Jittery Games [Halfway Solved]

SWATLLAMA

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Uninstall everything stencyl related - stencyl, flash (as you have done), and also Java. Now, reinstall those obviously, but DO NOT install stencyl on more than one account. Uninstall from both accounts, reinstall on only yours.
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Abigayl

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The issue just got weirder... the jitters only seem to happen with Mr. Goldfish and new games... no other online games have the issue.
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Abigayl

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Uninstall everything stencyl related - stencyl, flash (as you have done), and also Java. Now, reinstall those obviously, but DO NOT install stencyl on more than one account. Uninstall from both accounts, reinstall on only yours.
I actually uninstalled the other accounts too... my friends will just have to log in as me :P. I didn't think of Java though.
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SWATLLAMA

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Oh, your friends, I thought it was yer mum. :) I say that since it's always my mom who messes up my computer, though I'm sure yours is much more capable.

Which version of java do you have installed? Maybe if you have Java 6, and reinstallation doesn't work, try installing Java 7. I've got it installed and it works fine, despite stencyl being built on Java 6 (Someone, verify this please!)
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Abigayl

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I would NEVER let my mother on my computer... I have no clue what she does to hers... they operate as fast as Nascar racing cars... AFTER their engines have been removed :P

I actually halfway stumbled upon the issue... it was actually my Procaster that was messing things up, at least to some degree. The games still blink for one frame randomly, but at least now the lag-like-ness is basically gone. As long as no one else is experiencing issues, I think I will count my blessings that I'm the only one and leave it at that.
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Joe

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It's always a good idea to check your PC's performance in Task Manager. You can sort by RAM and CPU usage to see what's eating away at your performance the most.

Popinjay

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Hrm, do you have this problem for any non-flash games?  E.g. could it be a video card issue perhaps?

Do you get a jitter with anything on the screen at all?  For example, if you just put an actor on the screen without the screen scrolling, or just put a bit of text up, does just displaying it, or moving around a stationary screen (without camera movement) cause jitter?

Because it is playing correctly for everybody who views it, it doesn't seem like the problem can be with anything that stencyl is producing---although maybe there is some kind of conflict when it is actually running.

You might want to try resetting your computer to the state it was a few days ago (if your computer saves that sort of thing) and see if that fixes it.  Maybe also check for spyware or other malware.

Can you describe the jittering in more detail?  Is it always in the same direction and with the same frequency?  Does it look like a speed issue (like there may be malware program stealing clock cycles?)  Does it happen to the whole screen or just the window that the game is in?

I'm not an expert, but the more details, the more likely it is somebody can help.

Your tutorials were very helpful BTW.

Pop

Ryusui

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It's always a good idea to check your PC's performance in Task Manager. You can sort by RAM and CPU usage to see what's eating away at your performance the most.

Maybe also check for spyware or other malware.

This and this. Run Microsoft Security Essentials - seriously, it's some of the best stuff out there, and it's both free and unintrusive.
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Abigayl

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Joe: Good idea... although I built my computer under 12 months ago, so I doubt that is it.

Pop: The blinks happen more noticeably with more actors, but it even happens with just one or two, with or without the screen scrolling. I have already used System Restore (one of my first ideas actually) to before the issue, but that didn't help, nor did Vipre. The actual jittering is now gone, but the screen "blinks" (i.e. turns white for one frame, then back to normal) at seemingly random times, just in the game.
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Popinjay

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Hrm, that's a lot more specific.  Unfortunately I have no idea what is going on.  I would try AVG and AdAware to see if malware could be the problem since this is something that suddenly happened.  I would also try a full uninstall and reinstall from scratch.

If you know how to use the task manager (control-alt-delete to get to it) you can try shutting down any suspicious looking processes that you think might not be necessary to see if they are causing the problem.

Does the screen always turn white, or does it always turn to the background color of the game whatever that happens to be (which is white in your goldfish game?)?

Pop

Joe

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Joe: Good idea... although I built my computer under 12 months ago, so I doubt that is it.

That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with your computer; it'll just let you know if you have too many things running. Screen recorders, for example, are known resource hogs.

Abigayl

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Just played the game with the Task Manager open, then with the Resource Manager open, looking at each information one-by-one... I couldn't find any solid correlation between the jittery-ness and the logs. To make things more confusing, now the jittery-ness is back but not the blinks...

EDIT: Just downloaded CCleaner, hoping that helps.

EDIT 2: CCleaner didn't help :(

« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 07:41:33 am by Abigayl »
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Ryusui

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Did you try Microsoft Security Essentials to check for malware and other badness? I had a friend who used to run AVG; kept having this trouble where he'd be redirected elsewhere if he tried to search for something on Google. MSE fixed that little red wagon.
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Popinjay

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I find ad-aware works well, and it is free.

Pop

Ryusui

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MSE's free too, and it's more comprehensive than Ad-Aware. In my experience, anyway.
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