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Sonic | TWD Kenny Mar 19, 2013 @ 6:25pm
How can I make L4D run faster?
I run L4D on a netbook (I know that they are for squares, don't hate :P) and I have it on the lowest settings possible but it is very VERY slow...Is there ANY way to make it run faster? I already put -dxlevel 80 and I have yet to try the game and see what happened. I have played L4D and L4D 2 on Xbox so I know what it looks like when it runs fast. So please if you have ANY tips, please speak up and tell me it'd be much appreciated :D
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Hunk Mar 19, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
Probably not. The most you could do is max out the RAM. But the main problem with netbooks lie in the video capabilities. Most netbooks have integrated video cards which are not capable of running games like L4D. Unless you have a highend netbook with dual processors, you're outta luck. Sucks don't it :(
★ ♪ Λlca†raZ ♫ ★ (Banned) Mar 20, 2013 @ 1:00am 
Buy an advanced desktop.
Sonic | TWD Kenny Mar 20, 2013 @ 5:05pm 
Ok thanks, sorry but I can't buy a freaking awesome computer right now! So don't give me sh*t about it! OK! Thanks for your help The 5th survivor, it helped :D
Hunk Mar 21, 2013 @ 11:54am 
No problem. Curious though, how much RAM did it have before and how much does it have now?
Tuskan GA Mar 21, 2013 @ 7:08pm 
Originally posted by Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ:
No problem. Curious though, how much RAM did it have before and how much does it have now?

Probably the same, unless he lives near a Fry's or similar store.

@OP, yeah, the most you can do on a netbook is add RAM and lower the display resolution. Even then you need a special class of netbook to get it to run at all. Most of them just can't handle it.

Good luck.
Sonic | TWD Kenny Mar 23, 2013 @ 10:35am 
Originally posted by Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ:
No problem. Curious though, how much RAM did it have before and how much does it have now?

well I'm not sure as I got this netbook from a pawn shop and they didn't have a lot of details on it. Though for one, L4D does in fact work on the netbook but it's just laggy, that's all. Not working at all and lagging are VERY different, so use the correct term ok. But all I know is that my laptop is just an ACER Aspire ONE netbook Windows 7 starter. Though on the netbook itself there is a sticker that says memory : 1 GB DDR3 Memory and the storage is 300 GB I think, not sure but that sounds about right.
Socket^ Apr 2, 2013 @ 8:33am 
have u changed ur performance settings in the control panel?
Sonic | TWD Kenny Apr 2, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
Originally posted by xplodingpie:
have u changed ur performance settings in the control panel?
yea
manul Apr 7, 2013 @ 8:38am 
"-dxlevel" is pointless - there seems to be no such command in l4d at all, as well as dx8 support.
Try "-lv" - This will turn game in low violence mode (no dismemberment and instantly disappearing ragdolls). That may help to enhance performance.
Sonic | TWD Kenny Apr 7, 2013 @ 10:22am 
Originally posted by ultra:
"-dxlevel" is pointless - there seems to be no such command in l4d at all, as well as dx8 support.
Try "-lv" - This will turn game in low violence mode (no dismemberment and instantly disappearing ragdolls). That may help to enhance performance.
Thanks for the tip, but the reason why I got L4D is FOR the gore, I personally love the blood and gore in video games ( go ahead, call me wierd, but that is just who I am)
Hunk Apr 7, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
DirectX8 support was removed form L4D1 shortly after The Sacrifice was released, which was a while back.
Sonic | TWD Kenny Apr 7, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
Originally posted by Ŧђɇ ƼϮϞ §μȑ√iⱴ۞ѓ:
DirectX8 support was removed form L4D1 shortly after The Sacrifice was released, which was a while back.
That's not good...
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