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Cydonia #135625
04/29/04 12:18 PM
04/29/04 12:18 PM
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I am trying to replay Cydonia (pre Lightbringer - the 5 CD ROM set is marked Cydonia) and it does not seem to like my new W98 PC. I used to run a W98 450MHz machine, but the new one is 2GHz.
The problem I get is that the game will "freeze in motion" - the cursor moves to random positions and the scene rotates continuously in the direction dictated by the cursor.
No keyboard entries can be input, and the mouse can do nothing. Sometimes the cursor will move of its own accord to a new position, whereupon the scene rotates according to the new position.
My only recourse seems to be to turn off the PC and start again, which seems a fairly futile exercise to me - a bit like nailing jelly to the ceiling.

Anybody out there remember this old game, and could offer me any advice?

petert

Re: Cydonia #135626
04/29/04 01:15 PM
04/29/04 01:15 PM
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My guess is that it's a "fast computer" problem.
Try reducing audio and video acceleration.
If that doesn't work, try a CPU slowdown program. Turbo is free, but there are others that will run more smoothly.

Re: Cydonia #135627
04/29/04 02:28 PM
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Thanks, Jenny100 but, er - how do I change the video/audio accelerations?

petert

Re: Cydonia #135628
04/29/04 04:18 PM
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OK, Jenny100, I found out how to change the accelerations.

Thanks.

petert

Re: Cydonia #135629
04/29/04 04:56 PM
04/29/04 04:56 PM
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Check Mr. Bill's Troubleshooting Guide under #7.

http://mrbillsadventureland.com/howto/trshguide/trshguide.htm

Re: Cydonia #135630
05/03/04 06:09 AM
05/03/04 06:09 AM
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Jenny100,

Slowing down the video acceleration seems to have done the trick, and the game is currently running OK.

Thanks again,

petert

Re: Cydonia #135631
05/03/04 06:35 PM
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Is Cydonia an earlier version of Lightbringer?

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Re: Cydonia #135632
05/03/04 06:43 PM
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Yes.
It's one more game where Dreamcatcher changed the game when they published it.

The name Cydonia makes more sense to me, since the game takes place mostly on Mars.

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