Choppy video in win98 SE
32mb S3 savage4 AGP
12x Toshiba cd-rom
the kid's game "Chicken Run" by Eidos
the video in this game is choppy, stuttering, slow moving. Not the actual gameplay, but the video movie at the beginning and the sections of video that play during the game.
WHY? this is a low level game,(200 pentium and 32mb RAM requirement) so the systems not being pushed. There are NO programs running in the background. We've got Nascar3, Nas Legends, DTR and others on there, and in all of them the intro movies, and any in-game movies, play fine.
Why is Chicken Run all choppy? Can't find nothing on their site about it.
What I do notice is that the CD drive seems to have trouble with the disc, like slow to read it, and really slow to install it. Did a full install, I would think that would put the video on the hard drive but maybe it's running from the CD and thats why its all choppy?
(I installed Demolition Racer, which is about the same size, in about 1/4 the time.)
Or maybe it's a windows thing, I just don't understand why everything's fine in every other game and chicken run sucks.
Is it possible that the program CD was dirty when you installed it? Perhaps some files in the program became corrupted or were corrupted before you loaded it. What size hard drive? How much free space have you on the hard drive? Have you defragged your system recently? If nothing like what I've mentioned seems likely, uninstall then re-install the program and see what happens. That program may simply not "like" some other program code or device drivers on your system. Can you test the program on another system?
Post your results.
[This message has been edited by Brangwen (edited 07-20-2001).]
I did do an uninstall and re-install b4 posting, and checked the disk at that time. It was completely clean, nothing to indicate any problems.
The hard drive is 2.5gb with about 800mb open and the swap file is static at 128mb. (maybe that seems a little on the small side, but like I say, all the other videos play OK, and I don't hear the HD thrashing)
I didn't do a defrag but thats probably a pretty good idea, it has had quite a bit put on it and taken off. Also a good idea to try and install it on a different PC, I can do that (the PC in question is my brothers, for whom the words "PC maintenance" is a foreign language)
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