Damn & Blazkowicz: Wolfenstein New Order PC Tech Issues

Update – I’ve borrowed on oldish GeForce and the sport’s now working high quality. Definitely primarily an AMD incompatibility, presumably at driver degree.
What time is it? It’s WHINY MOANY GRIPEY O’CLOCK, that is what goddamn time it’s. I’d hoped to have made respectable inroads into Wolfenstein: The New Sequel* by now, however no PC code was accessible earlier than launch, and post-release the factor’s all however unplayable on my system, even on its lowest settings. I’m not alone on this, however whereas troubles are reported on a myriad of programs, AMD-ATI graphics card customers have been hit significantly arduous. I even purchased a Radeon R290 yesterday for the categorical functions of this and Watch Dogs, however I’m 10-20 FPS more often than not. It does spike to 40 from time to time, however not typically or persistently sufficient to benefit from the expertise. Even the Bethesda and Machine Games logos initially play like a cellphone video from 2004. At least I’m not affected by the crashes to desktop that many others have reported.
A number of doable efficiency aids are beneath, however they have not helped me.By and enormous NVIDIA house owners are doing slightly higher, and patches and driver updates are little doubt being feverishly labored on (following a 10GB day-one patch already). Buzz concerning the sport itself from consoleland’s opinions falls largely into the ‘fairly good’ camp (although there are a major variety of dissenting opinions), so it is a little bit of a disgrace. I’ll do my finest to confirm/frown at that as quickly as doable, however proper now that is an sad mirror of fellow id Tech 5-powered shooter Rage’s PC launch points. For now I strongly advocate that you simply maintain hearth on shopping for the sport till its points are definitively resolved.
If you might have already purchased the sport and are having body price or crash points, there are blended experiences of the next having optimistic results:

Update graphics drivers to the very newest accessible. Duh.
Turn off Screen Space Reflections within the sport’s Advanced Video Settings
Set Shadow Resolution to lowest
Run as Administrator and in Windows 7 compatibility mode
Turn off triple buffering in driver settings

Sadly, none of these items helped me within the slightest. I’m going to see if I can borrow an NVIDIA card from someplace, however except it seems my neighbour’s rocking a Kepler or 300 quid mysteriously lands in my again backyard, I believe I’m a number of days away from having the ability to let you know wot I feel.
I blame the Nazis, after all.
* The identify of the brand new sport is so forgettable that each Graham and I initially put in 2009’s ‘Wolfenstein’ as a substitute of it.


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