THE KING IS DEAD Dec 9, 2012 @ 7:20pm
Runs terrible
I sure would like to read the FAQ before attempting to report any problems but the link tells me the website is under construction moving to new hardware. At any rate the game is very skippy for me at the moment, nowhere near playable...

Iv read one thing that said the problem may be with my xbox controller iv been attempting to use in big picture mode, something about the rumble feature. Also a problem may lie with using PulseAudio for my sound.

If i am being redundant and asking things that are covered int he FAQ, I apologize. I checked back for a couple days and its still down as of writing this
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Sweet Spicy Chili Dec 9, 2012 @ 8:14pm 
atleast its not like rage where the graphics tear and most people cant even run it so i bought just for a desk top icon and no one has helped me this game will be updated for it im pretty sure so dont worry or some one will find a fix
keks  [developer] Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:48am 
Zilla, this is on linux, right?
Please post your Sam3.log file.
THE KING IS DEAD Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:39pm 
Indeed, running the linux beta on Ubuntu 12.10, 64bit. If it makes any difference, I am attempting to launch the game from Big Picture mode using my wired xbox 360 controller.

Here is my Sam3.log

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

17:29:02 LOG: Core version: $Version: distro_Sam3_PC; SeriousSam3_Executables-Linux-Final; 173456 2012-11-28 23:36:04 @builderl02; Linux-Static-Final-Default$
17:29:02 LOG: Command: $
17:29:02 LOG: Initializing timer.
17:29:02 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:29:02
17:29:02 LOG: Binary name: Sam3
17:29:02 LOG: Binary soft path: Bin/
17:29:02 LOG: Binary hard path: /media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/
17:29:02 LOG: Application directory: /media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/
17:29:02 LOG: * OS...
17:29:02 LOG: Type: Linux
17:29:02 LOG: Kernel: 3.5.0-19-generic
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: Version: #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: Architecture: x86_64
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: Output of lsb_release: Distributor ID: Ubuntu
17:29:02 LOG: Description: Ubuntu 12.10
17:29:02 LOG: Release: 12.10
17:29:02 LOG: Codename: quantal
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: /etc/*-release: DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
17:29:02 LOG: DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
17:29:02 LOG: DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
17:29:02 LOG: DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"
17:29:02 LOG: NAME="Ubuntu"
17:29:02 LOG: VERSION="12.10, Quantal Quetzal"
17:29:02 LOG: ID=ubuntu
17:29:02 LOG: ID_LIKE=debian
17:29:02 LOG: PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu quantal (12.10)"
17:29:02 LOG: VERSION_ID="12.10"
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: /etc/debian_version: wheezy/sid
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: Power saving settings: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_frequencies:3000000 2300000 1800000 800000
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_available_governors:conservative ondemand userspace powersave performance
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq:800000
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_driver:powernow-k8
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor:ondemand
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_max_freq:3000000
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq:800000
17:29:02 LOG: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_setspeed:<unsupported>
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 WRN: CPU Power saving is enabled and performance governor is not used.
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP: GNOME
17:29:02 LOG: GDMSESSION: gnome-classic
17:29:02 LOG: DESKTOP_SESSION: gnome-classic
17:29:02 LOG: KDE_SESSION_VERSION: (null)
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: * CPU...
17:29:02 LOG: Vendor: AuthenticAMD
17:29:02 LOG: Type: 0, Family: 15, Model: 4, Stepping: 2
17:29:02 LOG: Clock: 3.02 GHz
17:29:02 LOG: Cores: 4
17:29:02 LOG: CMOV: Yes
17:29:02 LOG: SSE: Yes
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: * Memory...
17:29:02 LOG: Total physical memory: 7985 MB
17:29:02 LOG: Free physical memory: 6536 MB
17:29:02 LOG:
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/ScriptLua.so".
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/GameEnv_Steam.so".
17:29:02 INF: GameEnv API: Steam
17:29:02 INF: Encoded user ID = 2722e2ae:1bbb8176
17:29:02 LOG: Loading cvars from "$/media/BiggBoy/Steam/userdata/109579671/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
17:29:02 TRC: Cannot assign value to cvar dbg_strMarkedDataTypes. The variable is not declared.
17:29:02 LOG: Skipped assigning to prf_strShowFPSTicker because the saved version (0) is different than the current version (2).
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "libX11.so.6".
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "libXi.so.6".
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "libXrandr.so.2".
17:29:02 LOG: Display 0: DVI-I-2 (1360x768)
17:29:02 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1360x768(fullscreen)...
17:29:02 INF:
17:29:02 INF: * Desktop settings...
17:29:02 INF: Color depth: 32-bit
17:29:02 INF: Desktop resolution: 1360 x 768
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/GfxOGL.so".
17:29:02 INF: Fullscreen on primary display
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "libGL.so.1".
17:29:02 LOG: Loaded "libpci.so.3".
17:29:03 INF:
17:29:03 INF: Gfx API: OpenGL
17:29:03 INF: Resolution: 1360 x 768
17:29:03 INF: Vendor: nVidia (0x10DE)
17:29:03 INF: Driver: NVIDIA Corporation (0x1244)
17:29:03 INF: Renderer: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
17:29:03 INF: Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.64
17:29:03 INF: Video memory size: 1024 MB
17:29:03 INF: Available for textures: 1024 MB
17:29:03 INF: Active GPU(s): 1
17:29:03 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/SfxOAL.so".
17:29:03 LOG: Loaded "libopenal.so.1".
17:29:03 TRC: EAX is not supported.
17:29:03 INF:
17:29:03 INF: Sfx API: OpenAL
17:29:03 INF: Device: OpenAL Soft
17:29:03 INF: Mixer frequency: 44100 Hz
17:29:03 INF: Mixer voices: 64
17:29:03 INF: Max sound sources: 25
17:29:03 INF: Max total volume: 3
17:29:03 INF: Speaker config: (unknown)
17:29:03 INF: Environment FX: not supported
17:29:03 INF:
17:29:03 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/SeriousSam3_Project.so".
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_147686.gro: 835 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_145562.gro: 2565 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/CachedShaders_PC.gro: 4277 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_170136.gro: 703 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_150406.gro: 627 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_02.gro: 5133 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:03 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_01.gro: 6414 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:04 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_173456.gro: 95 files, signature: OFFICIAL
17:29:04 LOG: Loading translation tables from Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/.
17:29:04 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation.tbl
17:29:04 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation_All.tbl
17:29:04 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/CodecAudio_Vorbis.so".
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecAudio_Vorbis.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/CodecVideo_Null.so".
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecVideo_Null.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/Input.so".
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/Input.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/Game.so".
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/Game.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/ProcRender.so".
17:29:04 LOG: Loaded "/media/BiggBoy/Steam/SteamApps/common/Serious Sam 3/Bin/Shaders.so".
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.02' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/ProcRender.module' loaded in '0.05' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Skipped assigning to prj_strMultiplayerSessionName because the saved version (0) is different than the current version (2).
17:29:04 LOG: Module 'Bin/SeriousSam3_Project.module' loaded in '1.02' seconds.
17:29:04 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/autoexec.cfg
17:29:04 LOG: cvarShowDiffs()
17:29:04 LOG: crm_iRenderDepthPrepass = 1 (2)
17:29:04 LOG: efx_fOcclusionBufferScale = 0.8 (0.5)
17:29:04 LOG: efx_iOcclusionQuality = 0 (1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAllowArmorItems = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAllowHealthItems = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAllowJoinInProgress = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAllowPowerupItems = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAllowSeriousBombItems = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAmmoStays = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bArmorStays = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bAutoCycleMaps = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bCustomizedDifficulty = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bExtraMPEnemies = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bFriendlyFire = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bHealthStays = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bInfiniteAmmo = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bPowerupsStay = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bRankedMatch = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bRespawnInPlace = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_bWeaponsStay = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctFragsLimit = 20 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctGoalsLimit = 10 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctMaxPlayers = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctMinPlayers = 1 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctPrivateSlots = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctRoundLimit = 10 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_ctTimeLimit = 10 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_gdDifficulty = 3 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyDamagePerPlayer = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrength = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrengthPerPlayer = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gam_iInvulnerableAfterSpawning = 0 (-1)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_bLastGoodFullScreen = 1 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_iAntiAliasingSamples = 1 (4)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_iFXAA = 2 (1)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_iWaitVSyncs = 1 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResHeight = 768 (480)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResWidth = 1360 (640)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinHeight = 768 (480)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinWidth = 1360 (640)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixResHeight = 768 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixResWidth = 1360 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixWinHeight = 768 (480)
17:29:04 LOG: gfx_pixWinWidth = 1360 (640)
17:29:04 LOG: men_bAllowGlowing = 0 (1)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_bSkippableIntroScene = 1 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxCorpses = 30 (20)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxCorpsesCoop = 10 (8)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebris = 100 (50)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebrisCoop = 60 (20)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingCorpses = 6 (4)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingCorpsesCoop = 3 (2)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebris = 60 (50)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCull = 0.005 (0.01)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCullCoop = 0.01 (0.015)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_iGPUMemory = 3 (2)
17:29:04 LOG: prj_strLastAutoDetectSetup = "gfx_iPixelProgramVersion=30,gfx_ctConcurrentGPUs=1,sys_iGPUVendorID=4318,sys_iCPUFamily=15,sys_iCPUMHz=3013,sys_iGPUDeviceID=4676,sys_strCPUVendor=AuthenticAMD,gfx_ulVideoMemoryMB=1023," ("")
17:29:04 LOG: ren_bMirrorFastLights = 0 (1)
17:29:04 LOG: ren_fMax3DRenderingMPix = 1.1 (0)
17:29:04 LOG: sha_iMaxShockwaves = 10 (8)
17:29:04 LOG: sha_iParallaxMappingMethod = 1 (2)
17:29:04 LOG: shb_pixShadowDensity = 48 (16)
17:29:04 LOG: snd_fVoiceCommVolume = 0.7 (1)
17:29:04 LOG: tex_pixMaxSize = 4096 (2048)
17:29:04 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/AutoDetect.lua
17:29:04 INF: AutoDetect: Hardware values unchanged, nothing to do.
17:29:07 LOG: Steam workshop sync operation finished in 1.64 seconds.
17:29:26 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld"
17:29:27 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 456 MB)
17:29:27 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:29:27
17:29:27 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld' in 0.54 seconds.
17:29:27 TRC: 2 sound channels reinitialized.
17:29:45 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld"
17:29:45 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 456 MB)
17:29:45 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:29:45
17:29:45 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld' in 0.04 seconds.
17:29:54 WRN: inpSysIsMouseAccelerationEnabled: Not yet implemented
17:30:07 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/AutoDetect.lua
17:30:07 INF: AutoDetect: Forced to adjust settings automatically.
17:30:07 INF: CPU efficiency: 2713.5 MHz * 4 cores = 6512.4 Mhz
17:30:07 INF: ID: 0x1244; card: GeForce GTX 550 Ti; quality: 3
17:30:16 LOG: 680 textures reloaded in 9.4 seconds
17:30:16 INF: AutoDetect: storing new settings: gfx_iPixelProgramVersion=30,gfx_ctConcurrentGPUs=1,sys_iGPUVendorID=4318,sys_iCPUFamily=15,sys_iCPUMHz=3015,sys_iGPUDeviceID=4676,sys_strCPUVendor=AuthenticAMD,gfx_ulVideoMemoryMB=1023,
17:30:16 INF: Auto detect quality: CPU speed=High, GPU speed=Medium, GPU memory=High
17:30:45 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:30:45
17:30:45 LOG: Loading '$/media/BiggBoy/Steam/userdata/109579671/41070/local/SeriousSam3/SavedGames/0000000000_QuickSave.sav'.
17:30:45 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '51' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:30:45 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1290 files in 0.05 seconds.
17:30:45 LOG: Started loading world "$/media/BiggBoy/Steam/userdata/109579671/41070/local/SeriousSam3/SavedGames/0000000000_QuickSave.sav"
17:31:15 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 456 MB)
17:32:00 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '23' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:32:00 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 55 files in 0.01 seconds.
17:32:00 TRC: 3 sound channels reinitialized.
17:32:02 ERR: Failed to precache texture Content/SeriousSam3/Models/Vehicles/UH_60_BlackHawk_cutscenes/Textures/OuterParts_CM.tex; it doesn't exist in memory
17:32:09 ERR: Failed to precache texture Content/SeriousSam3/Models/NPCS/Soldiers/Textures/Clothing/Spa/Uniform_AO.tex; it doesn't exist in memory
17:32:29 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '0' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:32:29 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 0 files in 0.01 seconds.
17:32:33 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '1' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:32:33 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1 files in 0.02 seconds.
17:32:42 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '1' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:32:42 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1 files in 0.02 seconds.
17:32:55 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '1' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:32:55 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1 files in 0.03 seconds.
17:33:03 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:33:03
17:33:03 LOG: Stopping simulation.
17:33:03 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:33:03
17:33:03 LOG: Stopping world 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/01_BFE/01_CairoSquare/01_CairoSquare.wld'.
17:33:03 LOG: Player profile saved with size 2.63kB(96.00kB) at 2012/12/10 17:33:03.
17:33:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '1' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:33:03 LOG: World deleted in 0.13(0.13)sec.
17:33:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '0' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:33:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 3032 files in 0.18 seconds.
17:33:03 LOG: World stopped in 0.31sec.
17:33:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '10' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:33:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1 files in 0.00 seconds.
17:33:25 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '1' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
17:33:25 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1 files in 0.01 seconds.
17:33:26 LOG: Saving cvars to "$/media/BiggBoy/Steam/userdata/109579671/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
17:33:26 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/10 17:33:26
17:33:26 LOG: Core is shutting down
keks  [developer] Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:12am 
Ok, I can see that you have two issues that could affect your performance.

First, you have a 304 nvidia driver. Please install 310 driver, either from the ubuntu repos (sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-310) or from the nvidia site.

Second, you have CPU power saving (Cool-N-Quiet or PowerNow) enabled. Please turn it off in your bios for best performance. You can also install a cpu frequency scaling applet and set your governor to 'performance', this should improve your performance but not as much as disabling power saving altogether.
THE KING IS DEAD Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:17am 
shoot i thought i just updated my nvidia driver, but i was using nvidia-current. thanks for the ideas i will try them ASAP and let you know!
Last edited by THE KING IS DEAD; Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:18am
THE KING IS DEAD Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:49am 
Thanks so much keks, now its running as smooth as a georgia peach! Followed both suggestions, first installing the experimental driver from the command line then turning off cool&quiet from the bios. Cant wait for finals to be over so i can play!
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