Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

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Sir Laguna Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:35pm
The game is running slow
I hope somene here can help me. It's running kinda slow in may PC. I have a i3-3220 with 4 GB RAM and a GeForce 8400GS. I think with this specificatios the game should run smoothly.

Can someone recomenme a resolution/shaders/anti-aliasing etc configuration for my build?

Thanks you.
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Paratech2008 Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:02pm 
IMSHO you pro'lly need a better video card, the 2nd digit of the video card indicates how 'good' it is, the 1st number is the generation. A 6800 video card is a strong generation 6 card, and an 8400 is a low level generation 8 card.

C= 64 Feb 17, 2013 @ 3:08pm

That card is slow, and it is a low end 8 series as stated above.

There is no way it will run the game smoothly even at the lowest resolution and settings, unless you consider smooth too be 20-30fps at best. Even an Nvidia 5900XT is faster than that a 5 series card and a Nvidia 440 is rated faster a 4 series card.

You need to realise just because a card is a newer model does not make it faster than the older models unless it is the mid range or top end line basically.
Mint Vanilla Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
I also need some help. I'm having the same problem (game runs too slowly), and apparently my video card is even worse. But I just want to make sure before I go buy a new one.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4200

If I just get a new video card, will I have any problems running Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams?

Also, any suggestions? Should I stay with the Radeon HD series or go with something else? I'm not an HD gamer, so I don't need top-of-the-line hardware.
Sir Laguna Feb 24, 2013 @ 8:25am 
It see's the problem is, indeed, the video card. I don't know why this game is so demanding ins this aspect.

Anyway, I'm now playing it without shaders, shadows, antialiasing and in low resolution and is running OK and I'm enjoying it... but I really wanted to play it with max quality.
Chinkara May 25, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
The game is indeed very demanding. You might not expect because it's seemingly just a cute little platformer (but consider, it's fully 3D, DirectX9/10 with changing landscapes and stuff.)

My gf's PC has a GeForce GTX460 but in our case the CPU (dual-core, 2,1GHz) is limiting. It gets occasionally slow. Officially the game requires a 2,8 GHz dual-core at least. 3,0 GHz quad-core is even recommended!
I strongly suggest to new buyers that they check the system requirements before buying this for an older PC!
tarasis Jul 29, 2013 @ 8:00am 
I get around 14FPS on my rig (2.53GHz, 8GB Ram, NVidia 9400M, SSD, 1280x800) on level 1 (10FPS on the Xmas level)


It really is demanding :) Looking forward to when I have a new computer and can play this smoothly.
himmatsj Jul 29, 2013 @ 8:21am 
For anyone wondering, I have a GT 620. It is considered a very low-end modern GPU with a G3D score of 440 (the 8400GS above has a score of 115, while the Titan has an 8000+ score).

I get very decent framerate in game with some tweaking of the settings, but there is a slight moment of stutter when I begin levels (this is usually during the first five seconds when I make my first couple of jumps). After that, smooth sailing.

AA on
Medium shader quality
Shadow on
vpaulve Jul 8, 2014 @ 11:24am 
I have a Asus Radeon 7750 and Giana Sisters is so slow :(
NinjutStu Jul 13, 2014 @ 5:55pm 
Every once and a while I get a tiny bit of performance issues with this game when maxed out, but I imagine it's a lot more taxing than people expect.

I mean, the "hook" is that you're swapping back and forth rapidly between two different sets of graphics, it's probably more resource heavy than typical indie platformers.
vpaulve Jul 14, 2014 @ 7:06am 
There is a only one sets of graphics, no option to change it.
Glombo May 9, 2015 @ 11:48pm 
Have the same problems here: The game is running slow and and sometimes even becomes unresponsive and I just can't believe it's the Hardware.
I even turned down all graphics to minimum settings but the game still keeps lagging.

My Hardware:
Graphipcs Card: AMD Radeon 9 280
CPU: AMD FX 6800
Memory: 24 GB
OS: Windows 7 64 bit

I have seen much more demanding games running smoothly, so what's wrong with Giana Sisters?
CrunchyBiscuit Jul 5, 2015 @ 10:13am 
It's just an incredibly demanding game. There's no way I'm getting a solid 60fps on my machine (tried various drivers and all that). I know my machine isn't the fastest anymore, but it ate up everything I threw at it 4 years ago. Nowadays, even a simple platformer cripples my PC. I still can't play the game with this crappy performance. I'll probably need a top of the line i7 for that. Rise of the Owlverlord is even worse (the first level I already drop to ~45 fps, without doing much. Crysis 2, Rage, Dead Space series, Resident Evil series, Prince of Persia, Devil May Cry 5 - pretty much all my games still run 60fps, even on my aging machine).

The soundtrack is really awesome though. I bought the game and returned it because of the absolute SH@T performance, but I'm glad I heard the OST, instantly added it to my favs.

My specs:

Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 3800MHz
RAM: 4GB Kingston HyperX 1333MHz 7-7-7-20
Videocard: AMD Radeon HD6950 2GB (840/1275MHz)
Motherboard: Asus M4A88T-M
Sound: Onboard VIA HD Audio
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Display: Dell 2209WA
Input: Logitech G400s mouse (1000Hz), generic keyboard
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 1TB
CrunchyBiscuit Jul 5, 2015 @ 10:22am 
I'd like to add that lowering resolution or graphical settings do NOTHING to increase performance on my system. So aside from the game being a GPU hog, it also completely eats up my CPU.
Last edited by CrunchyBiscuit; Jul 5, 2015 @ 10:22am
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