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Java game problem - Runescape

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Joined: 2006-02-17

Hi, I have a problem with a java game, not sure if this is right forum but it's worth a shot.

I was using sun java at the time, 1 version below the current (java virtual machine v1.4.2_5 I think) & now it's acting weird.

I was playing Runescape ( & it was all running smooth & I logged out but left the particular browser window open & a few others then came back a few hours later, now whenever I play, the game is either really jerky or the whole game is acting like its in turbo.

It's either five times fater than it should be & play is frozen for a moment every second so it can catch up on itself or it's all stuttery.

I've scanned whole pc for virus' & spyware using various scanners.

Pc spec: 3ghz intel northwood
512 mb of pc2100 ram
9600 xt graphics card
IS7-E motherboard
Win XP + SP1
Internet explorer 6

Ok moving along, never had this problem before & I was playing the game for months before with no problem, re-installed the java after deleteing all traces of it I could find.

Moved over to Microsoft java instead & it was working fine for a bit but then that is jerky too.

Have tried using Firefox browser instead & still same problem.

can't figure out what is wrong with it, everyone else I have spoke to in the game has no such problem.

By the sounds of it I reckon I will have to do a full re-install of the operating system but I do not want to unless I really have to.

Any ideas as to what the problem may be would be appreciated or if anyone knows of any tools that can look for problems on a pc but specific to java plugin errors or such.

if any more info' is needed then just ask.

Thanks in advance.

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Joined: 2006-02-17

Im pretty sure that your problem is the flash adverts at the top of the page sucking CPU juice.

There are 2 possible solutions that I have found:

1. When an annoying flash add appears, right click on it and set the quality to low - this uses less cpu power. There may even be a way to set this as default....

2. Use the Firefox browser with the AdBlock extenstion and BLOCK the annoying ad window completely. Unfortunately runescape sound effects do not seem to work in Firefox, and the sound is quite important in the game.

Hope this helps,