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Changing the maximum memory allocated to Moviestorm [Updated for 1.1.7]

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#41 Xolotl


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

ThanX Arthur and mystery_egypt! I think I cocked it up so much, that I just went and reinstalled everything.

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#42 sburke3002


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE (Ben_S @ Dec 3 2010, 5:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unfortunatly, Moviestorm is not 64 bit, and will be running in 32 bit mode.
As such, I would expect that the limit is based around a similar number to the win32 OS's, although other software will probably not be reducing the maximum.
So, feel free to experiment, but if you find Moviestorm is crashing, remember that you have been experimenting, and change it down a bit.
I would sugest that the sensible maximum (on a 64 bit windows) is still probably between 700M and 1024M.

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#43 Ben_S


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

What are you doing to get an access denied message?
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#44 mystery_egypt


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

That's a Vista / Windows 7 issue.
If you have administrator rights, you can give yourself full rights and then you will be able to save the changed document:
Right click on the Moviestorm.l4j.ini .
Click on “Properties” on the right click menu.
Click on “Security” tab and edit the rights.
Give your user name the full rights as the admin account has.




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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (Ben_S @ Jul 1 2009, 1:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Note: 1.1.7 instructions have changed since 1.1.6

If your computer is above the minimum spec (and you have at least 2GB of memory), you may want to increase the memory available to Moviestorm, so that it is less likely to run out of memory.

Possible symptoms of Moviestorm running out of memory:
Significant slowdown after using Moviestorm for a while, or when going to the Cutting Room.
'Error switching scene' messages when loading or changing scenes.

First, ensure your Moviestorm install is updated to 1.1.7 or later.

Find the install directory for Moviestorm (C:/Program Files/Moviestorm General Release, if you went with the default).
From that folder, open the file Moviestorm.l4j.ini in a text editor (such as Notepad).
Edit the following line:
Many users have used 1024M as a useful maximum, but some have had problems. It is partially dependant on what other software or drivers your computer runs at the same time.

Use Finder to find Applications/Moviestorm 1.1
Right click (or control click) the application and select 'Browse Contents', and look in the Contents folder
Open info.plist in the Properties List Editor
Expand the java tab
In the VMOptions property, find the bit that says -Xmx512M or -Xmx256M
Change the default to -Xmx1024M

EDIT 23 Nov 09: Changed the recomended max (PC) to 800M instead of 1024M after further user feedback.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE (SKBBB @ Oct 25 2013, 1:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Yes, but I would generally suggest that it is not going to be of significant benefit. And there is a defiant risk of increasing it too high.
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#47 efalzon


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:28 AM

Hi all,


Could an MS tech please update this post for v1.7, please? I've been tinkering and that -Xmx???M seems to be okay at 1000M, but causes trouble at 1500M and cannot launch at 2000M.


The thing is, I have a little bit of a beast of a laptop, and I've 32Gb of RAM. The project I'm developing in MS will have at least a couple of dozen puppets and each will be heavily animated. I'll keep trying out 1000M, but it seems like such a waste of an opportunity.


I also have 8Gb of video RAM, if that could be of any help. It just seems to me that MS is still running based on specs from 2009.


Still loving the product, though!  :-)





P.S. Running Windows 7 64-bit, fully patched.

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