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    777-200 CTD FSX

    Hi all,

    I am trying to play the PMDG 777-200 on FSX:SE, however I frequently have issues with it CTD. I’ve tried using it at different airports, both add-ons and FSX default, however it either CTD or starts “bling”ing noises, shortly before CTD. The error message I receive afterwords is ‘your computer has run out of memory’. I’ve lowered the settings as low as is reasonable, to avoid it looking like a game from the 90s, however it still develops the same issue. I also use PMDG 737-800 and aerosoft A320 series without a single issue. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

    Sam Fisher

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    What other add-ons are you using. The problem with FSX is it's a 32-bit program, so it's more prone to running out of memory, especially if you're using a lot of add-ons.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      Sam,
      “Out of Memory” issues are caused by the way FSX and FSX-SE handle your computer’s memory and are well known about. I suggest you visit the Avsim Forum, because there is a useful guide there which might help you to stop them from happening so often. Here’s a link to their download and information about it:-

      https://www.avsim.com/files/file/93-avsim-ctd-guide/

      Before you spend any more of your hard earned funds on FSX-SE addons you need to ask yourself if it is going to be worth further investment and also what you want to get out of your flight simulator experience in the future. Flight simulators in general have moved on with several 64-Bit programs available and they do not suffer from the FSX/FSX-SE memory limitations you are currently experiencing. It is also worth bearing in mind that several third party developers have already stopped supporting or developing for FSX/FSX-SE. The only downside is likely to be the cost of the new software you will need and whether or not your computer and/or controller hardware etc will also need updating.

      Any decision is obviously a matter for you, but I suggest you research the various main contenders on the Internet - including MSFS 2020, P3Dv5 and XP-11 - before deciding which simulator platform fits the bill for you. They are all different, although P3Dv5 is very similar to FSX in many ways and you should be able to use some of your FSX-SE addons with it; but not all. MSFS is the latest simulator platform to be released and although it is still in its early days the scenery graphics alone make it a very serious contender; especially now that PMDG have just announced the release of their first MSFS aircraft for it; namely the DC-6 which is due out at the end of this week. Good luck and I hope this is helpful.
      Michael Codd

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