Combat Flight Simulator 3: Vista Problem

Hammertime

New Member
I can play for awhile or a short time and the game shuts down. This is the info I get when the problem happens:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

Application Name: cfs3.exe
Application Version: 3.1.0.30203
Application Timestamp: 3e3ebe85
Fault Module Name: cfs3.exe
Fault Module Version: 3.1.0.30203
Fault Module Timestamp: 3e3ebe85
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00119a27
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 8653
Additional Information 2: f3f9f71fd18d9979856a8df1581f9ac5
Additional Information 3: 7d7c
Additional Information 4: 74b1cec4f5ffc930b2e51d56da898efc

Have gotten new udated drivers, I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, AMD Athlon 64 X2
duel core, available virtual memory 1.24GB.

I could use some help.
 

Hammertime

New Member
From the amount of persons viewing and then not able to give a suggestion to fix the problem, I would guess that I am "out of luck" concerning playing this game on Vista.
 

Jimbo01

New Member
Hammertime,
I had the same problems. I found that if I put the 2 nd disk in the drive and then start the program I have to let it run through all the preliminary movie where the guy is in a cabin and the tank goes by etc etc and let all the prelim stuff play out without jumping ahead by hitting the enter key to speed things along.
The game now plays well. I think that other necessary stuff has to load up in the interim.
I also run the game in XP compatibility. (Right click on the icon and go to properties and change compatibility to XP)
Hope this helps. It's not much but it works for me.
Jim
 

Hammertime

New Member
Thanks Jimbo, I will try your suggestion. I just recieved a e-mail from Microsoft that said: "We regret to inform you that CFS3 is no longer covered under our "help guidlines, because it is a older game. Our resources are given to newer products. sorry." I bet it is with Vista problems.:cry: Thanks again for the advice.
 

Aconite

New Member
Thanks Jimbo, I will try your suggestion. I just recieved a e-mail from Microsoft that said: "We regret to inform you that CFS3 is no longer covered under our "help guidlines, because it is a older game. Our resources are given to newer products. sorry." I bet it is with Vista problems.:cry: Thanks again for the advice.

Yet Microsoft has not replaced CFS3 with CFS4 yet. Too bad. I liked that game.

Anyway, I am running FalconAF on Vista64 with no problems, as well as FS9.

You may want to check at Frugalsworld.com (a site dedicated to flight simulators). You will probably get more responses there as there are likely more people with there running CFS3 with Vista than there are here.
 

Hammertime

New Member
Well, I tried it out and no luck. The game stopped right away, at the mission screen. Same error message as before. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

x24_vista

New Member
I can play for awhile or a short time and the game shuts down. This is the info I get when the problem happens:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH

Application Name: cfs3.exe
Application Version: 3.1.0.30203
Application Timestamp: 3e3ebe85
Fault Module Name: cfs3.exe
Fault Module Version: 3.1.0.30203
Fault Module Timestamp: 3e3ebe85
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00119a27
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 8653
Additional Information 2: f3f9f71fd18d9979856a8df1581f9ac5
Additional Information 3: 7d7c
Additional Information 4: 74b1cec4f5ffc930b2e51d56da898efc

Have gotten new udated drivers, I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, AMD Athlon 64 X2
duel core, available virtual memory 1.24GB.

I could use some help.
You might want to try running CFS3 in compatibility mode for Xp (service Pack 2) or 2000. This solved my problem although the menus are located weird.
You can do this by:
1. Right-click the program icon
2. click on properties
3. choose the compatibility tab
4. check the "run this program in compatibility for:"
5. Chose XP or 2000

This should stop CFS3 from crashing

P.S. remember to always use the icon that you changed
 
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