Problems with computer game Jane's USAF

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
Loaded a game on my computer "Jane's USAF" and it is very choppy in response, and runs very slow.  Looking at the processor usage, it uses 98% all the time.   This program is an older program about 1999 vintage, so, on my computer which is running Windows XP, I would expect it to run fast  (see computer specs below).
Tried defragging computer, upgrading memory, upgrading video card, and running
in  "Compatibility Mode", but still the game runs really slow.  We also did the latest
patch for the game:   1.02 patch

Specs of Computer
Dell Dimension 4700,    Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz,   2.9 GB ram
I have a ATI catalyst 2400 video card.
Question by:jcrdsl77
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    Expert Comment

    Most likely it does not know how to use your video card. When the game was created, that video card and technology didn't exist.
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    Accepted Solution

    It's a known problem - some users report they can get 'round it by installing it on a FAT32 drive in XP.
    However the definative solution for this is Gulf Knight's UI Mod Fix for USAF
    Gulf Knight maintains this site himself and it contains all manner of fixes for USAF.  He does however charge a nominal download fee for the patches ($5) to cover bandwidth , hosting etc.  It is pretty much a one man operation.  There is email support though and if you find a forum dealing with USAF problems it's very likely you will find him helping out there!
    You can read more about the XP fixes for both versions of Jane's USAF that are available here:

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the replies.    We will try to apply the UI FIX and we'll see if that resolves the problem.

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