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Old 12-11-2018, 06:12 PM   #16
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There is really no comparison.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:27 PM   #17
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Agree with Ripley - seems a little silly to have a discussion lasting 5 days (so far) when it would take about 10 minutes at most to download and install the D3D9 driver and give it a try.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:38 PM   #18
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 Agree with Ripley - seems a little silly to have a discussion lasting 5 days (so far) when it would take about 10 minutes at most to download and install the D3D9 driver and give it a try.
Still, we got the first hit on google for the expression "old, obsolete, and outdated".
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:21 AM   #19
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I've got an "old, obsolete, and outdated" computer next to me running Windows 98 (no longer hooked to the internet). Running Orbiter 2010 using the D3D9 client and it looks great.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:05 AM   #20
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Hi guys,

I'm very thankful and very grateful for all the many different wonderful helpful and useful advice that you have given to me over the past couple of days in attempting to solve the video resolution problems in Orbiter Flight Simulator.

I really appreciate it a lot!

However, I always still think that to be able to achieve the best performance results in any computer software program, including Orbiter Flight Simulator, will be seen in the newest, latest, most advanced, most sophisticated, and most powerful computer hardware systems.

I'm fully aware that the new D3D9 graphics enhancement mod might work well in older computer hardware systems, but they definitely will probably not work as well in newer computer hardware systems.

I'm certainly willing to give the new D3D9 graphics enhancement mod a try, as I'm always interested in any new additional DLC mods for any software program that will make any existing computer software program even better with new product features.

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I just downloaded the D3D9 graphics enhancement mod.

How do I install it in the Orbiter Flight Simulator software program?
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:56 AM   #21
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D3D9 graphics will definitely work fine (and flawlessly) on a newer advanced computer. The inline graphics client works fine, but D3D9 graphics is a leap above the inline graphics. Until you see them side-by-side you may not realize what you are missing.

As far as where to get it... https://www.orbiter-forum.com/showthread.php?t=18431

Installing it is pretty simple; unzip it into your Orbiter directory. The run Orbiter_NG, open the [modules] tab and select the D3D9 checkbox.

In order for some addons to work, you will need to make a symbolic link to the config folder. This is easily done by a mouse click. Open the [video] tab, click [advanced] and click on [create symbolic links]

You should be ready to go.
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:21 AM   #22
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Hi PhantomCruiser,

I already downloaded the D3D9 graphics enhancement mod, and I unzipped it into the Orbiter Flight Simulator main directory.

I also ran the Orbiter Flight Simulator software program, and then I opened the Modules tab, but I do not see any D3D9 checkbox at all.

The D3D9 checkbox does not appear in my Modules tab at all.

I do not know why there is no D3D9 checkbox in my Modules tab at all.

Could you please provide any explanation for the absence of the D3D9 checkbox in my Modules tab?

How can I make the D3D9 checkbox appear in my Modules tab?
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:44 AM   #23
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You need to launch orbiter_ng.exe, NOT orbiter.exe.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:50 AM   #24
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Hi Ripley,

I launched both Orbiter_NG.exe and Orbiter.exe, and I still do NOT see any D3D9 checkbox at all.

The D3D9 checkbox does NOT exist and appear in the Modules tabs in either the Orbiter_NG.exe and the Orbiter.exe at all!

It is just not there!
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:38 AM   #25
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Just out if curiosit, have you tried with a clean setup, just Orbiter and D3D9 ?

Also, maybe give a try with the redist files given by Orbiter ?
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:22 PM   #26
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 Hi Ripley,

I launched both Orbiter_NG.exe and Orbiter.exe, and I still do NOT see any D3D9 checkbox at all.

The D3D9 checkbox does NOT exist and appear in the Modules tabs in either the Orbiter_NG.exe and the Orbiter.exe at all!

It is just not there!
Then there is something amiss. If you unzip (for Orbiter 2016) the D3D9 Client there should be several files. These just get dropped (or unzipped) into your Orbiter directory.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:24 PM   #27
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Outerspace, see here.
Start the video at 12:20 (that is, right after correctly unzipping D3D9Client into Orbiter main folder):


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Old 12-15-2018, 01:55 AM   #28
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I downloaded the D3D9 client from the Download page of the Orbiter Space Flight Simulator 2016 webpage.

I then proceeded to use Winrar to unzip the contents of the D3D9 client directly to the Orbiter Flight Simulator main directory.

That is the exact process that I used.

Is that the correct steps to take to install the D3D9 client?

I should suppose so.

However, like I said before, I did not see any D3D9 option in the Modules tabs in both Orbiter.exe and Orbiter_NG.exe at all.

It is really weird...

I might have to reinstall everything.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:25 AM   #29
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Not familiar with winrar. Does it preserve the directory structure contained within the archive file? I know that has been an issue for others.

Look in the directory <orbiterinstall>\modules. Inside there should be a number of subdirectories including one named 'D3D9Client'.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:28 AM   #30
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 I downloaded the D3D9 client from the Download page of the Orbiter Space Flight Simulator 2016 webpage.

I then proceeded to use Winrar to unzip the contents of the D3D9 client directly to the Orbiter Flight Simulator main directory.

That is the exact process that I used.

Is that the correct steps to take to install the D3D9 client?

I should suppose so.

However, like I said before, I did not see any D3D9 option in the Modules tabs in both Orbiter.exe and Orbiter_NG.exe at all.

It is really weird...

I might have to reinstall everything.
Did you make sure to preserve the folder structure when you extracted it? You should have a D3D9Client.dll file in Modules\Plugin, along with an additional subfolder named D3D9Client in the Modules subfolder.


Also make sure that you install thhe following runtime files: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...s.aspx?id=9033
Run that to extract the setup files and then run Setup.exe.
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