G4 Cube: Slowing Down Classic Games

VideoBeagle

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A friend came to me with a problem...and I'm coming here.

Any thoughts on how to reduce the frame rate (i think) when running os 9.1 on an older mac? I have a g4 cube that's become my daughter's computer - it has 10.4 installed, but I'm trying to play an old mack game by restarting in 9.1, but on one part of the game the frame rate is nuts.
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There's a 3d animated bit (thinking things 2, used to come with Performa macs) where the thing just zooms way to fast
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Me: did you try running the game in 10.4? the classic interface should have taken over..

I have 10.4.1(1?) installed - when I try to boot classic, it seems to freeze early in the process...
I'm googling around for the answer (funny, no one seems to want to slow graphics down these days :p) but I figured I'd throw this out here, too.
 

Intell

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You could try removing some of the video acceleration extensions from the extensions folder.
 

MysticCow

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Did the G4 Cube have different cards? The standard..
There are three "standards." The Cube came with either Ye Olde ATi Rage card, a Radeon card that Mactracker doesn't specify, or a GeForce2MX. There are also a few graphics cards that can fit in the Cube's odd AGP slot.
 

Intell

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The third graphics card is the ATI Raedion Mac edition. They weren't very popular compared to the Rage (stock option) and the MX 2.