Massive frustration here...I have OFP loaded onto both of the computers I own. Both versions are fully loaded with the most recent patches and drivers. System breakdown:
Dell Dimension 4100
PIII 933 MHZ
256 MB Ram
32 MB GeForce
This computer runs Flashpoint without slowdown, time and time again. Gameplay is largely flawless, even in big battles.
Dell Dimension 4300
PIIII 1.7 GHZ
256 MB Ram
64 MB GeForce 3
This computer seems to have far more trouble running OFP, despite clearly being the superior machine. I experience a LOT of slowdown and lag, and frequently have to reboot.
The video options on both comps are maxed out...
What am I missing? Why does the inferior comp handle OFP without difficulty? PLEASE HELP
What are the operating systems?
Windows ME. Any ideas? Any help is really appreciated. I love the game but I'm getting almost too frustrated to play.
Some success here...I used CTRL+ALT+DEL, and quit every application except Systray and Explorer, and it improved performance a good deal.
Still...BIS has to release a patch that addresses this issue. Too many people with high-end systems are having a tough time with lag and "memory leaks". I don't have the greatest system in the world, but my comp should still be able to keep up with the big boys. A P4 1.7 GHZ isn't nothing to sneeze at, nor is a 64MB GeForce 3...
I still can't play Battlefields, however. Any other ideas to further improve performance?
First, your problems have nothing to do with the game - if it was the game, it would be the same on both machines, it is not, therefore it must be your P4 system that's not right. (It narcs me when people blame what they see and don't stop and think about it) OFP is OK now, they've got most of the problems sorted.
Is the heatsink on your P4 OK? It has internal thermal protection, which will throttle back the CPU to prevent it from burning out.
What kind of sound, network, modem, misc cards are you using? Is it RAMBUS or DDR? (S423 or S478) What software do you have installed?
Are the machines networked? Have you tried playing a network game with one CD Key? If so, it could be FADE.
Have you been messing about with your BIOS settings / overclocking / tweaking in general?
Have you installed the latest REFERENCE drivers for you hardware? (OEMs often customise their drivers and they are usually not the latest version). Have you tried re-installing Windows? You'd be surprised the number of problems this can fix.