Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Problem


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 heypilot

heypilot

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:12 AM

Posted 01 January 2008 - 11:44 PM

Hi,
I'm having a problem with my recently purchased RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 game and was wondering if anyone could help.

When I first begin a scenario graphics run very smoothly, especially as you navigate around the park, but once I start building rides (and ESPECIALLY when the game turns from day to night) the graphics start to become very jerky - as you navigate, the screen lags, movement is not smooth at all. On one site I noticed that many people had asked "Why does my game suffer from framerate slowdown / lags, graphical glitches, crashes?" - but I couldn't find the answer to the question anywhere.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

My computer seems to be fine with specifications - here is what I have versus the requirements

OS: XP recommended (I've got XP)
Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent. 1.3 GHz or higher recommended (I've got 1.83)
Memory: 512 MB RAM (I've got 1014 MB RAM)
Hard Disk Space: 1.2GB free (I've got 35.6GB left)
CD-ROM drive: 4x speed or faster. 8x recommended. (I've got 8x DVD+/-RW Combo drive so I think that's it)
Video: 64MB Hardware T&L compatible video card (I've got 224MB Intel Calistoga Graphics Controller - 945GM Express Chipset Family)
Sound: Windows XP (or any before that) compatible 16-bit sound card (I've got SigmaTel Audio - doesn't say anything else but the problem is not with the sound anyway)

So I'm thinking maybe it is a problem with drivers not being updated or something? Don't see why they wouldn't be though.

Any suggestions more than welcome!

Thanks,
Kate :thumbsup:

Edited by heypilot, 01 January 2008 - 11:45 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Wizdabest

Wizdabest

  • Members
  • 684 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:12 PM

Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:11 PM

What are your graphics settings set at? I would try turning down your graphic settings if you haven't done that.

#3 heypilot

heypilot
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:12 AM

Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:45 PM

My screen resolution is 1280 x 768 pixels and my colour quality is 32 bit (highest) - should I try it on 16 bit for colour quality?

Perhaps I should also have mentioned that I'm from Australia if that makes any difference...

Cheers for the help.

Kate

#4 heypilot

heypilot
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:12 AM

Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:02 PM

I tried changing the colour quality to 16 bit and no luck - any other suggestions?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users