off list, my address is

Fred Stopforth wrote:
> Bones,Please convey my thanks to all who did their best in encouraging
> me on the Wednesday Night Event.I really did enjoy it inspite of the
> unexplained crashouts.Trying Fred.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
> To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 5:53 AM
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: RE WEDNESDAY NIGHT EVENT

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