Slow Start and Exit with DirectX

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Post » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:47 am

I just had a question:

Does anyone else experience slowdown when using the DirectX mode? When I run an application it shows up immediately, but when I run anything using Directx mode it usually takes around 30-45 seconds for it to load and the mouse seems to freeze.

Does this happen to anyone else or is it something with my pc or DircectX?

[u:3mv0v6gl]PC Specs:[/u:3mv0v6gl]
AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 3.8 GHz
2 GB Ram
NVidea GeForce 7150M with 957 mb ram
DirectX 10
Vista Home Premium 32 bit

Thanks.
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Post » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:05 pm

I haven't heard anyone else report this problem. I think it might be a problem with your computer/DirectX version, rather than an issue with Construct. Best thing to do I think is update all your drivers (especially graphics card), install all software updates, check for viruses/adware, etc.
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Post » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:10 pm

Sounds like drivers to me, how strange..
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Post » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:31 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I will go update all of my stuff and let you know what happens.

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Post » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:32 pm

I have updated my video card and drivers, my directx, and updated all my software. No viruses on my pc. Other applications and games that use directx 9/10 load fast, but construct still takes 30+ sec to load and exit my apps when I click on run or build them then run.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Post » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:13 pm

I dunno, maybe defragment your hard drive? Construct does a bit of disk access when previewing. Apart from that I have no idea. Construct doesn't do anything particularly computationally expensive when previewing.

Is your application really huge? Even if it is, the first preview should cache a lot of stuff, then the later previews go a lot faster.
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Post » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:51 pm

[quote="Ashley":16dsflwx]Is your application really huge? Even if it is, the first preview should cache a lot of stuff, then the later previews go a lot faster.[/quote:16dsflwx]
No. Even if I just create a new directx app and run it, it takes upwards of 30+ seconds to open it. I can use other programs, like I said, so I don't know what the problem is. Sucks, because I really like Construct. I can't use it when this happens. :cry:

Maybe it's a Vista issue? Does anyone else use Vista and experience slow starts? :?

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Post » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:45 am

[quote="stephen1980":1xkn8whu]Maybe it's a Vista issue? Does anyone else use Vista and experience slow starts? :?[/quote:1xkn8whu]
No problems with Vista 32-bit Home Premium here.
Takes about 2-3 seconds for a large app to preview.

What about your firewall?
Maybe try it offline with your firewall disabled and see if that helps.

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