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Billiam411

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#1 15 years ago

I've got an Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 in a Dell Dimension 4100 with 384 of ram @ 1ghz aka the video card equivalent of an old laptop's video card (crap). My problem comes in when playing the E & E mission of the special forces training. It's a very big map and a long lasting mission. After about 20 or so minutes, all the texture and detail (as bad as it already is) basically disappears. eg: the trees turn into a mass of squares and rectangles, the helicopter becomes invisible, and the frame rate is about .5 fps, i kid you not. I've already set all the texture qualities and such to 'ultra low' but still, there is no way to complete this level on my computer, period. Can anyone offer any help as to keeping my video card working properly during this game? I've set it to 800x600 after it was set to 1240x780. I've closed all the programs in task manager (Windows ME14.gif) except for Explorer, Systray, and a few other esentials. It's at 49% free for memory at 384 of ram. This is an embarrasment! Any Help? Thanks




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#2 15 years ago

Well, I am surprised you can even run it at all. There really is nothing you can do about it unless you are able to upgrade or use a PC. It will only get worse in multiplayer.




Billiam411

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#3 15 years ago

dang. i guess i'm screwed until we build a replacement computer for this piece of crap. My dad says we'll build it 'soon'




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#4 15 years ago

Sorry about that. :s It would have run a bit better if we were still playing on the old engine a few versions ago...




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#5 15 years ago

I agree. I finally had to break down and buy me a new comp. I got an AMD Athlox XP 2800+, 512MB DDR333, 3 hard drives (120GB, 60GB, 30 GB) with a 4096MB page file on the 30GB, and a nVidia GeForce 5200 128MB DDR and I still only pull about 30 fps in Mountain Pass. Make sure you get a good graphics card that will last a while. If they change engines again, I'll have to ditch this one and get me another. I was playing with a 1Ghz PIII, 384MB SDRAM, 60GB & 30GB HDD, and a GeForce MX200 32MB and could only get 5-7 fps in Mountain Pass. On my laptop, P4 1.6, 512MB DDR200, 30GB, ATI 7000 32MB and I could get 20-30 fps in Mountain Pass before they changed the engine, now I get 7-12 fps.




Billiam411

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#6 15 years ago

wow, 32mb vid card and 5fps? i'm got a 64mb, and when all of my 384mb runs out, i'm at about .5 (aka 1 frame every 2 seconds) thats when the textures fail, and all the geometry and curves of the mountain turn into rectangles.




jsinclair

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#7 15 years ago

how can you tell how many frames per second the game is running at? is there a number somewhere?




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#8 15 years ago

i think that might have something to do with the console, not sure tho




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#9 15 years ago
jsinclairhow can you tell how many frames per second the game is running at? is there a number somewhere?

Type "stat fps" in the console without quotes.




jsinclair

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#10 15 years ago

Thanks.