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TigerK0690 04-23-2009 06:08 PM

Only showing 25% of the screen
 
I am trying the beta on my old laptop and I have a strange bug. The screen-shot explains it better than I can. I tried changing all the settings and its still the same. Sometimes when the screen-saver just starts, the rest of the screen appears for a split second then disappears again. I used to have version 2.6 on this computer and it ran without problems.

My computer is a Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 with Windows XP, 512MB of RAM, Trident CyberBlade XP Ai1, 1024 x 768 x 32 resolution.

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/8166/ma3x.th.png

Jim Sachs 04-23-2009 09:58 PM

Looks like a driver problem. It's painting the background wash last instead of first.

cjmaddy 04-24-2009 04:52 AM

TigerK0690, - please also read what Michael has just said on this other thread.... https://www.feldoncentral.com/forums...886#post112886

If you are only getting 6 fps with a Sleep(2) setting, then MA3 is too demanding for that computer. MA2,6 was much less demanding.

feldon34 04-24-2009 08:31 AM

Finding drivers for Trident CyberBlade XP can be a real challenge. I can try to look if you want.

TigerK0690 04-24-2009 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjmaddy (Post 112891)
If you are only getting 6 fps with a Sleep(2) setting, then MA3 is too demanding for that computer. MA2,6 was much less demanding.

From what I can see on the screen, its animating without any lag, so I'm sure it can handle it. I tried this screensaver on a Pentium III desktop with only 128MB of RAM and it was surprisingly fast.


Quote:

Originally Posted by feldon33 (Post 112896)
Finding drivers for Trident CyberBlade XP can be a real challenge. I can try to look if you want.

I would really appreciate it!

Jim Sachs 04-24-2009 09:56 AM

I hadn't even noticed the 6 fps in the statistics readout. With a framerate that low, it's probably not worth the effort searching for new drivers.

feldon34 04-24-2009 09:58 AM

That screen snapshot shows 6 frames per second and a software viewport. So your graphics card is not going to run the Aquarium smoothly unless the fps goes up with different drivers.

MA3 requires newer hardware than MA2.6. MA2.6 will run on decent hardware from 7-9 years ago.

Nicki 04-24-2009 11:57 AM

I suppose Tiger , you might inadvertantly have full antialiasing and anistropic filtering on , in which case turning them off would give you a good framerate boost . I think someone did manage to get 30 something frames with a software vp once ? But most likely I think everyone who has already posted is on the money . When I first ran MA3 on my desktop it had integrated graphics with a software vp and the results were not good . I just had to buy a newer graphics card , but with a laptop you don't have that option . Maybe it's time to treat yourself to a new laptop ?

Nicki 04-24-2009 04:17 PM

Yeah , I just love that look she's giving . LB got it in another thread , Cassidy Freeman as Tess Mercer from Smallville . I like to switch my avatar pictures often , so it was like a contest , except with no prizes !

Jim Sachs 04-24-2009 05:18 PM

I sure wish everyone would go back to using their own picture. I like knowing who I'm talking to. It's hard for me to have a serious conversation with someone who looks like Henemly.

cjmaddy 04-24-2009 05:31 PM

You have a good point there, Jim! .... :roflmao: ..... Shall I dig mine out? :erm:

Jim Sachs 04-24-2009 09:02 PM

Only if you've changed from how I remember you.

henemly 04-24-2009 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 112928)
It's hard for me to have a serious conversation with someone who looks like Henemly.

Sorry Sir. Here ya go.

Surferminn 04-24-2009 10:36 PM

lol.....

Yodelking 04-25-2009 03:00 AM

Yeah, some avatars doesn't look too serious... ;)

cjmaddy 04-25-2009 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 112932)
Only if you've changed from how I remember you.

:erm:

loub516 04-25-2009 08:08 AM

The top of Mr. Potato Head is close enough to real life for me.;)

TigerK0690 04-25-2009 02:09 PM

Well, since this thread is about avatars now, I decided to add one too. lol

Nicki 04-25-2009 06:48 PM

I was the one who started all of this , so I guess it is fair enough . One time only this is a picture of the real me . Not a very good picture but it's all I'm ever going to post , lol . The real Nicole McNabb .


http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/p...74tww4q16a.jpg

Jim Sachs 04-25-2009 07:07 PM

Seeing as you're the best-looking critter on the Forum, I don't see why you don't use that pic as your avatar.


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