problem with my opegl game...

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    problem with my opegl game...

    ok i dunno where to put this so im just going to put it here

    first off i know its not my code cause the game worked on my computer before and still works on other people's computer.
    the game itself works, but it is SO FREAKING CHOPPY on my computer. yesterday it was perfect. game worked awesomely
    now after a spyware install (dont ask) and removal, my game is EXTREMELY choppy.
    incase anyone cares, i did a system restore to the nite before the spyware incident (no spyware before so it was a good restore point) then ran adaware to get rid of everything. then to be sure checked my computer for virii, none reported.

    what files would opengl depend on? it doesnt make sense to me, i've tried reinstalling the opengl libraries and dlls and everything, but nothing.
    i have a project due in 2 weeks in my opengl class, so as u can prolly guess i kinda need my game to be working
    so any help PLEASE?

    thanks

    incase anyone needs to know
    windows xp pro sp2
    p4 2.4
    515 ram
    60 gigs hard drive (plenty of space free)
    its a laptop

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    Wait, so you said it's running fast on other computers? I'm confused, and without source it's hard to pinpoint where you might have coded something inefficiently (but usually something with mishandling textures can cause slowdowns). If the actual scene you are rendering is simple then I'd say texture problem.

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    >>its a laptop
    is it running on AC power? many laptops will run slower when on battery power.

    Try updating your graphic cards drivers, thats the only thing i can think of if it runs fine on other computers.

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    my code ran perfectly before the spyware hit me. i've tried running my program on other computers, much slower than mine and faster, and it works. i know for a fact that its my computer and not my code/program
    i will try to update my video card drivers, i didnt think about that being an issue, but it wont hurt.

    lets say this... when i restart my computer, the game works perfectly. i exit... do something, come back a few mins later and the game is choppy.

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    lets say this... when i restart my computer, the game works perfectly. i exit... do something, come back a few mins later and the game is choppy.
    Good indicator of serious memory leak(s).

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    oo, bumma
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    I once got a virus that did that to my computer. Even after removing it, I would reboot, then play for a while and all of sudden games would be sloppy and my webcam stopped working.
    So the spyware might have damaged something not GL related.

    Is it only your game that runs slow, or other games too?

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