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why is my fps so low?

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Bought the game, been miserable ever since... I can't seem to crawl above 25fps at the best of times (ie in the middle of nowhere with no one watching me.) I average 17. During combat this falls to 5 & stutters like crazy.My spec (listed below should be better than this - have seen posts on this board of people getting 40+ (many with the same spec getting 50-60) on alot lower - I can run Battelfield 2 & CoD2 with out a glitch at top settings at this resolution, all the eye candy on - what's wrong here?

Am running the game at 1048x768x32 @75, latest (81.84) Nvidia drivers, system upto date, all patches etc, regularly defragged (before and after installation), 2mbps broadband connection. Have tried every convieable combination of settings (both on my card and on the game (never much difference, even when I step down to lowest settings on 800x600). No -I don't overclock and never have). Have read all the user suggested tweaks (NT4 comp, XP tweak guide, PCI latency change (doesn't affect PCI express based cards by the way for those rushing off to try it). I've installed/re-installed the game and still no luck.

I have to say I'm pretty dissapointed with the level of support for the game -no FAQ's re:technical support on the main site, no obvious 'offical' ones in the forums etc. I've had the game for almost a week now, and it's been unplayable - all the time wasted has been mine - yet I doubt anyones about to offer me that time back off my subscription when it comes up (and if I decide to renew it. I can see from many of the other posts I'm not the only one with this problem, and many of the players online who've tried to help me have complained about the number of people being lost to the game when their subs run out because of their inability to play it in any meanful way.

Please help me - I'd really like to play the game as it's meant to be played.

Thanks

System Information

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Time of this report: 12/7/2005, 00:05:33

Machine name: xxxxxxxx

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: xxxxxxxxxx

System Model: MS-7187

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor: Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

Page File: 299MB used, 3637MB available

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes

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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.

Display Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.

Sound Tab 2: No problems found.

Music Tab: No problems found.

Input Tab: No problems found.

Network Tab: No problems found.

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Display Devices

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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 TurboCache

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce 6200 TurboCache

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0161&SUBSYS_F853107D&REV_A1

Display Memory: 256.0 MB

Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)

Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor

Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200

Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8195 (English)

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 11/11/2005 13:47:00, 3924992 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: n/a

WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

VDD: n/a

Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys

Mini VDD Date: 11/11/2005 13:47:00, 3532928 bytes

Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4221-11CF-CE53-59D800C2CB35}

Vendor ID: 0x10DE

Device ID: 0x0161

SubSys ID: 0xF853107D

Revision ID: 0x00A1

Revision ID: 0x00A1

Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A

Deinterlace Caps: {212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive

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{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive

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{212DC724-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive

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Registry: OK

DDraw Status: Enabled

D3D Status: Enabled

AGP Status: Enabled

DDraw Test Result: Not run

D3D7 Test Result: Not run

D3D8 Test Result: Not run

D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices

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Description: C-Media Rear Panel Audio

Default Sound Playback: Yes

Default Voice Playback: Yes

Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_434D&DEV_4980&SUBSYS_71871462&REV_0904

Manufacturer ID: 1

Product ID: 100

Type: WDM

Driver Name: cmudax.sys

Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0008 (English)

Driver Attributes: Final Debug

WHQL Logo'd: n/a

Date and Size: 5/12/2005 12:39:56, 1287296 bytes

Other Files:

Driver Provider: C-Media Electronics Inc.

HW Accel Level: Full

Cap Flags: 0x0

Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0

Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0

Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0

HW Memory: 0

Voice Management: No

EAX 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes

I3DL2 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes

Sensaura ZoomFX: Yes

Registry: OK

Sound Test Result: Not run

Description: Modem #0 Line Playback (emulated)

Default Sound Playback: No

Default Voice Playback: No

Hardware ID:

Manufacturer ID: 1

Product ID: 81

Type: Emulated

Driver Name:

Driver Version:

Driver Attributes:

WHQL Logo'd:

Date and Size:

Other Files:

Driver Provider:

HW Accel Level: Full

Cap Flags: 0x0

Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0

Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0

Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0

HW Memory: 0

Voice Management: No

EAX 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No

I3DL2 Listen/Src: No, No

Sensaura ZoomFX: No

Registry: OK

Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices

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Description: C-Media Rear Panel Audio

Default Sound Capture: Yes

Default Voice Capture: Yes

Driver Name: cmudax.sys

Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0008 (English)

Driver Attributes: Final Debug

Date and Size: 5/12/2005 12:39:56, 1287296 bytes

Cap Flags: 0x0

Format Flags: 0x0

Description: Modem #0 Line Record (emulated)

Default Sound Capture: No

Default Voice Capture: No

Driver Name:

Driver Version:

Driver Attributes:

Date and Size:

Cap Flags: 0x0

Format Flags: 0x0

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Your system is so slow because your graphics card is extremely slow.

You can find the performance rating of your graphics card (GeForce6200TC) at the bottom of this chart that compares graphics cards which were available one year ago:

vergleich5xh.jpg

You can see that a RadeonX700Pro is around four times faster than your card.

This RadeonX700Pro doesn't even get 30 FPS average running COD2 with low quality settings at 1024x768 however.

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So your claim: "I can run Battelfield 2 & CoD2 with out a glitch at top settings at this resolution, all the eye candy on" is simply not true.

Seriously, get a better graphics card if you want to play any games at all.

My advice: RadeonX800 or GeForce6800.

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The GeForce 6200 TurboCache uses system memory that has much lower bandwidth than dedicated video memory on card. Simply put it is not a good card for gaming.

WWIIOL demands a lot from a computer, both the graphics card and the CPU. I would recommend you get one of these - 6600GT, 6800GT, 7800GT depending on how much you are willing to spend.

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In Settings

Check NOLOCKTOREFRESH

Select Soundcard and not generic driver

Voices no higher than 32

Number View 64

Trees Radical Clutter off

LODs all checked except flash

AA specular dithering off

In vidcard display program check "allow the application to control vertical syncing"

Latest motherboard, video and sound drivers.

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In the following thread it tells you how to get rid of all of the old drivers that have been installed ontop of other drivers. After you uninstall all of your rivers for your video card then reinstall the newest one that you have. This will help with the top end FPS.

This thread tells you how to do it and what program you need to uninstall and clean you video drivers.

http://discussions.playnet.com/showthread.php?t=32129

Like harcase said, make sure your motherboard drivers are the most current ones from the manufacture. Same as your sound card drivers. New and current drivers are very important with this game.

Hope you enjoy the game.

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Like harcase said' date=' make sure your motherboard drivers are the most current ones from the manufacture. Same as your sound card drivers. New and current drivers are very important with this game.[/quote']

If you are not sure how to find your motherboard drivers, post the "System Devices" section of your DxDiag specs, and one of the regulars here will be able to help.

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Check your sound settings. You're using a Cmedia onboard sound chip which dumps most of the sound overhead on your CPU. So try 2d sound with 16 channels or possibly turning sound off. If you get an incredible FPS boost from turning sound off then its time to go pick up an Audigy or Audigy 2.

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I have Abit KV8 mobo with integrated AC97 - my fps is good (2GB ram, X800 Pro) but it drops to 3-8 around towns with AA or a lot of activity.

When i fly over these places i hear strange sounds, like a bofors or a rifle but it is distorted and sounds like it is next to me, within 10 meters (my alt is between 1k-4k) - this is onyl with current version 1.20.2 and maybe 1.20.1

Oh btw, I still cant modify my ingame volume - I can set whatever I want in Settings, but it simply plays on max sound.

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I almost wrote a response to this thread a few days ago and told the dude that his drivers were all ancient and his video card/comp was seriously outdated. Then I realized the thread was from 2005... lol. The spambot's like this one.

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I actually don't believe he was running BF2 and COD2 will all settings max with his 6200 anyway; it's below minimum spec for both of those games.

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I actually don't believe he was running BF2 and COD2 will all settings max with his 6200 anyway; it's below minimum spec for both of those games.

Well he never replied so I doubt he ever even read any of the advice that was given to him.

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Locking as spammer seems to always come back to the same threads - since thread i 5 years old hoping a lock will lessen the spam attacks until CRS fixes forums to prevent.

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