Microsoft Flight Simulator Plane is not Showing Correctly! With Directx10 and Directx11! RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    Key Words:

    Fsx = Flight Simulator X


    I played FSX almost for 3 years and wanting to become a Pliot *Lets finger Cross* But theres 1 little problem.


    I had Window XP SP3 for almost years now and fsx use to work well on full settings but i felt like the graphics was a bit dull... Than i wanted to install Window 7... I should say its awesome!


    The problem is when i go on the internet to simviation *where you can download millions of planes* and download a AIRBUS 340-800 , copy into my Airplane file, Start up Flight Simulator and than clicking on Change , than clicking on My aircraft (Airbus 340-800) it shows uncorrect! As in you can see the wings of the planes and the cockpit Windows at the front but you can see the reset of the plane! Its like see though i guess!

    Im saying How come Directx9 on Window Xp can do all the basics but not Directx10 and Directx11!

    And also how can i fix this?

    I installed it correctly!

    Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:09 PM


All replies

  • Change your aircraft to another (preferably) one that shipped with the FSX and see if the issue is still there.  If your issue is fixed using a FSX aircraft, then all you have is a poorly modeled AIRBUS causing poor rendering.  This happens a lot with games that accept community modeled assets.  Not everyone's modeling skills are great.


    Relating to DirectX, all because Windows 7 supports and ships with DirectX11 (along with full backward DX010 and DX9c compatibility), you STILL need GPU hardware and software that is DX11 capable.  Just because Windows 7 ships with DX11 capability does not make all games DX11 quality.  Even if you do have a game or render engine that is DX11 capable, you still required DX11 capable GPU hardware.  Same goes with DX10.


    If you want to ensure DX is not the problem, go to MSFT DX downloader and download the latest End User installer: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35.  Bear in mind that all DX11 updates are now delivered via normal Windows Updates when applicable; there is no separate installer.

    Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:24 PM
  • The thing is the planes which i got was the model which i remember working fine with Window XP

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 12:38 AM
  • Hi ,

    First, please check out the following link which gives the information about the compatibility of the game with the Windows 7 Operating system.


    You could try to run the program in Compatibility Mode and see the result.

    1. Right click the shortcut icon of Flight Simulator X.

    2. Choose Properties.

    3. Switch to Compatibility tab.

    4. Select “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and choose Windows XP (Service Pack 3) in the below.

    5. Click Apply and OK.

    In addition, please contact to Flight Simulator X support for assistance.

    Additional information:

    Troubleshoot graphics issues in Flight Simulator X:


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    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Friday, June 29, 2012 9:05 AM
    Monday, June 25, 2012 7:30 AM