| 21:39:20 19 June 2009
On forum: 06/19/2009
So I guess I'm having some pretty annoying stutters.|
Running a quad Q660
4gigs of ram
ATI 4850 512mb
I usually can run the game at max with 60fps in most areas.
Didn't get much stuttering issues early on in the cordon area, just half second stops when you sprinted across the map. It's not until I reached the Army warehouses where it gets a little worse but more specifically the Red forest seems quite unplayable.
The game will freeze for up a minute before starting again yet sometimes the enemies have moved about or more have spawned. Thus it's made it very difficult to continue.
And I've tried No prefetch and it doesn't seem to affect it at all.
Is Clear sky any better?
| 05:53:07 27 July 2009
On forum: 01/31/2009
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Stutter/hangs in Vista 32 or 64? |
This subject is mentioned elsewhere on these boards, but people looking for a stutter-fix might look in this thread for it. I discovered this fix when troubleshooting a troublesome mod, but has found it to have a positive effect in vanilla also.
( I posted this on another forum as well )
This mod ( Newsa+Simbeon 3.0 ) is the biggest mem-hog i have experienced yet. I never had frequent out of memory CTDs before playing NewSim on this (struggling?) laptop:
2.5 GHz Intelcore2 duo T9300, 4GB Ram 332.6 MHz ( 8.5 GB virtual memory ), Geforce 8600M GT 512MB, Vista Ult.64bit.
However, after some troubleshooting on this specific issue, i´ve discovered a possible solution, that just might kill your "out of memory" -errorserrors...and greatly reduce the hangshangs...
For Win Vista 32 & 64 bit.
If your system has more than 2GB of availiable ( virtual ) memory, you need to make the OS avare of this. It is wrongful to assume that the Vista 32 and 64 bit OS is not limited by the 2GB virtual mem-limit. It is most likely set at 2048MB per default, which is more than enough for most ( SP ) games released to this date, but Stalker SoC/CS are exceptions to this rule, as they´ll eat up 1.6 GB just to load the vanilla game.
As you are used to being warned, it is indeed a good idea to create a backup of things such as the BCDEdit.exe (Vistas boot.ini file) before making any changes to it. ( read: Make a backup before toying with stuff like this! Just do it! )
And remember that "DooMike" can and will NOT in any way be held reponsible for any damage YOU do to any PC!
To create a backup: (from within the bcdedit.exe)
bcdedit /export "c:\temp\myBCDbackup"
To restore a saved backup:
bcdedit /import "c:\temp\myBCDbackup”
[link] http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89138 [/link]
[link] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa906211.aspx [/link]
"Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> ( Right click on ) Run ( As Administrator ) It's important it says "This task will be created with administritive privileges"
Now enter: bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVA 3072 ( anything above 2600 and below 3072 will do )
Simply paste :- bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVA 3072 and click run ( hit enter ), you'll see a black screen pop up and disappear again quickly... reboot and you should be set... it's kinda like using the /3GB switch in XP.
After that you have to restart Vista. This is important!
This has not only (apparently) cured my out of mem-CTDs, but has also greatly reduced the well known in-game stuttering/hangs in general. I have played New+Sim for 5-6 real-time hours straight without a single crash, where there would´ve been at least a handful before, and am currently testing other "troublesome" mods with the same positive result.
Hope this will prove to be useful to other Stalkers ... Lost in Oblivion.
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents..." H.P.Lovecraft