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Old 06-05-2009, 05:11 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Default Serious Sam II LAGS please HELP

Hi

when i play ss2 when enemys arrive the game lags very much.
i have a quad core 9300 with 4x2.50 ghz and 4 gb ram and a nvidia 8800 gts
it only stops lagging if i turn of the sfx sounds....

i dont know what is the problem so please help me

im sure that the problem is not the graphic but something else
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:29 AM   #2   Add To Ignore List  
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It's probably because you're using an onboard sound chip instead of a soundcard. Serious Sam 2 hates onboard sound, so it'll likely cause massive hitching if there are too many sounds playing at once.

Try turning down the maximum amount of sounds from the sound settings to 15 and see if it helps the situation anyhow. If that doesn't help, go to dxdiag (Start ---> Run ---> type "dxdiag") and turn sound hardware accleration to minimum.
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it only stops lagging if i turn of the sfx sounds....

i don´t know what is the problem
It is obviously the sound processing if turning off the sound sub-system fixes the problem.

I'll second Finzy's tips, though I should add that lowering hardware accelerated sound to 0 will reduce sound quality considerably.
You get what you pay for I guess.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:35 AM   #4   Add To Ignore List  
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thanks for the answers

i have a onboard soundcard but i use a offboard soundcard
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Your problem suggest another scenario; you are using the on-board chip.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:40 PM   #6   Add To Ignore List  
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and what can i do?
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:54 PM   #7   Add To Ignore List  
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What Finzy said above. It will likely fix the problem. But if not, report back and we'll brainstorm some more.
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Also, try downloading the latest drivers for your soundcard/sound chip/whatever.
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That won't do anything, he has to install them too.
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Now, if you run serious sam 2 without any patches or so it runs great, but the sound is bad. If you install a patch, sound is ok but it laggs when you're around monsters.
Turn of EAX, set max. amount of sounds to 10 and lower sounds to about 20%. Now that will result in very quiet gaming, so I suggest you to buy headphones, you can find some from 5-50€..... This worked for me, so... Enjoy... Svaka cast ljudi, samo nastavite, ZIVIO CROTEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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