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sorry if this has already been covered, but the search feature on this site can be kind of worthless sometimes.

i own a 1280x1024 19" monitor.

i haven't played FEAR or FEAR XP much since passing them back in the day. i ran the games at 1024x768 rez because i had a slower computer at the time and it was the best i could do with playable frames.

however, i just turned Extracion Point on for a laugh and tried it at 1280x960 with my sig rig. aside from the awful clipping on the sides of my screen, i noticed that the game had little pauses in it that made it unplayable to me. according to Fraps, i was averaging around 100 fps with frames never dipping below 60, but it still stuttered a little bit here and there.

so i went into the game's Settings.cfg file and manually set the resolution to 1280x1024. i went back in and played it... smoothly. no stutters at all. can anyone explain why raising the resolution would improve performance??? it makes no sense to me.
(V Sync was off)
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Your LCD needs to scale the frames to the non-native res.
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is that really the answer? my LCD somehow affected my performance? when i played at my non-native resolution, the vertical part filled my screen even though it shouldn't have, while the width of the game was wider than my monitor.
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Your LCD needs to scale the frames to the non-native res.
hezitate......

I dont think a lcd affect your framerates... have you tried another resoltions?
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post #5 of 11
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it ran fine at 1024x768. of the three resolutions i tried, it was only 1280x960 that had performance issues. hmm, interesting.
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post #6 of 11
An X1900XTX heh. You should be able to max that game out at 1280*1024.
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that's what got me. at 1280x1024, i run the game with max everything and great frames. it was only 1280x960 that made the game stick.
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post #8 of 11
its because, as another user kindly pointed out, that you were running it on a non-native res. this wouldnt matter on a CRT, but it certainly does on an LCD.
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post #9 of 11
An overclocked 1900XTX can play it maxed at 16x12 (I do it all the time)
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post #10 of 11
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thanks to mactard and mcogan for actually understanding my question and answering it

i still don't see how my monitor can have this effect, but i believe you guys. thanks and +
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