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Grog Friends and Affiliates => General Staff Support Forum => Topic started by: Andy ONeill on June 25, 2018, 05:49:44 AM

Title: Speed checking
Post by: Andy ONeill on June 25, 2018, 05:49:44 AM
My test machine is a very old (2010) win 7 Dell Optiplex. 
It was never what I'd call a gaming machine and since the expected lifetime of a pc is 3-5 years so this thing is creaky.
This is still win7 because there's little point in upgrading it and I still offer support on a couple of old apps I wrote.
I'd hope anyone doing any gaming would have a better, faster, newer machine than this.

(https://i.imgur.com/3KF4fID.png)

My initial testing was with the map editor.
This uses multi threading in several places and graphics manipulation so it's likely to be more demanding than the game.
Everything I tried worked.
The background processing which works out what cells a new piece of terrain covers takes maybe a little longer.

There's a noticeable lag in drawing before the "Ink" appears which meant I needed to draw a little slower.
Other than that things went surprisingly smoothly.
I fully expected to see something just not work or take forever.