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Does the Patch slow the game down? coz wen i installed it, the whole game ran like it was on Nvidia Geforce 4200 - my old graphics card - and i didnt know why! Do any programmes affect game play? Norton Antivirus Didnt before, It ran fine!? im puzzled!
Asked at 20:53 on Saturday 4 December 2004 by AngelChild2kN4 Report this Question


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Game performance is not just dependent on the graphics card, it also depends on the general state of the operating system at the time. This is more so the case with the fourth generation of Windows - ie Windows 95, 98 and especially ME - because these OSs tend to require reboots more often than Windows 2000 and XP.

The best thing to do is run the game after a reboot, especially under Windows ME as this flavour of Windows has known problems releasing memory after applications have finished with it.
Answered at 01:30 on Sunday 5 December 2004 by Neil Jones (NKTP)
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But im on XP, and it just started to go SO SLOW, it was ridiculus, you were waiting 15 minutes for a neighbourhood to load then a further 45 for a family to be loaded!
I rebooted and everything.
My dad did a Disk Defragment so im just about to see if that worked
Thanx for your help
Answered at 10:52 on Sunday 5 December 2004 by AngelChild2kN4
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Well I don't know what operating system you're running so I had to assume it was Windows ME.

But as patches do just that - patch things - it's not uncommon to find that it will make a tweak somewhere that breaks its operation on a certain configuration.

But if you're going slow as in loads of churning then it may imply you have a bloated configuration or in need of more memory. In my experience the patch improves the performance of my game.
Answered at 11:34 on Sunday 5 December 2004 by Neil Jones (NKTP)
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Thank you anyway
I will try 2 fix the problem anyway
It was never like this before
I installed a new Nvidia Driver that could be it, im sure it is but anyway i had to rule out all possibilities

Ta
Answered at 17:44 on Sunday 5 December 2004 by AngelChild2kN4
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