Earlier this year I requisitioned and refurbished, my brother's laptop. I reinstalled the OS (Vista 32bit) and updated all the appropiate drivers and relevant OS systems. The laptop was really buzzing as well as all singing and dancing.
I've put on various games, like F1 Challenge 99-02, as well as GPL67. When I last played and used the laptop (about 2-3 months back) GPL was running great, then all of a sudden, began to be frappy and slow with gpl. Opening up the laptop ( after sometime away), I find out that I still have the same issue.
My problem is during training mode and sat in the pits, the fraps range (prib display) between 32-36 FPS and sometimes lower. When I get out on the track, the fraps change from high fps to low and up and down So it will drop low and the car will be barely moving at all and going back up to going 30+ FPS. This results in you approaching a corner, FPS dropping down low, then back up to fast. You then come off the track, onto the grass, or even worse. Really is annoying. It feels like there is something running in the background (programme) slowing, gagging, bottlenecking and holding the game back. I put in a new HDD, which is spinning noisely and working overtime.
The laptop as Intel graphics on board ( not sure of model) and machine is from about 2008, with Vista 32 bit OS.
It's just a basic lappy, that you may have on your breakfast bar. Maybe the laptop is not good enough? Specs later, as I won't be near it, until later today, or even tomorrow?
All other games installed, pre 2008, work well and have no issues. That makes me believe, that it could be a GPL issue? I have put the 55 mod in too and that as similar issues too. Spa 67 track is also installed, with light graphics and again the track works just fine. But FPS drop the same way as if I was at another track such as Monza.
I haven't tried updating the graphics card yet. What I have tried is reinstalled GPL, with the 1.08 installer and again just the original 67 game.
I've altered the graphic settings in gem, such as lower resolution, number of sounds, basic buffer, no 32 bit graphics, no vsync or antialising, as well as trying both openglv2 and direct 3dv2 graphics. Without any positive improvement.
I've also rebuilt the 67exe in gem. Turned of antivirus and as I said turned of loads of things in gem, such as dynamic lighting or specular highlights?
Any ideas and pointers, to help solve my issue, would be great.
Edited by twinpotter, Dec 08 2018 - 09:53 AM.