clip02.gifHardware/Software Requirements


Real vs Virtual Memory


DeePsea works best with a system that has at least 4GB of memory. If you have less, we recommend that you close ALL other tasks to increase the memory available for DeePsea and R3Dedit (the 3D editing extension). If you do not have enough physical memory, Windows will use virtual memory, which uses a disk swap file for paging out unused memory, thus freeing real memory. However, some functions require real memory and virtual memory just won’t do. The DeePsea About dialog box displays your physical and virtual memory settings. XP users should have at least 2GB, Vista and Windows 7,8,10 at least 4 GB. For 3D Mode, a video card with support for GL is required.


DeePsea no longer works with Windows 95 or Windows 98



Virtual memory is -much- slower when paging occurs. If you have a lot of disk activity, your system is using virtual memory. Believe me you'll be able to tell. So although this allows DeePsea to run more memory is recommended for better performance.


Desktop Style


DeePsea’s Popup menus and dialogs were designed using small fonts (MS Sans Serif, size 8) on the Desktop. If you reconfigure the Desktop using a different font, that font will also appear on DeePsea’s menus. We do NOT suggest using a LARGE font, since that also expands other areas. You may need to use the F5 option to adjust your popup dialogs so they track correctly. Usually this is not required since DeePsea should have the correct popup size after the first popup. Meaning, it might be off the first time a popup appears, but then will be configured correctly the next time. If you change the Desktop, DeePsea will automatically reconfigure for the correct size.