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Getting AWFUL performance in SupCom: FA. With the video preset on Medium, I average less than 10 FPS in-game. Anyone have a similar issue or know of anyone who has some sort of fix? I have the 169.25 nVidia drivers.
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I've had the same issues in FA. For me though it's not till I'm about 30 mins in or so and the units are starting to build up. More ram may help you a bit. I'm not sure what my FPS are, but next time I play I'll fire up fraps and let you know.
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My friend has been having the same problems at 1280x800 8800GTS(G92)
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I won't ever play anything below 1680-1050, because it's awful playing anything below that. Even playing on Low presets doesn't yield much better performance :\\
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The weird thing that he's having, is if he loads the same map, with the same amount of units in Supreme Commander, it doesn't lag like it does in FA. :tearshairout: (We should make a smile for that )
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Dual boot XP... Yeah it sucks, but it fixed all my SupCom issues.
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Dual boot XP... Yeah it sucks, but it fixed all my SupCom issues.
I've been having issues with XP and Vista
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I'm not sure what my FPS are, but next time I play I'll fire up fraps and let you know.
Hit the / on your keypad to bring up the frame rate. There's no need for fraps.

On Topic: Try hitting ~ for console and put in ren_ for a list of options. I only use ren_shownetworkstats, but theres a load of diagnostic tools in there to mess with. If I come up with a specific command for you, i'll let you know.
    
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That's pretty cool I tried the "shownetworkbandwidth" and it worked really well. My 'net connection isn't the thing that's weak, that's for sure.

Anyway, I know it's got to be something with the 8800- The CPU isn't taxed, and the network isn't saturated. Gotta be the 8800.
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That's pretty cool I tried the "shownetworkbandwidth" and it worked really well. My 'net connection isn't the thing that's weak, that's for sure.
Yeah theres definitely some neat tools in there. I forgot to mention, there are more than the "ren_*******" ones but they aren't nearly as easy to figure out. I've crashed the game several times messing with a few of them (you can attempt to change default values, etc).

As for your woes, it must just be something the game doesn't like any other vid card you can toss in?
    
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