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November 10th, 2005
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This is passing strange.
No, not the fact that I am playing Morrowind again. The fact that there is something interfering while I am in a building. I can watch my FPS flicker between the 60 I have set as max and something in the 40's. When this is happening the keyboard commands are mostly ignored and mouse look from side to side is jerky and often ingored. However, I can move forward and back (keyboard commands) without issue.

The really big 'however' and the part that leaves me scratching my head - once I level during play, that all goes away. FPS is a solid 60 and both the keyboard and mouse respond without issue. If I quit or just reload, it goes back to ignoring me again.

I know it didn't do that before, but there have been quite a few computer changes since I last played so I can't figure out what is causing this, or how to make it stop. :( Very frustrating.

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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Hrrrrrrmmmmm. The changes you've made have been piecemeal?
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Very. But on top of all that, I have a new computer, even.
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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Hmmmm..... re-install? *Standard Help Desk-esque Response*

So essentially it's a new deck. Hrmmm. This is where I lament my inability to look at the bloody thing first hand.

Darn these cross-state/regional friendships!!!!!!!! *Shakes fist*
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, new deck. The harddrive of the old was copied to the new, even.


What really gets me is that the problem goes away if I level. It just doesn't make any sense.
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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
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No, it doesn't. Such an occurance suggests that it would be a program-coding issue, in a pure "We start with Situation A , then Condition B Occurs and results in Situation C" sense.

Video Card was upgraded, or did that travel to the new board/processor?
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Card was upgraded, too, as I recall.
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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Keep all your save-games, then uninstall and re-install.

Vid-Card might be the culprit, but changing that up would be drastic if the card was expensive (Like they usually are if they are any good).

If the re-install doesn't help out, then I'll invoke "Gremlins" and just hope it works out for you at some point. :o)
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
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How did I forget the basic 'uninstall-reinstall' step in troubleshooting?! All I can blame it on is that it had been working.. but on a totally different machine. I feel silly. Of course, if it doesn't work....
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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
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... then you perform an exorcism.

Or you get a new deck built. but that would just be kwazee. though I could do it for ya, cheap. Then again, there's likely a small legion of techies that are closer to your location as well.
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
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This one is new as of about March, I don't think I want to get ANOTHER one. If worst comes to worst, I COULD just play the game on Thomas' computer, since that WAS the one that it worked on. ;p
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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
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But why downgrade when you can get a 256MB, 24-pipe, twin-ultra-charged, espresso-making-slicing-dicing-fry-julienning nVidia video-card.

Only costs you a major organ.
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Now I know why reinstalling didn't occur to me.

Morrowind plus Tribunal plus Bloodmoon
Plus at least one patch (not sure if Bloodmoon patches Tribunal - if not, then two patches)

about 7 plug-ins.

Not sure if I have to download the patches and plug-ins again or not.

And even if I think I have everything, my save games might still not work. On the other hand, I can leave off that damn 'swamp sounds' plug-in. Don't like that thing, not at all.

Not that starting over would be a bad thing, mind you. I have, after all, played this through several times already.
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC)
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Not online. And this processor is faster than the last one I used with this game.
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From:stormknight
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
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But how would that explain the response problems with the mouse and the keyboard?

And what is it with leveling-up that causes the problems to go away?

[voice-mode="Freud"]Verrry interesting.[/v-m]
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From:solan_t
Date:November 11th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
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It could be, but when my max FPS was still the standard 240, the FPS indoors would flicker anywhere from double digits to 240. Outside, I have never seen it over 60, rarely over 50, which is why I wasn't too concerned about dropping the max to 60 (it's one of the tweaks suggested a few places).
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