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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:19 PM

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Hi all!

There seems to be a few new posts, is this still the place to post or have people moved over to the other forum?

Its been a while! I have had a lot of work and have not been playing games for a while.

I fancied a game of SEV and installed it on my new laptop, and am a bit worried.

My old pc (that I was using when SEV came out) had a Geforce4 mx 440 64mb... old, but worked! I can not remember having any problems with SEV, I remember having to wait about 5 mins between turns deep in to the game.. but I do not rembmer anything else.

My new laptop has a Geforce 8600MGS 512Mb, it is far better in every way to my older desktop (I can render about 3x the speed in 3DSMAX), however SEV runs so slow. I turned on FPS, and I get about 60 at the menu, but it drops to about 8 in game.... when I first get in to game it is around 20, but then after I click on any dialog (research, construction e.t.c.) it drops to the 8-10 and stays like that even if I come out of the menu.

I just downloaded a demo and I can run Supreme Commander with decent frame rate, so something must be wrong here.

I am using Vista ultimate x64 edition. Is there any compatibility issues?

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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM
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Vista is not so nice to SE5. it really kills its performance.

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Old May 12th, 2008, 05:35 AM
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This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with still posting here, of course...

Vista does not have true DX8 support, and essentially emulates the function calls, through the DX9 emulation layer. Most games written with DX8 do not run that well in Vista, including SE5.
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Ok,

Next question, is there anything I can do?

SEIV works fine on this laptop, I love that so I will play that in the mean time, it is just annoying not to have SEV as I have not played a game from start to finish due to work!
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Old May 12th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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One item that helps Vista SE5 performance is disabling "Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts", which can usually be found under the appearance tab (in effects) of the Display Properties dialog.
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I have Vista Premium 64 bit, but fortunately for me I don't have problems. The only thing that's a bit uncomfortable is that I can't run any other program in the background, it makes SE V blink in rapid succession. Like a strobe-light.
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Heh - Wilhil currently has 256 posts.
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apart from timstone, I recognise all your names above! I guess you forgot me!

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*throws wilhil a welcome home party* ?
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Nah, I remember you.

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