Team Fortress 2
Stuttering Problems
So upgraded to Windows 8.1.

Now TF2 is completely unplayable.
Keeps stuttering and jumping.

Tried enabling vsync (was recommended in a google search).
No change.

Any solutions?

*sigh*
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Originally posted by Panic:
Mine does this stupid thing where the gameplay freezes for a second or so while the sound loops. Is this similar?

Yeah. It just started doing it an hour ago. Does it about every 3-4 seconds.
One shot Pepe Mar 14, 2014 @ 1:49pm 
Strange... I'm also on win 8.1 but no problems at all. I know it's kind of obvious but are you sure you installed every driver needed after the windows upgrade?
Originally posted by Officer Pulaski:
Strange... I'm also on win 8.1 but no problems at all. I know it's kind of obvious but are you sure you installed every driver needed after the windows upgrade?

I can try that real quick.
Optimizer Mar 14, 2014 @ 1:52pm 
Try lowering your textures quality.
Originally posted by Officer Pulaski:
Strange... I'm also on win 8.1 but no problems at all. I know it's kind of obvious but are you sure you installed every driver needed after the windows upgrade?

Updated my drivers, still no change.
I'm still getting a solid 60 ping, so lag is out of the question.


Originally posted by The_Optimizer:
Try lowering your textures quality.

Tried this too, turned everything to low. Still having the stuttering. :<
Last edited by Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper; Mar 14, 2014 @ 2:28pm
Originally posted by Panic:
Are you on a laptop? I use one to play TF2 and it does what I described above. However, I use Windows 8, not 8.1. The best explanations I have to offer are:
1.) Connection
2.) Hardware
3.) Optimization
I'm leaning more to it being a hardware problem in my case. I have pretty solid ping, as you mentioned above as well, and I know people on Windows 8 and 8.1 that don't suffer from this issue.
Could you give some of your pc specs?

Yes I'm on a laptop.

Intel Core i5-3337U CPU 1.80 GHz
6GB RAM
Win 8.1 64bit
Intel HD 4000 Graphics

As much as I want to say it's hardware. I find it more reasonable that upgrading to Win 8.1 caused this problem when it worked fine yesterday on Win 8.

It's not super imperative I get it to work on my laptop, as I have a beastly gaming desktop. It's just kind of annoying because I like to hang outside of the house and play video games.
Killer of Gems Mar 14, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
mine started to do this months ago and i think i have a more severe case of it where the gameplay freezes and the sound loops at random and it forces me to go to task manager to end the hl2.exe process i reinstalled the game and it worked fine for almost a week now im back to the same problem
Originally posted by Killer of gems:
mine started to do this months ago and i think i have a more severe case of it where the gameplay freezes and the sound loops at random and it forces me to go to task manager to end the hl2.exe process i reinstalled the game and it worked fine for almost a week now im back to the same problem

Mine seems to be working at this current moment.

A list of things I've done:
Updated drivers.
Changed game resolution.
Disabled steam cloud.
Lowered textures.
Deleted hl2.exe in steamapps-tf2 folder.
Reset router.
Restarted computer.

I don't know what fixed it, but damn was it a headache.
Killer of Gems Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:09pm 
thank you for your reply i shall do this and follow back with the results
Killer of Gems Mar 14, 2014 @ 8:48pm 
Ok just found out theres a good chance its a driver issue or a memory issue or even a compatibility issue
Originally posted by Killer of gems:
Ok just found out theres a good chance its a driver issue or a memory issue or even a compatibility issue

Are you running TF2 in compatibility mode with Win 8?
Killer of Gems Mar 15, 2014 @ 7:42am 
im in windows 7
Killer of Gems Mar 15, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
so anyone have any solutions to this? it could be our cpu's are having problems but its just a though so no offense to your comps
MY SMILE IS STUCK Mar 15, 2014 @ 4:44pm 
Windows 8 has always sucked.
Right alongside Vista and ME.
ChrisTheHero Mar 15, 2014 @ 4:49pm 
do you have good internet?, because no matter how good your computer is it mostly matter on connection
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