Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

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psycopathicteen
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Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by psycopathicteen » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:09 pm

Apparently it has something to do with the sound chip, probably streaming sound effects. I'll look more into this.

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by MottZilla » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:16 pm

Which slow down are you talking about? Just general slow down when there are a lot of objects on screen at once or something more specific?

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by psycopathicteen » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:42 am

Slowdown in general.

This morning I patched it to skip over the routine, and there wasn't even a difference other than the slowdown disappearing.

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by Diskover » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:41 am

I've never noticed any slowdown in that game :roll:

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by psycopathicteen » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:14 am

This game has as much slowdown as Super Ghouls and Ghosts.

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by psycopathicteen » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:04 pm

Okay, I found out that the game over screen uses it for Yoda's voice, and it doesn't allow me to continue until Yoda's voice sample ends. Now if there was a way of only getting it to work during the game over screen. :roll:

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by MottZilla » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:37 pm

Care to share what routine you patched out that eliminates slowdown? So others can try it out? I've played the game recently and am aware of the slowdown problems.

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by psycopathicteen » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:26 pm

The routine at $83829f

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Re: Found cause of slowdown in Empire Strikes Back

Post by MottZilla » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:37 pm

So you're saying this eliminates the slowdown?
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186B-C7AA 83829F 6B

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