Allright- I've tried fixing this one every way I can think of, and nothing worked, so I'll throw it out into the forums now. I got a Inspiron 8600 from Dell a couple of months ago, and tried to install and run Armada 2 on it. It installs fine, and so does the patch, but when I go in the game, weirdness starts.
When I click on any of the menus, single player, quick battle, options, etc., my computer freezes for about 10 seconds, then loads the menu, and runs REALLY REALLY slowly. Like, about 15 frames per MINUTE slowly, and it's almost impossible to navigate the menus or change any options at that speed. It takes like 10 minutes to set up a customized quick battle, cause you can barely move the mouse around, but once I get into the actual game engine, everything runs fine. Unfortunately, I've basically stopped playing the game cause it's such a pain in the a** to set up for it. I cannot for the life of me figure out what is wrong.
My system specs are: Windows XP (fully updated, latest SP, etc.), 1 gig of DDR ram, 80 gig HD (5200 RPM), 1.6 GHZ Pentium 'mobility' processor, wide screen monitor (I have it set to preserve aspect ratio, so that ain't the problem either), Geforce FX GO 5650 (with DirectX 9.0b, and the latest video driver and bios as well), and I think that's about all that's relevant.
So... any help would be appreciated, greatly, since I'd really like to be able to play A2 on this comp. Help!
i had a similar problem with Starfleet Command 3 on my aunt's computer. during the install, direct x was improperly installed. the result was the entire game was in slow motion. however, this is something i've never heard of. i'd just uninstall the game, delete all files in the root directory, and reinstall. hope this helps.
I've done that. Twice. And, like I said, the in-game engine works fine, so I'm doubting it has something to do with DirectX. Though I have a question: When the install prompts about installing the old DirectX, even though I have 9.0b, should I go ahead and do it anyway? Is that in some way advantageous?
God I'm an idiot. All I had to do was turn of anti-aliasing and texture sharpening on my video card, and now it works fine. Heh. My bad.