My girlfriend recently tried to play GTA1 (gtawin.exe) on her XP computer. The problem is, it's awfully laggy due to the frame rate limiter. With the FRL off (F8), it works like a charm, but of course, it's much too fast.
Now, I installed the game on my computer and there's no problem at all with the FRL on (while still, of course, too fast with it off). As for the differences between our computers, hers is decidedly faster. She also runs XP Pro/SP2, while I run XP Home/SP2. We both have NVIDIA graphics cards. We do have different sound cards, but turning off the audio hardware acceleration doesn't help. Changing screen resolutions also doesn't help.
So, how come the FRL works smoothly on my computer but not on hers? Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.