Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

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Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

Post by Akril » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:33 am

Hello,

I've run The Time Warp of Dr. Brain on Windows XP before with no problems, but when I tried running it today, I noticed that something was amiss.

In Caveman Rock, the time period where you have to arrange pieces of music so that they match a recording of a short song, the sound keeps cutting in and out. When I click on a piece of music to hear it, the corresponding musician will play it on his instrument, but I can't hear the corresponding audio. Clicking on the record player to hear the song often only plays part of the song, rarely starting at the beginning and playing on through to the end like it's supposed to do.

This makes this part of the game considerably more difficult, and I'd like to know what's going on with the sound, and what can be done to fix it.

Thanks!
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Re: Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

Post by Collector » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:31 pm

What has changed since you last played without problems? Any driver updates?
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Re: Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

Post by Akril » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:52 pm

I honestly don't know. It's been more than a year since I last played the game, but I haven't made any major changes to my computer.
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Re: Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

Post by Collector » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:35 am

All I can suggest is to play around with the usual things, Compatibility mode, Hardware acceleration, audio card driver up/downgrade, etc.
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Re: Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

Post by Akril » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:19 pm

I think I've solved it. I tried lowering DirectX's Hardware Sound Acceleration Level, and the music in the game now plays the way it should. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Old game, new problem (Dr. Brain 4, audio)

Post by Collector » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:51 pm

No problem.
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