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Old 04-05-2010, 05:01 PM   #3431 (permalink)
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What card are you using currently? I've personally found that whenever I run anything in a window it gimps my fps. I do everything fullscreen now and alt+tab when necessary.

Also, as a potential performance boost if everything is at a low setting already, perhaps forcing the game to use DirectX 9 instead of DirectX 10. If you have a DX10 compliant card it should automatically load with DX10 which adds more details and shaders and the things that make me happy in the pants region. **Note that changing files can fuck your shit up so have it backed up.**

On a side note, when is ATI gonna get off their ass and get a driver fix out so that Bad Company 2's multiplayer maps don't load super slow on the newer cards!? >:|
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:10 PM   #3432 (permalink)
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Yeah running a game in a window is just about the most demanding thing the average user can do.
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:43 PM   #3433 (permalink)
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I'm currently playing SILENT HILL 2.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:08 PM   #3434 (permalink)
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Geometry Wars 2 is half price on XBLA this week - 400 moonbucks.

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I'm currently playing SILENT HILL 2.
Only one of the greatest games ever made!
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #3435 (permalink)
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Just Cause 2 players: look at this!
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:07 PM   #3436 (permalink)
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USB Memory Support for the Xbox 360 coming April 6th - Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Oh hell, I just got a 512mb Xbox Memory Card for it not too long ago. Time to put the 16gb flash disk to use.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:16 AM   #3437 (permalink)
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I figured if I put it down at the lowest res and just run it in a small window, the trade-off would suit me. It usually results in smoother-running games.

I also probably need to switch off all the transparency in W7. Would I be right in thinking the computer still does some processing on the desktop, even if you're running something fullscreen on top of it? Or does it only use resources if it's actually rendering the desktop on the screen?

PS. It's a Radeon HD3650
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:47 PM   #3438 (permalink)
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I figured if I put it down at the lowest res and just run it in a small window, the trade-off would suit me. It usually results in smoother-running games.

I also probably need to switch off all the transparency in W7. Would I be right in thinking the computer still does some processing on the desktop, even if you're running something fullscreen on top of it? Or does it only use resources if it's actually rendering the desktop on the screen?

PS. It's a Radeon HD3650
It's still having a think. For more demanding games, I close everything demanding using task manager, including explorer.exe (just have steam open first).

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #3439 (permalink)
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Just Cause 2 looks absolutely amazing.

Left 4 Dead 2 is pretty cool (although issues with the internet limit the fun).

On the last stretch with World of Goo (the epilogue), but it was pretty fun overall!

Braid is kicking my ass. Holy shit the timing and precision with this game is intense!
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:45 PM   #3440 (permalink)
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Loving the hell outta 'Just Cause 2'. I think it's the best open world game since 'Crackdown'. Also loving 'Tilt to Live' on the iPhone. It's pacifism mode on 'Geometry Wars 2', but better.
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