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Matthew Stradwick @Moonkey

35, Male

New Zealand

5/11/07

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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.


Recent Game Medals

2,755 Points

PFirst PFerfect 5 Points

You got your first perfect level score.

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Fishmonger 10 Points

Defeat Psycho-Goldfish.

Secret Medal ????? Points

Unlock this medal to learn its secrets!

Big Fuzzy Hug 5 Points

Defeat BigFuzzyKitten.

Jump-Man 5 Points

Press the jump button to take flight!.

First Blood 5 Points

Hit your first enemy.

Beat Level 17 10 Points

That was the small-scale stuff. Literally.

Beat Level 13 10 Points

That's the easy part out of the way.

Beat Level 7 5 Points

So you've figured out how the game works..