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Re: SatPC32 and 32D problem

Well, I only suggested new video DRIVERS, not a whole new card, but if that 
didn't help either, check these:

In SatPC32's Setup, Options pane, does the Map Window size chosen match the 
screen resolution you are using, and did you unpack the world maps for the 
same color depth as your display is set to?  My 2 laptops are running 
800x600/24-bit color on 1, and 1024x768/24-bit color on the other, and I do 
not experience the problem you describe.  My home PC is running at 
1280x1024, 32-bit color depth, and using the 1024x768/24-bit maps, and also 
works fine.  One last caveat:  I downloaded the program directly from 
Erich's website, www.dk1tb.de , not from AMSAT's site.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Williams" <richardw@mho.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 10:49 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 and 32D problem

> Well, I am now really at a loss.  Problem is when switching from 2D to 3D
> mode.  The first time I do it, everything works fine.  Then next and
> subsequent times, I get a "black screen" with the "S" for sun showing, a 
> white
> dot showing my location, and the paths of the one (or all sataellites if 
> "M+"
> is selected).  No 3D map of the world.
> I have tried the following.
> 1.   Deleting and re-installing the program.
> 2.   Going down to CompUSA and buying a new ATI
>      RADEON 9250 video card with 256MB of DDR
>      ram.
> 3.   Installing SATPC32 on a different computer.
> Nothing works. Both computers have 512MB of ram,  the first on has an AMD 
> chip
> and motherboard,  and the second one I tried it on has a Pentium 4.   Both 
> run
> at 1.7 Ghz.
> Anyone have any ideas?   In my last post,  someone suggested a new video 
> card
> with updated drivers (that didn't work).   What really has me scratching 
> my
> head, is that I have the problem on both comuters; and each time I 
> downloaded
> the program direct from the internet through the links at AMSAT.
> Thanks
> Dick K8ZTT
> ----
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