E-Prime 3 presentation can only run on CPU 0

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E-Prime 3 got a new issue with recent Windows 10 update. The presentation nearly always stuck at the end of the first item. Diagnose showed that only when E-Prime/E-Run was running on CPU 0, it can finish properly. To enforce this, a shortcut is created for each E-Run file with the target as

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start “” /Normal /Affinity 0x1 “C:\Program Files (x86)\PST\E-Prime 3.0\Program\E-Run.exe” “C:\Location of\Your E-Run file.ebs3”

This forces the E-Run to run only on CPU 0.

Another issue: E-Prime 3 can only drive monitors up to 1920×1200 resolution. When your monitor’s native resolution is higher than this, you will have to set your monitor’s resolution lower than this to make E-Prime presentations run. However, if you set the screen resolution too low, some monitors struggle on amplifying the small resolution video signal back to its native resolution. This sometimes cause the screen flickering. To prevent this, the best way is to set the screen resolution as well as the E-Prime display resolution to exactly 1/2 or close to the top resolution E-Prime allows.

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