Hello there my mother picked up a copy of Dead Space 2 for the PC for me today (oh yay time to get scaryed shitless : D) anyways i install it with the 2 discs and enter in my EA account and redeem my online pass... i play single player to find it was very laggy so i lowered the settings to lowest but kept my resolution at 1280x720 that seemed to fix my FPS problem until i got to the guy who cuts you out of your straight jacket (SPOILER SORRY, I think) and it seemed like my game started Skipping Frames. so i ignored that problem since it didn't seem to happen to much in gameplay.
But later on you get to this point where theres a Shadow on the wall and it's just a manikin on a table with a flashlight making the shadow, so i turn to the flash like and i realized "why is everything bouncing around?" what i mean is the flashlight was like jumping and jitting in spot and almost knocking itself off the table/shelf thing. and the room just before it i had to kill some enemies and when they died there ragdoll phys just kept jumping around like the flashlight and manikin. could someone please answer why this is happening
Graphic settings: Low
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ (Brisbane) OC'd to 3.0ghz
Ati Radeon HD 4350 512mb (Could this be the problem i know it's a bad card)
2Gb Lexar 800mhz DDR2 Ram
500Watt Thermaltake PSU
This seems like a problem with the texture loading. No need to panic, can you restart from your checkpoint or something ? I don't have Dead Space 2 , I only have the first version. Dead Space 1, seemed to have almost a same problem. The dead bodies, just kept on jittering no matter what. I suggest you just load back from your save games.
Okay so i turned V-sync on as much as i hate it, and reloaded my save i backtracked to where the flashlight was on the table and the manikin and well they were both on the ground not moving or jittering. so i was like cool i went back and saw a body on the ground and used telekinesis and picked it up and through it at the wall it fell down and then it kept jittering a bit, not as bad as the flashlight and manikin though...
I Was running Fraps and my FPS Was:
So i don't think it is really an FPS problem? (thats with Vsync on and lowest settings at 1280x720)
Im sorry to inform you that you have a slow piece of crap video card that should not be used to play games even at 800x600 res. Buy at least a gts450 or HD 5750. If your really short on cash even a 5570 or gt240 would be significantly better than what you have and should play the game ok at that resolution with medium detail.