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Hey was wondering if anyone else had problems running F.E.A.R. It is really jerky. It was fine the first time I played it. I installed catalyst 5.12 and now it is very choppy even though it says they have fixed the problem with F.E.A.R. I am running it at 800 x 600. Soft shadows are disabled also antiliasing is at 2x. Was wondering if anyone could help me fix this problem.
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did u use driver cleaner?
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did u use driver cleaner?
what is that??
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Driver cleaner like totally removes any and all traces of your previous drivers, like in the registry and stuff I'm guessing, so there won't be any problems with your new drivers conflicting with the left over traces of your old ones. Like sweeping the slate totally clean.
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How the heat in your case? Does it stay choppy for the intire time you are playing or does it go away? Also does your hard drive skip with the lag? Look for those thangs. That will hellp narrow it down.
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Originally Posted by kritho
Hey was wondering if anyone else had problems running F.E.A.R. It is really jerky. It was fine the first time I played it. I installed catalyst 5.12 and now it is very choppy even though it says they have fixed the problem with F.E.A.R. I am running it at 800 x 600. Soft shadows are disabled also antiliasing is at 2x. Was wondering if anyone could help me fix this problem.
Ok i have some tips for you :
1.FEAR needs more than 1.5Gig of rams to run smooth.During the game when i popup to windows and see the task manager,it is usually reaching 1.5-1.6 on the RAM usage,this happens too on BF2,its so smooth with RAM 1.5Gig and more.So you may decide to upgrade since RAM these days are cheaper.
2.Since you are using ATI card,try to rename the FEAR.exe file to other name,e.g: FEAR1.exe . It will boost your FEAR perfomance.

Prove :
Without tuning at 1280 2AA/4AF:


With tuning,filename changed to FEAR1.exe ,same display settings:



Hope this helps
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Originally Posted by AndrewBEJ
Ok i have some tips for you :
1.FEAR needs more than 1.5Gig of rams to run smooth.During the game when i popup to windows and see the task manager,it is usually reaching 1.5-1.6 on the RAM usage,this happens too on BF2,its so smooth with RAM 1.5Gig and more.So you may decide to upgrade since RAM these days are cheaper.
2.Since you are using ATI card,try to rename the FEAR.exe file to other name,e.g: FEAR1.exe . It will boost your FEAR perfomance.

Prove :
Without tuning at 1280 2AA/4AF:


With tuning,filename changed to FEAR1.exe ,same display settings:



Hope this helps
What the funk? How does changing the name work? Where did you find out?
post #8 of 10
Here you go. Go down about midway, and they'll start providing info. Doesn't seem to explain why it would increase performance, but there are plenty of proofs.

Like AndrewBEJ said, you need 1.5 GB+ RAM to play F.E.A.R. smoothly/at a satisfactory level.
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Its a pretty stressful game thats for sure!
Changing the file name will make your performance better? I cant see how that is possible. The ONLY thing I can think of is that there are extras like sounds and movie clips bound to run with "FEAR.EXE" so when you change the name they dont load up. DLL files work the same way. Still very weird.
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Does this trick work with Nvidia cards?
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