Optimizing for slower computers
|Opened on:||Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 16:26|
|Last modified:||Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 22:14|
I've been experiencing problems with fold-it running slowly, especially with the larger proteins. I have heard others complain about this as well. When pulling or banding, for example, there is a noticeable lag that sometimes results in pulling the wrong thing or failing to place a band properly. Wiggling can be agonizingly slow.
It would be nice if there was a way to turn off certain graphical options before starting Foldit. I know you can turn off some things like voids and sidechains and the like (this helps, but usually not enough) but is there a way to default to a lower graphics quality somehow when starting up? Could there be a special setting in the options file where you could optimize foldit for slower computers -- make it less pretty but faster or turn on sidechains in wireframe view?
** side note: until recently, foldit was running okay for me. Two days ago, I upgraded Ubuntu (to 8.04 from ... don't remember, some really old version). Intriguingly, when I started it up, two things were different: a) the sidechains looked better and b) it was horrifically slow. Turns out my graphics had not been displaying properly and I had been seeing wireframe sidechains before. They were ugly, but they probably sped things up w/ my system. Now that things are displaying properly, I'm experiencing problems. Which makes me wonder ... wouldn't it be cool if folks could opt to turn on wireframe sidechains?