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Screen Flicker Problem in Condemned

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Just got this game and started playing it, but I notice that sometimes I get this massive screen flickering at the menu. I've browsed around the net in search of a solution, but it seems like there is some kind of bug. I think it is only with Nvidia cards running with FSAA enabled. Anyone else have had this problem?
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What kind of flicker?
Like green shapes all over the place?
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Originally Posted by Mastacator
What kind of flicker?
Like green shapes all over the place?
No, not artifacts. Screen flickering as in.....flickering lol, I don't know how to describe it. Its basically screen tearing, except it continues infinitely.
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Sounds like a refresh rate issue.
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Sounds like a refresh rate issue.
That's what I thought too, but I don't think it is. I have my refresh rate set at 72hz (highest supported by this lcd monitor at 1280x1024). There is no option for refresh rate in the game, so I assume its at 72hz too. I think its better without turning AA on.
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I used to get a similar problem in ONI an other games when MSN messenger recieved a message and would go: "beep bloop bleep dahh dahh ding!" Or whatever dumb sound that POS program makes when you get a message. Take a creenshot of your Processes in task manager (organize them by username with yours at the top of the list) and we can see what programs running may be causing your problem.
 
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post #8 of 10
You should set your LCD to 60hz. Anything higher than that is just a waste for LCDs, which don't flicker until somewhere around ~40hz.
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You should set your LCD to 60hz. Anything higher than that is just a waste for LCDs, which don't flicker until somewhere around ~40hz.
No that is not true. At 60hz, the refresh rate isn't going fast enough and lines may progess across the screen. And if you stare at the monitor too long, it could possibly damage and stain your eyes. Having the highest possible refresh rate is essential with an LCD monitor.

@Bad_haze, I have no programs running in the background except Avast and Weatherbug (and default Windows apps).

I just read the README from Condemned folder and it says problems with Video/Audio may be related to the ACE codec (which I do have). I might uninstall this and give it another go.
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I found out its the FSAA problem. Sega needs to get a patch for this!
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