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Any recommendations for a flight sim that will not turn your computer into Chernobyl Reactor No.4?

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:11 am
by Ruskiwaffle1991
Make sure that it will run on devices with RAM below 4GB RAM since I have 3.9 GB usable and below 1.8 GHz. I can't afford a new PC and I have to make use of my [email protected] laptop from my mother.

Re: Any recommendations for a flight sim that will not turn your computer into Chernobyl Reactor No.4?

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:48 pm
by u2fly
Ruskiwaffle1991 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:11 am
run on devices with RAM below 4GB RAM since I have 3.9 GB usable and below 1.8 GHz
I has a same configuration and YSFLight versions 20120701 & 20181124 works normally for me under Linux (version 20150425 is less usable on Linux)

Just use YSFlight OpenGL1 (not D3D or OpenGL2) executable try disable "clouds" in YSFlight graphics configuration settings.
P.S. Otherwise try "ACM" — very lightweight free & open-source flightsim:

Re: Any recommendations for a flight sim that will not turn your computer into Chernobyl Reactor No.4?

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:18 pm
by HawkbitAlpha
It's not free, but FS2004 is pretty good at running on weak comps. I could run it on a 2010 laptop with 2 GB total RAM.

Re: Any recommendations for a flight sim that will not turn your computer into Chernobyl Reactor No.4?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:08 am
by Ruskiwaffle1991
@u2fly ACM looks complicated to download and I am good to go with YS. Also there is a website where you could download IL-2 1946 with a few mods.

Re: Any recommendations for a flight sim that will not turn your computer into Chernobyl Reactor No.4?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:21 am
by Neocon
If you have 4 GB of memory and only .1GB of memory is being used for graphics (I'm assuming you are using the integrated graphics from your CPU), that might be a problem.

In my experience, Windows 10 barely works with 4 GB if any updates are going on in the background. Maybe check the task manager and see what's using your memory and stop it?