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First post, by vorob

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So we've got this shooter, Vietcong, and its expansion - Fist Alpha. I've installed it all properly, applied the official patch, and play in on a relatively powerful machine: Intel Core Duo T2400, 2gb ram, mobile ATI X1900 and Win XP SP3.

And, well, the performance of this game sucks. On some missions, it can be about 20 fps. Tried smth called Vietcong Starter but it did nothing in terms of performance.

I don't get it. It's a game from 2002. I'm launching it on a powerful laptop from 2006 and it runs like a potato sometimes.

Reply 1 of 8, by matze79

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i once played this on GeForce 2MX and it ran fast so you should consider you have some compatibility issues here.

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Reply 2 of 8, by vorob

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I also think it's weird.

Found location where i have 24fps. Changed from 1400x900 to 1024x768 and no change in fps. Tried lowering/changing different settings and no luck. Changed cpu speed from 1800 to 900 and fps dropped from 24 to 16. Installed Vietcong Starter 1.65.1 and no luck.

Reply 5 of 8, by Errius

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I'm playing this game now on my main Windows 8.1 rig. It's crazy hard even on average difficulty. Is this normal, or does the AI become deadlier on fast machines?

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Reply 7 of 8, by vorob

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Pierre32 wrote on 2021-11-20, 10:40:

Curiosity piqued. I'm going to try it on my PIII 1ghz with MX440.

Thanks, try new game in 1024x768, same scene. That's what i have:

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Left one is pentium m 1600mhz with geforce 4200 and right one is core duo 1800mhz with ati x1900.

If you need I can upload the game, no need for install.

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Reply 8 of 8, by vorob

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Errius wrote on 2021-11-20, 10:34:

I'm playing this game now on my main Windows 8.1 rig. It's crazy hard even on average difficulty. Is this normal, or does the AI become deadlier on fast machines?

This game was always hard as hell. I don’t remember how it worked back then on my pc but I remember is was cracking my ass in gameplay 😁