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#1 10 years ago

Ok I have an issue that has been driving me crazy for nearly 3 months now. I recently installed FEAR on my custom built PC running Vista Ultimate 32 again. While running the game, even at minimum quality, it will run very smooth for about 2 or 3 minutes. After about that much time it will all of the sudden, without notice, begin to have very jumpy video quality as if the game is skipping frames However the audio stays perfectly in sync. I've tried running it under administration mode, XP SP 1 mode, with all the new patches, and even with all quality settings at the bare minimum, and it still messes up. I've asked nearly every manufacturer of my hardware and they said everything should be fine. If anyone could help me I would be greatly appreciated. I would just like to actually get to finish this game I bought like 2 years ago.:mad:

Intel Core 2 Quad, 4GB G.Skill RAM, Nvidia 8600GT DDR3, Creative X-FI Professional, ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus.

Just as an update, I ran a FPS utility and was getting on average of 60 to 70 FPS. After the glitch started, the screen blacked out for a second first, the FPS immediatly dropped to 9 to 12 FPS. Hope this helps anyone.




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#2 10 years ago

Have you patched it and what operating system are you using ?




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#3 10 years ago
goody10;4794296Have you patched it[/QUOTE]
xpcustom;4794263I've tried running it under administration mode, XP SP 1 mode, with all the new patches[/QUOTE] Apparently, he tried all (new) patches.
goody10;4794296what operating system are you using ?
[QUOTE=xpcustom;4794263]Vista Ultimate 32

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It seems you're having the same problem as the guy in this thread:

http://forums.filefront.com/f-e-r-problems-errors-help/390119-perseus-mandate-only-one-runs-smooth-coded-dual-core.html

So, I suggest you to try the same solution. I hope it will work. [QUOTE=Tricorder;4758970]Apparently, some people who had the same problem like you were able to solve it by disableing USB (HID Compliant) devices on their computers through the Device Manager, so give that a try too. If your mouse is USB, be carefull not to disable it, ofcourse.

Good luck.




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#4 10 years ago

ooopsy, That will teach me to read posts first thing in a morning :) Tricorder check your pms




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#5 10 years ago

OK after hours of messing with this thing I believe I found the solution. Apparently both my bluetooth keyboard and my infrared sensor were hogging all of my system resources. I was so mad after a while I just started pulling plugs and when I got to these two devices my FPS jumped from 5 to over 100. Who knew huh. I finished the whole game without a single error and even began the expansion pack "Extraction Point". Now if I can just figure out why these two things would effect this game so badly but not other high end games like COD5 and Fallout 3. :confused: Oh well.




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#6 10 years ago

phecky, Sierra Community Forum ModeratorHuman Interface Device

Redundant entries cause problems because Windows thinks they exist and tries to manage them. In doing so the performance of your hardware is effected but doesn't nesc get noticed unless it's stressed. They usually come from botched up hardware installs or the OS was upgraded or installed over top of itself.

Source: Sierra Community Forums: Massive framerate drop on Vista- FIXED ...

It doesn't really answer your question, but that's the best explanation I could find. I guess it's something about F.E.A.R. engine not getting along with the way Vista manages HID compliant devices that causes this massive FPS drops. :clueless:




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#7 10 years ago

That does shed some light on the problem. Nothing I could do to fix the issue of course, but then again I can't complain since Vista does run nearly flawlessly for it as long as I remove those devices. Guess you can't have the best of both worlds. Anyways thanks guys for helping me solve this problem. I've gotten more help in three days here than I did from anywhere else.:bows:




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#8 10 years ago

You are very welcome. :don: Feel free to come back if you need more help. :cya: