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[REF] Basic Technical Considerations

Posted: 2019-10-03 16:12, Thursday
by HexCode
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PGF -- Operating Systems
PGF -- Software Portability
PGF -- Software Registration
PGF -- Custom Content
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100% CPU Utilization
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Screen Resolution Facts
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PGF -- OPERATING SYSTEMS
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PGF's development time frame coincides with the market primacy of MS-Windows XP. Therefore, for all intents and purposes, it's not a stretch to view PGF as native to that operating system (OS).

With respect to some particular OS, its internal emulation capabilities and whatever emulation environments the OS can accommodate circumscribe the extent to which PGF can be practically run under it. As a general rule of thumb, MS-Windows versions of more recent vintage tend to be rather "kind" to PGF.

PGF -- SOFTWARE PORTABILITY
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The software is 100% portable; meaning that one need not worry at all about the MS-Windows Registry. All one has to do is place / copy the PGF folder structure onto his hard disk / drive and start enjoying the title.

PGF -- SOFTWARE REGISTRATION
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PGF neither requires nor provides (for) the user to register the software.

PGF -- CUSTOM CONTENT
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Over the years, custom content designers have generated quite a bit of diverse such content, playable under PGF. To my knowledge, the only software component which remains publicly "unaltered" to date is PGF's main and only executable (Version 1.02 engine).

100% CPU UTILIZATION

Posted: 2019-10-21 22:28, Monday
by HexCode
100% CPU UTILIZATION
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a) PGF Is only able to take advantage of just one computer CPU or Core.

b) PGF utilizes that one CPU or Core to the tune of 100% while "idling".

This unfortunate behavior causes certain laptop computers to overheat...

By the way, the standard trick of lowering PGF's priority via the Windows Task Manager simply doesn't work !

SCREEN RESOLUTION FACTS

Posted: 2019-10-22 17:20, Tuesday
by HexCode
SCREEN RESOLUTION FACTS
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1) PGF renders better on monitors whose aspect ratio is 4:3 as opposed to 16:9.

2) PGF's native screen resolution is 800x600 pixels.

3) PGF doesn't feature an in-game screen resolution calibration mechanism.

4) PGF can always be toggled to full screen status.

5) PGF's screen resolution can always be tinkered with by accessing the Windows Control Panel (Display). To this effect, resolutions lower than High Definition (HD) such as 1024x768, 800x600 and, sometimes, 640x480 pixels can be "externally" imposed on PGF.