alexgibs98 May 9, 2013 @ 3:24pm
Game fps rate unplayable
I know this has probably already been asked but ive been surfing the web for hours and i cant seem to find any solutions. First of all it takes from 10 to 15 minutes to load up the game and when i get onto the menu the fps is just awful, i have been in the game and that is also terrible.
I have already tried the graphics settings, setting all the graphics options to the lowest and still no change.

3.6GHz quad core
8GB RAM
64Bit OS Windows 7
ASUS M5A78L-MLX motherboard
AMD Radeon 6800 series
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alexgibs98 May 9, 2013 @ 4:37pm 
Thanks very much, i dont think it is a Bulldozer so ill try and post my logs tomorrow.
Feniri May 9, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Please let me know if you figure it out , we seem to share the same problem. Not to mention using the about the same set-up.
AlenL  [developer] May 9, 2013 @ 10:45pm 
Please post Sam3.log file, guys. That helps us get a clearer view of the exact config you are running and eventual problems the game may be encountering on it.
Feniri May 9, 2013 @ 10:48pm 
Im sorry , Im not sure what that is exactly is?
AlenL  [developer] May 9, 2013 @ 11:39pm 
From the FAQ that Rasta already mentioned above:

Please locate these two files: Sam3.log and Sam3.rpt. They should be in the folder "<steam installation>/SteamApps/common/serious sam 3/Log/". Then create a post in this forum and paste the contents of those two files. (They are just text files and you can open them with Notepad.) If the forum says the files are too long, please use Pastebin.com and post the link to the paste in the forums.
alexgibs98 May 10, 2013 @ 2:51am 
There has been an update for the game so ill report back if anything has changed
alexgibs98 May 10, 2013 @ 3:02am 
Nope sorry false alarm. No changes apart from the loading time for the actual game has got faster apart from that the game is still laggy as hell.
Here is my sam3 log. Just a side not, i had a quick read through the log and found that my OS was vista as you will see in the log below, but im clearly on windows 7. Anyone else having this problem?

-------- START OF LOG --------

10:45:01 LOG: Core version: $Version: distro_Sam3_PC; SeriousSam3-Windows-Final; 181708 2013-04-26 09:59:29 @builder05; Win32-Static-Final-Default$
10:45:01 LOG: Command: $
10:45:01 LOG: Initializing timer.
10:45:01 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/05/10 10:44:56
10:45:01 LOG: Binary name: Sam3.exe
10:45:01 LOG: Binary soft path: Bin/
10:45:01 LOG: Binary hard path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\
10:45:01 LOG: Application directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\
10:45:01 LOG: * OS...
10:45:01 LOG: Name: Windows Vista
10:45:01 LOG: Kernel: WinNT (64-bit)
10:45:01 LOG: Version: 6.0, build 6000
10:45:01 LOG:
10:45:01 LOG: * CPU...
10:45:01 LOG: Vendor: AuthenticAMD
10:45:01 LOG: Name: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor
10:45:01 LOG: Type: 0, Family: 15, Model: 1, Stepping: 2
10:45:01 LOG: Clock: 3.62 GHz
10:45:01 LOG: Cores: 4
10:45:01 LOG: CMOV: Yes
10:45:01 LOG: SSE: Yes
10:45:01 LOG:
10:45:01 LOG: * Memory...
10:45:01 LOG: Total physical memory: 8174 MB
10:45:01 LOG: Free physical memory: 5307 MB
10:45:01 LOG:
10:45:01 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\ScriptLua.dll".
10:45:01 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\GameEnv_Steam.dll".
10:45:01 INF: GameEnv API: Steam
10:45:01 INF: Encoded user ID = a3a64a8d:ec6deb3f
10:45:01 LOG: Error getting mixer source line info for microphone. Will not be able to control microphone.
10:45:01 LOG: Created thread 6316(ResourceLoader).
10:45:01 LOG: Loading cvars from "$C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/userdata/98297069/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
10:45:03 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1920x1080(fullscreen)...
10:45:04 INF:
10:45:04 INF: * Desktop settings...
10:45:04 INF: Color depth: 32-bit
10:45:04 INF: Desktop resolution: 1680 x 1050
10:45:04 INF: Virtual screen: 1680 x 1050
10:45:04 INF: Monitors attached: 1
10:45:04 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\GfxD3D.dll".
10:45:04 LOG: Loaded "D3D9.dll".
10:45:04 LOG: Loaded "D3DCompiler_43.dll".
10:45:04 LOG: Loaded "D3DX9_43.dll".
10:45:05 ERR: Cannot set requested display mode 1920x1080: GfxAPI error:
10:45:05 ERR: Direct3D error: Cannot create rendering device!
10:45:05 ERR:
10:45:05 INF: (display mode already stopped)
10:45:05 INF: Trying fallback modes...
10:45:05 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1680x1050(fullscreen)...
10:45:05 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\GfxD3D.dll".
10:45:05 LOG: Loaded "D3D9.dll".
10:45:05 LOG: Loaded "D3DCompiler_43.dll".
10:45:05 LOG: Loaded "D3DX9_43.dll".
10:45:06 LOG: Loaded "ATIADLXY.DLL".
10:45:09 INF:
10:45:09 INF: Gfx API: Direct3D
10:45:09 INF: Resolution: 1680 x 1050
10:45:09 INF: Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
10:45:09 INF: Driver: aticfx32.dll (0x6739)
10:45:09 INF: Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
10:45:09 INF: Version: 8.17.10.1191
10:45:09 INF: Video memory size: 1024 MB
10:45:09 INF: Available for textures: 733 MB
10:45:09 INF: Active GPU(s): 1
10:45:09 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/CheckDriver.lua
10:45:09 INF: Driver version: 1191 (required: 1100)
10:45:09 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\SfxXAD.dll".
10:45:09 LOG: Loaded "X3DAudio1_7.dll".
10:45:09 INF:
10:45:09 INF: Sfx API: XAudio2
10:45:09 INF: Device: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
10:45:09 INF: Mixer frequency: 44100 Hz
10:45:09 INF: Mixer voices: 6
10:45:09 INF: Max sound sources: 35
10:45:09 INF: Max total volume: 3
10:45:09 INF: Speaker config: 5.1 (surround with subwoofer)
10:45:09 INF: Environment FX: enabled
10:45:09 INF: Current environment: Padded cell
10:45:09 INF:
10:45:09 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\SeriousSam3_Project.dll".
10:45:09 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_01.gro: 6414 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:10 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_02.gro: 5133 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:10 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_145562.gro: 2565 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:11 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_147686.gro: 835 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:11 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_150406.gro: 627 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:11 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_170136.gro: 703 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:11 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_181708.gro: 104 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:11 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_181708_edit.gro is for editor-only
10:45:12 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/CachedShaders_PC.gro: 4391 files, signature: OFFICIAL
10:45:15 LOG: Loading translation tables from Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/.
10:45:15 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation.tbl
10:45:17 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation_All.tbl
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\CodecAudio_Vorbis.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecAudio_Vorbis.module' loaded in '0.01' seconds.
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\CodecVideo_Null.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecVideo_Null.module' loaded in '0.01' seconds.
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\Input.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "xinput1_3.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/Input.module' loaded in '0.07' seconds.
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\Game.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/Game.module' loaded in '0.03' seconds.
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\ProcRender.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\Shaders.dll".
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.07' seconds.
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/ProcRender.module' loaded in '0.28' seconds.
10:45:22 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
10:45:23 INF: Using cheats will invalidate your score for this level and achievements won't be awarded for the remainder of the game.
10:45:23 LOG: Skipped assigning to prj_strMultiplayerSessionName because the saved version (0) is different than the current version (2).
10:45:23 LOG: Alienware LightFX is not installed.
10:45:23 LOG: Module 'Bin/SeriousSam3_Project.module' loaded in '13.80' seconds.
10:45:23 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/autoexec.cfg
10:45:23 LOG: Created thread 2404(GameDataJobs).
10:45:24 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/CommandTable/'.
10:45:24 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
10:45:24 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
10:45:25 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
10:45:27 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
10:45:27 LOG: cvarShowDiffs()
10:45:27 LOG: crm_fDensityBias = 1.05 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: crm_fDistanceBias = 1.1 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: dcl_ctMaxNewTrianglesPerFrame = 4096 (2048)
10:45:27 LOG: dcl_ctMaxTrianglesPerGroup = 8192 (4096)
10:45:27 LOG: efx_bDownsampleHQ = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: efx_bSharpStreaks = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: efx_fOcclusionBufferScale = 0.9 (0.5)
10:45:27 LOG: efx_iMaxRippleSources = 20 (10)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAllowArmorItems = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAllowHealthItems = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAllowJoinInProgress = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAllowPowerupItems = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAllowSeriousBombItems = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAmmoStays = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bArmorStays = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bAutoCycleMaps = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bCustomizedDifficulty = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bExtraMPEnemies = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bFriendlyFire = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bHealthStays = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bInfiniteAmmo = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bPowerupsStay = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bRankedMatch = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bRespawnInPlace = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_bWeaponsStay = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctFragsLimit = 20 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctGoalsLimit = 10 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctMaxPlayers = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctMinPlayers = 1 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctPrivateSlots = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctRoundLimit = 10 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_ctTimeLimit = 10 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_gdDifficulty = 2 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyDamagePerPlayer = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrength = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrengthPerPlayer = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gam_iInvulnerableAfterSpawning = 0 (-1)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_bLastGoodFullScreen = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_bRequiredShaderReload = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_bRequiredTextureReload = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_iAntiAliasingSamples = 2 (4)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_iFXAA = 3 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResHeight = 1050 (480)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResWidth = 1680 (640)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinHeight = 1050 (480)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinWidth = 1680 (640)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixResHeight = 1050 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixResWidth = 1680 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixWinHeight = 1050 (480)
10:45:27 LOG: gfx_pixWinWidth = 1680 (640)
10:45:27 LOG: men_iMaxGlows = 4 (3)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_bDebrisCastShadow = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_bSkippableIntroScene = 1 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxCorpses = 50 (20)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxCorpsesCoop = 20 (8)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebris = 200 (50)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebrisCoop = 100 (20)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingCorpses = 10 (4)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingCorpsesCoop = 5 (2)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebris = 100 (50)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebrisCoop = 40 (20)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCull = 0.0010000002 (0.01)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCullCoop = 0.003 (0.015)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_iCPUSpeed = 4 (2)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_iFlashlightType = 3 (2)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_iGPUMemory = 3 (2)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_iGPUSpeed = 3 (2)
10:45:27 LOG: prj_strLastAutoDetectSetup = "gfx_iPixelProgramVersion=40,gfx_ctConcurrentGPUs=1,sys_iGPUVendorID=4098,sys_iCPUFamily=15,sys_iCPUMHz=3616,sys_iGPUDeviceID=26425,sys_strCPUVendor=AuthenticAMD,gfx_ulVideoMemoryMB=1024," ("")
10:45:27 LOG: prt_fParticleBias = 1.1 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: ren_fLODBias = 0.75 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: ren_fMax3DRenderingMPix = 1.5 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: ren_fMirrorQuality = 0.75 (0.5)
10:45:27 LOG: ren_iMirrorLevelBias = 2 (0)
10:45:27 LOG: sfx_iMaxActiveSounds = 35 (25)
10:45:27 LOG: sha_bShadowTrilinearDithering = 0 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: sha_fFilledHighlightingDistance = 40 (30)
10:45:27 LOG: sha_iMaxShockwaves = 20 (8)
10:45:27 LOG: sha_iParallaxMappingQuality = 1 (2)
10:45:27 LOG: shb_fCascadedStepFactor = 5 (4)
10:45:27 LOG: shb_fNearShadowDistance = 5 (4)
10:45:27 LOG: shb_pixMaxShadowSize = 2048 (1536)
10:45:27 LOG: shb_pixShadowDensity = 64 (16)
10:45:27 LOG: snd_fVoiceCommVolume = 0.7 (1)
10:45:27 LOG: tex_iAnisotropy = 8 (4)
10:45:27 LOG: tex_pixMaxSize = 4096 (2048)
10:45:27 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/AutoDetect.lua
10:45:27 INF: AutoDetect: Hardware values unchanged, nothing to do.
10:45:37 LOG: Created thread 4116(SyncWorkshop).
10:45:55 LOG: Steam workshop sync operation finished in 18.00 seconds.
10:46:11 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/Startup/'.
10:50:18 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld"
10:50:18 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 1252 MB)
10:50:19 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/05/10 10:50:19
10:50:19 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld' in 1.32 seconds.
10:50:19 LOG: Created thread 1540(WorkerThreadPool).
10:50:19 LOG: Created thread 1168(WorkerThreadPool).
10:50:19 LOG: Created thread 5508(WorkerThreadPool).
10:50:19 TRC: 2 sound channels reinitialized.
10:50:19 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1536x968.
10:50:24 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld"
10:50:29 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1680x1050.
10:50:30 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 1276 MB)
10:50:30 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/05/10 10:50:30
10:50:30 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld' in 5.77 seconds.
10:50:30 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1536x968.
10:50:32 LOG: Found 0 script(s) in 'Content/SeriousSam3/Scripts/DefaultBindings/'.
10:50:53 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '51' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
10:50:54 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1290 files in 0.90 seconds.
10:50:56 LOG: Saving cvars to "$C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/userdata/98297069/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
10:50:56 LOG: Timestamp: 2013/05/10 10:50:56
10:50:56 LOG: Core is shutting down

AlenL  [developer] May 10, 2013 @ 4:03am 
Super♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥sheep, that CPU is a Bulldozer ( see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldozer_(microarchitecture) )

So a correct BIOS update is possibly needed.
alexgibs98 May 10, 2013 @ 4:43am 
Ah thanks very much! Just one thing, i tried to update my bios and it was saying that i need the proper installation for either windows 7 64 bit or 32 bit, i tried both and they both said the same thing?
Link to where i tried the download: http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78LM_LX/#download
Cunin May 10, 2013 @ 6:07am 
Your OS is Vista 64-bit, so select that and then download the latest BIOS.
Maxvorstadt May 10, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
Didn`t he mention he has Win 7?
alexgibs98 May 10, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
That is what i am confused about, i am on windows 7 but it tells me im on vista???
Maxvorstadt May 10, 2013 @ 2:24pm 
Open in the Startmenu Computer and then Choose System Properties, there you should see what OS you really have!
alexgibs98 May 10, 2013 @ 2:46pm 
Defenetly Windows 7 Ultimate Sevice pack 1, thanks.
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