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previously slow framerate games revitalized on the iphone 3g S

06-22-2009, 09:28 AM
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previously slow framerate games revitalized on the iphone 3g S

Not 100% if anyone has posted a similar thread, but I did a quick search on slow framerate and nothing came up.

Anyway, now that the 3G S has been released, I'm frantically testing all those old games that used to have slow framerate which basically made them unplayable. On the new processor/GPU, they run much smoother than before!

Here's two that I've tested:

Katamari

Crash Kart

Both run much better than before, and that makes them 100% more enjoyable!

Anyone want to add others?

Last edited by Phi6; 06-22-2009 at 09:31 AM.
06-22-2009, 09:46 AM
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Brothers In Arms / Terminator Salvation
Try these on the new 3G-S, it's a whole new ballgame (IMO)... the controls are so fluid and responsive now, the games are much more enjoyable.


PS. I don't know why you would list Crash Kart.... it was one of the first games I got for the iPod Touch (1st Gen), and I beat all the levels without any slowdown problems.

Last edited by sticktron; 06-22-2009 at 09:48 AM.

06-22-2009, 09:47 AM
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What about all those FPS (some free) that have horrible framerates?
06-22-2009, 09:52 AM
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Yea, i heard Cube, the most unresponsive acceleromoter controls ever, works perfenctly fine

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06-22-2009, 09:53 AM
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Terminator Salvation was always fine to me, but it's awesome that the 3GS is out now, I might have to buy one myself.

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06-22-2009, 09:55 AM
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Can someone post a video of Katamari on the 3GS?
06-22-2009, 10:29 AM
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Agreed on Katamari -- it was unplayable on my 1st Gen iPhone, now it runs great (though there's still a tiny stutter in the "growing" sequences.

Pandemonium also runs great -- the animation is fluid and the controls are much more responsive.

Just as dramatic is the change in Pirate Wings -- a personal favorite, though not as well known in the forums. On the 3GS it has become a near-platform quality adventure/racing game -- definitely worth picking up.
06-22-2009, 10:38 AM
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In my experience, Hudsonís Aqua Forest was the worst offender when it came to frame rate. I canít say whether itís been fixed, as I've yet to upgrade.
06-22-2009, 10:48 AM
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Brothers In Arms / Terminator Salvation
Try these on the new 3G-S, it's a whole new ballgame (IMO)... the controls are so fluid and responsive now, the games are much more enjoyable.


PS. I don't know why you would list Crash Kart.... it was one of the first games I got for the iPod Touch (1st Gen), and I beat all the levels without any slowdown problems.
Oh of course, I beat it too, but as I recall on 2 levels there are framerate problems. Just aesthetics really, but it's so much better now.
06-22-2009, 11:32 AM
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It's pretty much faster and more responsive so yea it works good before but now it's like heaven

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