View Full Version : massive flickering and slowdown in next gen mode!
06-03-2006, 09:55 AM
Hi, I have the Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 GTX card which easily meets the recommended requirements. When i switch on Next Generation Effects I get a lot of flickering and it is impossible to play. Without this option, the game is perfect and smooth.
I have the latest drivers and patches for my card, the game and directx.
Is there any way to fix this?
06-05-2006, 03:57 AM
You are going to have to turn down the Graphics options some to get it to play smooth in NG on that machine.
06-06-2006, 12:21 AM
Which options do you recommend I turn down?
06-07-2006, 07:34 AM
I have a full 512 mb 7900GTX overclocked to 700 core, 860 mem. It just about manages to play the game with the NextGen on. I have also tried it on a 256mb 7800GT and that couldn't really cut it. The thing that made the biggest difference was upgrading to the Forceware 91.28 drivers, though the version 1.2 patch for the game helped a little, I think. If you are using these versions, then I'd say you've done about all you can.
To be honest, I found that turning down settings like shadows and water effects makes almost no difference on top-end cards in this game. The NextGen stuff is not well coded and even people with these cards in SLI are reporting problems with it.The only way to get it to run well is turn NextGen off. At least then you can have everything else maxed out.
The game looks stunning with NextGen on, but it still looks great with it off and you won't be constantly cursing as Lara gets wasted again because the game paused at a crucial moment.
06-09-2006, 07:09 AM
Yes unfortunately the game running in nextgen does not work properly on any setup at this time.
This mode needs major patches.
That is why I pretty much just packed the game up I will never purchase another TR game again because of the poor excuse/performance of a setting (NG)that is not that impressive to begin with and then run like crap.
The 1.2 patch did help performance quite a bit but still gets lockups in the most silly places.
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