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Freespace running too fast...help!!!
Trying to play freespace 2 on my new computer, unable to play it because the computer AI is too fast.  I have a Quad core processor and Nvidia 8800GTX card.  I think the internal routines in the engine are not adopting to the quad core configuration and the game is running way too fast.

Almost feels like the old days when I tried playing wing commander on a 486.  The mission was over in a few seconds because the computer was too fast.  freespace adjusts somewhat, but it almost seems like it does not slow down enough.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
FS2 retail or FS2_Open?

Most likely the easiest fix is to download and run FS2_Open instead of retail FreeSpace2, if that is what you're using...
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shift+left arrow a few times....
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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!

using freespace open 3.6.9.

Tried shift left arrow.  I believe it helps.  Thanks, SA

 
Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
also, enable cheats and you can use time compression to slow down to 0.25 times normal.
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Actually I think what's more likely is that your time compression is too high.

Press Shift and < a few times until the number in the bottom right hand corner goes down to x1.
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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
Also, try using Ctrl+Alt+Del while Freespace is running, right clicking on the Freespace exe file and selecting affinity,  then try seeing if you can reduce the number of CPUs assigned to the game, that may help if it turns out not to time compression issues.

 
Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!

1. How do you enable cheats?
2. The Alt -Ctrl-Del and setting the affinity to just 1 processor worked.  Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

I think the AI just had too much processing power.  1 processor limit made the game return back to normal.

Thanks you very much!

 

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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!

1. How do you enable cheats?


EDIT: For the sake of Mobius.......
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Well, before I answer your question, you are actually the first person to start playing FS2 WITHOUT first looking at the cheat sectrions in the wiki (I did btw:P)

Well, to enable cheat, type

www.freespace2.com

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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
Hey! Don't use cheats! I have never used them and I feel fine! Don't tell him how to use cheats! Edit your post!!!

 

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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
Hey! Don't use cheats! I have never used them and I feel fine! Don't tell him how to use cheats! Edit your post!!!

Lol, Mobius, are you talking serious or sarcasm? I couldn't figure out your mood...


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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
I'm serious. Don't use cheats!

 

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Why? Do you consider the usage of cheats such a horrible thing? Bah, you are a strange person.
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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
I have yet to see or use a cheat in Fs1 or FS2, and so far I've killed and been killed and had more fun than a kid with a sugar bag.
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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
And I have yet to play Freespace without having the cheats active each mission. I play on Insane though to counterbalance that a bit.
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Re: Freespace running too fast...help!!!
Why? Do you consider the usage of cheats such a horrible thing? Bah, you are a strange person.

It is a terrible thing. I have never used cheats. My kills and my victories are always achieved...conventionally. Same thing for my losses.

I have yet to see or use a cheat in Fs1 or FS2, and so far I've killed and been killed and had more fun than a kid with a sugar bag.

Welcome aboard :yes:

And I have yet to play Freespace without having the cheats active each mission. I play on Insane though to counterbalance that a bit.

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Get out of my ship! :P

 

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Get out of my ship! :P[/color][/i]
What ship. :P
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Opposition to the previous "welcome aboard" :P

 

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Why? Do you consider the usage of cheats such a horrible thing? Bah, you are a strange person.

It is a terrible thing. I have never used cheats. My kills and my victories are always achieved...conventionally. Same thing for my losses.

To each his own.
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What's the point in using cheats, anyway? I prefer a terrible defeat over the use of cheats.

They're like drugs. I don't start using them because I now that I will never finish.