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ok.....i have another problem....i installed F.E.A.R. combat..in Vista...but my framerate is around 10 frames at the reccomended settings(i have to put it all to low)...than i downloaded F.E.A.R.MP demo and ran it on medium,..(also in Vista)...no problem,(and it certainly looked alot better)....than i decided to try F.E.A.R. combat at low, still choppy..but it was playable,.....than i enabled punkbuster and i get the following error over and over again if i log into any punkbuster server:
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PunkBuster violation: (you have been kicked via PunkBuster for 0 minutes) ... restriction: Inadequate O/S priviliges
...........*** im not cheating or anything, installed the game and clicked the icon,..........so my questions are basically, what can i do to get the normal performance, (i heard something like a speedhack exists....but im a online gaming noob,and i don't really know what it is, or how to fix it).........and also why is PunkBuster nagging all the time, i just wanna play......tnx edit: i just tried, even my laptop plays it better ......on medium
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punk buster didnt kick you cuz u were cheating, but because the OS you are using (Vista) isnt supported.
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Make sure your account is set to administrator. If it is try creating another admin account and try again. No proper drivers have been released for vista and the current ones are just buggy. Thats where you FPS problem proberly lies. Also Vista is not as good for gaming as the OS requires more power from your rig.
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punk buster didnt kick you cuz u were cheating, but because the OS you are using (Vista) isnt supported.
ah tnx for clearing that up, non punkbuster servers work ok........exept for the horrendous framerate
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If you want it to run better i suggest going back to XP
    
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Make sure your account is set to administrator. If it is try creating another admin account and try again. No proper drivers have been released for vista and the current ones are just buggy. Thats where you FPS problem proberly lies. Also Vista is not as good for gaming as the OS requires more power from your rig.
its not that i want to have the highest frame rate, just decent, on the official multiplayer Demo i do not have this problem 25 frames was the lowest, also in Vista, and prey however just does around the 40 fps lowest, when im playing online
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If you want it to run better i suggest going back to XP
i need to buy a new copy of xp then..........as my laptop already has this copy and i could not activate it on my pc lol......thats one of the reasons im still on Vista
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Make sure your account is set to administrator. If it is try creating another admin account and try again.
If Punkbuster really requires you to be logged into Vista as an Admininstrator, they need to change that ASAP. Not logging as an Admin for day-to-day use is a good thing, not something to be punished for.

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No proper drivers have been released for vista and the current ones are just buggy. Thats where you FPS problem proberly lies.
Absolutely...although I do find it strange that the demo works fine for him. Same drivers, no?
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Absolutely...although I do find it strange that the demo works fine for him. Same drivers, no?
yes same drivers.....i'm playing it on my laptop with no problems, and some settings on max, sure looks better,my solution for the time being........lol
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i fixed it for 10 seconds...i copied the config file from the multiplayer demo, to the fear combat folder, however as soon as i change a setting and restart the game, it would play for 10 seconds normally, the game froze up,copied the config file again and i restarted the game, and again would play normal for 10 seconds, after that the slowdown occured again....and would not go away........what can be the cause? i find this issue very strange, the multiplayer demo plays good...if only combat did too......Edit: i dont have xfire running....and im very annoyed, i didn't built my rig, to play on my laptop......Edit: i give up with vista put xp on there, no problem 1rst place few times for me lol.....
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