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Quantum Reality
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High-End Computer Users - Comments?

Postby Quantum Reality » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:28 am

Current system specs:

Core i7 950 @ ~ 4 GHz
16 gigs DDR3 @ 9-9-9-27
640 GB Western Digital Caviar Black
XFX Radeon HD7950 factory OCed to 900 MHz w/ Catalyst 13.4s @ 1920x1080
Vista Ultimate 64-bit

With these pretty beefy specs you'd think SCS + Patch 5 would just fly, but I'm noticing it's still kind of a bit sluggish especially when zoomed out and trying to move around the map with the WASD keys. Now granted I've cranked up a lot of the graphics settings, but still, this stuff is light-years ahead of what was available in 2008.

Latest motherboard drivers are on, too. I don't know if the game is DX10 capable, though. Probably not since when it came out Vista was still in its infancy and the game was designed to run on 98/ME/2K/XP.

So, any suggested in-game tweaks that don't involve seriously degrading graphics quality?

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Postby Keith » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:16 am

Once again, some suggestions without the benefit of actually having the game on my part.....

Are your running the game in a compatability mode? Have you tried them all? I would think XP compatability should do it?

Are you running the game as administrator? Might be worth a shot.

My system has a Core i7-3770K processor and the same Radeon HD 7950 graphics card.

I can run my game of World in Conflict at 1920x1080 set with all the graphics options turned on high and the system doesn't even blink. I know it's not a direct comparison, but the game puts heavy demands on the graphics card, probably more than SCS can. I can zoom in very close and zoom out and everything runs as smooth as glass.

The only big difference is that my system is running Windows 8 64-bit OS.

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Postby Quantum Reality » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:03 pm

I have World in Conflict: Soviet Assault. I could install it and see how that game rolls, yeah.

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Postby Keith » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Soviet Assault is an expansion for World in Conflict. You may need to install WiC first.

You can get both WiC and WiC SA as a package via STEAM for just $9.99.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/21910/?snr=1_7_15__13

The trailer video there gives you a look at actual in-game graphics. Too bad the video isn't a better quality. You can probably find some HD in-game videos of WiC on YouTube.

STEAM also has a free WiC demo, but it's based on an older version of the game, I believe, so it may not have all the enhancements of the latest full version.

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Postby Quantum Reality » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:25 pm

"Keith" wrote:Soviet Assault is an expansion for World in Conflict. You may need to install WiC first.


I... have... the... version... which... installs... both.

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Postby Keith » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:38 pm

I didn't know what version you had. SA was sold as a separate package originally. Just wanted to be sure...

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Postby Quantum Reality » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:23 am

The question seems to be mostly moot since I had to switch over to Windows 7 from Vista, so between that and a new Catalyst driver (13.9, which fixes some bugs in 13.4 as well) it seems like whatever choppiness issues there were have been minimized. :)

I'm still going to try WIC: SA at some point 'cause there's nothing like nuking the map for fun. ;)


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