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Old 04-23-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Looks like a driver problem. It's painting the background wash last instead of first.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:52 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #4
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Finding drivers for Trident CyberBlade XP can be a real challenge. I can try to look if you want.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:49 AM   #5
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Originally posted by cjmaddy:
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.


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Finding drivers for Trident CyberBlade XP can be a real challenge. I can try to look if you want.  
I would really appreciate it!
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:58 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #8
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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 ?
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:17 PM   #9
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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 !
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:18 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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You have a good point there, Jim! .... ..... Shall I dig mine out?
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:02 PM   #12
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Only if you've changed from how I remember you.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:09 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
It's hard for me to have a serious conversation with someone who looks like Henemly.  
Sorry Sir. Here ya go.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #14
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lol.....


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Old 04-25-2009, 03:00 AM   #15
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Yeah, some avatars doesn't look too serious...
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
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The top of Mr. Potato Head is close enough to real life for me.
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Well, since this thread is about avatars now, I decided to add one too. lol
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:48 PM   #19
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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 .


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Old 04-25-2009, 07:07 PM   #20
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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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