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Offline MattNW

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17 September 2007, 03:03:28
I just installed Orbiter on my notebook with Vista Home Premium but I can't get the sound to work. Is there a workaround or
is OS not compatible with Vista yet?


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Reply #1 - 17 September 2007, 03:15:55
right problems ?
Try to run as administrator or install it as admin...
Directx ?

At least I know it should work because you're the first one
at my knowledge reporting this problem... (look m6 maybe?)

On a side note I never was an "anti-microsoft" but vista is the worse
OS since win me and 3.11, nothing new appart spying, drm and bad use
of the thousand $$$ you put in material.

Dan


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Reply #2 - 18 September 2007, 07:12:10
I have no trouble loading Orbiter Sound in Vista Home Premium. Try upgrading your sound drivers.
Now if only I could get Orbiter to run in Ubuntu!!!

Cheers,


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Reply #3 - 19 September 2007, 00:28:37
Tried Wine?:worry:


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Reply #4 - 21 September 2007, 06:06:06
What`s wine? I assume you don`t mean fermented grape juice.


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Reply #5 - 21 September 2007, 16:45:52
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What`s wine? I assume you don`t mean fermented grape juice.


By Wine he means this: http://www.winehq.org/


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Reply #6 - 22 September 2007, 04:01:42
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willy88 wrote:
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James.Denholm wrote:
What`s wine? I assume you don`t mean fermented grape juice.


By Wine he means this: http://www.winehq.org/


Finaly! A reason to install Ubuntu.

Still...

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Reply #7 - 22 September 2007, 05:06:38
Yeeeeeaaahhh......Unfortunately, WINE sucks.

That's a personal opinion, but I am not alone.

Ubuntu itself- very user friendly and slight learning curve. Ubuntu install-  :eek:

I had problems and I am high-end computer literate


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Reply #8 - 22 September 2007, 05:28:19
does unbutu run directx games ?

Dan


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Reply #9 - 25 September 2007, 04:24:03
I do not believe so Dan. Let me try one and I'll get back to you. I don't know if direct X would install properly.


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Reply #10 - 26 September 2007, 01:31:40
I had mentioned this in another thread a few months back...

I have tried with great frustration to get Orbiter to run in Ubuntu 7.04 using WINE, but to no avail.  I decided to stop
wasting my time.  It would work right up until the sim got ready to render the scene, then CTD, including WINE.  I am
assuming this is due to poor/no directX emulation in WINE, but cannot confirm.  Otherwise, I would ditch XP and go
Ubuntu all the way...


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Reply #11 - 26 September 2007, 04:15:12
I never got my video card's graphics acceleration to work in Linux with OpenGL, let alone DirectX, (ATI has, or had, drivers,
but they're propriety Red Hat packages, and I was trying to install on Debian, and ran into some conflicts... blah... blah...
Hmm... maybe I should try installing Fedora or Ubuntu and trying again... I've got an Ubuntu disk right here that I burned...
might be a little out of date, but I've got a fast connection for downloading updates... blah... blah... blah...) but a
Google search turned up this project:

http://directxwine.sourceforge.net/

Then there's Cedega (formerly WineX), by TransGaming, but that's a proprietary product based on Wine, and requires a $5 per
month subscription to their service. I was thinking SUSE used to come with WineX, but that was a few years ago, and I'm
pretty sure openSUSE wouldn't come with the proprietary Cedega.


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Reply #12 - 26 September 2007, 13:11:35
Erm... yeeeeeeeeeees. Pardon?


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Reply #13 - 27 September 2007, 01:17:15
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Erm... yeeeeeeeeeees. Pardon?


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DirectX 9 for wine writes:
DirectX 8 Beta - 1

The majority of the patches have now been merged into Wine CVS, if your trying to play games with wine please try the latest
wine release.

Oh, yeah... good point. :siffle:

I guess the point is that yes,  there is DirectX emulation in WINE, and they're working to make it better, so it'll support
more games.

Um, yeah... that's it. In the midst of implementing DirectX 8 and 9 features, I'm sure DirectX 7 compatibility is getting a
boost. In time (probably just around the time the OVP OpenGL clients start being released. :badsmile: ), I'm sure WINE will
be able to run the current DirectX version of Orbiter.


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Reply #14 - 28 September 2007, 14:34:59
Gutsy 7.10 comes out at the end of October too, and will support some of the newer hardware out there now. I
imagine that WINE will continue to mature. I can't complain, because it is all free.

:)

Cheers,


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Reply #15 - 29 September 2007, 03:42:44
Dosen't wine mature with age anyway?

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Reply #16 - 07 October 2007, 00:53:13
I've come to the conclusion it has something to do with my crappy onboard sound card on my crappy computer. Oh well, I got it
for virus scanning,  running diagnostics and wireless internet not gaming. I guess I won't be tempted to run Orbiter when I
should be working. I just wanted to be able to show Orbiter to people. Maybe that's not such a good idea. 99.999% of the
people I show Orbiter to get all glassy eyed anyway when I start describing Orbiter's realistic physics. :)


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Reply #17 - 03 November 2007, 04:32:09
Well I tried it again because the hard drive in my desktop went belly up. What I found was that only some of the files are
installing. Does anyone have a list of the files OS installs and where? I also get a compatibility warning. Clicked "yes" and
now Orbiter crashes the moment I start it. I guess I'll have to reinstall Orbiter from scratch again. :wall: :wall: :wall:


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Reply #18 - 04 November 2007, 00:45:48
Never mind. I think I got it working. For anyone having the same issues here's what I found. Fresh download of OS installed
OK. Only thing unusual now is that Vista reports that Orbiter is not responding when loading but apparently Vista doesn't
like being ignored. Orbiter just keeps on loading even with the "Not Responding" message showing.

I know it's a little late for a beta test report but here it is anyway. Call it a "post beta" report. DGIV performance is
surprisingly good considering my laptop isn't very powerful. AMD Turion64, 1Gb of RAM and an integrated Radion 1100 Express running Windows Vista Home Premium. DGIV "Worst Case" scenario runs with a respectable 30+ FPS on the ground. Performance after liftoff 108 FPS.



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Reply #19 - 04 November 2007, 01:08:02
Thanks for report ;)

Dan


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Reply #20 - 14 November 2007, 02:34:21
WHAT? I have vista home premium and everything even orbiter works fine.  Check your system maybe there's
something missing.


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Reply #21 - 16 November 2007, 06:06:37
Only thing unusual now is that Vista reports Orbiter as "Not Responding" during loading but Orbiter continues to load and
works just fine. In fact performance is much better than I expected with a low power laptop so I'm going to leave well enough
alone. :)


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Reply #22 - 21 November 2007, 04:43:54
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MattNW wrote:
Only thing unusual now is that Vista reports Orbiter as "Not Responding" during loading but Orbiter
continues to load and
works just fine. In fact performance is much better than I expected with a low power laptop so I'm going to leave well
enough
alone. :)


Matt,

Vista really stinks badly, but just double check and make sure you have the latest drivers. I have found that the
drivers in their first rendition for Vista have caused many problems. I am eagerly awaiting SP1 for Vista which is due in
the Spring. It won't come soon enough.

Regards,


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Reply #23 - 21 November 2007, 07:21:42
Spring, meaning America time? I live in Aus. I think quite a few here do, unless there are some who regualrly arre up
at midnight accessing the forums...

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Reply #24 - 21 November 2007, 14:01:53
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Spring, meaning America time? I live in Aus. I think quite a few here do, unless there are some who regualrly arre up
at midnight accessing the forums...


Right you are...Forgive my breach of world etiquette mate. Fall in the land down under. Spring for us Northern Hemisphereites.

February- March- April time frame.

Cheers,   :beer:


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