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Old 10-27-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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Killing Floor-Extreme Loading/Lag

Hello,i bought Killing Floor the other day,but its almost unplayable,and i don't know why D:
The loading screen, no matter what its loading, takes up to 10 minutes to finish! After the ten minutes or so, i start the game, and experience a crazy amount of lag too. This is for both multiplayer and solo. My computers about 3 years old, but according to rumour Killing Floor is even older xD All my windows updates have been installed,and i even defragmented lastnight

Manufacturer: Compaq
OS-Windows Vista (32-bit)
Processor: Intel Celeron M (1.60ghz)
32-bit
RAM: 1GB
not sure what other information would be neccesary,so just let me know what else is needed and ill post it. (Dont have my laptop on hand >.>)

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Old 10-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Pitty bump?
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:36 AM   #4
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Try this for your loading times, skip the second step. Use it only when absolutely necessary.

About your lag. Are you using Bitdefender or another Antivirus? Exclude the Killing Floor folder from scanning. Solved my lag/freeze problem instantly.

Both things worked like a charm for me. The game loads in less than 30 seconds, maps included, even WestLondon. Also no more lags or freezes for me. The game is insanely fun now.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #5
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Try this for your loading times, skip the second step. Use it only when absolutely necessary.

About your lag. Are you using Bitdefender or another Antivirus? Exclude the Killing Floor folder from scanning. Solved my lag/freeze problem instantly.

Both things worked like a charm for me. The game loads in less than 30 seconds, maps included, even WestLondon. Also no more lags or freezes for me. The game is insanely fun now.
Were you having the same problome? the only antivirus i have running is windows defender/firewall xD
I cant try these for a few hours, but i got my fingers crossed o.o

Oh yeah,whats so dangerous about the second step?
EDIT: It turns out i have about 1GB of RAM, and 1.60ghz of processing speed, is anythign wrong with those numbers, and taking those into consideration, are either of the two steps still a good idea?

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Old 10-28-2009, 10:29 AM   #6
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check the control panel>system and read the first tab for the processor speed.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:34 AM   #7
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Processing speed is already posted in the first post,and in my last one xD It's not very high i guess...anyway to raise it aside from buying a new computer? o.o
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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laptops are not great for gaming especialy if you have the intel video on it.
that has problems with a lot of games.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #9
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It's been fine for every other online game ive played though, most of them run on a p2p sytem, not sure how this games set up o.o i mean occasionally i get a bit of lag,but thats pretty unavoidable for any computer xD
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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there are many games out here can you name a few.
I never hear about P2P games ,is that a file sharing game?

if intel is also your video my bet on that.

killing floor needs a directx 9 supported video the games you named do not.

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Old 10-28-2009, 10:57 AM   #11
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Well,Killing Floor is my first STEAM game xD In p2p games, your computer communicates with other players through each others internet connections, as opposed to our computers communicating through (for example) STEAM servers

Games ive played inclue; S4 league (FPS), Flyff, (mmorpg), Shin Megami Tensei (mmorpg) aaand thats all i can think of atm xD
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:39 AM   #12
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those games look lightweight to me.

its like apples and pears , maybe you don't have the correct pixel shader for killing floor or tons of other stuff your video does not support.

you just can't compair random games.

if you are on intel video thats my bet.

edit: think I edited a wrong post damn tabed browsing :P
I think those games you played do not require a directx 9 compatible videocard.

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Old 10-28-2009, 08:25 PM   #13
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No, im pretty sure they all use DirectX9 xD, which is deffinately compatible with my computer, since pretty much everything uses it o.o And theres deffinately people with intel graphics cards who can play the game just fine.

I've no idea what you mean by pixel shading though, how would i know if i have the correct pixel shading?
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:38 PM   #14
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Ok, you have multiple problems. Your RAM and your videochip.

You're running Windows Vista with only one GB of RAM. That is not good. If possible, get more RAM, that will speed up your Laptop a lot in every aspect. Not only in games.

Second, disabling the Precaching leads to shorter loading times, but will cause performance problems while playing. Especially on PCs with low amounts of RAM. That's why i don't recommend it.

Third, your videochip is a big concern right now. I have an idea what to do. KF won't be as pretty as it's now, but the performance should be a lot better.
http://forums.tripwireinteractive.co...ad.php?t=30754

To find out what kind of videocard you have, do the following:

1. Press and hold your Windows key (normally found between the <Ctrl> and <Alt> keys on either side of the <spacebar>) and then the R key to bring up your system's Run dialogue window.
2. Lastly, where you see Open:, simply type dxdiag and click on the OK button.
3. Select Display and look up what your videocard is.

Here is a screenshot of my Dxdiag (which is german)
http://img3.imageshack.us/i/20091029053039.png/
I marked the important part.

4. Post here what your videocard is.

About the games you play:
S4 League: DirectX 7.0 videocard required, not 9.0
FlyFF: DirectX 7.0 videocard required, not 9.0
Shin Megami Tensei: DirectX 8.0a videocard required, not 9.0
Killing Floor: DirectX 9.0 videocard kinda required, DX8 modus possible with INI tweak mentioned above.

Also, Killing Floor is a RAM eater, it eats RAM for breakfast, brunch, lunch, teatime and dinner. I have 2GB and Windows XP (which uses a lot less than Vista, which is a RAM eater too) and i had to work with KF to make it run flawlessly and reduce the loading times.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:27 PM   #15
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Killing Floor is a RAM eater, it eats RAM for breakfast, brunch, lunch, teatime and dinner.
I couldn't have put it any better myself.
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