rFactor pauses

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wilf42

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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:

Regards

Andrew
 

Ramon van Rijn

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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?
 

wilf42

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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.

Regards

Andrew
 

Ramon van Rijn

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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.

Regards

Andrew
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.
 

wilf42

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Mar 23, 2009
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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.
 

Dave Robinson

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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.
 

wilf42

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Mar 23, 2009
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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.
Thanks for this. I had found the +fullproc argument but not the +highprio. I'll try them together and see if that helps.
 
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