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Old February 2nd 08, 05:42 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bill Daniels
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Default IGC Simulator & Google Earth

I'm having a problem that I am almost positive isn't with IGC Simulator but
with Google Earth. When viewing flights over mountaineous terrain, the
program frequently hangs with the message "Google Earth not Available". I
suspect that the required terrain data is not being supplied by GE as fast
as IGC Simulator needs it. Anyone else having this problem?

FYI, I have 5MB/Sec cable access and the problem occurs at all times of the
day/week.

Bill D


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Old February 3rd 08, 05:30 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
tobi
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Default IGC Simulator & Google Earth

Bill,

- start Google Earth without IGC-Replay
- open Option-Menu and remove the cache completely (you have to sign
off in the GE-Menu)
- switch the graphic mode (open gl - direct x)
- try save mode if nothing helps

this should do, if not there are some more tips he

http://groups.google.de/group/earth-...dbcfb9e960ad2b

and you're right, it has nothing to do with IGC-Replay.

Tobias


On 2 Feb., 18:42, "Bill Daniels" bildan@comcast-dot-net wrote:
I'm having a problem that I am almost positive isn't with IGC Simulator but
with Google Earth. When viewing flights over mountaineous terrain, the
program frequently hangs with the message "Google Earth not Available". I
suspect that the required terrain data is not being supplied by GE as fast
as IGC Simulator needs it. Anyone else having this problem?

FYI, I have 5MB/Sec cable access and the problem occurs at all times of the
day/week.

Bill D


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Old February 4th 08, 12:09 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default IGC Simulator & Google Earth

On Feb 2, 5:42*pm, "Bill Daniels" bildan@comcast-dot-net wrote:
I'm having a problem that I am almost positive isn't with IGC Simulator but
with Google Earth. *When viewing flights over mountaineous terrain, the
program frequently hangs with the message "Google Earth not Available". *I
suspect that the required terrain data is not being supplied by GE as fast
as IGC Simulator needs it. *Anyone else having this problem?

FYI, I have 5MB/Sec cable access and the problem occurs at all times of the
day/week.

Bill D


...for what it's worth .....
I used to have all sorts of problems with Google Earth and gave up on
it some time ago. However following a modest RAM upgrade [0.5GB to
2.0GB] I now find that it's performance is highly acceptable, nay
wondrous! FYI I am on an 'up to 8Mb' Broadband service.
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Old February 4th 08, 01:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bruce
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Default IGC Simulator & Google Earth

wrote:
On Feb 2, 5:42 pm, "Bill Daniels" bildan@comcast-dot-net wrote:
I'm having a problem that I am almost positive isn't with IGC Simulator but
with Google Earth. When viewing flights over mountaineous terrain, the
program frequently hangs with the message "Google Earth not Available". I
suspect that the required terrain data is not being supplied by GE as fast
as IGC Simulator needs it. Anyone else having this problem?

FYI, I have 5MB/Sec cable access and the problem occurs at all times of the
day/week.

Bill D


...for what it's worth .....
I used to have all sorts of problems with Google Earth and gave up on
it some time ago. However following a modest RAM upgrade [0.5GB to
2.0GB] I now find that it's performance is highly acceptable, nay
wondrous! FYI I am on an 'up to 8Mb' Broadband service.


The first thing to improve performance on a windoze machine is to install at
least 3x the memory it should need...

General minimum is 1GB (XP) - and all my Personal machines have 1,5GB - have
avoided the vista forced upgrade so far - 2GB is minimum for that config.

The second thing to do - especially with things like Google earth is to install
a halfway decent dedicated video card. A decent GPU and 256MB+ of dedicated VRAM
make the world of difference. No need to break the bank on the latest gaming
card, just decent specs.

Google earth seems to work OK with this minimum specification 1.5GB + dedicated
256MB video + Open GL. Maybe the treacle slow 1Mb/s "broadband" around here
limits things.
 




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