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Old 07-18-2004, 02:58 AM   #11
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> probably cause the newer processors dont support these type
> of programs as much as older processors

You have no idea what you're talking about.

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:01 AM   #12
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> You have no idea what you're talking about.
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*sigh*older processors have special "instructions" that most processors dont have today.VBA is probably designed for an older type of process (why do you think you cant run DOS 6.22 on a AMD athlon XP 2400+?)

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:06 AM   #13
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> > You have no idea what you're talking about.
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> *sigh*older processors have special "instructions" that most
> processors dont have today.VBA is probably designed for an
> older type of process (why do you think you cant run DOS
> 6.22 on a AMD athlon XP 2400+?)

Because you are using windows XP... <img src=smilies/upeyes.gif>

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:20 AM   #14
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> *sigh*older processors have special "instructions" that most
> processors dont have today.VBA is probably designed for an
> older type of process (why do you think you cant run DOS
> 6.22 on a AMD athlon XP 2400+?)

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it's because you're running an NT environment
NT OSes don't run "under DOS" like win 9x does
dude, before you make such claims, perhaps you should do reasearch first. Y'know processor history, how operating systems work etc...


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Old 07-18-2004, 05:29 AM   #15
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Default I think you just prooved his point

> *sigh*older processors have special "instructions" that most
> processors dont have today.

If anything... new processors have extra instructions that old ones don't... not the other way around. You can't just cut an instruction from a processor line or else all the programs that use it will crash and burn when you try to run them.


> (why do you think you cant run DOS
> 6.22 on a AMD athlon XP 2400+?)

DOS is an archaic OS. There are built in limits... once your machine surpasses those limits, the OS won't work. You can't run Win95 with 1GB of RAM.... that doesn't mean modern RAM is different from older RAM... just that Win95's limit is lower. And DOS is way older than Win95... and the limits are a lot more restricting.

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:31 AM   #16
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Default come on guys...

AMD Athlon XP is a line of processors.

He wasn't talking about WindowsXP... he was talking about running straight DOS.

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:00 AM   #17
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> I have a 2.4GHz computer, and VBA is still rather slow. This is what works for me: Turn off any kind of throttle...disabled auto frame skip and set your frameskip to 2. There aren't as many FPS as I'd like, but it runs in real time and is very playable...even with the 2xSaI filter on.


Yeah I've noticed some major "issues" with the throttle settings here as well...
Auto framerate is a *little* better, but I agree with Narvick that your best bet is likely to manually set the frame skip value for the best performance for your system (i.e.: trial & error).

Luckily, I seem to be able to run it with 0 frameskip even with most of the filters on my box. <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:14 AM   #18
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trottles off and its on fps 9 and its as slow as crap<img src=smilies/eek13.gif>

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #19
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You still haven't said anything about what OS and your system specs, aside from processor.

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:25 AM   #20
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> it's because you're running an NT environment
> NT OSes don't run "under DOS" like win 9x does
> dude, before you make such claims, perhaps you should do
> reasearch first. Y'know processor history, how operating
> systems work etc...
I know that! windows dropped DOS long ago and with that SOME(NOT ALL) processors dropped the instructions too.
If you want dos then get it! your best bet is DOSbox a Pentium 4 dosent have thesame instructions as a 286 AND a newer processors have more stages then older processors. (I'm not even gonna try VBA on a AMD 64 FX-52 when it comes in the mail
oh, and ive only got xp on one machine. all the rest are 9.x
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