#1 Posted by Jackel2072 (2280 posts) -

Hey friends. So I was messing with the 360 version of this game when I came a crossed something kind of crazy. The console versions of this game have v sync options! Flipping them off and turning off film grain boosts the frame rate slightly. Granted its no solid 60 (or 30 for that matter) but it helps quite a bit. You can find them in the options menu under display

#2 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Really? I just put more RAM into my 360 and opened it to put a liquid cooler on it so i could overclock the CPU.

#3 Posted by genericHenle (31 posts) -

@thehbk said:

Really? I just put more RAM into my 360 and opened it to put a liquid cooler on it so i could overclock the CPU.

Oh me too. I just downloaded some new RAM and a new GPU. It's running so much better!

#4 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4988 posts) -

Mmmm delicious screen tearing...

#5 Posted by Jackel2072 (2280 posts) -

Dude I'm not joking. I have no clue why a console version would have v sync options but they are there. And will of course kill frame rate

#6 Edited by McGhee (6075 posts) -

I don't know. I guess I'm so use to poor framerates that I don't even notice it anymore. So I'm looking for the next gen to blow me away with its amazingness.

#7 Posted by DeathByWaffle (655 posts) -

I've only played the games for a couple hours but I honestly haven't been bothered by the frame rate so far, except for one significant hitch I had. Not sure if I'm just lucky or if other people have been playing a lot of PC games.

#8 Edited by DeathByWaffle (655 posts) -

I've only played the games for a couple hours but I honestly haven't been bothered by the frame rate so far, except for one significant hitch I had. Not sure if I'm just lucky or if other people have been playing a lot of PC games.

#9 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -

@jackel2072: I think they've had a V-Sync toggle since they patched it into the first game.

#10 Posted by Luca717 (130 posts) -

from what i heard the frame rate for this on consoles is atrocious. how can anybody play these lol

#11 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -

@luca717: The PS3 version is mostly fine except for scenes of really hectic mayhem, where it gets choppy and occasionally locks up.

#12 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

Played on 360 perfectly fine without changing options. The only time it was a bit unbearable was during those on foot race missions, but it was still playable for me. I was also used to playing Doom 3 and Rage which stay at 60 FPS right before I got SR4

#13 Edited by _Chad (960 posts) -

I played through on PS3 and the only time I had any kind of significant frame drops was during UFO mayhem.

#14 Edited by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

I did this on the 360 version of Infinite too. The screen tearing sucked but the shitty, inconsistent framerate was worse.

#15 Edited by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

There are some PC gamers who think anything under 30 frames a second is "unplayable".

personally, the only time framerate ever bothers me is if it messes up my timing on something.

#16 Posted by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

There are some PC gamers who think anything under 30 frames a second is "unplayable".

personally, the only time framerate ever bothers me is if it messes up my timing on something.

Unplayable is a dumb word. But I don't like how games look under 30. I can tolerate down to 23-28. But, for me personally, I know that with Infinite, with vsync on, I was around 20 fps and it was rough. The real problem I have is when the framerate is inconsistent. I don't mind a steady, lower framerate. It's when the game jumps from 20-30-20-40-30-60-15 that it really bothers me. It's just ugly.

#17 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -

@jazgalaxy said:

There are some PC gamers who think anything under 30 frames a second is "unplayable".

personally, the only time framerate ever bothers me is if it messes up my timing on something.

Personally, anything under 30 FPS is unplayable.

See? I can add 'personally' to a statement and make it indisputable, too.

#18 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -

Yep - its the last time I ever pay any attention when Brad goes on about console games being 'broken' or 'unplayable.' because of the framerate. Maybe they are if you have some super flash PC and can't go back, but if you are a consistent console peasant like me then this, Far Cry 3, whatever else - they all play fine.

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#20 Posted by impartialgecko (1689 posts) -

I remember Bioshock 2 having a vsync option (although they didn't call it that) on the PS3. Weird. Anyway, it sucks that developers can't manage to get the framerate locked at 30 but then again only really good dev teams manage even that. Sub-30 is playable but it's certainly a bummer.

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#22 Edited by believer258 (12210 posts) -

There are some PC gamers who think anything under 30 frames a second is "unplayable".

personally, the only time framerate ever bothers me is if it messes up my timing on something.

It's not unplayable, it's unpleasant. And 30 is a standard, has been for quite some time now. Or, at least, it's supposed to be.

Saints Row 2 had a VSYNC option that practically had to be off to keep a decent framerate, and even then it wasn't great.

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#23 Posted by Zacagawea (1616 posts) -

I seriously doubt all these people who are saying the PS3 doesn't have frame drops

#24 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@jazgalaxy said:

There are some PC gamers who think anything under 30 frames a second is "unplayable".

personally, the only time framerate ever bothers me is if it messes up my timing on something.

Unplayable? No, it's playable, but so is 15-20 fps. It's playable, you can get through the game.

But is it nice to play? Nope.

@zacagawea said:

I seriously doubt all these people who are saying the PS3 doesn't have frame drops

The funny thing is you can see the massive difference in the Saints Row IV quick look when they switch to PC, but people still deny it happens.

I don't know, maybe they can't take their consoles being insulted or something? I have both so I couldn't give a shit, my PS3 has been a good system, but even it knows it runs some games like shit.

Hell, The Last of Us didn't even maintain a solid 30 FPS, it dipped often especially when outside.