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TOMI: menu screens are fine, game is laggy

posted by anglerush on - last edited - Viewed by 424 users

I'm not sure what the problem is. I have the game set to the lowest quality, and the menu screens are running perfectly fine, but when the game starts, the framerate drops to about five to nine frames per second.

I've shut down all other programs while playing, that hasn't helped. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it. That hasn't helped.

The Sam and Max games worked fine for me. So have SBCG4AP and the first two parts of W&G.

Muzzled gave me the exact same problem when I was playing it. It would go from fine to laggy and back to fine. I just downloaded it again an hour ago, and now it's running smoothly.

Can someone tell me what's going on?

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  • Novotus, I know for a fact that your video card isn't supported. You will likely need to get a refund I'm afraid. Email support@telltalegames.com

  • @GinnyN said: I suppose is stupid to ask that now, but, Have you check the minimum specs? My trouble was the processor, everything else I have it in "recomended"


    I think that might be the problem.
    These are the minimim specs
    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
    And this is what I got from dxdiag:

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600@ 1.83GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8ghZ
    Memory: 2038MB RAM
    DirectX: Version 10
    And I don't know how to check my video card XP
    Is there anyway to update my lappy's processor?


    EDIT: Just found out how expensive that would be. I'll just stick with my earlier plan of upgrading my desktop.

  • @Will said: Novotus, I know for a fact that your video card isn't supported. You will likely need to get a refund I'm afraid. Email support@telltalegames.com



    Thanks for your kindness and really fair-play company policy, but I'll rather buy a new graphics than give my pre-ordered ToMI back : ) Anyways, supporting people who brought MI back to live is worth my 35$ even if I wouldn't get anything for that.
    A little hint - driver from Intel didn't help, but after downloading new one from HP page (I have HP compaq DC7100 - maybe sound driver helped, too) and doing your msconfig trick the game was... well, on lowest settings it was playable. Just a little laggy durign the intro puzzle and in the town, but I was able to finish it (which I'm proud of).
    Thanks again.

  • @Novotnus said: and doing your msconfig trick the game was... well, on lowest settings it was playable. Just a little laggy durign the intro puzzle and in the town, but I was able to finish it (which I'm proud of).
    Thanks again.



    Wait...what msconfig trick?

  • the msconfig trick is the Clean Boot I occasionally recommend. To Boot Clean in Windows Vista

    1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG --> Click OK
    2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
    3. Uncheck Load Startup Items
    4. Select the Services tab
    5. Check Hide all Microsoft services
    6. Click Disable all
    7. Click on OK
    8. Click Restart.
    9. After reboot, run game to see if it works.

    After performing the necessary steps, restore your system by doing the following:

    1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG--> Click OK
    2. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
    3. Click Ok
    4. Click Yes, when asked to restart your computer

  • @Will said: the msconfig trick is the Clean Boot I occasionally recommend. To Boot Clean in Windows Vista

    1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG --> Click OK
    2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
    3. Uncheck Load Startup Items
    4. Select the Services tab
    5. Check Hide all Microsoft services
    6. Click Disable all
    7. Click on OK
    8. Click Restart.
    9. After reboot, run game to see if it works.

    After performing the necessary steps, restore your system by doing the following:

    1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG--> Click OK
    2. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
    3. Click Ok
    4. Click Yes, when asked to restart your computer



    Great! It's working now. Thanks!

  • @anglerush said: And I don't know how to check my video card XP



    Go to Run and write dxdiag. Then, check the Display tab.

    @anglerush said: Is there anyway to update my lappy's processor?

    EDIT: Just found out how expensive that would be. I'll just stick with my earlier plan of upgrading my desktop.

    Where did you find that?

  • Hi,
    I've only just got round to installing and playing TOMI. Very disappointed that I'm having a similar lagging problems with the game. The Animation is very jerky. Could be that my processor isn't powerful enough but my display diagnostics are:

    Name: NVIDIA GeForce 6100
    Current Display Mode: 1280 x 720 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
    version: 6.14.0011.7813 (English)
    Date: 18/09/2008 00:55:00
    Running on Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3

    I don't know whether it's the fact that it's 1.81 GHz that might be causing the problem but any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Danimate

  • Hey Danimate,

    It does seem likely that the processor would be holding you back. I'd say your best bet is to try turning off as many background programs as possible before playing the game, and then turning your graphics settings down a bit. The clean booting thing mentioned above would also probably help you greatly.

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