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weeble

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Very Poor Frame-Rate
« on: June 03, 2004, 06:23:38 PM »
I have a Radeon Mobility 345M in a Compaq Presario 2500. I'm getting very poor frame rates in Gish, despite trying many different combinations of resolution, colour depth and full-screen-ness. If there's more than a few light-sources on the screen then it really gets awful (unplayable, can't be more than 5 or 6fps). I have the most recent drivers HP have released, but they're quite old, and the standard ATI Catalyst package won't recognise the device. Is this an OpenGL drivers issue? Or is Gish just *really* demanding?

Full Specs:

Presario 2500
Celeron 2.8GHz
448Mb RAM (=512Mb-64Mb shared with GFX card)
Radeon Mobility 345M 64Mb
Windows XP Home
Video Display Driver Verson 7.91-030625a-010287C

I never expected this computer to handle high-spec games, but I'm surprised that something as simple looking as Gish should trouble it. Is there any way I can turn off the lighting effects, or otherwise tweak the settings to make it run faster?

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 03:57:59 PM »
Great news, the right OpenGL drivers make all the difference '<img'>

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2004, 06:27:47 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2004, 08:16:28 PM »
Tried turning off music - no real change. I'm going to try making sure there's nothing running but Gish and Explorer and see if it works better. I know the shared memory damages performance, but I thought Gish would be a lot more lightweight than it is. Is there any chance future patches will lessen the burden on my poor computer?

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2004, 08:47:39 PM »
Woohoo! I got custom drivers from http://www.omegacorner.com/index_ati.html and they work great. No thanks to HP. I can play at 1024x768 (the resolution of the flat-panel) no bother. Even the horrific Collection Level 5 only slows down the frame-rate a bit, and is perfectly playable. A donation will be winging its way to those helpful people at Omega Corner.