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Lag on games

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UserUnknown

eXo's Resident Brony
Don't remember where this goes, but whatever.


I'm having the lag issue...Again.

My specs are as follows:
Windows XP SP2
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core.
1.86GHz
2GB RAM.

The game: L4D.

I've set the arguments at: "-dxlevel 80" to try and reduce lag, but nothing.
 

x3sphere

Administrator
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I'd assume he is referring to performance. Anyway, the specs you provided are lacking a vital piece of information. What's your GPU?

That said, it looks like your CPU and RAM are up to par, so I'm assuming your GPU is the culprit here.
 

x3sphere

Administrator
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You need a proper GPU to run L4D, 8600GT/9500GT is the bare minimum I would say.
 

UserUnknown

eXo's Resident Brony
Hmm, would there be any way I could edit
"dxsupport"
{
"0"
{
"name" "90"
"ConVar.r_screenfademinsize" "0"
"ConVar.r_screenfademaxsize" "0"
"ConVar.mem_min_heapsize" "144"
"ConVar.cl_particle_retire_cost" "3500"
}
"1"
{
"name" "95"
"ConVar.mem_min_heapsize" "144"
"ConVar.cl_particle_retire_cost" "6000"
}
"2"
{
"name" "98"
"ConVar.cl_particle_retire_cost" "4200"
}
}

To dx8 or dx7?
 

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
Hmm, would there be any way I could edit
"dxsupport"
{
"0"
{
"name" "90"
"ConVar.r_screenfademinsize" "0"
"ConVar.r_screenfademaxsize" "0"
"ConVar.mem_min_heapsize" "144"
"ConVar.cl_particle_retire_cost" "3500"
}
"1"
{
"name" "95"
"ConVar.mem_min_heapsize" "144"
"ConVar.cl_particle_retire_cost" "6000"
}
"2"
{
"name" "98"
"ConVar.cl_particle_retire_cost" "4200"
}
}

To dx8 or dx7?
L4D doesn't support <= DX8. You might be able to hack it but textures would be missing etc. Overall not worth the trouble.
 

Greyone

Funny Little Green Ghouls
You will never get l4d running "well" with those specs.

However, if you're noticing decreased performance, it could be from having the resolution or quality set higher than before. It could also be from having more background processes.....and considering how your browser used to look, I wouldn't be surprised.

======

Ran it on my old pc (Intel P4 2.93 | 1.5GB RAM | Intel GMA 900)



barely ran at about 10fps and was completely messed up
 

ilyace

Member
To play the game, and what's the point of buying the game, turning around and selling it a few weeks later?
The point of the L4D games is to experience it with other people cooperatively, the story isn't exactly what people buy them for...
 
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