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Please help with my NiBiRu PC game malfunction.

By siredhuman333
Jan 6, 2008
  1. My game [NiBiRu- Age of Secrets] is malfunctioning
    i just installed it yesterday
    ive been dying to play it
    and it works
    just in SUPER slow mode
    [the intro to the game is all talk and picture. it took an 43 minutes. i timed]
    the dialog comes regularly
    but spaced to go along with the extreme slowness of the graphic movements
    ive done all the DxDiag stuff
    all passed

    any ideas on how to fix this slow mode screw up?

    p.s. my cursor is slow too, except in the menu.

    .thanks.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Thanks but it still doesnt work
    i uninstalled/re installed
    reduced sound acceleration
    redused hardware acceleration
    i checked the compatibility

    nothing changed
    it seems like its going even slower
    but i think its just my eyes and my currently non-existant patience with this game...
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    There is one more in the list

    Excuse the capitals, as I'm quoting the heading
    RESTART YOUR COMPUTER USING A CLEAN-BOOT PROCEDURE

    Did you try that ? Can you try that ?
     
  5. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    it didnt work the first time
    but one more time couldnt hurt...
    thanks for all the help :]
    extremely grateful
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    This may in fact be your graphics card driver not loaded correctly

    Are you able to update the drivers on your video card
    This is done by visiting the manufactures support website

    At this stage it may be worth while posting your system specs
    ie
    Motherboard (Asus; Dell; ...)
    Addon Video Card (ie PCI-Express or AGP -manufacturer and model)
    Memory (Your amount of Ram installed)
    CPU (How fast is your computer in GHz)
    Windows version (Vista; Xp)
     
  7. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    still didnt work.
    im so frustrated!
    throwing my precious monitor at the wall and beating it with a fireplace poker would be wonderful stress relief...
    ugh.
    any more advice?
    any at all?
    [other than buy a new computer or disk, both are fairly new and good condition]
     
  8. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    uhhhh
    pretty much have no idea.
    i know some like
    384 MB RAM
    DirectX 9.0
    Windows hp pavilion mx70
    more than 2.5 GB
    ...
    thats pretty much all i know.
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hmm 384 Meg of Ram
    Now I think I saw 128Meg for minimum specs for NI•BI•RU: Age of Secrets

    But

    You are likely running AntiVirus and windows firewall and a multitude of other things.

    I think 384Meg is way to low (even for 128Meg min !)

    I would suggest that you find out your Motherboard info (usually just download the users manual) and what type of Ram your computer takes.

    I would say that you would require minimum 512 Meg of Ram (ideally extra)
    I'm presently running 4000Meg of Ram (actually overkill I feel)

    Do you think your computer is worth adding more Ram to it ? If so do it, you'll never look back.
     
  10. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    yeah i guess i could add Ram
    ...... how?
    lol thanks for everything :]
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  12. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    hmmm
    HP Pavilion 7875
    im just looking around
    no specifics on my computer yet...
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  14. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    mmm thanks a lot
    i still dont get why my Ram doesnt work
    because it should...
    :[
     
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You have 384Meg,

    Here a minimum amounts of Ram you are likely using

    take away Ram used by Windows, say 80Meg, info here:
    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=45111

    take away Ram used by Antivirus, say around 30Meg
    Depends on the Antivirus or Internet security program

    take away Word or your Office program, say around 30Meg, info here:
    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=45111

    Now there a number of programs normally running:
    Graphics; Sound; Email; Internet Explorer; Messenger and lots more
    Lets just say take away another 60Meg Minimum

    Most people usually have a printer, and also other USB attached software devices
    Say, take away another 30Meg - approx (actually all of this is approx minimum)

    Now you probably have 3rd party software, not just Microsoft stuff
    Adobe; Nero; Photo editing software and a million others
    Lets just say another 60Meg - unlikely I know - it should be more

    So; so far we have:

    384-80-30-30-30-60-30-60 leaves 64Meg of Ram !

    And you haven't even got your new game going yet, which needs 128Meg Minimum.

    Therefore
    There isn't enough Ram !

    And your computer is slow anyway, even if it had 1000Meg of Ram
    1.3Ghz is way too slow

    There you go.
     
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