Author Topic:   Jerky Mouse?
New Member
posted December 04, 2001 11:13 AM            
Ok i don't know why but my mouse is very jerky in Dx-Ball 2. Anyone have this problem? better yet know how to fix it? I have version 1.25 and am Using a P3 1ghz, 128mb ram, have 15gigs free, Windows 2000 SP2, and running no other programs in the back ground.


posted December 04, 2001 07:38 PM            
sometimes that happens if your running it in a window. If you play in a full screen you shouldn't have a problem.


LDA Kusari
posted December 10, 2001 11:17 PM            

Here are some simple steps that you can try:

#1 - Make sure that nothing is running in the background as you play, right-click and close any extraneous icons in your system tray, especially anti-virus software, which is notorious for degrading the performance of most games.

#2 - An edit to the config.cfg file located in the main DXBall2 folder can also help to correct this kind of problem. In a default installation you can find the DXBall2 folder on your hard drive under your Program Files folder.

Close DX-Ball 2, then use Windows Explorer to find the DXBall2 folder and open config.cfg with Notepad, as it is a text file.

Find the line that reads "HighPriorityClass = 0" and change it to "HighPriorityClass = 1", save the file and restart DX-Ball2.

#3 - Make sure that your sound and video drivers are completely up-to-date and that you have the newest version of DirectX from http://www.microsoft.com/directx .

#4 - If none of these suggestions help I recommend that you run an up-to-date cold-boot, DOS-based virus scan of your system to rule out computer viruses as the possible cause for the slow down.

You may also want to run a Thorough Scandisk of your hard drive to rule out Bad Sectors as the cause.

A nice Defragment may also help as well.



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