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demo vs game - performance collapses??
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cpickeri Offline
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Not Solved demo vs game - performance collapses??

Hi,

I recently downloaded and played the penumbra demos on my PC running Ubuntu 11.04. The demos ran perfectly smooth with 0 performance issues. I bought the collection for $20 (great price) and now when I run the game it is unplayable. It could not be any slower....my mouse cannot even respond to my movement with the framerate I am getting. I have tried turning the graphics down and resolution down...not working.

Why would the demo run great and the game run so terribly?

My PC
graphics: ati radeon x850xt
mb = asus p5wd2
ram = 2gb
cpu = INTEL PENTIUM D 960 3.60GHZ/4M/800 LGA775 ES CPU (64bit)
and plenty of disk space
06-30-2011 02:36 PM
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jens Offline
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Not Solved RE: demo vs game - performance collapses??

Try and delete the .frictionalgames folder from your home directory, this will remove all saves and settings in case there is something in conflict between demo/full game.
06-30-2011 02:44 PM
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cpickeri Offline
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Not Solved RE: demo vs game - performance collapses??

The problem is with the ATI drivers. I was having a hell of a time getting them working with the latest version of Ubuntu since it doesn't use the xconf settings anymore. I reinstalled in Windows 7 environment and installed latest ati drivers...no more issues.

Thanks.
07-01-2011 01:32 AM
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