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      READ BEFORE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE!   01/23/2016

      Please ensure you have done the following things to posting a request for assistance regarding your problem with your game: 1).Searched the Forum using the search tool located on the top menu. 2).Have your logfile from your game so that it may be reviewed. EX: C:\Program Files\Wizardworks\Emergency 911 First Responders\Logfile.txt. 3).Get your DirectX Diagnostic Log Start: Run: Type in dxdiag and press ok. After it does it's diagnostic save the information and upload it. 4).List your system specs if the information of your hardware does NOT match the DX Diag or information was omitted from the report. Please also remember to use the "Upload" file or "Wrap in Code Tags" options to attatch your DirectX Diagnostic log or your Logfile.txt so that they can be viewed without consuming a large quantity of a page. To upload the file, just browse and select the .txt file and press "UPLOAD" and they will be attatched. The alternative will produce a code box around your choosen text, preserving all coded information as it belongs. To do this you can hit the button found to the left of the "youtube" button and [code}{/code] (replace the }{ with ][) appears, copy and paste your logfiles into the space between the ][ symbols and post. Any post that has the log file directly written in the post without either the code box or attatch feature WILL Be edited/removed. Assistance Requests that fail to do the above mentioned tasks will be virtually impossible to diagnose and assist in repairing. As such, they will most likely remain unanswered or be deleted! If you cannot take the time to attempt to retrieve these things for us to help, why should we take the time to try to help you?
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      Emergency 4/Deluxe/911: First Responders System Requirements (Read this first if your game experiences lag)   01/23/2016

      Emergency 4, Emergency 4 Deluxe, and 911: First Responders System Requirements: Minimum System Requirements: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista Processor: 1.7 GHz System Memory (RAM): 512 MB RAM Video Card: DirectX 9-compatible AGP Graphic card. NVIDIA GeForce3 or equivalent chip set with 64 MB RAM Sound: DirectX9-compatible soundcard Hard Drive: 1 GB free hard disk space Online Play Requirements: ISDN for Multiplayer Mode DSL/Cable(High Speed) for server operation in Multiplayer Mode Recommended system configuration: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista Processor: 2.5 GHz System Memory (RAM): 1024 MB RAM (EMP Recommendation: 2 or more Gigabytes of RAM) Video Card: DirectX 9-compatible AGP Graphic card. NVIDIA GeForce 5700 or comparable chip set with 128 MB RAM (EMP Recommendation: GeForce or ATI with at least 256 MB RAM) Sound: DirectX9-compatible soundcard Hard Drive: 2 GB free hard disk space Online Play Requirements: DSL/Cable(High Speed) for Multiplayer Mode Additional Notes: While it may be possible to play this game on a Mobile Computer (Notebook) most notebooks are not intended for gaming and it is possible that you will experience less than desirable game play. Windows Vista requires more resources to function so you should assume that in order to play the game efficiently you will require higher Processor speeds and System Memory (RAM). Please note that online play may experience lag due to your connection or the connections your fellow players may have, it may also experience lag due to one of your fellow player's computers being lower performance machines. The Staff of Emergency-Planet strongly recommends those of you that wish to play the add-on modifications ensure that you have higher performance computers since most of the add-on modifications for this game are much more demanding on your computer's resources than the original game is. Our increased recommendations are not required to play the game, although we suggest that you have higher System Memory (RAM) and a more powerful Video Card than the game manufactuers recommend, especially if you are using modifications.
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      Signatures   03/04/2016

      Hi everyone. It appears that the update to the new forum has affected the format of the majority of signatures (adding extra spaces, changing sizes etc.). Due to this, could everyone please check their own signature, ensuring that it complies with the site rules. See the http://www.emergency-planet.com/tos.html/ or http://www.emergency-planet.com/topic/16848-acceptable-signature-sizes/ for more information.  We'll give it a few weeks to give enough time to edit signatures, after that the unnecessarily large signatures will simply be removed. Thanks for your cooperation. Regards, EMP Staff.
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Guest Khelben

How to run the game on one core

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Guest Khelben

Recently I've been playing quite a lot in multiplayer, using LA mod. In every match I played I had some performance issue, meaning the game becomes really slow, especially when several vehicles are around the map. A similar problem happens with few other games (especially Simcity 4) which don't run too well with multicore processors (in my case a dual-core). So the idea is to use only one core to run the game. In my case it worked and the game now is as fast as it should... so if you have the same problem it might work for you too! I don't really know if this was mentioned before, I did a quick search on the forum without results...

So, the way to go is the following:

- Run EM4 as usual

- Alt-tab to desktop and run task manager (es. CTRL-ALT-DEL)

- Look for the process "em4deluxe.exe"

- Select it and right-click on it

- Click on "Set affinity"

- Deselect any CPU above 0 (leave only CPU 0 selected)

- Close task manager and return to game

Now the game runs on a single core, just play as usual and see if you have some benefits.

If it solved the problem (hurrah!) the annoying thing is you would have to repeat the procedure every time you run EM4... so let's make a batch file and place a shortcut on your desktop:

- Open the folder where EM4 is installed

- Make a new file named EM4.bat (the extension must be .bat as in "batch file")

- Open it in notepad and type:

cmd.exe /c start /affinity 1 em4deluxe.exe

- Save it and close notepad

- Now, create a shortcut of EM4.bat and place the shortcut on your desktop

- If you like, change the icon of the shortcut and use the one of em4deluxe.exe

Done! To see if it works (it should if you did correctly!) try to use the new shortcut to run the game. If the game runs, alt-tab and run task manager to see if the process is actually using just CPU 0. If it does, well done! Always run the game with that shortcut!

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Guest Khelben

Well, I experienced slow downs only when using LA mod, so I just thought it was best fit here... anyway a moderator will move it if necessary...

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Guest pmadden94

This is helpful, but I don't know why you were having problems with a dual processor.

Here is what I have on my laptop:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

System Model: HP G60 Notebook PC

Processor: Pentium® Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz

Memory: 3972MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

But basically, it is a 17 inch laptop with Windows 7 and 450 gigs of memory and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 1500MB video memory.

If you have a good computer. EM4 LA MOD works fine.

For me, the mod loads in exactly 1 minute and four seconds. And my freeplay maps loads in 39 seconds.

My advice: Dont install too much crap on your computer and it will work fine.

Take my advice. I fixed the entire computer network in my school, and I work for Geek Squad. I know a lot about computers

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Yay! Khelben just told everyone how to make a virus! (works the exact same way only with different wording). :P Lol if he would have put the hard drive reformat code on or something like that.

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Guest Khelben

@pmadden: it's not about having a good computer or too much crap installed... some applications are just not designed to run on multicores and eventually perform worse on multicores (Simcity 4 is a well known example). I just tried to run EM4 on a single core and in my case it solved the slowness problem I had with LAmod (during the game, not the loading time...). As I know other people are having the same problem (both with and without LAmod) I'm just saying to try that and see if it works for them too. If it doesn't, no harm done. Simple.

@Ami89: If you don't know what I'm talking about just ask or shut up. Just don't spread lies or false alarms. Thanks.

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I think I found a troll... ^

Wow, if you think I don't know what you're talking about... you really need to calm down and learn what sarcasm is. Only reason I said that is because viruses are made much the same way; you use Notepad to write the virus (which looks the same i.e. syntax) and then save it as .bat and then distribute :rolleyes:. So it is you who is spreading the false alarms/lies. Stop.

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This is helpful, but I don't know why you were having problems with a dual processor.

Here is what I have on my laptop:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

System Model: HP G60 Notebook PC

Processor: Pentium® Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz

Memory: 3972MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

But basically, it is a 17 inch laptop with Windows 7 and 450 gigs of memory and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with 1500MB video memory.

If you have a good computer. EM4 LA MOD works fine.

For me, the mod loads in exactly 1 minute and four seconds. And my freeplay maps loads in 39 seconds.

My advice: Dont install too much crap on your computer and it will work fine.

Take my advice. I fixed the entire computer network in my school, and I work for Geek Squad. I know a lot about computers

If you work for geek squad I really hope you can pick out the typo in you system specs because its the second time you posted it wrong. If your Geek Squad and you cant pick out the typo, you need a new career.

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The running on one core solution has been used longer, just check out the FAQ. I'll move the post to the help section and make it a sticky since it has very clear instructions.

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cmd.exe /c start /affinity 1 em4deluxe.exe

cmd.exe => the program that is goign to be used

/c => means that the following commands will be processed and the prompt will be terminated

start=> you're going to start something now

affinity 1 => you just configured this to use cpu core 1

em4deluxe.exe => this is the executable you just configured

There's another way to do it, but requires some testing from my side since I didn't use my executable for long long time

Edit:

What I used before was a high priority command. Edited it and added the core tweak

cmd.exe /c start /affinity 1 /high /wait "E:\Program Files (x86)\sixteen tons entertainment\Emergency 4 Deluxe\Em4Deluxe.exe"

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450 gigs of memory

Your computer has 450GB of RAM? Technology just gets better and better... :P

Also, as for this, I think I will try it. I have a quad-core AMD processor. I'll see how it goes with setting affinity to #0...

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