Why is Stack Em High a processor hog?

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jconifer7
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Why is Stack Em High a processor hog?

Post by jconifer7 »

I love Stack Em High but every time I play it, my processor gets strained and it raises the core temperature 30 degrees Celsius higher and I don't have this problem with any other game I play. Does it have something to do with the two-level screens for when Aces are held? I wouldn't think most of these video poker games would need that much memory or processor speed, the cards themselves look like they were designed on a Windows PC from the 1990s.

chiefsquirrel
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Post by chiefsquirrel »

I have had issues with stack em high since they introduced it here early in 2020. The game is designed for casino play; not for a remote laptop/desktop. At the end of each draw, the game-frame refreshes twice (including payout items which is silly b/c they don't change within a game). It probably makes no difference on a dedicated casino-floor unit that has T1/T3 lines dropped to it. But, it IS sloppy coding.

I rarely play it anymore due to its clunkiness. It's not worth the aggravation.

Webman
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Post by Webman »

Thanks for mentioning it, jconifer. We'll check to see if there is something causing the CPU gain for this game in particular.

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Post by Webman »

Got your video, chiefsquirrel. You're not kidding, that looks awful. See my email reply. I'm sure we can get things running smoothly for you with some back and forth.

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Post by chiefsquirrel »

I may be a little nutty but it's good to know that it's not just me. lol
I'll check the email.

Lateshowrob
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Post by Lateshowrob »

I agree, it is one of the slower running games, for whatever reason. Sometimes, it's so slow, I just give up and play a different game.

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