Sudden frame drop in Spikeout Final Edition

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Sudden frame drop in Spikeout Final Edition

Postby thunderbolt » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:17 am

Hello,

When I was playing Spikeout Final Edition (using default settings), I experienced sudden frame drop when new enemies appeared in the scene. Frame dropped from around 50 fps to around 20 fps.

I tried to turn off both music and sound effect modules, frame drop issue still existed.

Is there any solution ?
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Re: Sudden frame drop in Spikeout Final Edition

Postby Bart » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:18 pm

I'm afraid for now the only solution is a faster PC. If you are getting below 60 FPS in the first place, you will likely see enormous sensitivity to things like texture uploads (which is probably what is happening when new bad guys appear in Spikeout) and, consequently, large swings in the frame rate. It'll be a while before performance improves in Supermodel. There are two challenges in developing this emulator: figuring out the Model 3's graphics hardware and figuring out how to render them optimally. Not enough hours in the day :(
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