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Dodgy Myst 4 Demo Performance on a Dual 2.0Ghz G5


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#1 roders

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 06:28 PM

The performance of this Demo, on my G5 dual 2.0Ghz (standard Rev A Spec) is, on default settings, at best described as average.
I have editied the game.dsc file (specified in this thread) and tried windowed mode which has too many visual defects + when I maximise the window performance drops considerably.
I've also tried editint the screen res to 1280x1-24 (my LCD's Native res) and performance drops to about 1fps!
Is the full game this bad?

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:43 AM

How much RAM do you have? The demo runs a lot better on my MDD with 1GB RAM than on my faster PowerBook with 512MB. And a G5 needs even more RAM after all.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 05:33 AM

Yeah you could be right, as ram is the only thing that you could say my machine is deficient in.

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:08 PM

If you have 512MB (which you neglected to mention) then that's definitely the root of your problem.  On CoD, my Dual 1.25 GHz G4/1 GB RAM/Radeon 9800 Pro crushed my Rev. B Dual 2.0 GHz G5/512MB/Radeon 9800XT--until I bought another 512MB of RAM, at which point the G5 slaughtered my old G4.   :roll:
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:13 PM

Sorry 4 not mentioning the amount of Ram I've got, as you've guessesd it's just the stock 512MB of ram.
I reckon your right about ram holding my system back, so thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 31 October 2004 - 04:53 PM

Try the Sunday papers if you're looking for RAM.  Oftentimes Best Buy or Office Max will have some pretty sweet deals.  You'll need DDR400 (which is also called PC3200), and you'll have to install it in pairs.  That means if you want another 512MB of RAM, you have to get 2x256MB sticks that are exactly the same and install them at the same time.
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Posted 31 October 2004 - 09:38 PM

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Sorry 4 not mentioning the amount of Ram I've got, as you've guessesd it's just the stock 512MB of ram.
I reckon your right about ram holding my system back, so thanks for the heads up.

Roders;

I'm presuming you posted this on our forums too, since the body of the message is identical. I responded to it there as well, but just to elaborate, yeah, an additional 512MB of RAM will make a huge difference on your machine. I bumped by gaming Power Mac up from 512MB to 1GB and I was incredibly surprised by just how much more playable a lot of games were. Strongly recommend more RAM -- Ubi Soft's suggested minimum requirements in this respect are woefully inadequate.
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Posted 01 November 2004 - 12:48 AM

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Ubi Soft's suggested minimum requirements in this respect are woefully inadequate.

As are most minimum requirements coming from PC publisehrs.
Dual 2.5 GHz G5-RADEON X800 -4 GB RAM-Revo 7.1
MBP 2.0GHz -Mobility RADEON X1600-2 GB RAM