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Anonymous
March 13, 2005 11:40:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound files that
came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to change
them.

One is an excellent new FS2004 C-45 by Cliff Presley, and the other is an
old Mike Stone Grumman Goose updated for 2004. It only happens when
certain individual wav files are in use, i.e. at certain levels of
power/rpm. I played the sound files individually using Windows Media Player
and they sounded fine. When I pull the sliders back the static seems
reduced. I also had static when I tried the sound files with an aircraft
in FS2002, so its not just a FS2004 issue.

COuld it be a Ram problem? I've got 512 and my Sound Card drivers (Sound
Blaster Live) are up to date. My system is a 1.8G P4 with 512ram.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks,

Keith

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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 2:11:15 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

Keith,

I'm having a similar problem. I thought at first that it was only on the
PMDG 737 but I also get it on some other a/craft but only jets. Prop a/craft
do not produce it.

On mine it seems to be triggered by a change of view. With the aircraft on
the ramp and engines running all is fine inside the cockpit. If I then
select the spot view to look from the outside first there is a loud crack
and then the continuous loud buzzing crackling static sound which continues
whatever view I select.

Yesterday in the PMDG 737 I decided to ignore it, pushed back and taxied
out. Halfway to the runway (I was at Brussels National - I don't know why!)
the noise cleared and I was able to fly a circuit, land and park with no
recurrence.

I thought it was being caused by some airport improvement textures that I
had d/loaded a few days ago but I restored the defaults and no difference. I
have a Creative Soundblaster Live 5.1 card and like you I have tried
different drivers to no avail. I have 768Mb of memory and an Athlon XP2400+.

This has only happened in the last few days after re-installing Win XP and
installing Microsoft updates. I suspect one of the updates but have no idea
which one might be the culprit as I d/loaded about 12 in one session. Have
you installed any Windows updates recently? If you have this may help to
narrow it down. :0))

Iain

"Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
news:Cy1Zd.139308$qB6.132657@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound files
> that
> came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to change
> them.
>
> One is an excellent new FS2004 C-45 by Cliff Presley, and the other is an
> old Mike Stone Grumman Goose updated for 2004. It only happens when
> certain individual wav files are in use, i.e. at certain levels of
> power/rpm. I played the sound files individually using Windows Media
> Player
> and they sounded fine. When I pull the sliders back the static seems
> reduced. I also had static when I tried the sound files with an aircraft
> in FS2002, so its not just a FS2004 issue.
>
> COuld it be a Ram problem? I've got 512 and my Sound Card drivers (Sound
> Blaster Live) are up to date. My system is a 1.8G P4 with 512ram.
>
> Has anyone else experienced this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Keith
>
>
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 4:54:50 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:40:02 GMT, "Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com>
wrote:

>I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound files that
>came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to change
>them.
>
>One is an excellent new FS2004 C-45 by Cliff Presley, and the other is an
>old Mike Stone Grumman Goose updated for 2004. It only happens when
>certain individual wav files are in use, i.e. at certain levels of
>power/rpm. I played the sound files individually using Windows Media Player
>and they sounded fine. When I pull the sliders back the static seems
>reduced. I also had static when I tried the sound files with an aircraft
>in FS2002, so its not just a FS2004 issue.
>
>COuld it be a Ram problem? I've got 512 and my Sound Card drivers (Sound
>Blaster Live) are up to date. My system is a 1.8G P4 with 512ram.

Have you tried reducing your soundcard hardware acceleration to normal? Problems
have been reported in the past if set at maximum. You should find it under the
control panel.

You don't have a VIA chipset on your motherboard by any chance do you because
the early ones were notorious for problems with creative drivers.

Nobby
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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 2:02:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

Further to my reply yesterday I have done some more work on this but got
nowhere! I have removed the last five MS updates and at one stage thought I
had solved it but back it came. It seems that if I start with the PMDG 737
and get the problem, then select a default 737 to which I added some time
ago more realistic sounds (without any problem til now) the
crackling/buzzing continues. But if I start with the default a/craft the
problem does not occur.

As you say, Keith, I can play the PMDG sound files as WAV files and they are
perfectly ok. This is a strange problem and if anyone has any suggestions
they would be most welcome. TIA :0((

Iain

"Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
news:Cy1Zd.139308$qB6.132657@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound files
> that
> came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to change
> them.
>
> One is an excellent new FS2004 C-45 by Cliff Presley, and the other is an
> old Mike Stone Grumman Goose updated for 2004. It only happens when
> certain individual wav files are in use, i.e. at certain levels of
> power/rpm. I played the sound files individually using Windows Media
> Player
> and they sounded fine. When I pull the sliders back the static seems
> reduced. I also had static when I tried the sound files with an aircraft
> in FS2002, so its not just a FS2004 issue.
>
> COuld it be a Ram problem? I've got 512 and my Sound Card drivers (Sound
> Blaster Live) are up to date. My system is a 1.8G P4 with 512ram.
>
> Has anyone else experienced this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Keith
>
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 11:38:06 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

"Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
news:Cy1Zd.139308$qB6.132657@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound files
> that
> came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to change
> them.

Well I seem to have stunned Keith into silence but anyway just to report
that I've fixed my problem thanks in part ot the Avsim forum and one of the
PMDG team. He correctly guessed that my soundcard is a Creative Soundblaster
Live and said he had no doubt it was a driver problem. At first I was
puzzled by this as I had installed the Creative driver from the CD that had
not caused any problems previously - or rather I thought I'd installed the
Creative driver. When I dug more deeply into my system I found that the
installed drivers were in fact Microsoft's default. Forcing a change, I
cured the problem. Must dash as I am doing a programme for my local hospital
radio station. :0))

Iain
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 2:01:54 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

Sorry, but I've been tied up in the real world for a couple days and haven't
had a chance to do anything with FS.

I thought about the drivers early on and went to Creative Labs website and
downloaded their program to analyze sound drivers. The program checked mine
and indicates they are up-to-date. Maybe I'll take another look at them.

I'll try changing the acceleration to normal as another poster suggested.

Thank you,

Keith

"IAIN SMITH" <iainsmith.rugby@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:D 17h3d$3j7$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
> "Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:Cy1Zd.139308$qB6.132657@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> > I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound files
> > that
> > came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to change
> > them.
>
> Well I seem to have stunned Keith into silence but anyway just to report
> that I've fixed my problem thanks in part ot the Avsim forum and one of
the
> PMDG team. He correctly guessed that my soundcard is a Creative
Soundblaster
> Live and said he had no doubt it was a driver problem. At first I was
> puzzled by this as I had installed the Creative driver from the CD that
had
> not caused any problems previously - or rather I thought I'd installed the
> Creative driver. When I dug more deeply into my system I found that the
> installed drivers were in fact Microsoft's default. Forcing a change, I
> cured the problem. Must dash as I am doing a programme for my local
hospital
> radio station. :0))
>
> Iain
>
>
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 3:38:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

Drivers are ok. Sliding hardware acceleration back actually made it worse.

Don't know where to go from here. I'm back to thinking its a ram issue.
When I tried pulling all the display sliders back to minimal, the static
went away.

Keith

"Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
news:CPJZd.182815$JF2.22925@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Sorry, but I've been tied up in the real world for a couple days and
haven't
> had a chance to do anything with FS.
>
> I thought about the drivers early on and went to Creative Labs website and
> downloaded their program to analyze sound drivers. The program checked
mine
> and indicates they are up-to-date. Maybe I'll take another look at them.
>
> I'll try changing the acceleration to normal as another poster suggested.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Keith
>
> "IAIN SMITH" <iainsmith.rugby@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:D 17h3d$3j7$1@sparta.btinternet.com...
> > "Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:Cy1Zd.139308$qB6.132657@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> > > I'm having a problem with static and cracking noises in the sound
files
> > > that
> > > came with a couple aircraft. I like both sound files and hate to
change
> > > them.
> >
> > Well I seem to have stunned Keith into silence but anyway just to report
> > that I've fixed my problem thanks in part ot the Avsim forum and one of
> the
> > PMDG team. He correctly guessed that my soundcard is a Creative
> Soundblaster
> > Live and said he had no doubt it was a driver problem. At first I was
> > puzzled by this as I had installed the Creative driver from the CD that
> had
> > not caused any problems previously - or rather I thought I'd installed
the
> > Creative driver. When I dug more deeply into my system I found that the
> > installed drivers were in fact Microsoft's default. Forcing a change, I
> > cured the problem. Must dash as I am doing a programme for my local
> hospital
> > radio station. :0))
> >
> > Iain
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 7:13:59 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

"Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0NVZd.186295$JF2.26746@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Drivers are ok. Sliding hardware acceleration back actually made it
> worse.
>
> Don't know where to go from here. I'm back to thinking its a ram issue.
> When I tried pulling all the display sliders back to minimal, the static
> went away.
>
> Keith

Keith,

Do you mean amount of RAM or faulty RAM? I'd be surprised if having 512Mb
caused such a problem. It might affect performance i.e. frame rate, to some
degree but not what you're experiencing. Faulty RAM maybe but then I'd have
thought you'd have other symptoms as well.

You say the drivers are ok. Did you check in control panel/system/hardware
on your machine that the drivers installed are Creative and not Microsoft?
It was the Microsoft drivers that caused my problem and they were installed
without my realising it.

Iain
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 7:19:31 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

I had a similar problem with my sound and FS9. And in an unrelated
problem, I wiped the disk clean and reinstalled everything. Sound
now operates very well under FS9. Although I just did this last
month since this is a new machine to me.

I don't have a lot of evidence for this belief. But it seems to me
the order of software you install on a fresh OS makes a big
difference. This time I installed FS2002 first before FS2004. I
don't know if that made the difference or not, but something did.
Since I'm using the drivers that worked the best. Back in February I
did install the latest video card drivers. But they stunk. And this
time I skip them. Now it is running very well.






Cheers!


________________________________________________________
Bill (using a HP Pavilion AMD 1.2GHZ under Windows 2000)
-- written and edited within WordStar 5.0





"Keith Martin" <kmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message news:0NVZd.186295$JF2.26746@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:38:20 GMT

Drivers are ok. Sliding hardware acceleration back actually made it worse.

Don't know where to go from here. I'm back to thinking its a ram issue.
When I tried pulling all the display sliders back to minimal, the static
went away.

Keith
!