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General Category => Frequently Asked Questions => Topic started by: Hasnoname on October 03, 2013, 06:28:39 AM

Title: Speed slowed down
Post by: Hasnoname on October 03, 2013, 06:28:39 AM
I used to have this game on my old phone and remember that, if I pressed I distant location, my character would zip there super fast. Now I have the game on my new phone and he moves much, much, more slowly (though the actual speed of the game itself is the same). I thought maybe it was something I could fix in the options menu but, I can't seem to do anything with it. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Speed slowed down
Post by: Mateusz P-G on October 06, 2013, 05:15:21 AM
What platform is this on? J2ME or Android? Have you changed the phone
to one with bigger resolution in the meantime?
Title: Re: Speed slowed down
Post by: Hasnoname on October 08, 2013, 05:37:11 AM
Both were on android. As for the resolution... I don't know. I'm pretty new to smart phones, actually. Do you think the resolution might have something to do with it?
Title: Re: Speed slowed down
Post by: Mateusz P-G on October 08, 2013, 11:35:21 PM
Yes, screen resolution might be the culprit here. (You can easily look it up
by googling "[your phone model here] screen resolution", btw.) Thing is,
Dweller is basicly a pretty simple Java app and lacks libraries that would
enable hardware support for rendering. Meaning that the phone has to
draw everything in software, no matter how powerfull the GPU might be.

Some people have reported unbearable framerate on tablets (with high
screen resolution). Dweller is not a secluded example, many games that
started as J2ME projects and were ported to Android will show the same
behaviour, for example: Gurk. Same reason there - lack of support for the
hardware acceleration.

From what I remember, Bjorn was working on this, but we'll have to wait
till he has some more time on his hands, before we can get any anwsers.

Might be just as well, that the pathfinding algorithm has gone bonkers
with one of the updates, or it's tied to the addition of sound to the game.
Just considering the options at hand. Haven't really played it on Android
for more than a couple minutes, cause I find it quite poorly optimised for
touchscreen controls when compared to games like Pixel Dungeon, Hoplite
or said Gurk saga. Love it on my older Nokia C5 tho, sometimes I steal it
back from my wife just to get some Dwellerin'.
 8)
Title: Re: Speed slowed down
Post by: Hasnoname on October 18, 2013, 04:16:01 AM
Hm, that's interesting information. Thanks for the help!