project-navigation
Personal tools

Author Topic: Serious freezes while enemy is thinking  (Read 2163 times)

Offline Fixer

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Serious freezes while enemy is thinking
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:15:01 pm »
Hello. UFO AI r29482 freezes seriously multiple time for a few seconds on the enemy turn in skirmish(tried only that) mode. There's no swap activity... Also, i don't have Reaction fire for a grenadiers (handheld granade launcher and bazookas), is that ok?

Win xp sp2, r9600 xt, high details, RAM: 1024SYS/256GPU, a lot of free memory.

Thanks for the patience.

Offline Edi

  • Squad Leader
  • ****
  • Posts: 296
    • View Profile
Re: Serious freezes while enemy is thinking
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 11:39:03 pm »
Haven't seen the freezing myself, not in campaign mode anyway.

The reaction fire is quite as it should be. The grenade launcher does not have reaction fire for the explosive grenades, but it does have it for the flechettes, which makes really short work of aliens in close quarters.

Offline Duke

  • Administrator
  • PHALANX veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 1037
    • View Profile
Re: Serious freezes while enemy is thinking
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 12:11:41 am »
'A few seconds' is NOT 'freezing'. AI is complex and takes it's time, depending on your system's GHz.
A minute or so is normal for the alien turn.

Offline Fixer

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Re: Serious freezes while enemy is thinking
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 02:18:59 pm »
>'A few seconds' is NOT 'freezing'

More details: mouse stops to respond in such cases for a few seconds... There was no problem in 2.2 with that :)

Pentium 4 2.8 (2 logical cores)

Offline Edi

  • Squad Leader
  • ****
  • Posts: 296
    • View Profile
Re: Serious freezes while enemy is thinking
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 03:03:21 pm »
It's still not a freeze. It's a processing delay, that's all. A freeze is when your computer stops responding for protracted periods of time. A few seconds is not a protracted period of time.

By that logic, just the wait times when booting up a computer counts as freezing. If your machine is a few years old, even if it has a two-core processor, it can easily require all processing capacity for a while for some task and UFO:AI uses both cores if it detects them.

Offline Fixer

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Re: Serious freezes while enemy is thinking
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 11:28:02 pm »
>It's still not a freeze.

Game (picture, mouse) freeze. What a difference? It is still confusing a little... no smoothness you know... :)