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Old 10-02-2018, 02:08 PM   #8
Jim Sachs
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Well, it's possible that you are right about legacy systems, though not video modes. Since DirectX10, Microsoft has promoted the use of 'managed code', which requires the enormous .net dlls and puts a labyrinth of MS code between the program and what you actually see on the screen. The Aquarium does not use this, which initially made it more streamlined and faster, but now that Win 10 expects it maybe it takes a few seconds to get all that stuff out of the way. Anyway, I'm working on learning Unity, which I'm hoping will bring the Aquarium into the 22nd Century. (Although my experience with the startup of Unity programs has not shown them to be especially quick.)
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