View Full Version : Smaller fix for stuttering and lag

03-24-2010, 01:08 PM
Edit the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and add the following line: fswpc.available.gamespy.com

This fixed my stuttering, lag and hanging. The game was trying to resolve the above address hundreds of times and failing.

03-30-2010, 10:22 AM
If you don't want to block the program with your firewall, and if you don't want to modify your system hosts file, here's another (somewhat less elegant) fix:

1. Open FSW.dll (in Steam\steamapps\common\full spectrum warrior) in a text editor like Notepad. Before making any changes, make a copy of the file so you can restore if things go badly.

2. Search for "%s.available.gamespy.com". There should be exactly one match.

3. Replace "%s.available.gamespy.com" with any url of the same length that actually points to a server. I used my personal web site, but "www.example.com/fixes/%s" also works (the %s will be filled in by the program with "fswpc").

4. Save the file and start the game. There may be other problems (which I hope to address with future posts), but the lag should be gone.

05-09-2010, 11:02 AM
THanks man , it solved my lag problem , i was lagging like hell even at cinematics , menu everywhere , after this , is smooth as a baby :D nad it's easy to do that ,have some rep :!

06-03-2010, 02:03 PM
Okay, so what do I use to open the damn thing? I dont know how to add the thingy to it

06-14-2010, 07:46 PM
synnoc's fix was great! hacking a .dll is a big pain in the rear compared to editing the host file. thanks synnoc!

07-06-2010, 01:00 AM
Considering gamespy.com still has their logo in the game seems like they could just put the sub back on..

In any event, thanks for the info. I was stumpped on the stuttering problem.

07-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Just wanted to add that Synnoc's fix worked for me. Thanks! BTW, is there anyway to get 1920 x 1080 resolution in this game?

08-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Whenver i make the edit and launch the game I get this error :S


Any help or sending me their copy of FSW.dll would be excellent, thanks

edit: nevermind I used the small fix from the first post and that worked fine

11-01-2012, 02:02 PM
Synnoc's solution works like a charm on Windows 7 X64.

02-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Thanks I used Synnoc's soultion and it fixed my FPS lag.

12-11-2013, 10:44 PM
It fixed the lag (Im happy about it), but didn't fix the sound issue =/