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Offline Robert17

Xtreme Racing
« on: July 06, 2004, 06:53:16 PM »
hey all I'm trying to run xtreme racing but I get graphical corruption and very very slow speed and crashes. any ideas?

I'm running an A1200 with A blizzard 1230 @50mhz and 16mb.

Robert
Member of the Lincs Amiga Group, UK :-)
 

Offline mendark

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2004, 07:29:08 PM »
I got decent speeds with Xtreme Racing when running 2x1 and about 80% of the screensize with my Blizzard 1230/32mb.
Can't help you with the screencorruption. Maybe a make a screengrab and post it here so we can see what the problem is. All I can think of are corrupt textures caused by a corrupt lha archive. Orrrr worst case, corrupt memory?

Good luck

Offline mendark

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2004, 07:29:44 PM »
--sorry dubble post--

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2004, 09:12:41 PM »
Is it a Phase5 Blizzard 1230-IV?

I can't say I ever got graphics corruption with XTreme Racing but it
could be corrupted texture files.

If it's memory then you might have EDO as opposed to FPM, I've said
this before and I'm convinced that EDO and Blizzard accelerators don't
get along.

Do you get any other strange occurences such as hanging with a red
screen? This can be caused by overheating or interference with the
internal IDE interface. I once had a Quantum Daytona Go-Drive that
would really argue with the Blizzard 1230-IV until I switched off CPU
cache at the early boot menu.

You also might bare in mind that patches could be causing the conflict
such as FBlit.

:-)
 

Offline Robert17

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2004, 09:27:45 PM »
I think it was just heat, whenever I get my A1200 out I generally put it on my bed, which isn't great for ventilation lol and I'm not accustomed with having a steaming accelerator in there, next time I'm just gonna make sure it's on a solid flat surface and I'm going to modify the trapdoor for ventilation too!

Glad I found this game though, shows what the A1200 can do with a bit more CPU power, even if the cars handle horribly lol

Robert
Member of the Lincs Amiga Group, UK :-)
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2004, 09:40:34 PM »
Yikes, on the bed!?

That is a bad idea because the bed insulates the little amount of heat
that passes through the trapdoor cover and it'd build up. Like an
electric blanket!

:-D

Heat rises though so if you put a little fan inside the A1200 under
the grills on top, then it would create a convection current around
the insides, reducing heat buildup.

I'm not sure whether cutting holes in the plastic slot will do
anything, other than suck dust in from the desk.

Remember if you put fans anywhere it's a good idea to have a little
filter made from maybe nylon tights or something to stop dust building
up inside your machine.

On another note, do you remember the free Christmas demo of XTreme
Racing with the jungle music, snow covered track with Santa Clause
that you could run down?

:-D :-D :-D :-D

I always loved powersliding around corners, it's very much like Mario
Kart with the banana mines and heat seeking missiles.
 

Offline Robert17

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2004, 09:53:35 PM »
Hmm Well presuming that was Xmas '96 I would have been 10 years old, I didn't even have/know what an amiga was back then, I was just a heretic with a PC lol (p120 16mb yikes!)

Robert
Member of the Lincs Amiga Group, UK :-)
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: Xtreme Racing
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2004, 10:50:29 PM »
Ahhh, you'll have to find the demo. It was fun squashing Santa each
lap.

He'd sort bounce around the track near one of the power-up grids and
you could just nitro and squash him.

I also remember that XTreme Racing made use of the CD32 pad which is
great if you have one.

Not a lot of games used that on A1200, but I know Nemac IV used it, PD
game DynAMIte too I think, and I'm sure CoolNES uses it as well as
AmiMasterGear/AmiGameBoy.

:-)

I wish I could get this demo of Super Stardust to run on my A1200
though, it was on an old CD32 Gamer coverdisk with a guy holding a
minigun on. It just won't load without crashing!

:-(