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Flight Simulator X in Windows 8

  1. #1


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    Windows 7 64bit

    Flight Simulator X in Windows 8


    I installed FSX on my Windows 8 Developers Preview to see if it would work. When trying to open FSX after the installation, the splashscreen would appear and a few seconds later the infamous "Microsoft Flight Simulator has stopped working" message would appear.

    I went through the event log and the faulting module seems to be kernelbase.dll, which explains that FSX is not compatible with windows 8 out of the box. Has anyone managed to find a workaround for this?

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  2. #2


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    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Tried the compatibility modes? Even Windows 7 mode?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Tried the compatibility modes? Even Windows 7 mode?
    Yup...XP all the way to 7. None works
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  4. #4


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Tried the latest directx runtimes?


    Web installer:
    Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - DirectX End-User Runtime

    Stand alone (better choice):
    Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - DirectX Redist (August 2009)


    Other than that - I don't know.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 consumer preview


    I had this problem and found a site on utube with a possible solution so I tried it out and so far fsx has not crashed.
    Got to robbonline.se/ and download the UlAutomationCore.dll and follow his instructions.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1
    windows 8 pro


    I have no problems running Flight SimulatorX Deluxe in Windows 8 Pro.

    1) Just install Flight SimulatorX directly to Drive C:/Flight Simulator
    X, do not install to Program Files 64 or 32. No need to set
    compatibility settings.
    2) For stability do not install FSX Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2.
    For me the service packs causes the game to crash easily.

    It runs beautifully for me.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I too have just acquired 8.1 Pro & cannot get very far in FS Deluxe. The program keeps crashing, usually when I try to change from the default plane. Getting very frustrated.
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    3.3 GHz
    64Bit.
    8GB RAM
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  8. #8


    Does your computer have a good amount of memory? Maybe it just can't handle Flight Sim. I have it on mine and it takes up A LOT of GB. So make sure you have enough space for it.
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  9. #9


    Fiji
    Posts : 77
    7HP x64/7 Ultimate x32


    Hi All

    Have a look at this video

    Hope this helps and regards
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  10. #10


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Thanks for the point to my FSX video. Here's a new one that I just published with some more tweaks.

    New Stability Tweaks for FSX Under Windows 8 - YouTube
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