can only do so much before it starts to bog down under the weight of
too many things. You might need to lighten the burden on your pitiful
beast, and free it up to focus on Radiskull & Devil Doll.
Quick things to try for smoother animation:
1. Quit any other software you might have running, especially
if the software is demanding on your computer. Things like games, video
players, audio players, and even word processors can steal computer
power needed for the best possible playback.
2. Close all web pages except the page with the cartoon. This
is usually not a problem, but if you have extra web pages open that
contain other animations (even small animated ads) this could be a performance
3. Wait for the whole thing to download. Just the act of downloading
the animation can slow down your computer. If your computer is older,
downloading can greatly interfere with smooth playback.
VERY IMPORTANT! This next one is the cause
of many problems:
4. INCREASE the size of your browser cache to at least 10
megs. Every browser has a cache size setting, which is the total amount
of space your browser is allowed to save on your hard drive. Once the
cache is full, the browser begins trashing items to make room for new
stuff. If the cache is too small ( like only 1 meg ) then a 2 meg cartoon
can cause a problem. Choose preferences or settings on the browser menu
and look for something called 'Cache' or 'disk cache size', and incease
it to 15 megs, or even higher if you have enough hard disk space. For
example, in Netscape, the path is preferences > advanced > cache
>disk cashe. The best way: close all web pages, adjust the cache
size, hit the clear cache button, quit and restart your browser.
5. Macintosh Tips - Assorted memory issues: Assign more RAM to
your web browser. You should have at least 16000k (16 megs) assigned,
though more is better. How? Quit browser. Get info on the browser icon
in the finder, then choose memory > preferred size, on the window
that appears . If you have plenty of RAM (like 64 megs or more) put
at least 20000 in this box (20 megs). Virtual memory- if you have plenty
of RAM, consider turning this off for better performance (Control Panels
> Memory > Virtual Memory).