Pants Aug 3, 2013 @ 9:14pm
Game is running too fast
Everytime I load up this game, the animations and sound effects move way faster than they should be. When I get to playing, moving objects move a lot faster, and Meat Boy's jumping prowess is very unreliable. When standing still, the game rapidly repeats Meat Boy's landing animation.

How to fix?
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Dimo Aug 4, 2013 @ 7:29am 
This usually happens If Vsync is forced off somehow by the video drivers.
Make sure any such option is set to "Use 3d-Applications Setting" or the AMD equivalent.


The game was originally made for the Xbox 360, so it times all actions to 60fps and thus freaks out if the game runs on anything higher than that.
Pants Aug 4, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
THANKS A BUNCH
No Plan Aug 5, 2013 @ 2:59am 
same problem
Harucifer Aug 5, 2013 @ 7:46am 
Same problem here, not gonna force VSync off because I play other games without it to increase performance. Not gonna be switching it on and off like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Anyone know how to request a refund?
Pants Aug 5, 2013 @ 9:55am 
Originally posted by Haru:
Same problem here, not gonna force VSync off because I play other games without it to increase performance. Not gonna be switching it on and off like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Anyone know how to request a refund?

Dude, that is absolutely the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Just go to your video drivers and force it to "Let the 3d application decide" and then when playing other games, just turn v-sync off.

Also, if you are an American citizen, it is pretty much a no-go on a refund. And if you ask your bank to cancel a payment, that is fraud. So that is a quick heads up
Dimo Aug 5, 2013 @ 10:20am 
Originally posted by Haru:
Same problem here, not gonna force VSync off because I play other games without it to increase performance. Not gonna be switching it on and off like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Anyone know how to request a refund?

I don't know what kind of video card you have, but with the Nvidia drivers at least, you can set specific settings for an individual .exe . I bet there are custom profiles on AMD as well but I don't know for certain.
So, just make an exeption for SMB in the Controll Panel and all is well.
There are also several other tools that can limit the framerate of your game to 60, like dxtory or D3DOverrider, so pick you poison ;-)


And kinda Off-Topic, but whatever:
To my knowledge, If it's compatibility issues, Steam grants ONE refund per account. After that first one, they pretty much only offer refunds on certain occasion (i.e. the WarZ disaster, where the game was falsely advertised).

I wouldn't count on that though, since the game is not working because you are forcing something the game doesn't support..
It's like using mods and then complaining about the mods breaking the game to Steam.
It's beyond the developers/Steams control.
Harucifer Aug 6, 2013 @ 2:58am 
Not american, brazilian, and we have laws that protect the costumer from being ♥♥♥♥ed in situations like this.

And it's not the same as having a mod, dude. What the hell, I bought, installed and ran the game and it's not working as intended. I have nothing to do with it, and it's not my problem to fix.

Sometime ago I also got Fable 3, and boy, what a ♥♥♥♥ing piece of ♥♥♥♥ that is. Completely laggy, crashing every 5 minutes or so. Should've gone for a refund for my 10 bucks.


Anyways thanks for the info/help/whatever guys. Have a nice day, and sorry if I'm a little nervous. Guess the hatred for VALVe I've had since Source was released is going super saiyan.
Vego Aug 6, 2013 @ 3:05am 
Yep.
Dimo Aug 6, 2013 @ 7:25am 
Originally posted by Haru:
Not american, brazilian, and we have laws that protect the costumer from being ♥♥♥♥ed in situations like this.
Unfortunately, that's not going to help you - well, technically you could go to court, but I don't think it's worth the 3-12 bucks you spent on Meat Boy :-D

And it's not the same as having a mod, dude. What the hell, I bought, installed and ran the game and it's not working as intended. I have nothing to do with it, and it's not my problem to fix.

Well, if you are forcing Vsync off ,something which the game doesn't support natively, then there's not much to really do about it, other than, well, NOT forcing something the game was never built to handle.
To give a better example, it's like forcing anti-aliasing modes onto a game and then complaining about artifacts and graphical glitches.

But anyways, you know how to fix the problem now.
IMO the "trouble" of setting up an exeption in your driver settings for Meat Boy is well worth it, as it's one of the finest plattformers i've played in recent years.

Other than that - good luck with Steam Support ;-)
Last edited by Dimo; Aug 6, 2013 @ 7:25am
5H00T4 Jun 24 @ 1:50pm 
Argh of my god I spent the past 2 hours trying to beat 1-21 (Lil slugger) without VSync.
"Oh boy, this is even faster and harder than I imagined".

I must have tried it 200 times and then thought "This is impossible to beat!!!!!11"
I looked up guides on the internet and then somehow realized that all these walkthroughs videos aare so much slower than my game.
So yeah, could've saved me a lot of trouble and time...
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