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Old 04-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Win8 Consumer Preview performance

Just thought I'd chime in with my experience with this game under Windows 8 Consumer Preview build. Gonna do this for all the games I try out on Steam so people have an idea of what's going on. Feel free to chime in with your own experiences/fixes.

TL;DR: Works. Kinda. Crashy.

Fired it up, intro video and audio desynched a bit, lots of vertical tearing, but I remember the lack of vsync from my previous playthrough, so that I expected. Video froze a couple times. Menu was nice and smooth, game started out alright... but for some reason the metro desktop kept butting in and I'd have to wait a few seconds for it to go away before the game would spool back up. This went away after about ten minutes.

First play lasted about 40 minutes, pretty much incident free. The game crashed without any real cause or trigger. Fired it up again, played for 20 minutes, crash. Fired it up again, played ten minutes, crashed.

Started it up in XPSP3 Compatibility mode, played seven minutes, crashed.

So, it WORKS. Just not very well.

Processor Information:
Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Speed: 3000 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
DirectX Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll
Driver Version:
DirectX Driver Version:
Driver Date: 6 Mar 2012
DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x612
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
No SLI or Crossfire Detected
Primary Display Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Desktop Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Primary Display Size: 18.50" x 11.81" (21.93" diag)
47.0cm x 30.0cm (55.7cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 512 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

Sound card:
Audio device: Speakers (High Definition Audio

RAM: 3327 Mb
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