Can't get the game running/updated properly.. HELP!!
24.01.2013 @ 17:55 #1
So I'm new to the PC gaming. I just got myself a new PC, set the video card to maximum performance (gaming setting), turned off uber sampling, I noticed this needed to be off when I ran the intro movie. The intro movie runs smoothly now. The game itself is very slow. I tried the lowest configuration setting, and there is no difference in the slowness even when I have it on the highest setting. I even turned off texture downscaling.
I thought my PC met the requirements...
Quad Core AMD A8 5500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 7350 3.2ghz
8 gigs of ram 64 bit
I made sure when I bought this PC that it would be compatible to run most games.
The video in game is choppy no matter what setting in the game I use. I check the recommended settings and it says I should run on the high setting.
I patched via the witcher website to 3.1, then to 3.2. The executable still shows it at 0.9 when I hover the mouse over it?
I got this game through Steam.
24.01.2013 @ 20:48 #2
What you have is a low-end GPU (4 ROPs; the game is happiest with at least 16) that isn't up to the heavy computational demands of this game. Better setups than that may do well to render 10-15 frames/second in difficult scenes.
Try 1280x720 resolution; if that's not a good match for your display, try 1280x720 in windowed mode. The game's very sensitive to the number of pixels it has to display, more so than to the difference between, say, low and medium settings.
Is this a tower case design (so that it would be possible to upgrade the GPU)?
24.01.2013 @ 23:09 #3
Also, turning off texture downscaling puts the most demand on the graphics card, it kind of works "backwards" since it's a degrading feature ^^
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25.01.2013 @ 10:38 #4
I do have a tower PC... what would it take to upgrade the GPU? What exactly do you mean by GPU... is this my processor or vid card?
I have tried that resolution as well. I have not tried windowed mode.
25.01.2013 @ 11:09 #5
Should I just return this pc to futureshop.. I, mean they told me this box would run most games no prob. Is this lack of gpu issue going to happen with most games or just this one? Games such as Diablo 2, wow, etc.
25.01.2013 @ 11:19 #6
Since the 7350 GPU actually does not meet (and indeed falls far short of) the stated minimum requirements of this game and some other current games, you would have a good argument to persuade the store to allow you to return it without a restocking fee.
25.01.2013 @ 15:42 #7
Just spoke to FS... they told me that whoever said my PC could run most games was incorrect. Going to switch it. What is a good GPU rating Guy?
25.01.2013 @ 16:47 #8
The remaining digits stand for, roughly, the performance of the GPU. So, say, an AMD 6790 is below an AMD 5850 in performance: drop the generation number, and 790 < 850.
I'll give you three levels: good sub-minimum cards, which don't meet the stated requirements for the game but still can do medium settings at low resolution; current minimum-spec cards, which meet the stated requirements for the game; and current recommended cards, which are good enough to run the game at high resolution and high or Ultra settings.
Sub-minimum: No current nVidia cards. AMD 5670, 6670, 7670.
Minimum-spec: nVidia GTS 450, 460 768MB, 460SE, 550Ti, 650, 650Ti. AMD 5750, 5770, 5830, 6750, 6770, 6790, 7750, 7770.
Recommended: nVidia 460 (not 460SE or the 460 768MB model) and up, 560 and up, 660 and up; AMD 5850 and up, 6850 and up, 7850 and up.
27.01.2013 @ 12:00 #10
pretty sure that is what Guynwah said......lol
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27.01.2013 @ 16:46 #11
Ok so I got myself a newer and better PC.
I have another issue... the last PC I had this problem and reinstalled the game, and it fixed. I have this problem again, and I do not want to redownload and reinstall because I have already done this twice and my cap is gonna fill up... lol
It is the famous missing dll error when I try to launch the game. Last time I could not fix this without reinstalling it. Checked the game cache files twice and it says one file failed to validate and will be reacquired.. said this twice.
IS there an easy fix for the dll error... there are all sorts of things in guides online but I am not sure which ones work and which do not.
As well, when I launch the game it always does the three steps trying to install Direct X, Framework and something else... My PC is fully up to date and has latest versions of everything.
Steam is so problematic for me.
27.01.2013 @ 16:56 #12
Anyway, the .NET 4.0 framework and DirectX 9 support are optional components in Windows (though required by the game), so that is why the game will install them even on an up-to-date Windows.
27.01.2013 @ 17:49 #13
Also if you right click Witcher 2 and select properties then in the local tab tick the backup game files button . It should do just that . They will still be located in the Steam folder though . Another way to back them up if you have another hard drive is to open the installation directory which if default would be
C:\Program Files or Program Files(X86)\Steam\steamapps and then copy and paste the appmanifest_20920 to the other drive along with Witcher 2 folder found in the common folder in the same window as the appmanifest files