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Machinarium => Machinarium Puzzle Q&A => Topic started by: Savage223 on October 19, 2009, 06:46:18 am

Title: Game locks up
Post by: Savage223 on October 19, 2009, 06:46:18 am
Everyone hates to hear this complaint, but I can't seem to get the game to run long enough to solve the dog/umbrella/magnet "quest".  The game locks up, soundtrack remains, and the only way I can get out is to CTRL/ALT/DEL my way out, ending the game.

I know this is a Flash based game, so I did confirm the latest version is installed, which it is.

I paused all antivirus (avast) agents, quit every process that I knew was not needed, (java update, quicktime...always hate these stupid update checkers, and more.)

So...what's the deal?  Anyone have a suggestion where to start to look for Flash complicators?? 

WinXP SP3+ all security patches
Intel Core2 2.13
4 gig RAM
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX

Title: Re: Game locks up
Post by: ivi on October 19, 2009, 06:50:27 am
Did you disable hardware acceleration in Flash Player? Click on the ABOUT inside the game menu, if you don't know how. It's supposed to help.

Title: Re: Game locks up
Post by: popsUlfr on October 19, 2009, 02:14:23 pm
When does the lockup exactly occur? After you do something precise? Pressing a button, walking to this zone etc...

You don't need to install Flash in order to play the game, it's all prepackaged in the executable. Try ivi's suggestion, but I found that in my case it was better to enable it. I don't think this has anything to do with it but did you overclock your hardware?