Updating FG

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Updating FG

Postby HOM001 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:09 pm

So, I've been using the same version of FG for over three years now. The great FG 3.0 has had a good run, but I think its time to embrace the new. While 3.0 was great, I still can't get a lot of scenery to work, there's annoying graphics bugs, and it crashes way to often to be content with. So I figured it would take more time to repair than to replace. So I have a few questions:

1) Should I Update? I currently run FG off a 3 year old windows 8.1 Laptop with a quad-core i7 CPU and 8gb RAM, but only integrated graphics. Would my machine be able to even run the newer versions of FG?

2) How to safely update? I have dozens of gb of aircraft and scenery sitting on my computer, and I don't want to lose that data. Also, I haven't installed FG in years, so I'm kinda clueless. Requesting progressive taxi instructions.

3) Which version of FG is the best to use? (if not the latest release)

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Re: Updating FG

Postby IAHM-COL » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:17 pm

What OS?
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Re: Updating FG

Postby Richard » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:03 pm

HOM001 wrote:1) Should I Update? I currently run FG off a 3 year old windows 8.1 Laptop with a quad-core i7 CPU and 8gb RAM


Yes you should update; however I'd recommend a side-by-side install of a newer version (i.e. install into Program Files\Flightgear 2017.2) and don't uninstall the old one. Prior to doing this take a backup of all of your data just in case.

Get the install from https://sourceforge.net/projects/flight ... e/download

The graphics load decreased slightly between 3.4 and 3.6 - so theoretically it should be about the same; but impossible to predict how it will work out.

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Re: Updating FG

Postby HOM001 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:08 pm

IAHM-COL wrote:What OS?

Windows 8.1
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Re: Updating FG

Postby IAHM-COL » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:42 pm

Then as Richard said
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Re: Updating FG

Postby HOM001 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:17 am

It took half an hour to download, but the update was successful. Still have some odd scenery glitches though, but they aren't a huge deal. Thanks guys!
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