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iamjimmi
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Star Wars settings
03/07/13 02:07 AM


Hi,

I've been having a lot of bother tweaking Star Wars to run correctly - so thought I would share what I had learnt and hope to get a few more pointers....

I am running Mame 0.147u4on a Samsung Series 9 laptop - so i5 with 4GB memory.

The default settings for Star Wars were awful - with the sound tearing / stuttering really badly.

I have searched various posts which all offer conflicting advice, but I found two ways to finally stop the sound issue.

Setting 1
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Display - Throttle ON
Video Mode - Direct Draw
Direct Draw Hardware Stretch - ON
Frame Skipping - Automatic
Everything else in Dispay/Advanced switched off.

Pros - everything runs smoothly and sound is perfect
Cons - the graphics are not very crisp - a little blurry.

Setting 2
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Display - Throttle ON
Video Mode - Direct 3D
Direct 3D - Use Bilinear Filtering - ON Version 8
Frame Skipping - Automatic
Everything else in Dispay/Advanced switched off.

Pros - graphics nice and sharp. No sound issues.
Cons - when I select the game the following warning is displayed: Unable to Initialize Direct3D.

If I select Version 9 along with Bilinear Filtering, I don't get the warning message but the sound still has issues - you notice it when the death star explodes - the music gets all mixed up.

So.... anyone else has similar issues - if so any further suggestions/settings?

The best setting I have found is my setting 2 - but you get that annoying warning message (despite which the game runs really well). Any idea how to stop that warning message coming up?

Thanks...


Jim







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