Performance boosts?? And a question about location of the game -1 reply

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Boss

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#1 14 years ago

i just started playing the single player, and i cant help but being reminded of Moscow.. the houses in the backgrounds, look just like when i lived in russia.. i never heard where the game is happening, but right now i think it is in russia.. any help with that?? Problem: ok im really crazy about graphics, and this game lags in single player.. multiplayer it doesnt lag on the high settings, but single player lags horribly. so i had to turn my graphics down to medium. The graphics dont look amazing on high, but on medium they look discusting :confused: i CANT play with medium graphics.. its too ugly. i run my game at 800x600, and counter strike i run at a better resolution, and all graphics turned up. now im asking u guys, if u have any suggestions on how too boost performance by a lot, maybe some sort of tweaks, or anything.. maybe change a configuration file.. i saw a boost like that for doom 3, it worked great. now please, please, if u know a way to make it stop lagging, please tell me. doom 3 works perfect, and its graphics own half life 2, but half life 2 lags.. whaa. my comp: 2.8 ghz 512 Mb of RAM GeForce fx5600 xt :bows: :cya:




phoenizz

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#2 14 years ago

its simple, and everyone even nvidia fans know it....

Nvidia said that FX cards were 100% dx 9. They lied.

FX cards can not run hl2 on high, its that somple. get an ATIradeon 9600 or better, or a 6800.

But as i said, FX cards dont work right period.




Boss

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#3 14 years ago

dammit really?? so these screens below arent supposed to be so ugly?? wait so why does counter strike work fine, and looks great.. well it looks good, not great.. damn im sad now.. i uninstalled all my other games maybe it wont lag now ugly medium graphics ( check out the buildings in the back, this is for sure Russia ) d1_canals_01a0012.jpgd1_canals_01a0010.jpgd1_canals_010003.jpgd1_trainstation_10001.jpg




phoenizz

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#4 14 years ago

can you post some at hight o see the difference? I dont know....those ones didnt look TOO bad.

Just so you know....

1.8ghz p4 radeon 9600XT 768mb ram

everything maxed (and everything but water reflections is recommended at high! water reflections recommended at lowest settings but i changed it to highest)

30-60fps

not bad at all.




Cobra5mil

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#5 14 years ago

Some of the buildings and objects look bad. Raising the AA and AF would help with that, but most likely would eat your video card alive. If you can't live with the graphics, you need to just buy a new Radeon. Or, if you are like Azz and demand to use Nvidia's cards:lol:, you could buy the 6800 or similar.




phoenizz

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#6 14 years ago

id just got ATI

here: framerate=life

life=ATI framerate=ATI

all roads lead to ATI, id just pick one of 'em up then.




Cobra5mil

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#7 14 years ago

Oh, forgot to mention that you could always look around for overclocking options for your GPU before buying. Although, I am not sure how much more juice you could get out of it. If you have a budget, which would be odd if you don't, just tell us a price range and I am sure a few of us could suggest some good cards.




Apok

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#8 14 years ago

And good prices = www.pricegrabber.com :nodding:.




suzukiltd

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#9 14 years ago
so these screens below arent supposed to be so ugly??

No their not. Mine look kick ass. I have everything on high plus aa and af on.




Lyon

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#10 14 years ago

The left some shaders out of the game which i saw in some demos a while back. The ant lions were supposed to be all shiney and slimey, they aren't now =[