Question - IDE 85-90% CPU Usage doing nothing in 2.0.5.92

Discussion in 'GameMaker Studio 2 Community Tech Support' started by TheHeroOfNoOne, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. TheHeroOfNoOne

    TheHeroOfNoOne Member

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    I'm just in the empty Workspace1 doing nothing. In GMS1 it used to be around ~10% but in GMS2 it sits at around 85-90%. Makes my laptop CPU fans go crazy.
    My system properties in an attachment file / in a picture. GMS2_CPU_usage.JPG
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  2. TheHeroOfNoOne

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    I set the power saving to 30%, then 10%. Doesn't affect, still high CPU usage.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike nobody important GMC Elder

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    Check your about box. If it says "Mesa" in there (as the graphics driver), then it'll be running the software renderer, and that'll take a big CPU hit.

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  4. Ednei

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    Is version 2.0.5.92 available? IDE or Runtime? Where can I download?
     
  5. rIKmAN

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    I *think* that's the Steam version number.
    I'm assuming that's the reason for the different versioning, rather than it being more recent than the standalone version.
     
  6. Ednei

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    Okay. Makes sense.
    Thank you.
     
  7. gnysek

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    In fact GMS2 versions are numbered in a nice way, it seems:

    2 - version
    0 - subversion, when bigger changes/new features are added
    5 - public release number
    92 - public release candidate build number

    So next versions will be for sure 2.0.6.x and then 2.0.7.x :)
     
  8. TheHeroOfNoOne

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    Yes, it says "Mesa" in there. Is there any way to force GMS2 to use my graphics driver (AMD Radeon)?
     
  9. rwkay

    rwkay YoYo Games Staff YYG Staff

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    Do you have an opengl32.dll in the main directory that you installed GMS2 (defaults to c:\Program Files\GameMaker Studio 2)??? If so then delete it and try starting GMS2 back up (it should default to the Hardware renderer)

    Russell
     
  10. TheHeroOfNoOne

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    I have an opengl32.dll in ...\GameMaker Studio 2\mesa . If I delete it GMS2 crashes on startup. I can't find GMS2 back up, what is it?
     
  11. Mike

    Mike nobody important GMC Elder

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    This means your graphics card isn't able to run the IDE, and it needs to use the software version. Just put the DLL back into the MESA folder and it should run again.

    This is also why your CPU is running high, the software rendering takes pretty much a full CPU all the time.
     
  12. TheHeroOfNoOne

    TheHeroOfNoOne Member

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    Thank you. That explained everything. This is now solved.
     
  13. TheMagician

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    Is it allowed to ask if this is the norm? I've never seen an IDE that takes up so much processing power?
     
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  14. slojanko

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    I hope not. I can't use it as it is right now.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike nobody important GMC Elder

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    Are you on the software driver as well? (see About box)
     
  16. slojanko

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    I've already sent a bug report about this. I'm not running the software renderer.
     

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