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32 bit x 64 bit

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by jimortality, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. jimortality

    Premium Member

    OK I'm sure my pc is 64 bit and I have a 32 bit and 64 bit folder in rf2 so my question is this, what is the difference between the 2 bits and how do I enable it cheers.
  2. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    If you have a 64 windows. rF2 will be in 64bit. Unless you choose to force 32bit in the launcher.

    - plugins will work in 64 bit. ==> Bin64 folder. (Bin32 folder will be unused)

    - more RAM can be used in 64bit. Virtually no RAM limit.

    In general no big differences. In 32 bit your RAM will be limited. This not a big problem. Only the nordschleife with a lot of cars will exceed that limit.
  3. jimortality

    Premium Member

    32 bit is unchecked but my Bin 32 folder is where my launcher and everything is.
  4. jimortality

    Premium Member

  5. jimortality

    Premium Member

    and this is 64 bin upload_2015-1-2_17-10-26.png
  6. jimortality

    Premium Member

  7. "Only the nordschleife with a lot of cars will exceed that limit."

    Mmmh, I've seen much difference between 32 and 64 bits.My PC config is this one:

    Core i5 3330 3.00Ghz
    4GB DDR3 PC15000 Crucial 186Mhz
    GTX 650 Ti OC 2Go
    Windows Seven
    when I was on the 32 bits config, impossible to run the game correctly from 15 cars evolving around the track (or even just waiting in the pits), and the resolution was decreased to 1366*768, etc
    Now on 64 bits with the same config, it's the maximumu resolution with my screen, 26 visibles cars, all the details I want, and the game run perfectly since that moment !

    If it wasn't question about that improvment, I wouldn't have been able to compete on the VWSR 3.5 for sure, and I maybe I would have left rF2 for a long time !
    That game is the first which makes me think about go to the 64 bits version OS.
  8. Hi Jim,

    This is completely normal. You have some non-ISI files in bin32 which adds to the file count.

    The easiest way to determine if 64bit is running is to load the game, alt-tab to show desktop and then open task manager.
    If it is 64bit, in task manager on the processes tab, the program will be listed as:

    If it is 32 bit, it will be displayed to you as:
    rFactor2.exe (32 bit) or rFactor2.exe *32 on older systems.
  9. jimortality

    Premium Member

    Cheers Mat it just says rfactor2 and no .exe
  10. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Then it's 64 bit.

    In windows 8 it will show (32bits) only if it's a 32bit executable. Everything else is 64 bit. ;)

    Launcher rFactor = 32bit
    rFactor 2 = 64bit

    Schermafdruk 2015-01-03 00.58.34.png

    When Force 32bit in the launcher is enabled

    Schermafdruk 2015-01-03 01.03.15.png

    Tip: enable "Auto Close Launcher"
    If you do, you can Alt-Tab in and out rF2 with no problems. ;)
    Schermafdruk 2015-01-03 01.03.44.png
  11. jimortality

    Premium Member

    This has totally gone haywire, I've messed about with my folders and task manager now shows rfactor 2 (32 bit) I can't face doing a clean install as I've got all my mods and tracks nicely in the game but not sure now what to do.
  12. Frank

    Administrator Staff Premium Member

    So what did you learn ;-).

    Anyway check in your settings if force 32 bit is checked, uncheck if it is :).
  13. jimortality

    Premium Member

    I learnt that to call @Simon Christmann who has again saved the day :)
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  14. jimortality

    Premium Member

    I did some testing this morning and I forced 32 bit so I can try and record with obs but I didn't notice any changes to the game play or graphics or anything to be honest so still not sure what difference if any there is.
  15. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    Try to load up the Nordschleife with a decent amount of cars and you will see the diffrence, because it wont load at all in 32Bit mode. It doesnt change graphics or something, but it allows rF2 to allocate more than 3.5 GB of RAM, which you need on bigger tracks. Also the start up time from the launcher is much better, if you have lots of content installed. No idea if performance in general is improved, but for the nordschleife I have to turn down the graphics a lot to get it even running with 40 cars, because rF2 doesnt have enough RAM in 32 Bit mode.
  16. jimortality

    Premium Member

    Ah right yes, I'll put it back to 64 bit then.
  17. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill

    I have a 64bit computer but for some reason it won't load tracks in 64bit mode. So I am still dorced to use 32bit does that mean I won't be able to race on the 28th with a big grid?
    I would like to find out why I can't use 64bit but noone knows why I can't cause all I get is gmotor error and that's it
  18. jimortality

    Premium Member

    When you run the game, what does it say in task manager?
  19. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill

    I've had to force it to run 32bit so I know that I am running 32bit but I can't run 64bit cause of the error. It's strange cause I know my computer can run 64bit games and programs as I usually only run 64bit
  20. jimortality

    Premium Member

    What is actually in your RF2 64 bit folder