Opened 12 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#3302 closed defect (outdated)

SYMBIAN UIQ3: Nippon Safes is slower than a glacier

Reported by: SF/noelemahc Owned by: peres
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Parallaction
Keywords: Cc:
Game: Nippon Safes

Description

Using the latest stable 0.10.0 release of the Symbian UIQ3 version of ScummVM on a SonyEricsson W950i.

Tested on the multilang floppy version of Nippon Safes Inc.

When chosen in the ScummVM menu, the game goes to a black screen for approx. 40 seconds, after which the Dynabyte logo is shown. This then changes colours into a rather psychodelic palette, and for another thirty seconds doesn't move, after which the game title appears. Again, after about five seconds the colours shift and thirty more seconds will pass before the language selector appears. Here the cursor moves properly-ish, but to get the game to register a choice the stylus will have to press down on a dictionary for those dreaded five seconds or more (when the colours will shift again and the next screen will start loading).
Killing the process via Task Manager is equally tiresome as the phone will behave like a Windows system whose processor has been overloaded with an excrutiatingly demanding program.

My patience ran out at the start of the game intro.
I would assume this is a hardware limitation of the mobile, but any suggestions would be most welcome.

Ticket imported from: #1749847. Ticket imported from: bugs/3302.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by fingolfin

Owner: set to anotherguest
Summary: Symbian UIQ3 - Nippon Safes is slower than a glacierSYMBIAN UIQ3: Nippon Safes is slower than a glacier

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by peres

Many (most?) of the issues you pointed out are actually the engine's fault rather than platform weaknesses.

1) Weird colors appear because screen update is forced whenever palette changes.
2) The screen is fully updated way too many times.

I'm working to get more efficient drawing and synchronize palette changes to avoid the psychedelic effect you pointed out.

Anyway, the delay you pointed out at the beginning is puzzling to me, and I would like to get some hint from the porter. I may be doing something the wrong way.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by peres

Owner: changed from anotherguest to peres

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by peres

Engine should be quite faster now. Please check out the latest revision and report if situation is any better.

Thanks.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by fingolfin

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Thank you.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by fingolfin

Resolution: outdated
Status: newpending

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by SF/sf-robot

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comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by SF/sf-robot

Status: pendingclosed
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