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#1 9 years ago

Hey, I just installed Armada 1 again (didn't touch the disk in about 5 years) and I was thinking of playing it again. I installed the 1.2 patch, started the game, federation campaign and the first thing I noticed was that the enterprise in the cutscene, the whole cutscene was running slow, like in slow motion.

Same ingame, building times of a mining outpost are at about 1/10 speed, all ships move damn slow. First thought was a problem with the dual core processor, so I set the cpu affinity to 1 core for Armada 2, which didn't change a thing. I also tried various compability modes and upping the game speed (which did improve things a bit I think, but it's still running like 1/5 of the normal speed), but couldn't solve the problem.

Anyone here who has similar problems with Armada 1? I really would like to play the game, it looks pretty cool with modern effects like Anti-Aliasing and filtering.

8xAA and 16xAF http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7808/40216731.jpg




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#2 9 years ago

I seem to remember having a similar problem when I installed Armada last year. I couldn't figure it out myself... I think it's just a compatibility issue, back then I was running a pentium 4 so it probably isn't a specific chipset problem. Sorry I can't be of much help. :(




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#3 9 years ago

i know it sounds stupid but did you alter the speed in the game's option menu?




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#4 9 years ago

Yep I did, it alter the speed but it's still running at about 1/5 speed :( .




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#5 9 years ago

What OS are you running? Graphics Card and driver?




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#6 9 years ago

I had a problem with A1 a while ago which I couldn't solve either, my problem was sound not working correctly ingame or in cutscenes which is a real shame as I love playing A1 perhaps even more than A2.




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#7 9 years ago

Okay, a couple of things to try. 1. Right click on your desktop somewhere amd select properties 2. Select setting tab from the Display properties window 3. Ensure that the highest (32bit) is selected for color 4. Click on the advanced tab 5. Click on the troubleshooting tab and ensure that the hardware acceleration slider bar is set to full Now, try these

  1. Open the Start menu and click on Run.
  2. Type "DXDiag.exe" (without the quotation marks) in the space provided and press the Enter key.
  3. Click on the sound tab
  4. Change the slider bar from full acceleration to basic

What version of DirectX are you running?




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#8 9 years ago

Thanks for the tips, I did get it to work now, atleast somehow, lowering the sound acceleration settings did solve the sound bugs (it's only distorted near nebulas now)and decreasing hardware acceleration to the 4th setting actually made the game run at the right speed.

It still doesn't work right, I get micro lags, the games freezes about every 5 seconds for like 0.1 seconds, then continues, but it's way better than before, so thanks for the advice.

system running: MSI P35 Neo E8500@3.16 4GB Corsair DDR-400 4870 HD (1024MB)




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#9 9 years ago

try reading the last few posts in this thread as it might offer some additonal advice http://forums.filefront.com/st-a2-problems-errors-help/354362-star-trek-armada-graphics-problem-4.html