Post by carrierofechoes on Feb 9, 2016 16:36:36 GMT -5
I just upgraded to a new PC (finally!) last week with Win10 and wanted to confirm that with the no-CD patch FS9 does indeed work (with no issues so far). CFS2 also works with a no-CD patch just in case anyone is interested.
What I would add is that the 9.1 patch had to be run in compatibility mode in my case (automatic settings fine) otherwise it will fail.
This was with a fresh Windows install and fresh FS9 install but as far as I can see any addons should work. Simple fix!
It does seem a bit stupid that the only way to play these old disc based games which you legally purchased is by using methods intended to circumvent the anti-piracy protection in the first place but hey ho. Just goes to show that DRM achieves nothing except a headache for legitimate folks.
Post by psychdoc01 on Feb 26, 2016 19:43:51 GMT -5
I am having the same problem and would appreciate some assistance. Per the recommendations made previously, I opened the fs9 folder and renamed the "fs9.exe" file "fs9.exe.org". I then downloaded the update which now appears in the fs9 folder as "fs91upd.exe" - a 27430Kb file. When I double click on this file, I get the following message: "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? Program Name: Microsoft Flight Simulator: a Century of Flight (UPDATE)", Verified Publisher: Microsoft Corporation, File Origin: Downloaded from the Internet. When I respond "Yes", the following message appears: Welcome to Flight Simulator 2004 Update....Check OK to continue, Cancel to exit. After hitting "OK", this last message appears: "The Flight Simulator 9.1 update appears to be installed already. The installation has been cancelled." And that is as far as I can get to starting up FS9. Suggestions? Thanks.
Post by Tom/CalClassic on Feb 27, 2016 1:02:58 GMT -5
The file fs91upd.exe is for updating FS2004 from version 9.0 to version 9.1. You do not rename the fs9.exe file before you do that. THEN AFTER you have done the update you rename the exe file and download and install the no-cd patch.
Post by psychdoc01 on Feb 28, 2016 16:04:14 GMT -5
Tom, With your post in mind, I went back to the fs9 folder, eliminated all of the fs9 updates and changed the fs9.exe file I had incorrectly renamed fs9.exe.org back to fs9.exe. Voila! I am now back in the Flight Levels. Thank you. See you up there.
Post by stimpson100 on Mar 17, 2016 16:43:29 GMT -5
Dumb question, but where do i go to rename my file. I searched the folders and couldn't find fs9.exe. I'm not very computer savey, and my FS won't start, so i'm hoping this will work. Thanks in advance.
Yes, this is a video card issue. Sometimes changing the MipMap slider will fix it, other times you need to check/uncheck the box. Often an earlier video driver also works.
Thanks for the other suggestions, Tom.
I tried an earlier video driver but no luck. So I've gone back to the latest driver as a fresh installation and uninstalled FS for the time being. I'll try the other suggestions when I'm in the mood for fiddling!
I did find one fix, though. Viewing the menu while in windowed mode worked, then just switch to full screen for flying and it was fine.
As my win10pro build would not even read disk one to install, I installed on my win8.1 laptop. Installed fine but would not run no matter compat/admin settings¿? Transferred files to my build, downloaded update and patch Tom posted, loaded fine. At create flight screen I see no AC (small blk screen), click change AC or fly now... full black screen. Vid Drv problem I'm thinking. FSXSE (steam edition) does not support my add-ons of choice. And it might be awhile since dovetail won the bid over PDMG for the rights. Havent flown online since 2005... and now all this bullcorn sheehs.
Point of my post... Thanks Tom! I've read for a week and this thread is the only I've seen with a 2016 date that has got me closer to how it was!