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Old 21st Mar 2001, 10:41 PM   #1
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Angry

system specs:

P3, 667, 64 megs RAM, TNT2 m64 32 meg videocard, totally defragged HD.

problem:

Deus Ex runs at 3 frames a second in DirectX and OpenGL. and this is with all the patches and promises that Eidos makes to boost the power of the TNT2 series of cards.


i feel like i've wasted 45 bux on this game.

any suggestions?

Software rendering tanks 2 seconds into the Intro.
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Old 21st Mar 2001, 10:43 PM   #2
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oh yeah, as a side note:

UT runs a smooth 60-80 frames/sec @ 800x600 with this system
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Old 22nd Mar 2001, 03:14 PM   #3
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UT 60-80 fps with 64 megs of ram?

64 megs doesn't give you much.

Try cacheman from here http://www.tweakfiles.com/memory/cacheman.html

also try these sites for os, hardware and game tweaks
http://www.3dspotlight.com/
http://www.tweak3d.net/

I only get 50+ fps in UT on a pIII 600, geforce 256 with 384 ram.

Deus Ex runs fine for me.
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Old 22nd Mar 2001, 10:53 PM   #4
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medium textures/medium skins

16 bit colour

Overclocked card.

i know it sounds odd, but i am getting this insane framerate.

i'll try to throw a pic up soon.

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Old 26th Mar 2001, 12:36 PM   #5
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I had similar problems w/Deus Ex on my PIII 933, 128Mb RAM, Overclocked TNT2 etc...It runs fine after about 30 seconds of churning in the levels, and takes about 10 minutes to load in OpenGL (about 4 in direct3d...)

I also have UT at 120fps in 800x600
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Old 3rd Apr 2001, 12:29 AM   #6
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2 big problems:

You only have 64mb of RAM
You have an M64 card, which is useless for these games

But even so, I'm surprised that your frame rate would be suffering that much. Are you using updated video drivers?
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Old 4th Apr 2001, 09:42 PM   #7
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money was an issue when i got the videocard.

but i'm saving up for the GeForce 3...

and my ram is getting quadded in the next few weeks.


Thanks for the tip
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Old 16th Apr 2001, 12:12 PM   #8
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Hey Grimlock, love your avatar! Saiyans rule! Cell's the greatest though, then Vegeta, then Gohan.

I found the DX didn't run very efficently, but that it pretty bad. Sorry, but I don't know what is up with that. Except for the TNT card.
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Old 17th Apr 2001, 10:26 AM   #9
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A fix for the dilemma

I have a 650 mhz laptop with a Nividia 256 and found a similar problem (by the way the laptop has 128 megs of memory) so I tried running it in software mode not in D3D or OpenGL. I can only run the game in 800x600 but never the less it works at a playable framerate.

Also diff. between framerates in UT and Deus Ex, 'cause Deus Ex only uses the Unreal Engine not the UT engine so there are some problems and slowdowns that will not affect UT.

Hope this works for you
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Old 18th Apr 2001, 05:16 AM   #10
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wrong. DX uses a modified 400 build of the UT engine.
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Old 6th May 2001, 02:55 AM   #11
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Sounds to me it`s one of those VideoCard problems. For best performance, you had better buy a card that Doo Voo But on the other hand, I have a GeForce 2 MX 64 MB, and I never ever had any problem with Deus Ex...

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Old 15th May 2001, 02:58 PM   #12
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Did you upgrade Deus Ex with the patch? They included a small patch not long after the release of the game that did fix all the D3D issues I've been having... Since then, it's run flawlessly for me.

AMD Athlon 650 (first gen)
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DX8.0

I think I average over 40fps, but as I'm not sure how to check the FPS in DE I can't tell you for sure. But I bet the patch will help.
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