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#1 06-06-2010 19:46:35

agrilledfish
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Registered: 06-06-2010

Beginning of game lags to unplayable degree

Hello, I know there's officially no support for this anymore, but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway.

After loading up the game and getting control, my game runs pretty smoothly for the first few seconds, like normal. Then around the time the voices start, the video starts lagging like crazy. The frame-rate drops to about 1 frame per 5 seconds. I can still move around, but I can't see what I'm doing which makes the game pretty much unplayable. I gave up trying to make it out of the starting room.

I would think it's a problem with my graphics card or computer, but other Source games (HL2, original Portal) run quite smoothly. My specs are:
CPU: Intel Centrino Duo 2.0GHz
RAM: 2GB
Video: ATI Radeon X1600 (512MB)

I tried turning the video settings down to all the lowest settings, but it didn't make any difference. hmm Let me know if you have any ideas of what could be wrong.

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#2 06-06-2010 19:54:56

NykO18
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Re: Beginning of game lags to unplayable degree

I can't think of anything right now.

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#3 10-07-2010 02:00:25

wrathofmobius
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Registered: 10-07-2010

Re: Beginning of game lags to unplayable degree

I'm a bit late, I know, but here's a few things that I found in the original Portal that helped:
-Windowed mode
-Portal render depth to 1 (0 is unplayable in Portal:Prelude)
-Having Portal:Prelude be the first thing to do when the computer is booted up
-Going outside tongue

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#4 22-05-2012 01:06:28

Danny8732
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Registered: 22-05-2012

Re: Beginning of game lags to unplayable degree

wrathofmobius wrote:

I'm a bit late, I know, but here's a few things that I found in the original Portal that helped:
-Windowed mode
-Portal render depth to 1 (0 is unplayable in Portal:Prelude)
-Having Portal:Prelude be the first thing to do when the computer is booted up
-Going outside tongue

Umm, I BEAT the game with portal render depth on 0! cuz my graphics card sucks T_T But it is playable on 0

Last edited by Danny8732 (22-05-2012 01:07:03)

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