FS 2004 on laptop

  Rhuddlan 22:16 12 Aug 2010

Evening all,

I've not long sold my computer but bought a new Compaq Windows 7 laptop until I can afford a new decent pc. I used to have FS2004 on my old PC and used it most days, is there anyway I could install it on the laptop and use it on there? I don't expect the graphics to be great but should I be worried about overheating or running slow? Some details below, can't find any info on the memeory or model of my graphics card.

AMD 2.10Ghz
200Gb hard disk

  northumbria61 22:22 12 Aug 2010

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  northumbria61 22:25 12 Aug 2010

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  ams4127 22:33 12 Aug 2010

I ran both FS2004 and FSx on my laptop for some time without any real problems. It was an Evesham machine and, as far as I remember, it had an Intel Core 2 Duo chip running at about 2.0 GHz, 2GB ram and a Nvidia 8600M graphics chip with a 17" screen.

With the global graphics set to medium I don't remember any real problems at all.

  muddypaws 22:35 12 Aug 2010

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  muddypaws 22:36 12 Aug 2010


  Rhuddlan 00:22 13 Aug 2010

Thanks for the info guys. All seems ok, except the size of the fs screen, it doesn't fill the whole of the display, any ideas?
Also, joystick isn't calibrating properly, throttle is going mad.

  Rhuddlan 19:33 16 Aug 2010

Have looked in the display settings and can't find anything. HELP!

  muddypaws 19:38 16 Aug 2010

Have you been into FS9 settings.
Not sure if it is the hardware tab you want, but find the tab that opens the screen resolution choice.
Make a note which one is highlighted before you change anything. Would think you want to increase it a bit.

  muddypaws 19:39 16 Aug 2010

I mean the settings option when FS first opens.

  Rhuddlan 20:25 17 Aug 2010

Hardware tab in FS says 800x600. When I searched on google it said my laptop's resolution is currentley 1366x768. I have a list of resolution's in fs 2004 to choose from and most are either the same size or smaller.

Which resolution do I choose to fill the screen when playing on fs?

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