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Old 12-27-2003, 04:05 PM   #1
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winex max payne 2 problems


most things in the game work, but the actual game has an average fps of about 10. not only that, but sometimes in some cinema scenes the screen flickers a LOT, and the fps then drops to about 1-2. i tried lowering the detail settings, and nothing changed. i use a radeon 9000 with the 4.3.0-3.2.8 drivers. anyone?

PS: as said in the winex3.2 changelog, i have pixel shaders disabled.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
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Do you have pixel shaders enabled? If you have, you should turn it off. Then you game should run smoothly.

gl hf :P
 
Old 12-28-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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i said in my post that i had pixel shaders disabled. right from the start. i never turned them on, and the game is still a bit choppy.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 08:23 PM   #4
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ok... something is weird here.
i fired up max payne 2 and, for kicks, decided to enable pixel shaders. the game ran at the same fps. i thought it was 1-2 fps with pixel shaders on.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:04 AM   #5
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Apparently, you don't need WineX to run this game, there is a native Linux installer.

Get it here. Browse through to GNU/Linux and then Installer. See if that makes a difference.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:35 AM   #6
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i used it. its only an installer, you need winex to run the actual game. it only installs it in a linux-friendly way, although it is useful.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:48 AM   #7
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Is it just this game, or do other games run choppy?
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:46 PM   #8
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the other games (sof2, generally, etc.) run great. its just this game.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:19 PM   #9
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The good news is that you are not alone - others have posted on the WineX Support Forums that they are having low frame rates.

This is where the following comes from:

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This could be a problem with the redhat scheduler. Try starting max payne and at the options screen go to a console and ps ax |grep wineserver it will show something like:
1866 pts/7 S 0:00 grep wineserver

The first number is the pid of the wineserver process. Once you know this run:
renice pid 15
This sets the priority of the wineserver differently which can fix the problem with the scheduler.

Which video drivers are you running? What FPS do you get when you run glxgears? I have run this game on a GF3TI and it runs very smoothly. What settings do you have the options at? Maybe try medium or low quality settings and see if you get any better attempts.
Although the above mentions RedHat, it may be worth trying it on your Mandrake box. Renicing the server should work for all distros.

BTW, this was my Google search. Anumber of the results are in German, though.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 07:23 PM   #10
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thanks. i tried it, same result. im now keeping tabs on the forum.
 
  


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