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Old 09-05-2020, 02:23 AM   #1
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xgalaga v-e-r-y s-l-o-w


Hi there!

I felt like needing some vacuum in my head.

So I decided to play xgalaga. I've been playing that game under Debian 7, 6, 5, 4 ... not sure there was xgalaga under Debian 3.

It always worked as expected.

But now, under Debian 10, xgalaga is r-e-a-l-l-y slow. And the more aliens are on screen it is getting even slower. No matter if windowed (fullscreen doesn't work at all) or w/ w/o sound, w/ or w/o option '-b' - that one should speed up things by the cost of flicker, but the only thing changing is: It causes flicker. No speed.

What might be the problem? Where can I start hunting this bug(?)?

TIA

Gregor
 
Old 09-05-2020, 07:56 PM   #2
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Do you have the latest version installed? Have you tried xgalaga++? Both are in the Debian repos. Beyond that, I can't help. I've never been tempted to try it.
 
Old 09-05-2020, 08:15 PM   #3
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Do you have the latest version installed? Have you tried xgalaga++? Both are in the Debian repos. Beyond that, I can't help. I've never been tempted to try it.
Since the XGalaga homepage (https://sourceforge.net/projects/xgalaga/) was last updated in 2013 - except for a ticket 4 years ago I assume I have the latest version (mine is version 2.1.1.0-5+b1 from the debian 10 repository). I also tried to run it as root just to check it is not a problem with privileges.

And yes, in my search for a solution of the speed problem I found xgalaga++. It runs really good. So I mark this thread solved.

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Gregor
 
  


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