Serious Sam 3: BFE
Ad Hominem 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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Loud? 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.
Ad Hominem 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.
Ad Hominem 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 Ad Hominem; Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:18am
Ad Hominem 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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