Xcom running poorly.

#1 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (166 posts) -

Hi guys. So yea, whenever I'm playing the game is slow during game play and especially during cut scenes, and this is on low settings. Um here's my specs (from DxDiag)

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System Information

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Time of this report: 10/14/2012, 16:33:39

Machine name: LOFT-NORTH

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: System manufacturer

System Model: System Product Name

BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/20/11 20:35:31 Ver: 04.02

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~4.2GHz

Memory: 8192MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM

Page File: 2971MB used, 13375MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Display Devices

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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6739)

DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6739&SUBSYS_174B174B&REV_00

Display Memory: 743 MB

Dedicated Memory: 1008 MB

Shared Memory: 3831 MB

Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

Monitor Model: ASUS VH238

Monitor Id: ACI23F9

Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)

Output Type: DVI

Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll

Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1107 (English)

Driver Version: 8.920.0.0

DDI Version: 11

Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

I verified the cache and reinstalled the game. The only thing I can think of trying is reinstalling the video driver.

Any thoughts?

#2 Posted by Anomareh (92 posts) -

All I can add is it's definitely not your specs. I'm running it on a computer that's old as dirt (XP, an old c2d, 2GB of ram, and a 9800 GT) on high and it runs great. All I can think of is dicking around with your video drivers. Try updating if you haven't, a revision older if you were already updated. Maybe look for some beta drivers.

#3 Posted by buft (3317 posts) -

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~4.2GHz

heres your problem the bulldozer processors don't work with some steam ceg games, because of the architecture of the cores the ceg software does not know how to use more than one core forcing the game to use a fraction of your available power, I have this same family of processor and found solace in a piece of software called "orochi CEG" which i'll admit i dont know what it does but it allows me too play these games which include Dues ex human revolution, saints row 3 and shogun total war 2.

#4 Posted by TigusVidiks (13 posts) -

And I can say is that it's not even platform specific. The game keeps either crashing to the dashboard or on complete lock-down for the Xbox360. Some people get lucky and only happens 2 or 3 times trough the whole campaign, but other get the same just by going trough the tutorial.

#5 Posted by UberExplodey (942 posts) -

There's a lot of shit going down with Radeon cards. I haven't been able to run the game more than 5 minutes without it crashing to desktop.

#6 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

@StrawHatLaw13: You're running 10-month old drivers for your GPU. Try the latest Catalyst or the 12.9 beta driver.

Before you install the new drivers I strongly recommend uninstalling your current drivers like you normally would from the Windows Control Panel, then performing cleanup using Driver Fusion. If you don't, there will be leftover files from the old drivers that could conflict with the new ones which can cause issues that would otherwise be avoided.

#7 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (166 posts) -

Thanks a lot for the input!

I uninstalled the driver and then used Driver Fusion and afterwards installed the 12.9 beta driver and it improved it a whole lot even though I'm still running at low settings.

Since it was still meh, I looked up "orochi CEG" and now I have it running smoothly on high settings!

So the driver issue is just user error on my part, and the whole bulldozer processor thing (it was using only one core really?!) is a bummer too, glad there's some type of solution for it.

So now that whole issue is resolved more or less. Thanks again.

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