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Botdra Lar'les

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#1 10 years ago

Well it was either here or the hardware forum and the hardware forum asked for no gaming related problems or something along those lines...If a mod chooses to move it to the correct forum please let me know, thank you. Anywho, I got a new computer and now some of the old games don't run correctly. They run, but some common problems are as follows:

- Game runs too fast (really hard to play Need For Speed at 400+mph.) - Games run fast, then normal speed, and back again. - Some effects like fire just appear as stationary, for example: If the fire animation is made up of 5 .jpgs of fire it looks like just the one, it isn't animated, it just shows that one picture. - During cutscenes, the character will stop but not finish the sentence before moving onto the next sentence. Such as "Hi Bob, how are--I think we should go for a-- Alright bye!"

I've had this problem with the Harry Potter series and Need For Speed Underground so far. I'm using a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT. Thanks for your help!




BlitZ, The 57th

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#2 10 years ago

For the games running too fast. You can try limiting the frame cap, try googling how to limit the frame cap to like 30-50. Atleast thats the fatest most people can see.




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#3 10 years ago

:moved: from General Gaming forum to Tech Discussion forum.

This is just as much a tech issue as it's a game issue, so this is the right place for this thread.




DarkKrucifix7

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#4 10 years ago

I'd say force vsync in the Nvidia control panel...since it's been a while since I've used an Nvidia card, I can't quite remember how to do that.

If this fails, try looking to see if the game has console commands for limiting fps.




Adrian Ţepeş Forum Moderator

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#5 10 years ago

Better yet, go to Nvidia Control Panel and bump the settings up to their limit: like Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering and that should lower the framerate a good bit and it will look better ;), I've never had that kinda problem, but I run Jedi Academy at 1680 x 1050 with 24X AA and it runs smooth as butter.


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#6 10 years ago

Since I've gotten my Radeon Hd2600, speech sometimes is skipped in different games for me too. I have no idea why though, at least it doesn't happen in games where speech is vitally important.




Botdra Lar'les

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#7 10 years ago

Well for the speech skipping it's not a big deal because I can read the subtitles much faster than they talk, heh.

Thanks Tricorder, I'll keep that in mind.

I have V-sync force on right now and it seemed to fix it for one game, but not another. It worked for Harry Potter, not for NFS: Underground. To be honest it's easier the other way around, Harry doesn't need to drive at 400mph crashing into shit. >.>

Computernerd: Does your graphics card make JA look any better? I usually set my JA to 1024x768 (Same as my desktop res) and put everything on 32 bit, trilinear, and highest graphics settings but I still see people who's JA looks much better than mine.




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#8 10 years ago
Botdra Lar'les;4971996Computernerd: Does your graphics card make JA look any better? I usually set my JA to 1024x768 (Same as my desktop res) and put everything on 32 bit, trilinear, and highest graphics settings but I still see people who's JA looks much better than mine.

It won't make JA look any better since it's such an old game, doesn't need much power to run.

What size and type of monitor do you have? 1024x768 is a rather low resolution to be using on a modern computer unless you're using an old monitor with it.




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#9 10 years ago
Botdra Lar'les;4971996Computernerd: Does your graphics card make JA look any better? I usually set my JA to 1024x768 (Same as my desktop res) and put everything on 32 bit, trilinear, and highest graphics settings but I still see people who's JA looks much better than mine.

Well there aren't any jaggies at all, so yeah that is an improvement. Games will also look better with higher resolution. 1024 x 768 is now the new 640 x 480 :D


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Botdra Lar'les

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#10 10 years ago

Yeah, I just used 1024x768 because it was the resolution I used for my desktop.

I'll try jacking up the resolution a bit and see what happens.

The monitor I'm using is a Samsung 713N.




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