Super Fast X-com!
Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:16 PM
You should go with Harkov's idea. Check out one of those CPU "slowers" if all else fails. Or, you can intentionally "overtask" your CPU by enabling something like Winamp or the like to run in the background. That's usually enough. My friend's computer has the same "going wayyy too fast" problem, and that fixes it (though the trade-off is having to listen to her terrible music ).
Your CPU wouldn't support hyperthreading, by the way, would it?
Edited by The Master Maniac, 20 September 2004 - 01:17 PM.
Posted 20 September 2004 - 09:11 PM
Such a heavy burden now to be the 'one'.
Born to bear and bring to all the details of our ending,
To write it down for all the world to see.
But I forgot my pen!
Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:10 AM
With f0dders patch and d3dwindower the game runs slighty faster than usual (especially at the geoscape) but I like it that way.
With the ET version the game seems to run at normal speed. Have you tried it? Maybe it will help. Though it doesn't want to display fullscreen on my lcd. Well, it DOES enter fullscreen mode but the game window is smaller than the actual resolution (with black borders). I seem to be pretty alone with this issue though.
If that fails I suggest you try the dos version with dosbox, though I suspect the game will run slower than normal then. (it did for me anyway) But after altering the setting a bit I got pretty close to normal gamespeed.
Personally I use d3dwindower, which works fine for me. I only wish someone could translate it to english (hmm i wonder what that $#C5 box does)
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:36 AM
I've been playing with the windows version (with the xcom1fix patch) and everything worked fine until today. Now the game is really fast, especially the weapon effect (shots and explosion) and the scrolling. The rest, the geoscape and walking speed, is right.
Has anybody seen that before?
Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:52 AM
"The mind is like an umbrella, it functions best when open" - Walter Gropius
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Now presented in DoubleVision (where drunk)
Posted 24 April 2005 - 12:00 PM
I've tried using that Turbo utility on the download section. It works but it's not feeling the same, things are a bit... well, slow
Just before this bug happened, the game wouldn't take up all the screen and t here were black bands on the upper and bottom side of the screen, a bit like what iakin is describing. I restarted my machine and it was fixed.
Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:45 PM
Couldn't find a fix for it I'm afraid. I tried to reinstall ufo but that didn't work.
Now it's one reinstall of windows later (not because of ufo : ) and it works again.