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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:19 PM #1 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

I've run the stand alone versions of Geneforge 1 and 2 on XP just fine in the past. When the entire series came to Steam, I decided to get the whole set. However, these versions of the games run at a less than satisfactory pace, with Geneforge 3 being especially slow. Moving the mouse around is jumpy in that "system playing catch up" sort of way, and bringing up the menu takes around 20 seconds, and basically hangs my system until it appears. I don't have access to my registered stand alone copies of 1 and 2 anymore, so that's a bust. Strangely, the title screens function just fine, it's only when I get in to the game proper that the problems appear.

4 and 5, on the other hand, run just fine, but I'd like to play the games in order.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:24 AM #2 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

http://spiderwebforu...m/#entry232161
This works for G1-3 and A4.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:01 AM #3 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

Ka-effing-boom. The games now run smooth as silk. I looked through the forums for topics about Geneforge, but didn't look in threads labeled Avernum.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:53 AM #4 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

The search function here is near useless even if you know the exact topic name.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:28 AM #5 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

This issue probably deserves a sticky, I had difficulty finding the post and I knew what I was looking for.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:06 AM #6 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

View PostNim, on 06 July 2013 - 04:28 AM, said:

This issue probably deserves a sticky, I had difficulty finding the post and I knew what I was looking for.
Done.
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Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:35 PM #7 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

I followed the instructions and while Geneforge 1 runs smooth the most time, there are some scenes (like in the first city, near the guards) where i experienced some lag (scrolling with mouse or arrow keys). I am on 64 bit Windows 10, with an Intel HD 3000.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 10:02 PM #8 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

Sometimes the game slows down when it has lots of moving NPCs and creations in the zone.  Jeff admits he isn't the best programmer and his code isn't the most efficient way to use the CPU for heavy graphics usage.  This isn't a consistent problem and you sometimes see it other games for autosave or combat with a large number of monsters.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 03:01 PM #9 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

Ok, then i know that this is a normal issue and not a problem with my system. Thanks!
But i must admit, that "heavy graphics usage" made me smile a bit! Thanks for that, too. :)

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:13 PM #10 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

This is so great! Thank you!

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:19 PM #11 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

I brought a friend of mine to the fold, told him to get the demos (they're enough to get one hooked) and he tells me he can't run them because of the screen resolution.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:53 AM #12 Geneforge 1-3 extremely sluggish (XP 32 bit, Steam versions)

...but it's possible to change the screen resolution. In fact, a pop-up from the game prompts you to change resolution when you start. Does your friend not get that pop-up? Or not have the ability to change screen resolution at all for some reason?

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