Demo running with problems

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Demo running with problems

Postby Wooster on Mon May 29, 2006 4:41 pm

Cliff, do you have any idea of the minimum specs for ST? When I run the demo, the mouse drifts dreadfully and the background graphics jerk. I suspect I may not have the right kit, but I couldn't find specs on the site.

Off the top of my head, I'm running an...

AMD Athlon 1800MHz
512 Mb RAM
Radeon 9200 graphics card (128Mb)
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Postby cliffski on Mon May 29, 2006 6:55 pm

did u get the demo from our site? if its a slightly older copy it will have hideous 'pauses' every few seconds on a slower CPU, due to some dreadfully inefficient coding by me ;(. AFAIK the latest version from our website is tons better!
All of this pales in comparison to our newer games, Starship tycoon is built on a very old (and inefficient) codebase I'm afraid ;( If there were 2 of me, I'd dedicate 1 to writing a sequel to that game immediately!
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Postby Wooster on Mon May 29, 2006 7:01 pm

Yeah, from the positech site. So you mean the actual software should run fine, even if the demo doesn't?
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Postby cliffski on Mon May 29, 2006 7:46 pm

no, in this case it sounds like a conflict with your video card. Do you have the latest drivers? and I presume you are running fullscreen? It should be pretty smooth on your system if thats the case. The demos performance is the same as the full versions though.
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Postby Wooster on Mon May 29, 2006 7:49 pm

Oh, full screen. In most things that slows it down, but here it seemed to fix it. D'oh. Thanks!
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