Curse of Monkey Island audio lag

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Curse of Monkey Island audio lag

Post by supmandude » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:50 pm

The audio in Curse of Monkey Island keeps lagging. It makes it through the cutscene perfectly, but then freezes up and starts lagging when ever they talk. Is there a way to fix this?

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Post by bobdevis » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:42 am

Maybe.

What is your platform (Windows?)?
What version of ScummVM are you using?
Does the problem occur in any other games?

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Post by envisaged0ne » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:07 am

Just tried it on the latest daily build and it played fine. Didn't notice any lag at all. Using 32 bit Windows 7

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Post by fingolfin » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:20 am

To both supmandude and envisaged0ne: Did either of you use compressed data files? If so, compressed with what? MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis?

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Post by envisaged0ne » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:23 am

I didn't use any compressed data files

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Re: Curse of Monkey Island audio lag

Post by tsoliman » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:57 pm

supmandude wrote:The audio in Curse of Monkey Island keeps lagging. It makes it through the cutscene perfectly, but then freezes up and starts lagging when ever they talk. Is there a way to fix this?
Can you check the CPU usage while this happens? Does it spike or maybe go to 100% while this is happening? If you have multiple cores/CPUs make sure you monitor them separately.

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Post by Mataku » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:31 pm

how can you tell that it's lagging? it's not like the lipsynch is dead on.

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Post by supmandude » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:39 am

bobdevis wrote:Maybe.

What is your platform (Windows?)?
What version of ScummVM are you using?
Does the problem occur in any other games?
I'm using Windows XP, version 1.2.1, and this is the first game I've tried for ScummVM.
fingolfin wrote:To both supmandude and envisaged0ne: Did either of you use compressed data files? If so, compressed with what? MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis?
I didn't use compressed data files. Would it work better if I did by any chance?
tbaher wrote:Can you check the CPU usage while this happens? Does it spike or maybe go to 100% while this is happening? If you have multiple cores/CPUs make sure you monitor them separately.
How do I do that?
Mataku wrote:how can you tell that it's lagging? it's not like the lipsynch is dead on.
The audio itself is kind of stopping and skiping.

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Post by envisaged0ne » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:26 am

Have you tried plaing the game on the latest daily build?

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/#daily

Works fine for me using it anyway

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Post by bobdevis » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:11 am

supmandude wrote: I'm using Windows XP, version 1.2.1, and this is the first game I've tried for ScummVM.
There are freeware games you can try out on the ScummVM downloads page like Flight of the Amazon Queen.
supmandude wrote: I didn't use compressed data files. Would it work better if I did by any chance?
No, I think it could only make it worse.
supmandude wrote: How do I [check CPU usage]?
Before starting ScummVM, press ctrl-alt-del. This will start the Taskmanager. The taskmanager allows you to kill running programs or monitor your processor and ram usage.
Then run ScummVM in windowed mode so you can keep an eye on the Taskmanager while playing.

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Post by Mataku » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:21 pm

might you be playing directly from the cd? cause that will cause such stuttering as you describe.

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Post by supmandude » Sat May 14, 2011 1:12 am

Mataku wrote:might you be playing directly from the cd? cause that will cause such stuttering as you describe.
How else can I run it?

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Post by criezy » Sat May 14, 2011 7:54 am

supmandude wrote:
Mataku wrote:might you be playing directly from the cd? cause that will cause such stuttering as you describe.
How else can I run it?
README wrote:2. Create a directory on your hard drive and copy the game datafiles from the original media to this directory. Repeat this for every game you want to play.
3. Start ScummVM, choose 'Add game', select the directory with the game datafiles (do not try to select the datafiles themselves!) and press 'Choose'.
Read the rest of the README file for more details. Also to avoid confusion I would recommend that you remove the game you already added to ScummVM (from the CD) before re-adding it (from the hard drive).

By the way the same information is also present in the FAQ (see point 3.1) and in the User Manual on the wiki. If you have other issues using ScummVM in the future you might want to check in those various places before posting on the forum. For your specific problem here you may also want to look at the point 5.16 of the FAQ ("ScummVM runs, but sound is stuttering and/or garbled!") if copying the game files to your hard drive does not solve it.

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Post by Graxer » Sat May 14, 2011 12:16 pm

Here are step by step instructions for copying Curse of Monkey Island to you hard drive and adding it to ScummVM if that helps. viewtopic.php?t=8012

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Post by supmandude » Sun May 15, 2011 4:33 am

Graxer wrote:Here are step by step instructions for copying Curse of Monkey Island to you hard drive and adding it to ScummVM if that helps. viewtopic.php?t=8012
Thanks, it's running great now!

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