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I have a weird pausing problem. My framerates are fine but the first thing anything loads I have horrible stuttering.

My specs:

Core 2 Duo T5450
2Gb RAM
Geforce 8600M GS using 169.09 drivers
Vista Home Premium

Also I can't see engine glows on larger ships in this build.

My command line is D:\Games\FreeSpace 2\fs2_open_C02182008.exe -mod mediavps -spec -glow -env -mipmap -no_vsync -cache_bitmaps -dualscanlines -orbradar -rearm_timer -ballistic_gauge -3dwarp -warp_flash -snd_preload  -ambient_factor 90

I installed using Turey's installer, and I have the latest media vps except adveffects as provided by the installer.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Are you using the 3.6.10 .VPs? The 3.6.10 .EXEs? You must use the 3.6.10 .VPs with the 3.6.10 .EXE, and the 3.6.8z .VPs with the 3.6.9 .EXEs.

On a side note, your PC will run the AdVPs, or should.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
Another note: the 169.xx nVidia drivers are known to have problems with OpenGL. You might consider using some slightly older drivers.
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OK newer drivers have actually pretty much sorted the stuttering. However I still can't see engine glows on larger ships and the ones on smaller ships look odd. Any help? I have the 3.6.10 VPs and I've gone back to 167 series drivers and it hasn't helped (on 174 series now).
« Last Edit: February 21, 2008, 03:47:22 pm by SuperCoolAl »

 
OK shivan and vasudan beamglows don't render for me. Terran beamglows are fine (and look great).

 
I think the Shivan beamglows is the fault of the 3.6.10's (they are betas after all). Don't know about the Vasudans, though. :doubt:
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 
Actually I just played the FS2Demo (which has mediavps as a secondary mod) and engine glows and beamglows were there :S

 

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Both XT builds and 3.6.10 mediavps are still work in progress (ie WIP) stuff. If you want something stable stick with older mediavps and stable branch builds (not XT builds).
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I think my problem is symptomatic of using a bleeding-edge build as after the first mission I play in a Windows session everything is smooth as silk.