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No 3D Cockpit / Higher resolution (Poor graphics)

Good day,

I am having a problem with FSX. I have just bought it, along with a new system. My specs are as follows:

Quad Core 2.6
4 gigs ram
Nvidia GTS 250 1 gig
Windows vista home premium

This machine runs Crysis very well etc... After installing flight sim gold, I saw that there was no 3D cockpit (even though it was selected). Also the resolution was bad. I have a 22" screen, yet I cant get 1680 resolution. It keeps going back to 1280. When I start off, I am in the cockpit... yet everything is completely zoomed in, like I can see only a few dials (altimeter etc) and the quality is not great. The mouse does not work as in you cannot look around. Are there any recos? Reinstall? I have partitioned my hard drive in that windows + programs take up about 90 gigs (C Drive) and D drive is games etc (About 300 gigs). Could this be the problem?

Would reaally appreciate any help.

Thanks

Christopher

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Okay, this sounds like a graphics card issue. If it keeps going back to 1280 then your card or monitor cannot support it. The zoom issue can be reset by pressingf the backspace key, then use + or - key to zoom in or out. If the graphics card is not up to it then the Virtual cockpit will have problems displaying.

To get the mouse working, right-click on the screen and select the mouse option so you can use that to view. Good luck with it.

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