Author Topic: SOLVED: FF8 is running slow. Problem fixed.  (Read 2661 times)

Shinrincole

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SOLVED: FF8 is running slow. Problem fixed.
« on: 2011-01-25 02:34:31 »
There is a topic on this board about FF8 running slowly, but it hasn't been posted in 2 months. That's why I created this topic. (I want to follow rules ya know.)

Apparently the person who was playing FF8 and it running slowly was on a Dual Core like me.

Here's the thing, it's not video related, it's processor related. When FF8 opens on a dual core system it spreads the workload to all processors. This shouldn't be this way as FF8 was design on a single core processor. This seems to confuse the game and makes it run slowly.

All you need to do is open up task manager, click on processes and find FF8.exe or FF8.exe *32, right click on this and click set affinity, and deselect CPU 1 and make it run on CPU 0 only and enjoy. Full speed FF8 without any slow down. :lol:
« Last Edit: 2012-03-25 17:43:20 by Bosola »

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Re: FF8 is running slow. Problem fixed.
« Reply #1 on: 2011-01-25 03:26:01 »
Are you using Aali's driver or just running it regularly.


Shinrincole

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Re: FF8 is running slow. Problem fixed.
« Reply #2 on: 2011-01-25 04:00:09 »
Aali's driver

Also to note,  setting FF8.exe to windows 98/ME compatibility mode will make it run on one core automaticly.
« Last Edit: 2011-01-25 04:54:36 by Shinrincole »