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Tower 2011 - Erratic loading

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It was all going so well...

Based on previous posts, advised to install in specific order, installed the following then shutdown /restart : 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe 
Tower! 2011 - EGLL add on.sp1.exe 
real_traffic_sp6.exe
real_color_EGLL.exe

Setup the Desktop Icon to Run As Administrator 
The splash screen loads, but takes about 60 seconds to respond
Pressing START
The progress bar quickly reaches about one third, and I then receive two warning popups, due to microphone disabled 
The progress bar then reaches about two thirds, and it takes anything from 90 minutes to complete 
The clock begins, but one second on screen is about 15 minutes 

When first installed this was quite quick (about three minutes), but as above is now ridiculously long 
On my first attempt I managed to get two aircraft to taxi to the runway, but that was as far they got 

There is no tower.log file 

System
Windows 10 ver 1903 18362.295 English UK 
4GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 64MB VRAM 
32 Bit 1366 x 768
OpenAL Installed (not configured / disabled) 
Speech disabled 

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Yes I install and play base game before j stalling add-ons.

Reads like there is something slowing processes - like antivirus program.

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21 minutes ago, scoobflight said:

Yes I install and play base game before j stalling add-ons.

Reads like there is something slowing processes - like antivirus program.

Yes, I started off testing each installation when completed, got all the way to all four without any problems (that was yesterday, day one)
Switched the computer on today (day two) and there is clearly something not right 

Anti Virus, not sure this would cause an issue as it was in place yesterday
McAfee SecurityCenter v16.0 

Could be swapping from English US to English UK?

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Uninstalled everything

Installed 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe 

Received the error about Microsoft Visual C++ again, ignored it first time as the latest version is installed
Uninstalled that, and started all over again!


LAX loaded almost instantly, then same issue again, gets to about two thirds of the splash screen and just sits there...

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The guess is something changed on your computer as it was working. Did you get a system update?  Install a new or update a program?  Change a setting? Install new antivirus definitions?

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No changes in any other software, this is solely about Tower 2011

I have repeated this four times, all the same, which confirms the issue is AFTER the shutdown / restart 
This time I have ONLY installed 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe 

So here is what I did...

Disconnect from router (Airplane Mode /Wifi Off) 
Uninstalled all of the above four Tower related programs
Shutdown / restart 

Install 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe  
Run as administrator
Splash screen appears, warning at one third progress, START game, no issues 
Shutdown /restart 
Run as administrator 
Splash screen appears, one third progress bar audio warning, two thirds no further progress
Uninstall 


Install 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe 
Shutdown / restart 
Run as administrator 
Splash screen appears, one third progress bar audio warning, two thirds no further progress

Uninstall

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As already mentioned above, I am only using 
Run As Administrator, that is what the advice in older posts states

I have since completed a further four uninstall / reinstall / shutdown / restart
It now does not even run, just gets to the two thirds progress and does not proceed any further

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Something changed on your system.  It was running and then changed.  The latest windows update rolled out overnight so maybe ...

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7 hours ago, scoobflight said:

Something changed on your system.  It was running and then changed

No, I can only get it to run once it has installed
After the shutdown /restart it is then incredibly slow to load, taking over 30 minutes at the two thirds progress bar

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Made another attempt, completing the following :

Uninstall all components 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe 
OpenAL
Microsoft C++ 2010
Shutdown / restart 

Install 
Tower2011m-sp4.exe 
Shutdown / restart 
Run as administrator 
Click on Settings, no response, force close of program

Run as administrator 
Click on Settings 
Change screen size, to 1920
Change resolution, to Min 
Click on Apply
Click on Start 
Splash screen appears, one third progress bar audio warning, two thirds no further progress

Waited three hours, no change

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Having found and read this topic, I have come to the conclusion that even though my computer meets the minimum hardware requirements the shared video is not compatible 

System 
Windows 10 ver 1903 18362.295 English UK 
4GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 64MB VRAM 
32 Bit 1366 x 768
OpenAL Installed (not configured / disabled) 
Speech disabled 

Minimum computer specification :
1.2 GHz Processor
1GB memory for Windows XP and 1.5GB memory for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
256MB video card memory
700MB hard disk space
Sound card
Mouse

My purchase was based on comparing, and appeared to be sufficient
Clearly it is not

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21 minutes ago, FeelThere Ariel said:

Is there a way you could go back and uninstall the latest update on your WinOS to verify if the update was the cause for this issue? 

Rollback appears to be denied 
It has since updated on one of the many shutdown / restarts that I completed to
Windows 10 ver 1903 18362.356 English UK 

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Just now, FeelThere Ariel said:

Sorry to hear that... I understood you were able to run Tower2011 well before? So this happened since the first time you played, am I correct? 

No, I was able to get it complete once 
The game then just sits doing nothing 
Since then, all it does it gets to "Please wait loading", gets to about two thirds and just sits there for some time (last time it was 90 minutes) 
If I do wait then as above the game completes but nothing happens

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System : 
Intel HD Graphics 64MB VRAM 

Minimum computer specification :
256MB video card memory

This is an oversight on my part, clearly not enough video memory

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1 minute ago, FeelThere Ariel said:

Do you have another computer where you could try running the program? 

Ironic yes, and they are both identical!
I use one for compiling videos (not connected to internet) and the other websites 

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Tested, and game loads and plays without any problems on the other computer 

System 
Windows 10 ver 1803 17134.950 English UK 
4GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 64MB VRAM 
32 Bit 1366 x 768
OpenAL Installed (not configured / disabled) 
Speech disabled 

I searched again, but the only option within Windows is a complete Recovery and removal of all files 
So how do we resolve this?

 

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Then it´s clearly a computer settup problem or some program you are running in your other computer that is not allowing Tower11 run freely, not necessarily "computer specs". 

Perhaps @scoobflight´s insight is correct, looks like an antivirus or any other firewall is preventing the game to run. 

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I'm having a hard time determining where the loading issue is occurring but if it is after you select an airport/runways have you tried renaming the airport shadow RAW file as mentioned in the following threads? 

https://forum.simflight.com/topic/81631-tower-2011-several-problems/

https://forum.simflight.com/topic/78907-eddf-wont-start/

https://forum.simflight.com/topic/79738-tower-2011-dfw-unplayable/

 

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Los_Angeles_Airport_shadowOFF.raw

The initial menu is very slow to respond (no change) 
Submitting any option takes about 30 seconds (no change) 
Pressing START, the game takes about 8 minutes to load (improvement)
Once loaded sound plays, but nothing else happens, waited 15 minutes, clock time does not change

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