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June 26, 2005 3:49:51 PM

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My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.
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June 26, 2005 4:08:04 PM

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"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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> My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
> play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
> fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
> stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
> wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
> textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.
> --
> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
> please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
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I have a 128mb 9800 pro and 1GB PC3200 and it stuttered when textures were
on high, so i purchased another 512 and....it still stutters!
Anonymous
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June 26, 2005 4:32:48 PM

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"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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> My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
> play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
> fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
> stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage.

It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in and
out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then medium
is the best opion.

L.
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June 26, 2005 5:00:53 PM

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On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
wrote:

>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in and
>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then medium
>is the best opion.

There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!
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June 26, 2005 6:17:55 PM

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"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
> wrote:
>
>>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in
>>and
>>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then
>>medium
>>is the best opion.
>
> There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
> I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
> but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!
> --
> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com


It says in the readme, don't enable high textures without a 512MB graphics
card. You might get away with it with 256MB, but it is clear a 128MB will
simply not cut it.
Anonymous
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June 26, 2005 6:18:49 PM

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"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
> wrote:
>
>>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in
>>and
>>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then
>>medium
>>is the best opion.
>
> There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
> I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
> but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!

The page file goes up because all the textures won't fit in the graphics
card.

He needs more memory on his graphics card.

A really decent disk defragment can help a bit, but not with the built-in
winXP defrag, but with something like the full version of diskeeper or the
30 day trial version of O&O, which I found works well doing a full
defragment by directory (names algorithm)

You can find O&O defrag at http://www.oo-software.com/en/index.html

L.


L.
Anonymous
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June 26, 2005 8:21:51 PM

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Andrew wrote:
> My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
> play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
> fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
> stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
> wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
> textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.

I raised the AGP Aperture size BIOS setting to max, that helped quite a
lot. But probably the only perfect cure is a 256 Mb card.

regards,

Achtung Ecco
Anonymous
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June 26, 2005 8:21:52 PM

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In alt.games.battlefield1942 Achtung Ecco <nospam@spam.no> wrote:
> Andrew wrote:
> > My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
> > play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
> > fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
> > stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
> > wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
> > textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.

> I raised the AGP Aperture size BIOS setting to max, that helped quite a
> lot. But probably the only perfect cure is a 256 Mb card.

Same here with AGP Aperture size (256 MB max). The game has longer loading,
exiting, etc. The game seems to play decently (not smoothly) on my Athlon
64 3200+ with 1 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB), and Catalyst
v5.2 driver (not upgrading due to MMC audio issue).
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Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 1:15:25 AM

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"Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod> wrote in message
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>
> "Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
> news:t16tb11jps0ot3pk8qocor8uckt9ntprj0@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in
>>>and
>>>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then
>>>medium
>>>is the best opion.
>>
>> There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
>> I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
>> but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!
>
> The page file goes up because all the textures won't fit in the graphics
> card.
>
> He needs more memory on his graphics card.
>
> A really decent disk defragment can help a bit, but not with the built-in
> winXP defrag, but with something like the full version of diskeeper or the
> 30 day trial version of O&O, which I found works well doing a full
> defragment by directory (names algorithm)
>
> You can find O&O defrag at http://www.oo-software.com/en/index.html
>
> L.
>
>
> L.

Would there be any problems installing both Diskeeper and O&O? I have
Diskeeper and its 'set it and forget it' setting is not something i want to
part with! But this names algorithm malarky seems like good stuff....
Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 2:08:57 AM

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You really don't want to be running both. If you already have the full
version of diskeeper I just stay with that.

L.
Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 7:24:47 AM

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> > > My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
> > > play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
> > > fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
> > > stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
> > > wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
> > > textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.

> > I raised the AGP Aperture size BIOS setting to max, that helped quite a
> > lot. But probably the only perfect cure is a 256 Mb card.

> Same here with AGP Aperture size (256 MB max). The game has longer loading,
> exiting, etc. The game seems to play decently (not smoothly) on my Athlon
> 64 3200+ with 1 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AIW (128 MB), and Catalyst
> v5.2 driver (not upgrading due to MMC audio issue).

I played more BF2 today with 256 MB AGP Aperture and decided to set textures
back to medium (with everything else at high; no FSAA).

With 256 MB, I got HDD access during gameplay once in a while. A bit
annoying. I don't know if upgrading to 2 GB of RAM will help. Has anyone
tried this method with 2 GB of RAM? If so, are there still long loads
and major HDD access during gameplay?
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Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 8:10:18 AM

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In alt.games.ea.battlefield Schrodinger <no@way.com> wrote:

> "Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
> news:t16tb11jps0ot3pk8qocor8uckt9ntprj0@4ax.com...
> > On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in
> >>and
> >>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then
> >>medium
> >>is the best opion.
> >
> > There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
> > I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
> > but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!
> > --
> > Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com


> It says in the readme, don't enable high textures without a 512MB graphics
> card. You might get away with it with 256MB, but it is clear a 128MB will
> simply not cut it.

Where did you see that in readme.txt file? I don't see it. I even
searched 512, but nothing related to high textures. I even viewed EA Help
HTML files.
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June 27, 2005 8:29:28 AM

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On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 13:00:53 +0100, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.>
wrote:

>On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
>wrote:
>
>>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in and
>>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then medium
>>is the best opion.
>
>There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
>I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
>but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!
>
You probably know this but just in case. AGP and probably PCI-E use
system memory like video memory after the video ram is filled up. The
delay/lag/choppiness sounds like typical AGP when the video ram is all
used up.
Anonymous
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June 27, 2005 11:41:53 AM

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"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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> My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
> play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
> fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
> stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
> wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
> textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.
> --
> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
> please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
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It's your video card, I have heard to play high, you should be at 256 meg
video ram. I have the same card as you and run medium on most stuff (well,
high on a couple, no shaddows, etc... )
June 28, 2005 12:37:47 AM

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ANTant@zimage.com wrote:
> In alt.games.ea.battlefield Schrodinger <no@way.com> wrote:
>
>
>>"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
>>news:t16tb11jps0ot3pk8qocor8uckt9ntprj0@4ax.com...
>>
>>>On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:32:48 +0100, "Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>It's not extra pagefile use, it's the graphics card faulting textures in
>>>>and
>>>>out all the time. If you have 128Mb of memory on your video card then
>>>>medium
>>>>is the best opion.
>>>
>>>There certainly is extra pagefile usage, it rises by about 500MB when
>>>I use high textures, so I believe extra RAM would help to some extent,
>>>but m3thod's message doesn't fill me with hope!
>>>--
>>>Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
>
>
>
>>It says in the readme, don't enable high textures without a 512MB graphics
>>card. You might get away with it with 256MB, but it is clear a 128MB will
>>simply not cut it.
>
>
> Where did you see that in readme.txt file? I don't see it. I even
> searched 512, but nothing related to high textures. I even viewed EA Help
> HTML files.

It doesn't, it says....
'Recommended Specification:
CPU: 2.4 Ghz
RAM: 1 Gb
Video Card with at least 256 Mb of RAM'

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June 29, 2005 9:21:17 PM

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m3thod on 26.06.2005 13:08 wrote:
> "Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
>> I was
>> wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
>> textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.
>
> I have a 128mb 9800 pro and 1GB PC3200 and it stuttered when textures were
> on high, so i purchased another 512 and....it still stutters!

Buy another 512 MB RAM, and if that doesn't work, another... :-D
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June 30, 2005 2:24:08 PM

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I have the same problem with the stuttering, seems it's my hard drive
going bonkers. So i messed around a bit and found if i closed zonealarm
the game runs fine.

6600gt 128mb
1gb 3200
xp3000+
June 30, 2005 2:30:24 PM

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On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 11:49:51 +0100, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.>
wrote:

>My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
>play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
>fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
>stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
>wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
>textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.

To follow up on my own question, I have bumped my RAM up to 1.5GB to
stop some paging that was going on during the game. I just tried
running it with every graphic setting on high and most of the time it
ran fine, around 30-40fps, but what stops it being playable is when
you do a quick 180 as infantry and the scenery behind you is very
different, the framerate drops to about 1fps momentarily.

I will have to stick with everything on high apart from the textures.
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Anonymous
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July 1, 2005 12:07:07 AM

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Andrew wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 11:49:51 +0100, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.>
> wrote:
>
>
>>My PC has 1GB of memory and a 128MB video card (AGP 6600GT). I can
>>play the demo (I am awaiting my order for the full game to turn up)
>>fine with medium textures, but if I try high textures I get a lot of
>>stuttering which seems because of extra pagefile usage. I was
>>wondering if anyone is able to play the game smoothly with high
>>textures on a 128MB card before I go and buy more RAM.
>
> To follow up on my own question, I have bumped my RAM up to 1.5GB to
> stop some paging that was going on during the game. I just tried
> running it with every graphic setting on high and most of the time it
> ran fine, around 30-40fps, but what stops it being playable is when
> you do a quick 180 as infantry and the scenery behind you is very
> different, the framerate drops to about 1fps momentarily.

Raise AGP aperture size (BIOS setting), worked for me (128 Mb 5900XT
card, 1 Gb ram).

regards,

Achtung Ecco
!