Combat Flight Simulator 3 - Won't Start ?!?

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Hi !

I have just bougt the CFS3 game and, did install it. Allso
i applied the patch. When i try to start the game i get an
initial picture then the screen goes black and finaly i
get back to windows !

I did upgrade to the latest Nvidia drivers and allso the
latest soundblaster drivers, still the same behaviour.
(Allso changing resolutions etc..)

Allso i tried a clean boot, but it's the same problem.....

The Game won't start for me ?!?!?!?

if i check the event viewer i get some strange error, i
attaches it to the end of this message.

My comupter is a Dell Dimension 8200, 512MB RAM, 2Ghz P4,
Nvidia Geforce FX 5600 (256Mb RAM), Soundblaster audigy.
Allso i have the "Microsoft Bluetooth desktop (mouse and
keyboard)" and a Nostomo n52 game pad. A DVD-R/RW and a
Std DVD reader.

All other games work fine !
(DFBHD/JointOperations/CallofDuty/BF1942 etc etc..)

Please Help !!!
/Reg Johan Smedberg

-----<From the eventviwer>------------------------------
Event Type: Error
Event Source:
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Date: 2004-07-12
Time: 20:30:58
User: N/A
Computer: D8200
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot
be found. The local computer may not have the necessary
registry information or message DLL files to display
messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use
the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see
Help and Support for details. The following information is
part of the event: 6.
Data:
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--------------------------------------------

Event Type: Error
Event Source:
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Date: 2004-07-12
Time: 20:30:58
User: N/A
Computer: D8200
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( ) cannot
be found. The local computer may not have the necessary
registry information or message DLL files to display
messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use
the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see
Help and Support for details. The following information is
part of the event: 7.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games.zone.simulation (More info?)

    "Johan Smedberg" <johan@smedberg.info> wrote in message
    news:2b6bd01c46841$a1de7450$a401280a@phx.gbl...

    <snip> and a Nostomo n52 game pad. <snip>

    I don't know anything about that other stuff, but a game pad instead of a
    joystick? The game comes with a set up for a joystick, button assignments,
    etc. You also didn't mention your os (operating system) - is it Windoz XP?
    Some joysticks (and maybe gamepads) need special attention when getting
    hooked up (USB port vice Game Port on sound card). Is that game pad USB? You
    say your game pad works with other games so, maybe I'm off base, but I have
    no other ideas.

    Oh, and if you have Windoz XP, I can't help. I have Windoz 98SE and yes, I
    can play CFS 3 with only 256 meg RAM and a GEforce MX 400 64 meg card, with
    an Athlon 1.4 CPU.

    Good luck,
    Bumper7
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games.zone.simulation (More info?)

    Sorry !

    Yes i'm running Windows XP and the gamepad is a USB device
    usefull for playing games like CS / DFBHD etc...
    I did try to remove it, but it's no difference....

    Allso i did remove the MS Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
    and replaced it with a standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

    Did try to reinstall CFS3, but still i can't start it ?!

    I just get the splash screen and the the screen goes black
    for some seconds and i'm back in windows again....

    And then there is 2 more strange errors in the event
    log ?!?!(As shown in the first Message.)

    Maybe it can't handle a PC with FX5600 and 256MB Video
    RAM...

    I think i have to return the CFS3 to the store and keep me
    off from "Microsoft GameStudios" products...

    /Johan


    >-----Original Message-----
    >"Johan Smedberg" <johan@smedberg.info> wrote in message
    >news:2b6bd01c46841$a1de7450$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >
    ><snip> and a Nostomo n52 game pad. <snip>
    >
    >I don't know anything about that other stuff, but a game
    pad instead of a
    >joystick? The game comes with a set up for a joystick,
    button assignments,
    >etc. You also didn't mention your os (operating system) -
    is it Windoz XP?
    >Some joysticks (and maybe gamepads) need special
    attention when getting
    >hooked up (USB port vice Game Port on sound card). Is
    that game pad USB? You
    >say your game pad works with other games so, maybe I'm
    off base, but I have
    >no other ideas.
    >
    >Oh, and if you have Windoz XP, I can't help. I have
    Windoz 98SE and yes, I
    >can play CFS 3 with only 256 meg RAM and a GEforce MX 400
    64 meg card, with
    >an Athlon 1.4 CPU.
    >
    >Good luck,
    >Bumper7
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games.zone.simulation (More info?)

    Johan,
    A. Buy a joystick.
    B. If you give up on CFS 3, swap it for CFS 2 - it's a great game, with many
    add on missions and aircraft available online.
    C. When you get used to a joystick (complete a campaign in CFS) then your
    ready for online gaming and go to http://fighterace.jaleco.com/ and notice
    there is a 'Flight School' to get you ready to play. If you want a wingman,
    give me a call.

    Good luck
    Bumper7

    "Johan" <johan@smedberg.info> wrote in message
    news:2ce9401c469d7$2de39070$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > Sorry !
    >
    > Yes i'm running Windows XP and the gamepad is a USB device
    > usefull for playing games like CS / DFBHD etc...
    > I did try to remove it, but it's no difference....
    >
    > Allso i did remove the MS Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
    > and replaced it with a standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
    >
    > Did try to reinstall CFS3, but still i can't start it ?!
    >
    > I just get the splash screen and the the screen goes black
    > for some seconds and i'm back in windows again....
    >
    > And then there is 2 more strange errors in the event
    > log ?!?!(As shown in the first Message.)
    >
    > Maybe it can't handle a PC with FX5600 and 256MB Video
    > RAM...
    >
    > I think i have to return the CFS3 to the store and keep me
    > off from "Microsoft GameStudios" products...
    >
    > /Johan
    >
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >"Johan Smedberg" <johan@smedberg.info> wrote in message
    > >news:2b6bd01c46841$a1de7450$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > >
    > ><snip> and a Nostomo n52 game pad. <snip>
    > >
    > >I don't know anything about that other stuff, but a game
    > pad instead of a
    > >joystick? The game comes with a set up for a joystick,
    > button assignments,
    > >etc. You also didn't mention your os (operating system) -
    > is it Windoz XP?
    > >Some joysticks (and maybe gamepads) need special
    > attention when getting
    > >hooked up (USB port vice Game Port on sound card). Is
    > that game pad USB? You
    > >say your game pad works with other games so, maybe I'm
    > off base, but I have
    > >no other ideas.
    > >
    > >Oh, and if you have Windoz XP, I can't help. I have
    > Windoz 98SE and yes, I
    > >can play CFS 3 with only 256 meg RAM and a GEforce MX 400
    > 64 meg card, with
    > >an Athlon 1.4 CPU.
    > >
    > >Good luck,
    > >Bumper7
    > >
    > >
    > >.
    > >
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