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I was wondering for some guidance here. I have the new RC4 (which I love). I have a registered copy of FSUIPC. I also d/l'd the latest copy of ADVDISP from Peter's site. I am flying with 737PIC, but problem came up with the default plane. When I load ADVDISP, 90% of my screen is black, except for the ADVDISP square and about a 1/2 inch line at the top of the screen. I need to left click the mouse on the black part and wiggle my mouse to activate my window, enabling full screen. From here, I dock ADVDISP and load RC4. Things look normal from here. I get ATIS, ect. Now, when trying to access my FMC or my other panels, I cannot. I need to left click and wiggle again. My frame rates also drop a lot. The only thing I can do to fly is turn off ADVDISP and use the "green box" to use RC4. This makes my menu impossible to read, disabling me from using majority of RC4's functionality (because I cannot read the menu). Does anyone have any suggestions? I am using a Nvidia Geforce 6800GT 256 mb, 1gb memory, and a 3.0 processor. Something should be able to be fixed. Any suggestions?

Brad

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When I load ADVDISP, 90% of my screen is black, except for the ADVDISP square and about a 1/2 inch line at the top of the screen.Any suggestions?

The video card or its drivers are not coping. Advdisplay's window is just that, a standard Windows window. It has no relationship with anything else in FS or elsewhere. It doesn't even use anything complicated like DirectX or 3D acceleration. It is just a bog-standard window. But your vide settings are somehow precluding having such a simple operation in the middle of something very complex.

Try changing some of the video driver settings -- if you look though this Forum you will find others who had similar problems (and not just with AdvDisp, but other games than FS too) solved them either with different versions of the drivers, or with changes to things like anti-aliasing settings and so on.

Regards,

Pete

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Where do you suggest I search? Search via ADVDISP or vid cards?

Search? Oh, you mean heresorry, I think I already pointed out the ways it was solved -- one time a different video driver, others changing settings.

I suggest you try different settings. Right click on your windows desktop, select properties, settings, and see if you can reduce the anitaliasing setting from 8x to something less. I think that was one of the fixes. One of the ohers was getting a slightly older nVidia driver -- I've noticed quite a few problems (not just with AdvDisp mind) with the more recent ones. I tend to keep a few steps behind with those as they often add more problems than they solve.

Regards,

Pete

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