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The Engineer, 3d, FlashPlayer 11

2011-11-10 04:55:51 by Moonkey

We've just put out a new game, The Engineer, which is up on the front page at the moment. Some people are getting massive lag, so I'll try to explain why that may be.

FlashPlayer 11 came out recently, and it allows flash to use the GPU (Graphics card) of a computer. That means flash can now do full blown 3d games, or in the case of The Engineer, hardware accelerated 2d. If, for whatever reason, flash can't use a specific computer's GPU, it will fall back to software rendering which dumps all of the work back on the computer's CPU and will probably make things slow to a crawl. That seems to be happening when some people try to play The Engineer.

So why does it happen? I don't know, but here are some possibilities.
- Old/unsupported graphics cards or drivers.
- Right clicking in FlashPlayer will bring up some settings. One is 'Enable hardware acceleration'. It seems to be on by default, but maybe worth checking.
- Some people say it doesn't work in IE, but does in other browsers.
- Magic

Hopefully some of these teething problems sort themselves out as more games come out that make use of the GPU.


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