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    Google Earth Sucks!

    WTF!

    Everytime I attempt to use Google Earth it locks up my computer!!!....

    I am so friggin' tired of re-loading this crap!!

    Does anyone else have any problems with this program???

    I mean, It has some really cool features...like standing on your own street and looking at the front of your house....BUT what a friggin' PITA!

    It 'F's up my computer almost everytime I use it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Walsh View Post
    WTF!

    Everytime I attempt to use Google Earth it locks up my computer!!!....

    I am so friggin' tired of re-loading this crap!!

    Does anyone else have any problems with this program???

    I mean, It has some really cool features...like standing on your own street and looking at the front of your house....BUT what a friggin' PITA!

    It 'F's up my computer almost everytime I use it!
    What have you done to troubleshoot this so far? Do any other graphic intensive applications or games cause similar crashing? Have the latest video drivers for your system's graphics card? That'd be some place to start.

    Or, perhaps I can offer you a better operating system?
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    Oddly enough you'd have problems on Ubuntu too...IF you're running a specific graphics driver and using the fancy eye candy features of the linux desktop. I know from experience with Ubuntu 8.04 and an ATi 9800pro - easy fix though

    Joe I take it this is a Windows box, XP or Vista?

    In the start menu Google Earth menu there should be, in addition to the Google Earth icon, two more:

    Google Earth in DirectX mode
    Google Earth in OpenGL mode

    Directx is generally default for Windows. Try running in OpenGL mode. Also, in Google Earth, go to "Tools" "Options" "3d" tab, top right of that tab you can select which mode, but also there is a "Safe mode" button. You may lose some eye candy but see if that stabilizes it.

    If so:

    1.) Update directx - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    2.) Update your graphics card driver
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    Quit trying to see me naked on my deck, Joe!!!!
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    Have you tried just using google maps? It will do most of the same stuff including street view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O's Fan Rich View Post
    Quit trying to see me naked on my deck, Joe!!!!


    Seriously as was said you may have to do some tweaking to get it to perform properly. Would help to know the specs of your system.
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    Runs OK on my iPhone too...

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    Joe, we have Vista. No proplems running Google Earth so far. Got great pics of Rich on his deck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyFords View Post
    Runs OK on my iPhone too...
    Same here. No problems.
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    It works on my Vista computer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverauder View Post
    Got great pics of Rich on his deck.

    Beware! That stuff will make you go blind...

    Oh yeah, Google Earth works GREAT on my PC



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    Anybody try using the flight simulator and not crash, as in into the earth?
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    Lookin' good Rich.
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    All is well now.

    OK...I deleted/uninstalled Google Earth from my computer, then I downloaded it again, and it works fine now...


    BTW: Rich!!!
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