Help! Master of Magic runs slooooooowly!!!

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Help! Master of Magic runs slooooooowly!!!

Postby Alastre » 2003-11-19 @ 13:02

Hi guys, I couldn't get to make this game work with VDMSound , so I've downloaded Dosbox and now works ok. There's just a little problem,I can't run it in full screen but just in window mode. So I have to use DosBox without use doboxfro...the problem is that yes,the game works and the music too but...the game is SOOOOOOOO slow!!! Unbelivable...it's a shame coz it's not playable in this way...start a new game take about 4 minutes and when you are in, the units on the ground goes slooooooooowly! I have win XP pro, athlonxp2400+ ati9700 pro, etc etc etc..enought to make it run fine i think!!! Thank you in advance!!
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Postby Qbix » 2003-11-19 @ 13:11

try pressing ctrl + f12 a few times. with your systemspecs more than a few ;)
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Postby Alastre » 2003-11-19 @ 13:50

Thank you, but when i have to press them? while the game is running?
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Postby Qbix » 2003-11-19 @ 13:52

yes. You will notice in the title bar that cpu cycles changes
this is the speed dosbox operates at (it's not directly related to MHz though)
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Postby Alastre » 2003-11-19 @ 13:55

i tried but it makes it more slow!!! I need to speed it up!
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Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2003-11-19 @ 16:42

Try using CTRL-F8 slowly. Hit it one time and see the results. This switch will skip frames, so don't use it too much, as video output will become very jerky.
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Postby Alastre » 2003-11-19 @ 18:06

Hi, I tried it but situation hasn't improved...i'm becaming crazy!!! Why is it so slow????
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Postby quasarstrider » 2003-11-19 @ 20:20

I have WinXP, a slower Athlon than you have and onboard graphics. MoM runs fine and fast here.
Just press CTRL+F12 to speed up and CTRL+F11 to speed down. When the sound effects start stuttering, it is time to stop speeding up.
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Postby jurgen » 2003-11-19 @ 20:22

It may also help if you set
scaler=none
in the config file,
this helps if the game runs at 320x200 resolution, then switch to full screen (Alt-Enter).
Also, try using General MIDI for music instead of adlib/sound blaster, this may save a few %cpu. (I feel like I'm repeating myself :-) )
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Postby mirekluza » 2003-11-20 @ 06:46

Switching Windows desktop to 16 bit (instead of 32) also helps with the speed.

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Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2003-11-20 @ 08:21

Check your CPU cycles in the configuration file, too.
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Postby Alastre » 2003-11-20 @ 16:55

I don't know why but now pressing ctrl+f12 the game runs much better..so thank you everybody!!!! :)
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