First post, by jwt27
This afternoon, the weirdest thing ever just happened.
I decided to try and get Lotus 3 working on my P3 rig. I tried that before and it didn't work, but I figured I could try harder.
On my P2-350, the game ran just fine with no slowdown tools. Now that I have upgraded it with a P3, overclocked to 616MHz (just to run Quake3, really), I get some invalid opcode error when starting the game. Now with most games I can slow the CPU down using FDAPM, but on this particular game, last time I tried, the speed is not constant, it will run but with a "hiccup" every second or so. The music slows down with the rest of the game. On higher FDAPM settings, the game just slows down altogether.
Now I tried it again this afternoon, with FDAPM, and to my surprise it worked flawlessly! No hiccups or anything like that, it just worked. I decided to race a lap, using the steering wheel of course. I still had the Gamepad Pro and PC Gamepad plugged in. The moment I disconnected them, the game and music suddenly slowed down to about half speed! Plugged in the wheel, still slow, plugged the Gamepads back in, and it ran at full speed again!
So I tried a few combinations:
- Gamepad Pro + PC Gamepad = full speed
- Gamepad Pro + steering wheel = full speed
- Gamepad Pro only = half speed
- PC Gamepad only = half speed
- Steering wheel only = half speed
Apparently I need to have two gameport devices connected to play this game on this CPU... That's certainly weird isn't it?
Just sharing this info with you guys... It might be useful for other games as well. Anyone knows what could cause this, anyway?
edit: small detail.. I used Throttle this time instead of FDAPM.
WANTED - Manuals/drivers for:
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