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Ello,

Has ANYONE been able to play Dark souls at 120hz? The game instantly crashes for me, can get into the start menu but never start a game.
Works to start with an HDMI cable but never with the Displayport 120hz one.


Anyone got any ideas?
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Sounds odd... so basically the game crashes if you run it with a displayport and 120hz selected?

TBH I'd think of just playing it at 60hz... the game is locked to 30fps, and there's a slightly buggy mod that doubles the cap to 60. No way I know of to take advantage of 120hz.
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Ello,
Has ANYONE been able to play Dark souls at 120hz? The game instantly crashes for me, can get into the start menu but never start a game.
Works to start with an HDMI cable but never with the Displayport 120hz one.
Anyone got any ideas?

12-hz is not actively supported in any games as far as I know. Trying to force the framerate might be causing the crashes. What card and drivers do you have? I know if you goto 120hz.net (i THINK thats the site... dont quote me) there is a long and detailed thread about this exact problem and which card will and will not support 120hz. Hope that helps.

edit: if its sigrig letme know
post #4 of 9
Yeah I've tried but i haven't been able to get it to work either. Given the limited support for the PC version I don't think anyone will be able to get it to work.
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Yup, using the sig rig.

And every game can run at 120hz monitors in my experience (short as it is). Never had a game crash on me even tho it didnt handle the monitor.

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If you look at the guy who made the fix for the game it doesnt work beyond 60hz as the engine was never intended to handle that amount of rendering.

Make sure you have AA turned off in game, and you may want to try something like 75hz or so, as the sun is the first thing to start glitching up so that should be your indicator if your pushing the engine too far
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If you look at the guy who made the fix for the game it doesnt work beyond 60hz as the engine was never intended to handle that amount of rendering.
Make sure you have AA turned off in game, and you may want to try something like 75hz or so, as the sun is the first thing to start glitching up so that should be your indicator if your pushing the engine too far

There's a difference between not taking advantage of the 120hz, and crashing on it though... I've never heard of a game crashing because of running the monitor at a high refresh rate.
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Its likely it just simply crashes at start up if its trying to do 120hz from the beginning, though like you said its a rather uncommon issue here...

OP have you tried it at 60hz yet to make sure its not just because your trying to run 120hz? Its possible your issue may lie elsewhere
    
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Ello, sorry about the time it took to answer. Timezones being what they are I needed some sleep.

Yes Ive tried it at 60hz, problem is that I dont use a HDMI cable normally. I only stole the Xbox360 cable to try it out and my gf probably wont like me hogging that one, and buying another cable and having 2 cables to the same monitor for one games sake seems overkill. With an HDMI cable it worked perfectly to start the game up.

With a displayport cable I can only select 100 or 120 hz.
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