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      This is more a technical question about the interpreter, rather than a specific game bug.
      Why do the cursors flicker so badly in ALL Sierra SCI Games (including SCI0 and SCI1)
      Do it now, load up any SCI Game and place the cursor over a view such as the ego. Flicker, flicker, flicker!!

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      (re: Flickering cursors) The cursors flicker because they are not “true” cursors; they are software implemented cursors.
      Most of the games, and SCI itself, were developed before Windows was popular (or, even existed). Possibly we could have coded them better, so that they wouldn’t flicker – but, keep in mind that we are talking REALLY slow computers. Lots of decisions were made because of performance, or memory size.
      -Ken W

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