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micro freezes in game [SOLVED]
Hi,
Since I reinstalled the game on my new computer, I'm having little problem playing.
When I play I have small freezes every 1-3 seconds. I checked the box to see my FPS in game and then noticed then during less than 0.1sec it shows me 40 FPS while the rest of the time i have 60. It don't prevent me from playing but it's quite annoying to play a game when it's not fluid.

for information I'm running under Vista,
with 2Go RAM
dual Core processor (more informations this afternoon)
Geforce 8600GS

I also noticed than turning off mediavps and all graphics at the lowest made these freezes less frequent but they were still there.
Rebooting my computer make these freeze disappear for 1-2 missions, they reappear after that.

does someone have any idea where it could come from ?
Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 02:02:36 pm by griffon67 »

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: micro freezes in game
You might want to check the core affinity. FreeSpace might have performence issues if it is run on more than one core.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: micro freezes in game
Are you running on OpenGL ? And try switching off those counters, like the FPS one.

 
Re: micro freezes in game
I'm using OpenGL config.
I have these freeze even with the lowest configuration possible (without counters etc.....) in the launcher's features tab

how can freespace be run more than once when I reboot my computer and launch it just once ? could it store something in the memory during missions ?
curiously, when I put the maximum config option (even with antialiasing) i still have freeze each 1-3sec, I though it would be unplayable but it's the same. Could it be that it's not hardware related ?

Could a bad vista config do something like that ? (yeah I know I should install XP or linux)

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: micro freezes in game
Ihow can freespace be run more than once when I reboot my computer and launch it just once ? could it store something in the memory during missions ?
Nonono. What I meant is that since you have a dual-core processor, FSO may be running on both cores. And that can cause slowdows. Fiddling it to run on only one core just might help. Do the following: start up FreeSpace, hit Ctrl-Alt-Del (and possibly do something else in addition) to bring up the Task Manager. Open the Processes tab, find the fs2_open_whatever.exe, right-click it, select Set affinity. On the window that opens, tick Processor 1 on and Processor 0 off, for example. Hit OK and resume the game.

There was some software that could be used to permanently assign certain processes to certain cores but can't remember where to get it.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 
Re: micro freezes in game
when I disable one of the core in the task manager i get 30-40 FPS in game (which is unplayable).
more ideas ?

I'm using a 3.6.9 build

 

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Re: micro freezes in game
Update your drivers.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

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Re: micro freezes in game
Turn on Vsync.

And 30-40 fps should not be unplayable.  60 is optimal, but 30 fps is certainly useable, particularly in SP.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: micro freezes in game
Turn on Vsync.

And 30-40 fps should not be unplayable.  60 is optimal, but 30 fps is certainly useable, particularly in SP.
I get like 20 FPS and I can play fine. Of course I've had time to acclimatise...
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
Re: micro freezes in game
I tried D3D instead of openGL and I can play full detail (even with antialiasing) without a single freeze (60FPS), but then I have some graphical bugs whenever I pause the game :/
is there smething special about OpenGL on vista ? is there a bugfix for D3D ?

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: micro freezes in game
NONONO! D3D is not supported by FSO anymore, it leads to a host of problems, including the bugs you experienced.

If at all possible, use OpenGL.

Try different GPU drivers.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
Re: micro freezes in game
until I find my problem with OpenGL I have no choice than using D3D :/ these small bugs in D3D are nothing compared to my problems with OpenGL.
I'm currently looking for solution, if I find one,I'll post it.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: micro freezes in game
Okay.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: micro freezes in game
Try to disable the . . . cooler ? Or whatever it is. Dunno why, but it increases performance on my friend's laptop.

 
Re: micro freezes in game
disable the cooler of the graphic card Oo ? or another component inside the computer Oo ? that's a bit risky isn't it ?
I'm trying to reinstall completely my graphic card, we'll see if it fix the problem.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: micro freezes in game
I wouldn't listen to Shadow, he doesn't seem to be to sure of what he's talking about.

Did you try the drivers?
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Re: micro freezes in game
I don't think I'm sure myself. Once I get back, I'll ask my friend on what exactly to do.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: micro freezes in game
Let's just say that if you disable a component called cooler from a computer, something will most likely burn.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 
Re: micro freezes in game
reinstalled latest drivers from nvidia, no changes :/
I'm trying to resintall the whole game (3.6.9 version)

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: micro freezes in game
Before you do that, you might want to try a newer build.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []