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Got any info on that tweaking you did? I need to do some tweaking so I can get the absolute best out of this computer while I still have it

philhalo66: I think I had something like 384MB of RAM being used in a VM once, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. But I kind of cheated, I think I used Tiny7.
wow only 384
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I encourage anyone to try this game if you have it.

I wonder if it can use more than 4 cores?
I am still curious, did you at any time see 80+%?
 
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I have a few programs that I used, prior to Windows 7, that wouldn't even use two cores and now when I use them with Win 7, all four cores are utilized.

I think that Win 7 has something to do with programs using more than a single core. Dunno how, but it does!
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Homeworld was fun, but I enjoyed Homeworld 2 a lot more. Great games though.
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I liked the formations in Homeworld better than the rudimentary system in the sequel. I wonder if there's a good graphics update for it.
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I liked the formations in Homeworld better than the rudimentary system in the sequel. I wonder if there's a good graphics update for it.
For a 1999 game, it still doesn't look bad.

The freedom of the maps, full 3D scenario, the multithreading (), it's a game that has aged very well.
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Hmm, pretty weird.

Somewhat unrelated: how are you managing to only use 0.98GB of RAM? I seem to use at least 1.5GB even when I'm just sitting at the desktop. I probably have a bunch of services that I don't know about running in the background
Services.msc and msconfig are your best friends

That's quite interesting, as someone pointed out, it's likely isn't using your gpu, mostly cpu which adds to the load but still pretty impressive for such an old game
    
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Im going to have to dig up my copy, I was solidly addicted to this game for about a year. Pentium III system ran it smoothly. Drunken Pirates FTW arrrrr. Would be nice to see how it runs on my current system, though i feel i may end up disappointed.
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But isn't in intriguing that they programed a game to take advantage of a technology that was nowhere near to being dreamed of hitting the mainstream (gamer) market back in 1999.

I'm confident there were dual CPU setups back then (dual pentium 3), but they were rare, and not consumer market, probably.

That's almost like programing a game to take advantage of quantum computers when they come out. (not really )
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Im going to have to dig up my copy, I was solidly addicted to this game for about a year. Pentium III system ran it smoothly. Drunken Pirates FTW arrrrr. Would be nice to see how it runs on my current system, though i feel i may end up disappointed.
It runs great, really. I set affinity to 1 core and it still put out a solid 75 fps (vsync is on in this game).

Though it can crawl to 30-40 FPS with 200+ units on screen.

This game is still hungry for CPU power.
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