Weird phenomenon or optical illusion? [Overall Game Speed]

General discussions about the tennis games Tennis Elbow
Forum rules
Speak English and don't hijack topics, troll, use profanities nor insults

Weird phenomenon or optical illusion? [Overall Game Speed]

Postby Brad1981 » 10 Dec 2008, 08:52

Ok, I've mentioned before that sometimes I notice a slightly "speeded up" gameplay at random times. Like having less air resistance or something. Even the slower shots seem to move with a slightly faster pace. Well, I've noticed this really only happens like after 1:00AM very late at night. I know this sounds really silly, but it has a bit of a different feel to it at this time compared to when I play normally in the day. I don't know if there is something built-in (unintentionally) that affects gameplay at this certain time, or whether there is a process going on in my computer at this time that could cause this difference. I am wide awake, so it's not me :lol: I don't know what to make of this...I've checked, and I have no extra process running in the background that could affect the game...I dunno...I will continue to monitor this... :?

Edit: 15 minutes later: I dunno, could be optical illusion. Seems back to normal...
Brad1981
crazy of the little yellow ball
crazy of the little yellow ball
 
Messages: 402
Gaming Since: 01 May 2006, 16:45
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Re: Weird phenomenon or optical illusion?

Postby manutoo » 10 Dec 2008, 11:36

Hello,

actually now, I think it could have another explanation to this phenomenon than the optical illusion.
I played TE2009 on my Asus EEE notebook. It has a "performance" system that allows to balance between performance & energy saving.
On "save" mode, although TE Engine thinks the game runs at 60fps & normal speed, this is obvious the game runs slower..! At 1st, I thought I was a victim of optical illusion, coz I was playing on a small screen instead of my usual big one, but I manually changed to the "performance" mode of my EEE, and then the game speed was back to normal (which felt like too fast at 1st ;) ).
There's also a "Super performance" ; in this one, it feels the game runs faster than normal. I didn't test enough to be sure of this, but it felt like this the couple of minutes I tried.
Anyway, if the "save" mode can make the TE Engine thinks it runs normally while it's actually slower, then the "super performance" could also makes the TE Engine believes everything is normal when it's actually going faster.

So if you have a laptop, u should check about a parameter like this, which could "lie" to TE Engine to force the game to run faster.
ManuTOO
== Mana Games ==

>> I don't answer Private Message, except if it's really a _Private_ topic <<
User avatar
manutoo
Game Author
 
Messages: 15786
Gaming Since: 24 Jan 2004, 15:38
Location: France

Re: Weird phenomenon or optical illusion?

Postby Brad1981 » 10 Dec 2008, 19:03

Thanks Manu, I will look into this, as I am playing on a laptop.
Brad1981
crazy of the little yellow ball
crazy of the little yellow ball
 
Messages: 402
Gaming Since: 01 May 2006, 16:45
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Re: Weird phenomenon or optical illusion?

Postby manutoo » 11 Dec 2008, 12:22

Actually, I even wonder if the "hi-speed" u noticed could be the normal speed...
It would explain why u need so much to use the MtRun... ;)
ManuTOO
== Mana Games ==

>> I don't answer Private Message, except if it's really a _Private_ topic <<
User avatar
manutoo
Game Author
 
Messages: 15786
Gaming Since: 24 Jan 2004, 15:38
Location: France


Return to Tennis Elbow

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CCBot [Bot], MaxiReturns, SemRush [Bot] and 4 guests