Retro Man Dec 10, 2013 @ 4:02pm
SS3:BFE Bad Framerate?
My Specs: GTX 660 Ti
Athlon ii x4 640
4 GBS Ram
1 TB HDD
Windows 7 64 Bit

Okay, for some reason, Serious Sam 3 gives my friend and I bad framerate (My friend has a 560 Ti and a i5-2500k) and we keep freezing and getting bad frames throughout the game. It only doesn't lag if I set the Graphics setting to "Lowest", and if I change EVEN ONE GRAPHICS SETTING, it starts getting about 40 or less. It shouldn't be doing this at all. I've tried reinstalling, console commands, framerate fix threads, etc. and I'm out of ideas.

Anyone have a similar problem, or a fix?
Last edited by Retro Man; Dec 11, 2013 @ 2:47pm
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lano1106 Dec 10, 2013 @ 8:37pm 
Which OS?
AlenL  [developer] Dec 11, 2013 @ 2:12am 
Sam3.log please.
Retro Man Dec 11, 2013 @ 2:49pm 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7xhnk9ju4j5phlf/Sam3.log


Originally posted by AlenL:
Sam3.log please.
AlenL  [developer] Dec 11, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
Three things come to mind first:
#1 Perhaps your expectation of framerate is different than what autoadjust does. Autoadjust in this game is tuned for 30fps. So yeah, you must lower the settings manually if you are aiming for 60. And not just GPU speed, but also CPU speed. Especially since the GPU is higher up the curve than the CPU.
#2 Log shows you autodetect set you for High/Ultra/Ultra and you switched it to Ultra/Ultra/Ultra. Why? Have you tried lowering the CPU speed setting _together_ with the GPU speed setting?
#3 Might be that you are experiencing some rare jittering or jolting that manifests as lowering the average FPS. Please run with prf_bShowFPSGraph=1 and send us a screenshot and a matching log when you see such an drop in performance that you are trying to solve.
crazybluntz Dec 12, 2013 @ 9:09am 
same with me thought it was only me
Retro Man Dec 12, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Originally posted by AlenL:
Three things come to mind first:
#1 Perhaps your expectation of framerate is different than what autoadjust does. Autoadjust in this game is tuned for 30fps. So yeah, you must lower the settings manually if you are aiming for 60. And not just GPU speed, but also CPU speed. Especially since the GPU is higher up the curve than the CPU.
#2 Log shows you autodetect set you for High/Ultra/Ultra and you switched it to Ultra/Ultra/Ultra. Why? Have you tried lowering the CPU speed setting _together_ with the GPU speed setting?
#3 Might be that you are experiencing some rare jittering or jolting that manifests as lowering the average FPS. Please run with prf_bShowFPSGraph=1 and send us a screenshot and a matching log when you see such an drop in performance that you are trying to solve.

I set it at Ultra Ultra Ultra to experiment earlier. Even if I set my CPU to "lowest" and gpu to "low" it still lags quite a bit. I only get good fps if I set gpu to "lowest". I'll send a screenshot and log in a sec. I'll also use medium presets.

EDIT: Screenshot: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=203327130
As you see it fluctuates quite a lot but is mostly at or under 30 fps (all medium presets)

EDIT 2: Log: https://www.dropbox.com/s/04fpvoa0ym4uedz/Sam3lognew.log
If you see I'm using console commands, I'm not a noob (at least I think), I just wanted to not get killed so I could get a good screenshot. Which I still died. (So I guess I am bad lol)
Last edited by Retro Man; Dec 12, 2013 @ 5:56pm
NAGASUKI SoloLobo Dec 12, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
you using aimbot? LOL... just joking. I got 20-50fps on 8800GTS
Retro Man Dec 14, 2013 @ 10:05am 
Bump :(
AlenL  [developer] Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:31pm 
Sorry, I was expecting Den[CT] to look into this. I hope he'll see this thread on Monday. From your screenshot it does look like it is too slow, and probably something is wrong in the options, but he will be able to say more.
Retro Man Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Originally posted by AlenL:
Sorry, I was expecting Den[CT] to look into this. I hope he'll see this thread on Monday. From your screenshot it does look like it is too slow, and probably something is wrong in the options, but he will be able to say more.
Alright, thanks.
DEN [CT]  [developer] Dec 16, 2013 @ 1:41am 
(sorry for the delay) :(
RetroFan, are we talking here about multi-player, or this issue is also present in single-player game mode?
Last edited by DEN [CT]; Dec 16, 2013 @ 1:42am
Retro Man Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:10pm 
Originally posted by DEN CT:
(sorry for the delay) :(
RetroFan, are we talking here about multi-player, or this issue is also present in single-player game mode?
Both. I get really bad framerate in the campaign mode (single and multi), but in survival, I get 60+ fps on ultra.
DEN [CT]  [developer] Dec 19, 2013 @ 5:35am 
Ok, how exactly low is your "low FPS"? (I need something to work with.)
From what I saw in that screenshot up there, 39FPS is pretty much fine for your GPU. If that's on "high" or "ultra" setting, not lower! :)
Eventyr Dec 19, 2013 @ 3:54pm 
Yeah i also had a really crazy lag experience in multiplayer! (my ping was only 999 at times lol)
sorry i just had 2 :P

but one thing i must say "the game loads really long time before it starts up!
(may i ask why?)
im using 4 SSD HD on 500gb each and CPU I7 quad core 3.4ghz
DDR5 ram 16gb
Nvidia gtx 560 ti (also have Nvidia gtx 780 ti)

but a friend needed to borrow it to make some SLI test with it :/
cant say no really since he always fix my pc ^^

ps. but all should be fully updated also my bios and motherboard
­­Δ👽 Louna 👽Δ­­ Dec 19, 2013 @ 4:09pm 
What's your anti-virus?


Try to desactivate it temporary to test it too.
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