I have recently built a new PC and was looking forward to getting Janes F/A-18 up and running again but I am afraid that I am SOL.
None of the posted "workarounds" or "fixes" seem to work for me. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I would really like to get up and flying again.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2 Ghz
4 GB OCZ RAM
ATI 4870 1GB Radeon (Catalyst 9.6)
Win 7 64
So I actually got my copy of Jane's F18 to work! This is what worked for me so others usage/fixes may vary:
Here is a little history to my fight with getting JF18 to work on my recently built system. After I built the PC I decided to get JF18 with TSH 4.02 up and running again. I knew beforehand that I might be in for a disappointment with getting JF18 to work correctly in WinXP with the system specs that I had (see above post) but figured I would give it a try. I got it installed in a XP 32 and everything runs fine until I get into AA mode, the notorious AA slowdown reared its ugly head! After trying all of the known fixes and work arounds with no success I figured I would try it in Win 7 which is located on a separate partition.
Just as in WinXP everything worked great in Win 7 right up to the point of turning my AA radar on, frames drop to 1 FPS and many curses ensued! As a last ditch effort I went out on a whim and tried to launch the JF18 Exe that is installed on the XP partition from within Win 7 environment. To my complete surprise it now works flawlessly! No slowdowns, graphical anomalies, or any other problems. Total flight time in game is now going on the 6 hours mark without a single crash or other notable problem. I really can't explain why this works it just does.