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Dawks [PIR] (Banned) Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:50pm
New Win7 install; nothing but crashes with DCS
Re-written to summarize:

fearlessfrog pointed out that A10-C requires 64bit. So I checked and that's true.

Ka-50 ran wonderfully on XP. I don't know how.
But I ended up spending $70 on that ... and now another $40 on A-10C.

HeyHo, my mistake.
Last edited by Dawks [PIR]; Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:41pm
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fearlessfrog Oct 16, 2013 @ 10:58pm 
Hi - could you run through the steps in trouble-shooting list please?


If they all don't help, then please list full specs. You need a 64-bit OS and 6GB of RAM.
Dawks [PIR] (Banned) Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:06pm 
Ooh, sure will! and gladly!
wait, what? 64bit?!

ReWriting the post.
thanks 'frog
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Tatsue Oct 17, 2013 @ 8:53am 

Any crash logs there? If so, what do they say?
Jetkar Oct 17, 2013 @ 10:31am 
Main cause for crashes is that DCS is dependant on the Graphics card and direct draw (Dx)...the crash logs will show that
Dawks [PIR] (Banned) Oct 17, 2013 @ 10:54am 
Didn't know that.
To tell the truth old Ka-50 ran just fine on XP ... which, of course, was 32 bit. Is why I went on to update it and buy A-10C.
Shot myself in the foot!

see you all in mmmmm 6 months or so, after I build a new box.
Jetkar Oct 17, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
Since the last update the game must run on a 64bit OS the reason for this is that as you may know they are in the process of upgrading the game engine to EDGE and has notthing to do with A 10C module
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Dawks [PIR] (Banned) Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
"has notthing to do with A 10C module" ... except that the A-10C requires 64bit. Which is the point. Shot myself in the foot, there.
So my $70 Ka-50 is now a waste of space. That ... I kinda resent that.
fearlessfrog Oct 17, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
If you have recently rebuilt your PC (from the original message before the edit) then don't forget that if you own a Windows 7 32 bit license key then you also already own the 64 bit version, it doesn't cost anything to use the 64-bit version.

Also, if you want to (or need to) use previous versions of DCS World (if you can't move to 64-bit) then outside of Steam you can look at doing installs and updates via this:

Dawks [PIR] (Banned) Oct 17, 2013 @ 8:34pm 
Ooh! froggie! I wasn't aware of that!
But I'll probably start from scratch. This box (pretty good in its day) is AM3 socket, so seriously dead-ended. Will repurpose it for work, and ReDo from Start with DCS in mind. (Which will do my ArmA3 performance a lot of good.)
But that does open an option.
Dawks [PIR] (Banned) Oct 20, 2013 @ 11:14am 
This aulde dawg but his teeth programming with DIP switches. (Yes, I mean bit by bit, ReDo from Start with any error.)
So for me 64bit OS is a bit like Science Fiction ... or for work stations.

I very comfortably assumed that for me Win7-64 was dreaming in technicolor. It turns out that my game box (built to run XP) will run this very well.

Long/Short? I'm gonna do a full re-install and so, see you in the field!

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