View Full Version : New guy, in need of assistance

12-10-2004, 05:00 PM
im a little behind the times and i have just bought FB (ill probably get AEP and Pf for xmas) and im in need of help.

My frame rates are really sluggish, and i was wondering if i could do to improve them, i was in the process of downloading the patches but apparently my connection was reset :-(, im trying to run on perfect with these as my specs

Pentium 4-3.0 Gig
512MB Ram
GeForce FX5200 128 Meg (latest drivers)
Win XP

12-10-2004, 05:19 PM
Ewwwww... it is probably the 5200. Everything else looks great - but from what I've heard (and seen first hand for that matter), the 5200 is a terrible card.

12-10-2004, 06:27 PM
Probably is the card that is holding you back but why not copy your dxdiag and post on community help and see what people there can help you with?
For info on how to post dxdiag go to Luckyboys guide at http://www.airwarfare.com/index.htm

12-10-2004, 06:31 PM
I have a similar setup...same card http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif but I have 1gig ram...

I can run perfect with good resolution and fly carrier ops..with one enemy plane QMB Coral Sea
with 17-20 average FPS in the 'pit.

Heywooood is upgrading the vid card during the after Xmas sales, be certain.

12-10-2004, 08:01 PM
Read Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users. it will give you tips and a link to Black Viper's Tweaks that will help your lack of RAM problem.

Also, post your diagnosis over in the Community Help forum. There's instructions on how to do that in the Guide.

12-10-2004, 08:13 PM
If you are getting sluggish performance with 5200 in Perfect Mode, you are doing fine and need no assistance. Until you upgrade video card, play with Excellent settings like me and my ATI~9200 at 1280x960x16 and get high fps.

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