extremely heavy game

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by zoyvod, May 14, 2002.

  1. zoyvod

    zoyvod Guest

    Could someone tell me if it's normal to get many times 6 FPS in Dungeon Siege with GF4 ti 4600 512 DDR Athlon 1400?
     
  2. Taurus

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    no way, something's wrong. with my setup (below), i don't think i've ever seen it go below 10, and that's only in like stonebridge, that first town. usually, out in the woods an such, i get around 30-40. maybe it's your video card... want to switch? :p j/k

    you have the latest drivers? what kind of board do you have? also, background applications like virus scanners will affect it.
     
  3. zoyvod

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    Okay I run the game in 1024X768 32 bit trilinear all complex shadows and maximum texture details
    I use the 28.90 detonators with the refresh rate fix.

    Athlon 1400
    Asus A7M266(AMD 760)
    Asus 50X CD-rom
    512 DDR
    Sounblaster live
    IBM 40GB 7200 RPM

    In other games everything is ok and in 3D mark 2001SE I get around 9200 score which is very good.
    What are your specs?

    Oh by the way Iam in fortress Kroth
     
  4. Taurus

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    yeah, i only run in 1024x768x16bit with detail turned all the way down (just gets rid of trees and bushes which block my view anyway). i haven't gotten as far as you either since i just got the game recently, so maybe i have yet to encounter areas that will get really slow. that's okay, i just ordered a 1.4ghz processor five minutes ago. :D

    if you get a 9200 3dmark score, then everything is fine... it's just the game, i guess.
     
  5. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Yup its the game:mad: All my attention is now focused on Morrowwind.
     
  6. zoyvod

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    Yup Morrowind will sure kick ..ss
    Its going to be something like Might & Magic IX but with awesome graphics I've heard.
    Do you know the release date?
     
  7. Taurus

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    it's already out! my friend a state got it and let me download from him, but i'm having trouble finding a good program to burn .bin files. really anxious to play it, too.
     
  8. Zedric

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    CDRWin, Nero (5.5+) and FireBurner work at least.
     
  9. Taurus

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    yeah, speaking of..

    tried fireburner 2.1.7 first... would just burn test cd's. then tried 1.06 and it worked for both cd's of dungeon siege i got and the first cd of marrowind... then it decided to just burn test cd's after that. checked their message board and there were endless complaints and questions.

    now i get cdrwin and everytime i burn a cd, it comes out unreadable. tried all combinations of settings, even downloading the image again, but nothing.

    now i'm trying to find nero. it should work. :(
     
  10. Qumahlin

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    Dungeon Siege does run at slow speeds...although 6fps is really low...I have a geforce 4 ti 4400 overclocked to a little above 4600 lvls and I've never dropped below 15 fps and thats when playing at 1280 by 1024 32 bit
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yeah I've had those problems too.
    Yepp it works. You have to edit the .que file though (if they haven't fixed that bug yet). http://www.nero.com/en/download.htm
     
  12. zoyvod

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    Qumahlin I raised the App priority in the game settings and now I play standard from 15FPS and up.So this must have been the problem.Nevertheless DS is still an extremely heavy game even for a GF4 ti 4600
     
  13. Taurus

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    how do you enable that kind of resolution? highest it'll let me pick is 1024x768x32. maybe it detects my lowly gf2 and prohibits me from selecting anything higher..? :( any answers?

    either way, gotta 4200 coming in the mail any day now.. :D
     
  14. Terrahertz

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    You have to go into the dungeon siege ini file and change the resolution from 1024x768 to 1280x1024.

    Credit goes to Qumahlin:)