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Chief Oppupu Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:31pm
Issue Report: TF2 sound stuttering and unplayably low FPS
So I can launch TF2 fine, but when I start a match, I get terrible sound stuttering. It just loops the same half second of sound for several seconds, then the next bit of sound, etc. I just started a match and the announcer sounded like:

Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-Miss-ion-ion-ion-ion-ion-ion beg-beg-beg-beg-beg-ins-ins-ins-ins-ins-ins in-in-in-in-in thir-thir-thir-thir-ty-ty-ty-ty-ty....... and so on

If I continue and try to play, I get roughly a frame every few seconds.

This is a fresh install of Linux Mint 14. It ran fine for a day before this started, and I don't think I changed anything that should affect TF2.

Has anyone else seen this issue?

My system info:

Processor Information: Vendor: GenuineIntel Speed: 3601 Mhz 4 logical processors 4 physical processors HyperThreading: Unsupported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Unsupported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Supported Network Information: Network Speed: Operating System Version: Linux Mint 14 Nadia (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 3.5.0-17-generic X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server release: 11300000 Video Card: Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 460/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.14 Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz VendorID: 0x10de DeviceID: 0xe22 Number of Monitors: 1 Number of Logical Video Cards: 2 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Primary Display Size: 20.51" x 11.54" (23.50" diag) 52.1cm x 29.3cm (59.7cm diag) Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x Primary VRAM: 1023 MB Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x Sound card: Audio device: Memory: RAM: 7982 Mb Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: en_US.UTF-8 Microphone: Not set Total Hard Disk Space Available: 118233 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 92082 Mb Installed software: Recent Failure Reports: Tue Dec 18 04:13:56 2012 GMT: file ''/tmp/dumps/crash_20121217231354_1.dmp'', upload yes: ''CrashID=bp-c6e7b088-ae09-4e6e-9dac-8d37b2121217''
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Jinouchi Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:01pm 
Same problem. Just installed Ubuntu, Steam and TF2 today. First time running it I got the same symptoms as you. 1 frame per second at best, and stuttering sound.

Some quick specs:

RAM: 20GB
CPU: 8 core AMD 3.1GHz
30GB HDD free space
Toquinha Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:14pm 
Hello guys. The same problem with me, BUT when I launch the game by the Desktop, everthing works fine.

If you wish, colaborate on my thread.

Regards.
Toquinha Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:25pm 
And BTW if I recall, the distro they're putting effeorts on is Ubuntu. I'd recommend installing it and giving it a try =)
Jinouchi Jan 1, 2013 @ 12:35am 
I'm using Ubuntu, but I was using 12.10. I noticed that 12.04 LTS was the more supported version, so I installed that instead. Things seem to be running more smoothly so far. TF2 is downloading now - did not work from my SteamApps backup folder. Will update with any major news.
Demi Demi Demi Jan 13, 2013 @ 8:30am 
Same issue here. Mint 14 Cinnamon.
Lysius Jan 14, 2013 @ 9:30am 
Had a very similar problem on Fedora 17 with nvidia driver 310.19. In various games (also in TF2) I sometimes saw an FPS drop to one frame per few seconds that suddenly appeared and could only be ended with exiting and restarting the game.
I updated the nvidia driver to 313.09 and the problem went away.
Demi Demi Demi Jan 14, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
Turns out that my HDD was dying.
Elizium23 Jan 29, 2013 @ 3:44pm 
I am having intermittent problems. I have only tried the training and offline-with-bots missions, and 90% of the time the game plays smooth as silk. But the times it stutters are crippling. It is impossible to play like this. My hardware: i5-2400 CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce 9600 GT.
Lysius Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:36am 
Elizium23: Did you try the 313.x nvidia driver? You description matches perfectly to my problem I had with 310.x.
Elizium23 Jan 30, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
Lysius: thanks for the reply. Where can I get the 313.x driver? Do I have to download and install it manually? I had a lot of grief the last time I tried to do that. The best driver I can find through the "Additional Hardware" control panel is 310.x. I have been getting updates for that. I have precise-proposed added to my software repositories. (Ubuntu 12.04 in case you didn't know.)
nate.sh Jan 30, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
Disable multicore rendering and vsync. Solved my issues. Using 310.x drivers.
Last edited by nate.sh; Jan 30, 2013 @ 6:10pm
Lysius Jan 31, 2013 @ 1:52am 
I don't use Ubuntu. If there are no packages for 313.x, you could try to get the source package used to build the driver package for Ubuntu, put the new driver version into that and build the package with the desired driver version yourself. That is what I normally do when I want to install a driver version on Fedora that is not available as a package.
Johnny The Ghost Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:37pm 
Getting the exact same problem. It was working fine a day or two ago, but i guess something updated or changed because I'm now getting the annoying stutter and a single frame every five seconds or so.
Toquinha Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
It's not a Ubuntu problem, it's a Steam one and specially Team Fortress 2.

Disabling Antialiasing resolved some of my problems
Last edited by Toquinha; Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:40pm
Johnny The Ghost Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:21pm 
I've tried everything suggested here as well as everything i can think of, including reinstalling all the xorg, unity, and video driver packages. nothing will fix this problem that literally sprang up over night. =(
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