fleasac33 Mar 2, 2013 @ 8:02am
those experiencing frame rate problems
this could be complete coincidence, but i thought it at least warranted some discussion. i wanted to look through the game files for kicks, so i used the .scs extractor (google it) to unpack all the game files and have a look. i left everything uncompressed and started the game. i now have a steady 40-50 fps, whereas before, i was having extreme slowdown in cities and huge frame rate swings with the same graphics settings (ultra). i've also installed a bunch of mods, but i can't think of a reason they would spike my frame rate. thought this may help others. my specs below:

I-5 2500k (stock speeds)
8gb
crossfired 5850's
windows 7
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Knottypine Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:31am 
I wonder if there is any change to damage or corrupt saves doing that?
Jᴧgᴧ Mar 2, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
Flea, are you running the game off a SSD, or a conventional hard disk? Loose-leaf files on a SSD would naturally seek and load faster.
fleasac33 Mar 2, 2013 @ 9:33pm 
i haven't had any problem with the loading of any of my old saves. and @jaga, i'm running off a conventional 2tb WD hard drive.
AK47zim Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:04am 
Hi guys can someone explain for me in detail how to resolve the frame rate problems
Jᴧgᴧ Mar 3, 2013 @ 9:36am 
Originally posted by fleasac33:
i haven't had any problem with the loading of any of my old saves. and @jaga, i'm running off a conventional 2tb WD hard drive.

I did a little testing with this last night, didn't see any framerate or load hitching improvements at all. I think it was a placebo effect from one of your mods (or nothing). And I have a SSD drive, so loose-leaf files would be better here.

Note: the game won't even launch without the main .scs library file in the game's directory. So having the files loose-leaf is slightly redundant anyhow.
zbobg Mar 3, 2013 @ 11:01am 
I seriously doubt that the game can even read loose files.

Easy way to prove: Get Process Explorer, run it and watch which files get opened.
fleasac33 Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:16pm 
weird. well, that's a bummer. i'll do a little more digging and try to remember exactly what i did, because my frame rate problems are non-existant at the moment.
kevin1957 Mar 6, 2013 @ 3:50am 
i have no frame rate problems either,but when i first play i get a few stutters.probably HDD seek speed 500gb seagate.specs ,i7 2600 gtx 560 8gb dominators 1600mhz.games with long distance draw and open worlds make great use of cpu.
kevin1957 Mar 6, 2013 @ 4:02am 
also turn vsync off try putting anti aliasing down though with your rig 5850x2&i5 your should be slicing through any game.
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