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4.3.1 What to do when running out of Memory?

As already mentioned above, the maximum memory per app strongly depends on the hardware and varies from 48mb up to 512mb or even more. Usually devices with a higher screen resolution provide more memory per app.

You can check the actual ‘Memory Class’ of your device in the INFO tab of the Setup dialog.


Unfortunately some devices come with way too low Memory limitations. One example are the Amazon Kindle Tablets:

The Kindle tablets all come with a 2560x1600px screen resolution, but provide only max 256mb per app, which is definitely too low for such a high resolution.

The Kindle Tablet case is well known and handled automatically, but there might some other constellations, where Memory can become very rare.

Since there’s no way to increase the given ‘Memory per app’ limit (at least not without rooting the device), the only way to get more Memory Headroom is to reduce the Memory consumption of the G- Stomper app.

What you can do to reduce the G-Stomper Memory consumption significantly is to slightly reduce the quality of the used UI Graphics.

By default, the INFO tab offers only information about your system, but there’s a hidden switch, which allows you to override some of the settings.

Double Click the upper left corner of the INFO tab to turn the ‘Graphics Class’ and the ‘Graphics Cache Mode’ into selection lists. If it won’t work on the first try, just double click the spot a couple of times.


Once enabled, you can use the selection lists to override the default settings.


The easiest (and most recommended) way to reduce the UI Graphics quality is to set the Graphics Cache Mode to ‘ECO’.

Important Note:

Please keep in mind that overriding these Settings changes the G-Stomper core configuration. In 99% of all cases the default ‘Automatic’ settings are the best choices.

If you’re not sure about it, send us a message from inside the G-Stomper app (Help / Contact Developer). A mail from inside G-Stomper provides device specific information in its header (screen resolution, memory class, graphics class, etc.). With this information we can give you a proper recommendation, which configuration is the best for you.

Note: You can override either the Graphics class or the Graphics Cache Mode, but not both at once.

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