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rFactor pauses

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by wilf42, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. Hi all. New to the forums and sim racing (I don't even have a wheel yet!). I've been trying demos of various sims to see what I like but I'm having a bit of a problem with rFactor. Every so often (about twice a lap on average) the screen and sound freezes for a few seconds. During this pause there is no response to any controls. Then it will start up again as if nothing had happened. If I watch a replay it looks as though the car stops, reverses for a few yards, then drives forward past where it originally stopped, pauses for a few seconds and then drives on.

    I am running the program on a laptop (not ideal I know) with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 2 gig RAM and a GeForce 8600M graphics card. The OS is Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I have tried reinstalling the software and running as administrator but nothing seems to make any difference. I'm just hoping that you good people might have a suggestion for me, because if it wasn't for this I like rFactor a lot. I just don't think I'm going to be very competitive if my car stops a couple of times a lap! :laugh2:


  2. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Just to make sure, the laptop was not on battery?
    Laptops run on lower frequency and fps when on battery.
    But I guess we can exclude that one?

    Have you downloaded the latest directx 9 drivers and have tried other demo's like Race07 or GTR Evolution?
  3. I have been running the laptop on mains power, so that's OK. I have also been able to run GTR Evo and Netkar Pro without problems. But I did miss updating DX9, so I'll have a go at that and report back. Thanks for the input.

    Quick edit - Tried updating DX9 but I still have the problem.


  4. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Can you try to run rF windowed? See if that differs. Its in the rF config.
    Also try different settings like resolution and anti-alias.
    Btw, often problems in games are related to soundcards. Try to lower it in the same rF config. Even try software audio.
  5. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give those a go when I get back from work.
  6. Well I spent the evening tweaking settings and making changes in Config.ini. I had the graphics and audio settings with everything turned right down and everything turned right up and I still get this little pause every so often. It's beginning to look like GTR Evo for me.
  7. Right click on the rfactor icon on your desk top. Select properties, then click on the Shortcut tab. In the target box add this
    +fullproc +highprio
    Mine looks like this but you will have rfactor installed in a different location
    C:\Games\rFactor\rFactor.exe +fullproc +highprio

    Might solve the pauses I know it has for other people.
  8. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    i only get it online in server? :S

    Edit: on server now but it isnt there now :)
  9. Thanks for this. I had found the +fullproc argument but not the +highprio. I'll try them together and see if that helps.
  10. So did it solve the problem or not wilf?
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