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Australian Helioptile 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:00μμ
Either Valve hates me or it's my scrapyard-worthy laptop...
Whenever I play TF2 as of now on this laptop I owned since 2010, the gameplay is mostly choppy, which I understand since it's old and I downloaded lots of junk on it. That's not my main concern, the real concern is that sometimes I am in-game, the game shuts down by itself like as if the mouse clicked on a internet browser window to simply close it down.

When I sometimes quit the game, it still says I'm playing TF2 when I'm clearly not. I even went to the Task Manager, it shows NOTHING about me playing TF2, the window is never open and the only way for me to fix it is to press the power button and when it gets to the "Force shut down" part, I click cancel. Sometimes it creates problems like making volume changing more difficult and closing down some of my other opened windows. Still, after cancelling a forced shut down, it gets rid of the green outline around my icon, indicating I'm officially not in-game (though I never was in-game in the first place).

I find it hard to believe that this is my laptop's doing, however. I sometimes use a different laptop and that plays TF2 well, only the internet there is slow. I wish I had both smooth-playing TF2 AND fast internet... it's every TF2 player's dream. Whenever my laptop is in use for a few minutes, the fan on it is already hot, I have a USB fan connected and placed underneath, but it barely cools the thing down. The fan is on the left side and not the bottom.

I must admit that I should probably upgrade my RAM and Video card, but I've been lacking motivation to do that or my family were just too busy with other things.
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Unique Roserade 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:07μμ 
My best guess is that sometimes, the problem is not computer-based, but game-based. Since TF2 has had many items added to the game coding, there will always be bugs. Also, sometimes, it's not even the new items that causes problems, but hidden gameplay bugs as well; Valve brings us updates that seem to "fix" bugs, but actually causes more problems instead of solving them. Valve seemed to care about adding new items most of the time, setting aside bug fixes and localization file updates for later (in Valve Time).

Team Fortress 2 has lost gameplay performance with each passing update that contains new items/bug fixes.
Pierre 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:24μμ 
Upgrade the ram on the laptop. Update video card drivers. Clean it up with programs like ccleaner. Do you ever defrag it and then defraf the tf2 files via the steam option? If none of that helps at all maybe your vid card isn't good enough and in a laptop they are almost never upgradable.
(⊙ω⊙) 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:26μμ 
this used to happen to me. idk what i did to fix it but i just opened task manager and closed hl2.exe
Australian Helioptile 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:27μμ 
Αναρτήθηκε αρχικά από Special Agent Dale Cooper:
Upgrade the ram on the laptop. Update video card drivers. Clean it up with programs like ccleaner. Do you ever defrag it and then defraf the tf2 files via the steam option? If none of that helps at all maybe your vid card isn't good enough and in a laptop they are almost never upgradable.

I've been wanting to upgrade my video card drivers and ram for some time now, but everyone nowadays is either too busy or at times I lack the motivation to tell them that.
Zyroxeon 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:29μμ 
Where's Strange Uxie
Australian Helioptile 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:35μμ 
Αναρτήθηκε αρχικά από Cup of Rage:
this used to happen to me. idk what i did to fix it but i just opened task manager and closed hl2.exe

Even when I went to Task Manager, there was nothing saying "hl2.exe". It's like Valve is haunting me with trickery denial or something like that.
Major Havoc 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:35μμ 
It has been running great on my laptop even though it is not meant for high performance games like TF2. Like the other suggestions, you need to check for the latest drivers and you might consider upgrading your ram.
Btw, do you use a laptop cooling pad with fans while playing, and which antivirus are you using?
Pierre 5 Φεβ, 2013 @ 11:50μμ 
Yea laptop ram is cheap. Especially if your laptop is a few years old...search your laptop brand and model on Ebay and get the max your ram. Running many programs in the background can impact game performance and might even cause it to crash.
Try disabling uneeded startup programs via msconfig or use a third party program (ccleaner comes to mind) and theres a option to do that there. Just be careful what you disable and make sure it isn't needed. You can try disabling always running programs while you play tf (like antivirus) then re-enable when you are done playing. Theres many things you can do to try to fix it. try the ram/drivers/drive cleanup/defrag and let us know if it improves.
Old-/\lien™ 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 5:16μμ 
This happens to me too. You're not alone.
Australian Helioptile 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 7:04μμ 
Αναρτήθηκε αρχικά από Special Agent Dale Cooper:
Yea laptop ram is cheap. Especially if your laptop is a few years old...search your laptop brand and model on Ebay and get the max your ram. Running many programs in the background can impact game performance and might even cause it to crash.
Try disabling uneeded startup programs via msconfig or use a third party program (ccleaner comes to mind) and theres a option to do that there. Just be careful what you disable and make sure it isn't needed. You can try disabling always running programs while you play tf (like antivirus) then re-enable when you are done playing. Theres many things you can do to try to fix it. try the ram/drivers/drive cleanup/defrag and let us know if it improves.

Ok, my RAM is 4GB (3.87GB useable), my Uncle claims that's good, but boy is he wrong... my game is choppy as heck... I even did a disk cleanup last night.

Model: Aspire 5741G

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz 2.27 GHz (don't know why it said 2.27 GHz twice)

Anything else you need to know?
Zyroxeon 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 7:22μμ 
DOWNLOAD MORE RAM!
Australian Helioptile 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 7:46μμ 
Αναρτήθηκε αρχικά από Zyroxeon:
DOWNLOAD MORE RAM!

Is my Uncle really that wrong? =/
Pierre 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 7:52μμ 
You have a duo core i5 and yes 4gb is alright. Now what vid card your laptop has?If it's integrated it should still run it fine just do what i reccomended (clena up,defrag,startup) Btw is your OS 32 or 64 bit?If you are 32bit 4gb is the max ram you can have,unfortunately.
Zyroxeon 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 7:59μμ 
Ok look, Processor's and RAM don't do TOO much when playing, what you need to worry about is your GPU!
100% Recycled Awesome 6 Φεβ, 2013 @ 8:00μμ 
Αναρτήθηκε αρχικά από Genuine Azelf:
Αναρτήθηκε αρχικά από Special Agent Dale Cooper:
Yea laptop ram is cheap. Especially if your laptop is a few years old...search your laptop brand and model on Ebay and get the max your ram. Running many programs in the background can impact game performance and might even cause it to crash.
Try disabling uneeded startup programs via msconfig or use a third party program (ccleaner comes to mind) and theres a option to do that there. Just be careful what you disable and make sure it isn't needed. You can try disabling always running programs while you play tf (like antivirus) then re-enable when you are done playing. Theres many things you can do to try to fix it. try the ram/drivers/drive cleanup/defrag and let us know if it improves.

Ok, my RAM is 4GB (3.87GB useable), my Uncle claims that's good, but boy is he wrong... my game is choppy as heck... I even did a disk cleanup last night.

Model: Aspire 5741G

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz 2.27 GHz (don't know why it said 2.27 GHz twice)

Anything else you need to know?

Damn. Looks like you're on 32bit.

You're more or less SOL as long as you're still using a 32bit OS.

IF you get a 64bit OS, you can jack up your ram and then have large amounts of it allocate to video memory. That should help you considerably.

Try open your task manager and see what else is running. You could have lots of processes running that are reducing your avaliable system resources.
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