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Having some trouble

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Jeff, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Hey all,

    Whenever i tab out of RF2 it crashes and wont let me return, i have to kill the Rfactor2 proces in taskmanager. It appears as a small rectangular black screen in my top left screen. I am trying to record some replays with obs but i cant get it to work because of this. I already checked integrity and that was fine. Not sure what to do now maybe anyone on here knows what the problem could be ?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  2. Are you running rFactor 2 in fullscreen or windowed mode?
  3. Will window mode solve it?every single ISI based game I have issues alt-tabbing it.
  4. Borderless does the job as does windowed.
  5. Borderless does the job as does windowed.
  6. Eric Bergeron

    Eric Bergeron
    Premium Member

    Windowed mode introduce input lag, i read that somewhere, is it true ?
  7. Windowed mode makes alt-tabbing very stable compared to fullscreen I find, I can alt-tab out of rF2, mess around in MoTec, Firefox etc., then return to rF2 without it crashing.
  8. Think it depends on your operating system. As I recall, one of them turns on vsync in windowed mode, so you'd get lag.

    I'm using fullscreen in Win10 and don't alt-tab enough to bother with windowed mode.
  9. William Wester

    William Wester
    Premium Member

    I don't use full-screen because of the issue with switching out of the game. Borderless work best for me, I don't want to see a Window, and switching to my other monitor while running rF2 doesn't cause any issues. vSync is not on in borderless.
  10. Associat0r

    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Borderless doesn't work if you want to run rF2 at non-native resolution.
  11. I once read a lot on this subject and then tried it for myself, I can catch the same slides, do the same lap times in Windowed/Borderless as I can in Full Screen. Probably more noticeable when FPS is low or you have a low end PC, but as I as strive to get 60fps then I don't notice any significant lag.
    Simple solution is to try it for yourself :)
  12. Ari Antero

    Ari Antero
    Premium Member

    rFactor 2 Mode: Windowed / Borderless is running through OS sync buffer which increases input lag and lowers fps. Use Mode: Full screen to avoid this.
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  13. William Wester

    William Wester
    Premium Member

    Oh, I didn't see Jeff say he was running a non-native resolution.
  14. thanks all, based on your comments it seems this is a commen problem. I run fullscreen mode so i will try to run in windowed mode to record the replays and just put it back to fullscreen when i play to prevent any possible inputlag. Cant try now but will let u guys know when i tested it.
  15. Tested and works good now, i can alt tab and record without a problem. Thanks allot guys !