After reading as much as I can in the forums here and elsewhere, I would really like to know the perfect cocktail of eliminating screen tearing during scrolling. I have an autoscroller that tears, but not on every computer I've tried it on. During early development, I was having issues with tearing and I read to switch to VSync and set to 60fps. This worked perfectly and I continued to work. But now, the more I try it on other systems, the more it just unravels. It didn't tear on my last computer, but it tears on my new one. Sometimes it tears on my girlfriend's computer, but it's the smoothest experience in the world on my laptop. I'd hate to give up on all this work, but I just can't find the balance!
I've messed with VSync, framerate, directx, and even the VSync settings on my video card. I've tried machine independent speed, even though I don't know what it is. Is there anyone who can offer a solid checklist to help with this?
I've added a copy of a file that has the same settings that the full game does, and this jerks as well on all the systems that I mentioned. Please check out my basic settings, note that there are a couple of global events, and please don't reply with "looks fine to me," because that doesn't really help