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Combat Flight Simulator 2 Tweak guide
Posted on January 23, 2001 by Thomas McGuire



Combat Flight Simulator 2 (CFS 2 from hereon in) takes the excitement, realism, & challenge of the original Combat Flight Simulator from the skies over Europe to the South Pacific for one of the fiercest air battles of World War II. Amid the Pacific Theater of Operations of 1941-43, players advance from rookie ensigns to fighter aces by engaging in one thrilling air battle after another.

This guide will show you how to get the best out of CSF 2, be it improved graphics quality, audio quality, performance or whatever.


Install DirectX 8.0 on your system if not already installed.

Drivers, it is essential to get the latest drivers for you video card & sound card. You can find links to many hardware manufacturers on our Drivers page. This can solve (some) display or audio problems you may have encountered.

If you experience static noise or irregular audio playback, try the following (assuming that installing the latest drivers donít fix the problems):

  1. Click on Start, Settings, then Control Panel. If you have Windows 2000 or Millennium Edition installed note the icon names as shown in brackets below.

  2. Open the Multimedia (Sounds & Multimedia) icon.

  3. Select the Audio tab & then hit the Advanced Properties (Advanced) button.

  4. Select the Performance tab.

  5. Move the Hardware acceleration slider to the 2nd notch from the left (Basic Acceleration). Move the Sample rate conversion quality slider to the middle notch (Improved sample rate converter).

If you are having problems running the game (Performance or otherwise) on Windows 2000 then try checking our Windows 2000 Compatibility & Gaming Performance guide.

Overclocking, CFS 2 can be sensitive to overclocking, if your system is overclocked & you have problems running CFS 2, e.g. lockups during the game, try restoring the system or graphics card to its default speed, or applying more cooling.

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