Arglblargh Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:50am
Slow computer = cheating
Sometimes I wonder if I would have gotten as far in the game, if it weren't for the incredible slow-down all the times.

Some rooms actually get HARDER as you kill the enemies one by one, since the speed increases with less enemies on the screen.
That last shooting head is always the fastest. :-)

Bonus question: what kind of CPU do you need to run it at full speed in max resolution and detail?
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FrazerJC Dec 17, 2012 @ 4:01am 
Originally posted by Arglblargh:
Bonus question: what kind of CPU do you need to run it at full speed in max resolution and detail?
A pretty damn good one.

To my knowledge, Flash runs entirely off the CPU, meaning every bit of graphical detail you see is burning away the very soul of your processor while your GPU has a secret party.

All I can suggest, really, is to simply play on the lower graphical details (I, personally, play on Medium as it has quite a performance increase over High but doesn't look too bad! :) )
[RTF] Roseman Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:27am 
I have the same problem my com is 2 ♥♥♥♥y for the game so sometimes it will just spawn random bombs and such stuff and it slows down all the times and sometimes it only slows me
Arglblargh Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:53am 
I am running it at 800x600 on low detail now, which makes the slowdown bearable. It's a shame though, because the graphics are beautiful at high resolutions with AA.
FrazerJC Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:21am 
Originally posted by Arglblargh:
It's a shame though, because the graphics are beautiful at high resolutions with AA.
I agree, but that's just the limitations of Flash, I'm afraid. :(
Novocaine Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:49am 
I run a pretty awesome machine and I still get slow down sometimes, usually if it involves a bunch of simultaneous explosions.
SpookyCookie Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:58am 
I never experience slowdowns, but I run a core 7 processor, so I guess that explains it
Cryten Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:03am 
I personally think that the slowdown issue because they are inconsistent in speeds make tough rooms harder. Yes this needs a very beefy cpu. My quadcore couldnt handle it but my i7 can handle it alot better. The I series hyper threads so flash can use 4 cores where as my quadcore doesnt so could only use 1. Btw i7's have 8 cores its just the first core is core 0.
SeverusMeowkins Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:00pm 
I have the same issue. I'm using an old cpu though so it's my own fault.. FX-60 @ 2.6GHz. No matter what resolution/detail I play at, if I have more than one enemy on the screen it'll slow down to a crawl. It's funny considering I'm playing Deus EX HR and FEAR 3 at 1920x1080 w/ MED graphics and it's a lot smoother.
FrazerJC Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:40pm 
Originally posted by SeverusMeowkins:
It's funny considering I'm playing Deus EX HR and FEAR 3 at 1920x1080 w/ MED graphics and it's a lot smoother.
As explained earlier, that's because Binding of Isaac uses flash, which in turn only uses your CPU. Fear 3 and Deus Ex will make use of your GPU as well as your CPU.
BadEvilWrong Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:13pm 
If you use your task manager to kill extra processes and set BoI's priority to Realtime, it can run as intended, even if your CPU isn't up to par with minimum requirements, like mine.
neoman4426 Dec 20, 2012 @ 5:49am 
Originally posted by FrazerJC:
Originally posted by Arglblargh:
Bonus question: what kind of CPU do you need to run it at full speed in max resolution and detail?
A pretty damn good one.

To my knowledge, Flash runs entirely off the CPU, meaning every bit of graphical detail you see is burning away the very soul of your processor while your GPU has a secret party.

All I can suggest, really, is to simply play on the lower graphical details (I, personally, play on Medium as it has quite a performance increase over High but doesn't look too bad! :) )
With the version bundled in the executable it's CPU only. If you do the "hack" of copying the swf somewhere else after it unpacks it, or download it from the Linux tab on the latest Humble Bundle, and play it in your browser or something it'll use the newest version installed systemwide which'll usually allow for GPU acceleration and thus somewhat better performance.
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