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Ok.

I have a Quicksilver PowerMac with the following specs:

- 7200 RPM drives
- 1 gig of ram
- dual 800MHZ G4 processors
- stock 64MB video card

Playing HALO (1) on line.

Why is game play so jumpy?
 

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Poor Internet connection on your end or the host's end (or too many players; some potentially with poor, slow connections).
 

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Let's list the problems:

1.) Did you apply the updates to Halo? There is a known glitch with the lens flare that the patch solves.

2.) Upgrade your video card or lower the details/resolution - 3D games like higher end cards.

3.) It could be your connection, but that's doubtful. What's the ping of the server you are connecting to? Choose one with a low ping.

RAM is fine. Machine is not bad, it should be able to play Halo.
 

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I had a Quicksilver 800 and Halo was unplayable in single player mode - the framerate was horrible. This machine can't handle it imho, especially the extra processing needed for internet play
 

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Let's list the problems:

1.) Did you apply the updates to Halo? There is a known glitch with the lens flare that the patch solves.

2.) Upgrade your video card or lower the details/resolution - 3D games like higher end cards.

3.) It could be your connection, but that's doubtful. What's the ping of the server you are connecting to? Choose one with a low ping.

RAM is fine. Machine is not bad, it should be able to play Halo.
I agree with Kosh about the video card upgrade.
 

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I had a Quicksilver 800 and Halo was unplayable in single player mode - the framerate was horrible. This machine can't handle it imho, especially the extra processing needed for internet play
It is playable on a Quicksilver Dual 800, I had one, but you have to lower details or resolution and in some places there are slowdowns (especially with alot of characters). It also helps to have a better card.
 

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Get another video card, a 64mb card is really low end. You can't go online with a card like that, even with a good connection with a properly configured router you'll get smoked with that card.

When you are playing online frame rate is everything. 60fps = death. ;)
 

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