I've searched the forums and I can't seem to find a fix for this, so I'm hoping you fine members of this wonderful community can help me out. I've recently found myself with a lot of free time thanks to quarantine, so I've decided to fire up FS2 and revisit an old friend. So I've installed FSO the latest (4.0) media vps, and was looking forward to firing this bad boy up. Unfortunately, when I go to play the game, the ships are not visible. Lights, engine trails, weapon and damage effects are visible, but the ships simply are not, even though they are visible when viewed in the tech room. I'm not all tech savvy, but I've been using the wxlauncher and using the FS2 Open 19.0.0 Build (x64 AVX) build. I've also gone into advanced settings and have discovered that when I use the "Disable OpenGL RenderTargets" flag, the ships will show up, but then the backgrounds do not (no nebula, no stars, pitch black), making space look very empty and flat. So I'm looking for another solution if anyone has any.
The hardware i'm using is quite old, and by no means fancy, but it's a laptop running and AMD-4400M APU w/ Radeon HD Graphics and 6GB of RAM (I know its ancient, but it's what I got.)
Any help is appreciated. I'm not stranger to FS, but have been away from FS Open and the SCP for a long time, and would like to revisit this old gem.