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Offline XDelusion

Games Choppy with Amikit
« on: February 13, 2008, 04:50:04 PM »
I've got a 2.4 Ghz AMD, and 512Mb or RAM. I installed Amikit and it runs like water, but the problem is that it seems that no matter what game I'm playing, be it something high end like Payback, or something old school like MYTH, the system seems to pause for a moment here and there making the game play feel slightly broken up and choppy.
 If I boot Myth from a floppy I'm fine, but if it is loaded off hard drive it acts this way. Any ideas?
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 03:39:38 PM »
 This is just strange. I'm using AmiKit's default settings, the latest WinUAE, everything is fine as far as MP3's and all that, runs pretty smoothe, but when ever I play a HD loaded game, it pauses every second or two, no matter how much I tweak the settings, reduce RAM, JIT, etc.

Nothing else in Windows acts this way.
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Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 04:25:48 PM »
The only thing I can think of that may be a problem is the lack of Ram  :-?

PCs are notorious for requiring more Ram than it states that is needed on the box  :rtfm:

Also what size pagefile have you got set on your PC harddrive? How much space have you got spare on your harddrive?

All these can affect the PCs performance  :boohoo:
 

Offline A6000

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 04:44:16 PM »
I am surprised it works as well as it does, the underlying problem is windows which is a law unto itself.
I am running vista and it often pauses with kbd and mouse completely unresponsive until vista finishes doing whatever microsoft thought was more important than whatever I was doing, that is why I like the amiga, I am in control, not microsoft.
 

Offline HopperJF

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 04:46:27 PM »
It just sounds like a typical PC to me :(

Nothing is as smooth as the good old Workbench these days.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 07:04:02 PM »
How do I look up this pagefile information?
 Not sure what that is.

Can't wait till AROS and UAE are merged, that's all I gotta say! :)
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Offline Caius

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 07:09:50 PM »
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How do I look up this pagefile information?

Start->Control Panel->System->Advanced->Performance->Settings->Advanced->Virtual Memory (phew!)
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Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 07:16:51 PM »
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Start->Control Panel->System->Advanced->Performance->Settings->Advanced->Virtual Memory (phew!)[/quote]

A hell of a lot more complicated than the humble Amiga  8-)
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 07:21:34 PM »
756mb

Going to turn it off and see what happens. :)
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Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 07:23:51 PM »
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756mb


How much space do you have left on your hardrive?

Could be a trip to PCWorld to get some extra Ram :-(
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 07:30:08 PM »
 Turning that off did not help. My hard drive is nearly all free as I just installed Windows. I am not going to worry about extra RAM as I'm just fixing this for my ex girl friend and am not feeling it in my heart to help more than I need. :)
 In the mean time I'll try to set up UAE on this Mac and see how all that goes.

Thankx for the help!
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Offline Caius

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 07:34:26 PM »
It's probably a RAM issue, yes. With WinXP SP2 512MB is barely enough to boot the system.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Games Choppy with Amikit
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 07:44:49 PM »
I kind of figured it a RAM issue, but then when some of the more recent Arcade titles were running smoothe in MAME, I was thinking I should in turn have enough for Amiga, but I guess not.
 Oh well, when I have the money I'll put together another machine for a different OS.
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