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Old Mar 02, 2010, 11:20 PM
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RealFlight Deluxe on Win7 Pro / 32-bit

I've installed my old RealFlight Deluxe on Win7 32-bit Pro (for visitors to play with). It is working, but only after I disabled the photo realistic views. The simulator looks quite boring in this mode.

That said, everything is working fine. Except I would like to be able to see the photo realistic backgrounds. But I get this error if I try:
Error: D3DRMERR_BADDEVICE
File: \kelib\directdraw\DxDirect3D.cpp
Line: 848

I've tried different program compatibility modes and other forms of witchcraft. I've run out of ideas. By chance is there a fix for this?
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 01:29 AM
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A quick google of "D3DRMERR_BADDEVICE" seems to suggest it's an issue with the version of DirectX support library files used when writing the application (delphi, C# etc). Given the age of the program my guess would be that Direct X 7 was the version available at the time. Not sure of the fix though, other than running in a virtual machine running windows 98/XP
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Drat. G2 was indeed from the DirectX 7 era. However, I was under the impression that the newer versions of DirectX ( believe Win 7 is DirectX 11) were backwards compatible. But we all know that "compatible" is an illusive wish.
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 11:44 AM
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I think that some applications require specific versions within a version. Davey who is developing a new sim requires a certain version of DirectX 9, you know 9.0.0123 rather than 9.0.0124, even though it's still Directx 9 !

My guess is that you might be able to download DX7 (or the correct version) from somewhere on the net, but then installing it might screw up your current flavor !
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 11:58 AM
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I poked around and saw that some gamers have run into DirectX problems on Vista and Win7 when they ran some favorite old games. They tried installing older DirectX versions without success. So, I think I am out of luck on this one.

Thanks for the advice!
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Try this

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 12:25 PM
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I had the same problem with G2 on Vista. Emailed the manufacture support and got instructions. Worked.
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Old Mar 03, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Thanks, I will look into using the XP emulation feature.

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I had the same problem with G2 on Vista. Emailed the manufacture support and got instructions. Worked.
Brilliant! Can you cut/paste their emailed instructions to this thread?
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Old Mar 05, 2010, 05:35 PM
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Of course it doesn't help that I said it is RealFlight G2. Actually, I'm trying to install RealFlight Deluxe, which is an earlier incarnation. I've corrected the title.

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 04:26 PM
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en is the page that will download the directX runtime. Install it on your computer and you will have compatibility with all versions of directx. DirectX is not backward compatible for Real Flight. You have to have right version.
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 01:42 PM
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Microsoft's Virtual-PC is rather pathetic, it doesn't have hardware video acceleration, AFAIK.
I believe VMPlayer is free, download it from VMWare, then install Windows XP there--runs as fast as "true" XP!
But, if I remember right, RealFlight Deluxe was developed years before XP and may have trouble running there.

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Thanks for the information. I've decided to retire RealFight Deluxe and install a RC simulator that is designed for Win7. So I have some research to do before I make the plunge.
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Microsoft's Virtual-PC is rather pathetic, it doesn't have hardware video acceleration, AFAIK.
I believe VMPlayer is free, download it from VMWare, then install Windows XP there--runs as fast as "true" XP!
But, if I remember right, RealFlight Deluxe was developed years before XP and may have trouble running there.

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VirtualBox from Sun: www.virtualbox.org. Freakin' amazing. I run 7 in 7 (test bed), Ubuntu, Custom Xandros, Android, XP SP3 etc. Way cool. And FREE!
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Thanks for the information. I've decided to retire RealFight Deluxe and install a RC simulator that is designed for Win7. So I have some research to do before I make the plunge.
Real flight G5 is compatible with all versions of Win 7. You will still need a copy of direct X 9, however.
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Real flight G5 is compatible with all versions of Win 7. You will still need a copy of direct X 9, however.

Windows 7 runs Direct X11, which is backwards compatibile...plus G5 will install whatever DX version it needs when you install the software.
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