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Poor gaming perfomance Tales of Monkey Island

posted by Xiphias12 on - last edited - Viewed by 315 users

Hi,

I'm experiencing chopping frame rates and a very laggy interface playing Tales of Monkey Island on my laptop.
I have a HP Pavilion G series with a Intel Core i3-2310 CPU @ 2.1GHz and a Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card. The operating system is Windows 7.

Since the graphics in the game aren't that hefty I would expect no problems at all playing the game, but even on 1024x768 the game is very laggy. :(

Is this normal? How can I improve the performance?

Thanks!

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    Jennifer Moderator

    @Xiphias12 said: Hi,

    I'm experiencing chopping frame rates and a very laggy interface playing Tales of Monkey Island on my laptop.
    I have a HP Pavilion G series with a Intel Core i3-2310 CPU @ 2.1GHz and a Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card. The operating system is Windows 7.

    Since the graphics in the game aren't that hefty I would expect no problems at all playing the game, but even on 1024x768 the game is very laggy. :(

    Is this normal? How can I improve the performance?

    Thanks!


    Your specifications are lower than the minimum since the Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card has no dedicated memory. Tales of Monkey Island requires 64MB of dedicated video memory (128MB is recommended).

    Tales of Monkey Island PC System Requirements:
    Operating system: Windows XP / Vista
    Processor: 2.0 GHz + (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.)
    Memory: 512MB (1GB rec.) Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    Video: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.)
    DirectX™: Version 9.0c or better

    The only thing I can suggest other than upgrading your video card is to turn all of the settings all the way down and choose a smaller screen resolution. I also have a machine that has a video card that's below the minimum requirements, and have to turn all of my settings down and a video resolution of 800x600. The game runs fine then.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Yeah, on board graphics = no real graphics card = bad or no performance at all. Can't be helped. :(

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