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My computer if needs be:

2x4 GB Ram 12800 DDR3
Window 7 64 bit
i5-2500K 3.30GHz (quad)
GeForce GTX 560 Ti


Basically, trying to play old games is not going so well. Some, like Unreal 1, run quite faster than they should.


Normally, in my older computer and from any reports I read anywhere else about such issues, you just make the game run on 1 core. Change affinity manually through task manager, or use a program to start it on 1 core. Either way, I know how to do this.


But it doesn't do anything. I still have the same issues, and various compatibility modes don't help.

..I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. I'm looking at a more global solution than a game-specific solution because I play old games a -lot-, and never had that problem in older computer. There must be a reason for this.
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Originally Posted by SFJake;14479234 
My computer if needs be:

2x4 GB Ram 12800 DDR3
Window 7 64 bit
i5-2500K 3.30GHz (quad)
GeForce GTX 560 Ti


Basically, trying to play old games is not going so well. Some, like Unreal 1, run quite faster than they should.


Normally, in my older computer and from any reports I read anywhere else about such issues, you just make the game run on 1 core. Change affinity manually through task manager, or use a program to start it on 1 core. Either way, I know how to do this.


But it doesn't do anything. I still have the same issues, and various compatibility modes don't help.

..I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. I'm looking at a more global solution than a game-specific solution because I play old games a -lot-, and never had that problem in older computer. There must be a reason for this.

unreal gold with the stock 2.27 patch runs like crazy unless you limit your frames to 60, using the lastest patch with a pretty recent opengl renderer fixes this without having the need of vsync (and consecuently horrible input lag redface.gif).
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Forcing Vsync through Nvidias control panel might help.

Or you could toggle the Turbo switch on your computer tongue.gif
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turn on vsync
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox;14479309 
Forcing Vsync through Nvidias control panel might help.

Or you could toggle the Turbo switch on your computer tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by sandybridge14;14479313 
turn on vsync

vsync gives massive input lag and seriously affect gameplay in fps games like unreal:drum:
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Damn. I got like... the exact same answers than on the Unreal forum. I guess I'll have to explain my position a bit.


-I play in Software mode. Otherwise the mouse gets weird and the game looks worse to me. VSync doesn't work in software mode and even if it did, I don't like VSync. It causes input lag most of the time.

-I won't get into why, but I'm not going to update the game with unnofficial patches. The very few things they ruined in the patch that everybody doesn't care about... happens to be the few things I absolutely want to keep. So there.

The turbo boost might be the problem, though, I didn't think about that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SFJake;14479414 
Damn. I got like... the exact same answers than on the Unreal forum. I guess I'll have to explain my position a bit.


-I play in Software mode. Otherwise the mouse gets weird and the game looks worse to me. VSync doesn't work in software mode and even if it did, I don't like VSync. It causes input lag most of the time.

-I won't get into why, but I'm not going to update the game with unnofficial patches. The very few things they ruined in the patch that everybody doesn't care about... happens to be the few things I absolutely want to keep. So there.

The turbo boost might be the problem, though, I didn't think about that.

I was joking. smile.gif Olde computers often came with a turbo toggle switch, so you could run at a slower clock for certain games tied to clock speed.
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Them 2500k processors bro...

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No, but seriously, forcing vsync should remedy the issue.
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I had this problem, I solved it by just recording everything I did with FRAPS. An odd solution, but it works quite well for any game. Since they are older your system should have no problem keeping 60fps solid.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox;14479309 
Or you could toggle the Turbo switch on your computer tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by SFJake;14479414 
The turbo boost might be the problem, though, I didn't think about that.
I guess u fell for it

Try V-Sync to limit FPS
     
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