I'll be meeting with Microgaming at the Isle of Man in the next couple of days, and if you have any constructive suggestions or comments you'd like me to share with them, please post them here and I'll bring them to the table.
I'll be meeting with Microgaming at the Isle of Man in the next couple of days, and if you have any constructive suggestions or comments ...
Pretty much been said here. Hate the querky, jerky slow crawling spins. Hate the long load and refresh between every game, I can go make lunch waiting on some games to load. Hate hearing the fan in my computer kicking on everytime I play.
I am far less happy with the MG casinos that have implemented the new lobby. The fruities which include skill stops do not always stop. It would be nice if they offered us unsatisfied players a roll-back version. I would sacrifice the new games in order to have my favourites back playing well.
Hi CM (all),
Not so much a question but a statement.
The sluggish performance that peeps are reporting seems to be a software glitch more so that system issue (rig lacking guts).
Firstly the games are no 3D they are 2D and use flash (yes the download version uses flash for it bonus slots...ect).
Meaning a graphics card with 128ram, on a P4 2.8 and a couple of gig ram should power these games. But it doesn't, I tested it on a stand by rig here with a old Nvidia Geoforce 6200 and the thing sh#t itself.
I have a high end gaming rig and when all 5 game tabs are open and playing, I initially have to minimise the software and then maximise it, only then do the game spin at million miles an hour.
I also have found that unless I follow this routine when first start playing Isis or Brank da Bank Again, it's as if the reels are in slow mode and man they are really jerky.
The fact that minimising the software the maximising fixes the jerky reels, points to it being a software compatibility issue, crap coding or both.
Really though, with the system I have (it's a beast) I shouldn't have to do this procedure to play 2D casino games.
So I can sympathise with players who are not running high end gaming rigs.
Edit: I purchased the new game Metro 2033 (insanely system intensive, am running that on ulta high (eye candy) everything. My rig handles this like a walk in the park. So it's obviously the new MGS software that's the issue and not people's rigs.
on that note, i also have a nice gaming rig, not the latest, but i would feel that also a 9800GTx+ supported by three gigsram and 3.5ghz dual core, would have no issue with simple flash, however, microgaming proved me different, this sometimes gives me the feeling that microgaming software is doing lots of other things then just being my slotmachine...
incredible from a software provider that makes so much money, to not want to invest proper, or maybe they put everything on protection of code/antihax etc, with the price we in the end pay as players, of deadly slow software with high resource demand..
seems like Meister has lots of talking to do
The minimize/maximize trick works here also, after changing games this has to be done, otherwise the new game is totally unplayable.
One thing I noticed is that the longer I keep the screen minimised, the faster the game will play.
But after 50-100 spins, depends on the game a bit, it slows down again.
It also slows down after a freespinround, but not half as bad as after switching games though.
So I always min/max the screen after a freespinround too.
But the troubles started with the November update last year, THATS the one that slowed down the games and made them look sluggish.
Things got even worse with the new lobby in Januar, because the older games got transferred to a higher resolution, but I'm 100% sure the MAIN error is in the November 2009 update!!