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When you play Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2, the game performance may be slower than you expect.
To increase the performance of Zoo Tycoon 2, try one or more of the following methods in the order that they are listed.
Method 1: Create new game with Zoo Tycoon 2the more objects you have that require some action; the more the computer will have to do. So, the more animals, people, cars, etc, you have, the more resources the game will take. If you have a huge map with lots of different objects, try creating a new map and see how the game is performing. If new game is working then you know that your saved game has too many objects. You may try changing the game settings (lower graphics settings) to see if that will make a difference.
Method 2: Make sure that the computer exceeds the minimum system requirements for Zoo Tycoon 2When you play Zoo Tycoon 2, you will experience better performance if your computer exceeds the minimum system requirements for the game. To compare your computer with the minimum system requirements for Zoo Tycoon 2, follow these steps:
Method 3: Analyze and compare the computer that you are using to other computersTo analyze the gaming performance of your PC and to view the ranking of the system relative to other computers that are on the market, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://gameadvisor.futuremark.com/gameadvisor/service/For more information about the Windows Game Advisor, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspxIf your PC ranks low, you may be able to improve the performance of the game by using the methods that are listed in this article. However, you may have to update your PC's hardware for optimal performance. For information about how to update the computer's hardware, contact the manufacturer of the computer.
Method 4: Download and install the Zoo Tycoon 2 updateAn updated version of Zoo Tycoon 2 resolves some performance issues. To download and install the updated version, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Method 5: Reduce the video resolution
Method 6: Change the sound card provider to Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio
Method 7: Turn off the sound
For more information about how to improve game performance, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815069/ )How to improve computer performance when you play Microsoft games
Article ID: 889364 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 6.0