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September 23rd, 2000, 12:34 AM
I've recently downloaded the doom legacy port but it has been giving me some memory problems particularly after I quit from the front end. Any program I launch after quitting will show a message saying that my computer has run low on memory which I find ridiculous cause I have 160 MB of RAM and a 17 GB HDD. So any suggestions ?
Pls note that no other programs were runnning in the background.
September 23rd, 2000, 12:51 AM
wrong: what is shown in the ctrl-alt-del window isn't all thats running.
beyond that, we are not mind readers, so we need more info that what you've provided, or the only answer you could get is to not to quit DL
September 23rd, 2000, 12:57 AM
What kinda info do you need ?
September 23rd, 2000, 01:00 AM
precise system specs, and software installed.
and what the actual error message is.
September 23rd, 2000, 01:11 AM
Lets see, I've got a :
Pentium II 233 overclocked to 263
160 MB SDRAM
17 GB 5400 RPM HDD
2 MB S3 ViRGE GX/VX/DX(dunno which)
A ton of games(nearly 15 GB taken up)
Motorola 56Kbps internal modem
Avance Logic sound card ALS 100+
As for the message it goes something like this
There is not enough memory to open this application.Please close some programs to free up memory
BTW I forgot to mention this but sometimes my machine hangs altogether and I have to reset it cause the Ctrl-Alt-Del keys won't work
September 23rd, 2000, 05:28 AM
This is just an idea, but have you tried using utilities such as FreeMem, which are designed to free up memory when some other programs steal it.. FreeMem can be found from http://www.meikel.com/
September 23rd, 2000, 11:25 AM
Which version of Doom Legacy you use? and which mode? (software or OpenGL?)
Member of the DooM Legacy Team
Jon the Frad
September 23rd, 2000, 11:25 AM
Hmm. Check virtual memory settings, if possible set it manually to min/max of 1.5 x your amount of memory, so e.g.
160mb physical RAM = 240 min/max virtual memory.
Although I doubt that would help to be honest. You could try freeing up some disk space, but unless your HD was utterly full it wouldn't really affect the memory of your computer.
September 23rd, 2000, 05:58 PM
disable norton antivirus. that sucking up CPU and most likely ram. you don't need it running 24/7 either.
September 24th, 2000, 03:00 PM
Let's see, Silvas, thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try that later, Hurdler, I am using DL ver 1.30 in software, John the Frad, I let Windows manage my virtual mem and besides there is about 3.?? gigs free and funkyass, tried that
September 24th, 2000, 04:38 PM
dont let windows manage you virtual memory. windows is last thing that should be managing it's virtual memory.
September 24th, 2000, 04:52 PM
I noticed you have Win98 and lots of RAM, so try putting this in your system.ini for better performance and perhaps a solution to your problem.
In the [386Enh] field, include:
Give that a shot and report back.
September 30th, 2000, 01:27 AM
Hey, Excalibur, thanks for the help but unfortunately, the problem still comes out.
Any other solutions ?
BTW, can doom legacy work on Hexen and heretic or any other games based on the Doomsday engine ?
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