Construct 2 severely lags my PC

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Post » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:15 pm

Hello,

I have an issue, which makes my Construct 2 experience extremely inconvinient. Construct 2 occupies my CPU entirely.
I have Core 2 Due 1,7 Ghz, boosted to 2,1 Ghz. 2 GB RAM. Already disablet all unnecessary soft in MSconfig and scaned my system for viruses with Avast.
If anyone defeated such problems already, or have any other advices, whouls you kindly share your knowledge. I would appreciate it pretty much!
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Post » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:59 pm

Odd, did you get slow scrolling in C2 editor? if is, it must update your video driver.

If it doesn't work, maybe you should format your PC with clean installantion of windows and try again.

If doesn't work too, it must be hardware problem.
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Post » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:16 am

Hello! What operating system are you running? I would be careful with boosting; regardless of what you here, it's rarely a good idea to overclock. Also, 2 GB of RAM is an incredibly small amount of memory nowadays. Granted, Construct 2 might not necessarily suck up a lot of memory but Windows 7 with drivers, virus, other programs etc could easily occupy .75 GB. Once you load up all the stuff in the C2 program, who knows how much is being used!

For example, something like Farmville can chew up almost 1.5 - 2 GB of memory if it's running at full tilt.

Maybe think about upgrading your memory?
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Post » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:13 pm

Are you running the steam version?

I am having a similar problem, after a while alt+tabbing out of construct 2, checking steam, opening the animation editor in construct will start to slowly slow down the editor a lot, till its at the point you need to quit it and reload ( using beta 117 )

My guess is something isnt quite right with the steam intigration, my graphics drivers are up to date, pc is up to date etc etc ( I work full time as a games developer so I have to do these things :P )
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Post » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:32 am

Weird, I have never encountered such problems :S Hope it gets fixed however guys/girls.
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Post » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:48 pm

[QUOTE=cyberdrizzt] Are you running the steam version?

I am having a similar problem, after a while alt+tabbing out of construct 2, checking steam, opening the animation editor in construct will start to slowly slow down the editor a lot, till its at the point you need to quit it and reload ( using beta 117 )

My guess is something isnt quite right with the steam intigration, my graphics drivers are up to date, pc is up to date etc etc [/QUOTE]

I use Steam version and I'm experiencing the same, I think you're right. Tried on 3 PC's, drivers up-to-date, RAM from 4 ddr2 to 6 GB ddr3, graphics RAM from from 1 to 2 GB ddr3 to 5, 32 to 64 bit architecture, computer and registry quite clean or very few applications running at the same time if not only system services.

Wherever I looked for info, the only ones blaming have the Steam version. It seems quite a cyclic phenomenon, apparently not dealing with autosaving or backing up the project (but I cannot tell for sure, perhaps with some configuration set it happens fewer times). C2 becomes slower and slower or gets temporarily stuck (especially - but not only - when the prog window is open and you haven't worked on it for some time), and that sometimes forced me to restart the program (or both the program and the Steam client).

It is to say: C2 does not shorten the hardware resources that much (except for Ram) and if you reduce the program to icon one or several times, its normal speed may get restored. Saving the project doesn't improve the situation but seems to slightly help. If there wasn't this lag, not many times I had issues with this fantastic piece of software. Anyway, hope it can be useful.
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Post » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:08 pm

Are you sure you're using the latest version? The original post is from last February, and we've made many updates since then.
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:50 am

Sry, I have to bump this.

Iam having exactly the same problem. Using Steam C2 Personal, R173. On two different machines.

First: Win 7 64bit
Second: Win Vista 32Bit

C2 is slowing down until it gets temporarily stuck. I have to minimize C2 via task bar, maximize, minimize and so on, until C2 finally reaches its normal state. Sometimes, while using the Image Editor, it is not possible to restore C2s normal state. Forcing me to close the Application and lose every progress I have done so far.

Maybe it`s just subjective, but I think running Steam in offline mode reduces this "stuck" time to a minimum. Also I disabled the "cache icons in editor for better performance" option in combination with Steam in offline mode. Disabling this option while running Steam in online mode did reduce the hang time in my opinion. But again, this is just a subjective feeling. Those hangs could take around 2-4 seconds or 3-5 minutes until I can restore the application via minimize and maximize.

Those hangs are just affecting the C2 Application. RAM and CPU performace is quite normal.

Iam using C2 since around a year and Iam not able to tell exactly when this happend the first time. I did some small applications before. Data Visualization and small usability tests for academic studies with a maximum of 100 events with no problems. My current game project has around 690 events and in comparison to these other projects a lot of different graphics. And Iam having the feeling it does get worse while the project is growing.

While having a complete freez the task manager is showing 4 other C2 Applications in the Application Tab but just one C2 process in the process tab.

Also Iam getting a error dialog, saying something like "a required resource..." but nothing like "could not be found". It seems like there is missing another line in this dialog window.



Another thing, it`s not possible to start C2 via short cut or *.exe while Steam is in offline mode. Steam will tell you it`s not possible to run this game in offline mode. You have to start C2 via Steam.
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Post » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:29 pm

Ashley wrote:Are you sure you're using the latest version? The original post is from last February, and we've made many updates since then.

i am using construct 2 r178 and can't do any thing with my 3 gb ram construct 2 ALONE take 91% of my memory
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Post » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:30 pm

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Heyho,

found my solution for this freezing behaviour. It`s a driver problem not a C2 Problem. The last release of my Samsung AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics Technology - Driver, was more then 2 years ago. Samsung just stopped the support for my Notebook. (Serie 7 Chronos)

The solution was the Leshcat driver: Lag and freez are gone. Iam still having this black screen effect for a second after returning to the minimized editor but that`s just gone in a blink of an eye.

But... the new driver seams to conflict with some Applications. It`s a confirmed problem with the ATI-Driver.

So to quote Ashley:
"Sometimes old hardware is no longer supported with new drivers. So they have ditched you with broken drivers and no solution. If this happens to you, don't buy from them again."

"Graphics card makers should make reliability a priority. If you are a customer looking for a new computer or graphics card, ask about or research the reliability. Nobody sells graphics cards based on reliability yet, but it's an incredibly important point, so seek out the most reliable models and vote with your wallet."


I will not buy anything from Samsung or AMD again...

I will not buy anything from Samsung or AMD again...

I will not buy anything from Samsung or AMD again...

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