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Massive Stutter/Loss of Fram/FFB

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally' started by DewCrew88, May 6, 2015.

  1. DewCrew88

    DewCrew88

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    I cant figure out what the issue is- I tried the ghost replays and have the 2 replay files set as read only.

    No dice. It makes the game more or less unplayable because every 15-20 sec I drop to 0 lose all frames and physics and crash. People on steam have the same issue but no definitive answers have been found :/

    i5 2500k
    7970
    16gb ram
    Win 8.1
     
  2. Ben Saylor

    Ben Saylor

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    I have the same issue with similar specs (I5 3570k, 7970, Win 7, 8 gig ram). One thing that helped was to turn my antivirus (Avast) into Game/silent mode. Also, stop any backup programs you have running (for me crashplan). Since I have done these two things, the game runs great. I can get a full steady 60 FPS at high 1080p. I tried ultra but I get some drops into the low 50's in the forests of Wales.
     
  3. DysfunctionalDesigns

    DysfunctionalDesigns

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    I turned off the crowd since they look like crap anyways; seemed to improve my performance on my system. Though I'm running much different specs.

    AMD FX 8 core Vishera @ 4.2GHz
    Radeon R9 290
    8gb low cas latency ram
    250GB SSD (love the fast loading times this gives me)
    Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

    EDIT: note I have never had it give me zero FPS, but I have seen drops of frame-rate that definitely struggles in some sections that might not be fully optimized.
     
  4. Gary Horneck

    Gary Horneck

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    My system is stout, i7 6-core/GTX 980, and it stutters like crazy. I'm running the game on low settings. Rather pathetic.
     
  5. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

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    Shouldn't stutter at all, I have, well, something very close to you, and I have minor drops from 60 to 58 FPS, and I do think that's down to the writing of the replay file.

    Running everything on max.
     
  6. Catlin

    Catlin

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    The reason behind this is like with all the other Codemasters games. Its the replay file usually being written. If you have another hdd you need to setup a symbolic link and move the replay file away from the windows drive. It completely fixes my stuttering problem in the game.

    Replay folder is in c:/program data/codemasters
     
  7. nickh158

    nickh158
    Sunday Driver

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    What`s a symbolic link? :O_o:
     
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  8. nickh158

    nickh158
    Sunday Driver

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    I`ve had to uninstall it. I was getting framerates of between 20-30fps, even on the low setting. I didn`t have this problem when I originally installed it, so I can only assume it`s something to do with the new update :(