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Old 02-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Killing Floor Unplayable

Bought my brother a copy of Killing Floor, but it's entirely unplayable and seems to be running between 5-10 FPS. The computer it ran on once played it perfectly, as it used to be my computer. The menu seems to be equally laggy, EXCEPT if the game is running in windowed mode; then the menu and in-game menu are fine, but the game itself is still unplayable.

PC specs:
e4400 @ 2.8 GHz
2GB DDR2 800MHZ Corsair RAM
ATi HD3870, updated drivers
Sound Blaster X-Fi
Windows XP Pro 32 bit, updated

So far I've tried:
-setting the sound to Safe Mode
-changing the video renderer to D3D/DX9, but setting it to software simply crashes on startup
-disabling the second monitor
-reducing all graphics and resolution to the minimum
-trying it in windowed mode instead

And still nothing seems to work. Reducing the graphics and resolution actually appears to make no difference, whether at 640x480 or not it's still just as bad.

I would make a thread on the official KF forum, but they appear to ban Hotmail accounts and I'm not willing to make a Gmail account just to post a thread.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Have you tried other games on it since this started happening? If not, try some other games. Your graphics card may have died out on you. If it's not the graphics card, have you tried verifying the cache? I know that sounds like it wouldn't matter, but anything is worth trying.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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This is the only game that has this issue, and verifying the cache didn't help either. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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Try turning "reduce mouse lag" off and see if that helps.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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No luck but thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to check the FPS while playing so I can give a more accurate reading.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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If you're running W7 turn off the event log service in msconfig, it registers every single button press and basically screws up the game.

If that doesn't help make sure nothing else interferes with the game, like an antivirus scanning it every next second.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:10 PM   #7
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I would make a thread on the official KF forum, but they appear to ban Hotmail accounts
Not true, I use hotmail and I didn't get banned, as well as others on my friend's list.

Try disabling catalyst AI, or setting to advanced.

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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If you're running W7 turn off the event log service in msconfig, it registers every single button press and basically screws up the game.

If that doesn't help make sure nothing else interferes with the game, like an antivirus scanning it every next second.
Tried switching the antivirus off but no luck, and running on Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

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Try disabling catalyst AI, or setting to advanced.
Cata AI is on Advanced so I'll try switching it off.

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Not true, I use hotmail and I didn't get banned, as well as others on my friend's list.
The administrator has banned/blocked your email address/provider . To contact the administrator click here

This is during registration. If you "click here" then it asks you to log in before you can Email the admin. So nothing I can do there, since I ONLY have a Hotmail account.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #9
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Catalyst AI didn't make a difference.

Right, some more points:

-The "Activity" percentage on my 3870 never goes above 10% while playing Killing Floor, even at max settings at native resolution. While playing CSS or MW2, this is around 40-50%. Something to do with this?

-Playing KF in a window causes my desktop cursor to lag, and any other games experience the same "lag". As soon as KF is closed everything is fine again. This ONLY happens with KF that I can see.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #10
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #11
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No luck. Running out of ideas.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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have you tried downgrading the graphics drivers to an older version?
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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have you tried downgrading the graphics drivers to an older version?
yeah, try to uninstall them, use driver sweeper in safe mode, and install again
http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #14
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Downgrading my drivers a single version fixed it; probably should've done that earlier but I was particularly adverse to it because it nulls support for a newer game.
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