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Thread: Flight Unlimited 1995 Ver on XP

  1. #1
    New Member
    Registered: Apr 2006

    Flight Unlimited 1995 Ver on XP

    Hi I am trying to run a version of flight unlimited from 1995 on Windows XP. Is this possible? Are there any patches avail?

    Really enjoy playing this great game. Upgraded to a whole new Pc with Win XP proffessional a while ago havent had any success in getting game to play. Installs fine Audio card installs fine, but when I run Autoexec bat file it seems to lock up. Game never starts. Suspect its due to the program looking for CD on Drive D which is a second hard drive on my PC.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    There's a patch, but I believe it only applies to the original DOS version. FU '95 was an updated version of the sim, so I don't think the patch is relevant.

    All I can suggest personally is setting compatibility mode to Win95, but others might know more/better.

    The FU3 forum goers at avsim.com might be able to assist, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by SRP71
    Suspect its due to the program looking for CD on Drive D which is a second hard drive on my PC.
    I strongly doubt it is making such an absurd assumption (unless you mean that you have added the new drive since first installing the game, in which case just reinstall the game!). FWIW you can (at least under normal circumstances) copy the entire contents of the CD to a directory on your HD, and then install the game from that -- you won't need the CD at all afterwards.


    edit: Hang on...
    but when I run Autoexec bat file
    What!?! Did you mean to write that?

  3. #3
    New Member
    Registered: Apr 2006

    Flight Unlimited

    Yea When I said "but when I run Autoexec bat file" I meant to say when I run the program. it locks up..

    Tied re-installing the game several times but it still never tries to access the CD Rom drive. I will try copying the entire cd to drive.

    Not sure where to find the setting to change the compatability mode to Win95.

    Will try a post at The FU3 forum.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by SRP71
    Not sure where to find the setting to change the compatability mode to Win95.
    Me neither -- I don't run WinXP -- but I'm reliably led to believe that such settings do exist, and sometimes do the trick with older games. You could search in the "troubleshooting" forum here, or at Microsoft's site, or probably even just at Google.

  5. #5
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria
    Try browsing the folder containing the executable file, right-clicking it and going to the 'Compatibility' tab.

  6. #6
    New Member
    Registered: Apr 2006

    Tried Compatability Settings

    Changed Compatability to run with Win2000,WINNT,98 and 95. Still didnt work. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Virginia, USA
    Hi,
    I'm running Xp-Pro Sp2, Dx9c, Amd64 3000+(754socket), Bfg6200-OC-256, 2gig ddr400

    My Flight Unlimited for Win95 is installed on my "E" drive. That drive is formatted fat32. I had previously been using Win98se from my "C" drive. I have since re-formatted "C" to ntfs and installed WinXp-Pro Sp2.

    You should not need your Flight Unlimited CD when flying. Here is a copy of my flite.cfg located in the Flight95 install directory. As you can see, some additional folders require copied from the Flight95 cd and pasted into the Flight95 install directory. Then you need to edit your flite.cfg to reflect the locations of the folders:

    real 1
    inp6d -1
    language 0
    pile_path E:\flight95\cdrom\genpile
    lang_path E:\flight95\cdrom\engpile
    cat_path E:\flight95\cdrom\cats
    joystick 2
    joythrusthat 165 435 705 975
    joycenter 118 137 105 370
    joyrange -128 370 -128 380 -128 381 -128 379
    fbo_movie_played 0
    logfile 0
    log_shelf_help 0


    You should be able to fly with no problems. Hope this was helpful.

    JimB

    PS: Hi Shadowcat, hope you've been well buddy. You all take care, JimB
    Remember the good ole JAS forum at SimHq? Lot of folks had difficulty running Jas on XP and/or a geforce card. Well, mines fine and dandy as long as I don't enable fsaa or af Sure is a fun little sim. Bye again, JimB
    :-wave

  8. #8
    New Member
    Registered: Sep 2006

    Flight Unlimited 95

    Hiš
    I had forgot about this great simulator and I really did not exected it to run on my new WinXP computer. But today I installed it and I have been having fun the whole evening. Now I am able to play it in full resolution with every detail turned on - something I dreamed about 11 years ago :-)

    I was not easy though. It kept crashing on me. Most often when I returned to the FBO from the logbook. But also during flight I expirienced these crashes. Anycase I solved it by launching dxdiag.exe and decrease "Hardware acceleration" for my sound to the minimum setting. Now everything is fun and games.

    By the way, If you are interested in aerobatics, FU95 is IMHO the best simulator for spins and snaps - it does them perfect! But I really wish there was a more resent aerobatic simulator available...

    Best regards
    /Aero

  9. #9
    Welcome to the forums, and thanks for the tip. Very handy to know!

    And yes, even taking into account that Flight Unlimited was entirely focussed on aerobatics, it's still astonishing that nothing has entirely surpassed it in all the intervening years!

  10. #10
    New Member
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Welcome to the forums, and thanks for the tip. Very handy to know!
    Thanks so much. I am sorry to say I just now learned about TTLG, even though I have been a fan of FU since it came out. I started my aerobatic carer in real planes around 1994 so FU was most welcome at the time :-)

    Best regards
    /Aero

  11. #11
    New Member
    Registered: Oct 2006

    Flight u

    There are 2 releases of flight unlimited. The first was in 1995 for windows 95 but the DOS version. The second release was in 1996 for windows 95, not dos. The only version that will play in XP is the 1996 release for windows 95. If it dosen't play, try the compatibility mode in Windows NT. I have the windows 95 dos version that wont play on my Xp machine. I downloaded the flight unlimited demo for 95 and it plays in windows NT mode with no problem.

  12. #12
    New Member
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by greggb153 View Post
    There are 2 releases of flight unlimited.
    I am aware, thanks! I bought both of them when they came out :-)

    Best regards
    /Aero

  13. #13
    New Member
    Registered: Oct 2006

    I am aware, thanks!

    Hey AeroSign, Can you please mail me a copy of the 1996 vesion. I can't find it anywhere on the planet . LOL.....

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