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Magician

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Mouse lag during tactical missions
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:39:24 am »
I must admit that this game has truly developed in the spirit of X-COM, and have been truly enjoying it, especially the wealth of background material which has been prepared in the UFOpedia.

Unfortunately, I have been encountering an issue which remains in spite of all my efforts.

Although the mouse moves at a normal speed at the menu and geosphere, with hardly any differences from its usual operation on the desktop, this changes as soon as I enter a tactical mission. It immediately begins to lag.

It seems to be isolated only to the mouse, as commands from the keyboard are executed immediately. I also noted that going to the options menu (while in tactical combat) removes the lag experienced -- but this returns if I attempt to change the video settings from there.

This has persisted, even though I opened the task manager to ensure that its process was given a High priority, and also brought down the video and music settings to the lowest possible settings.

My question is: can I do anything about this, or should I await a future release?

System stats:
Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Processor: Intel Core2 CPU 1.86GHz
RAM: 2 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
UFO:AI version used: 2.2.1 windows .exe

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 04:06:18 pm »
try to deactivate the threaded optimization in the nvidia control panel - see our faq for more info about it

Magician

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 04:41:23 am »
Thank you, that solved it perfectly :)

cronodevir

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 11:50:30 pm »
I have the exact same problem..only, i'm an ATI user :/

2.5GHZ Celeron
1.2GB Ram
256MB Ati Radeon x1300
XP

How do I fix it?

On another note...shouldn't i get more than 15 fps in mission mode?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 11:52:18 pm by cronodevir »

cronodevir

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 12:50:03 am »
No answer?

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 02:54:03 am »
It would seem not.

cronodevir

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 06:39:19 am »
:( Oh well...

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 08:27:01 am »
this is not as helpful as you might like.

it is probably something to do with you graphics card (or maybe vista). fiddle with the settings. if you work it out, be sure to write it up on the wiki FAQ.

I assume you have already switched off the aero theme.

cronodevir

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 07:46:03 pm »
Don't have Vista..never heard of aero theme..

Right now, i'm not even trying to fix it. As i have seen no point. Maby later versions will work, i dunno.

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 10:46:16 pm »
ooops. Magician had vista.

i assume you have got the latest ati drivers.

but really, why not crank open your gfx card options and play?

cronodevir

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Re: Mouse lag during tactical missions
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 04:04:14 am »
I have the latest ati drivers, its just, there isn't anything really on my card that could effect the game..i think, all hardware options like aa and ansi are all off, and so is the pixel what ever its called. I am not sure there is a vsync option, also, it was most laggy near the transport.

also, 15 fps????? i should be getting a good mean 60 fps...

closer look at my stats:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/25/2008, 21:02:48
       Machine name: N99
   Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
       System Model: Dell DE051                   
               BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A01
          Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz
             Memory: 1278MB RAM
          Page File: 199MB used, 2853MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
     DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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  DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Music Tab: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.
        Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow:  0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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        Card name: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
     Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
        Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7146)
         DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
       Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7146&SUBSYS_23501545&REV_00
   Display Memory: 256.0 MB
     Current Mode: 1360 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
          Monitor: Dell P780
  Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
      Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
   Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6783 (English)
      DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
 Driver Date/Size: 2/25/2008 22:10:53, 299520 bytes
      WHQL Logo'd: n/a
  WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
              VDD: n/a
         Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 2/26/2008 00:51:43, 2863616 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-3206-11CF-8A6C-5A03A1C2CB35}
        Vendor ID: 0x1002
        Device ID: 0x7146
        SubSys ID: 0x23501545
      Revision ID: 0x0000
      Revision ID: 0x0000
      Video Accel:
 Deinterlace Caps: n/a
         Registry: OK
     DDraw Status: Enabled
       D3D Status: Enabled
       AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
 D3D7 Test Result: Not run
 D3D8 Test Result: Not run
 D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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            Description: SoundMAX Digital Audio
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_01D51028&REV_02
        Manufacturer ID: 65535
             Product ID: 65535
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: smwdm.sys
         Driver Version: 5.12.0001.7000 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: n/a
          Date and Size: 3/22/2005 12:08:40, 260224 bytes
            Other Files:
        Driver Provider: Analog Devices
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
               Registry: OK
      Sound Test Result: Not run