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Windows 7: Frontlines: fuels of war

07 Apr 2011   #1
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Frontlines: fuels of war

Decided to take a blast from the past and reinstall this game now that my hardware can properly handle it. (it was a beast when first released)

I have to say it installed and ran without trouble for win 7 x64. That was until about halfway through the first map when the stuttering began. Thus began the process of updating the game.
Unlike many newer patches they have apparently decided to make the FOW updates non-inclusive. Meaning you have to download each of them in order, from their super slow server (two of them are nearly a gig) and wait.

...so the waiting began.
First patch downloaded, start installation. The patch takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Second patch finishes about this time. It takes nearly 30 minutes to complete.

Third patch is basically the same...

That massive time of waste over with I can now play the game, and have to say it's mostly worth the effort. Considering the age of the game the graphics are still passable, and game-play reminds me constantly of the battlefield games. I don't know what system they expected people to run this on at release though as I don't see any system available at the time running it maxed.

I don't know I just felt like blabbing about this...


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07 Apr 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i remember having some fun with it - especially playing with the remote-control toys.

don't recall having performance issues, although it was a few years ago...

does anyone still play multiplayer?
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07 Apr 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

They're still there, it's limited though, and odds are they all have infinitely more practice at it than you do.
I'm sticking to single player for the time being.
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07 Apr 2011   #4
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i remember having some fun with it - especially playing with the remote-control toys.
Same here, more so the second pass which was just a few weeks ago.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
don't recall having performance issues, although it was a few years ago...
Ditto and I am on Win 7 Ultimate 64 as well.


maguscreed, as stated before, I just replayed the game and I didn't even bother with the patches, do they really help the Campaign much? I almost never dl patches from any of the games since they are usually unhelpful for the Campaign.

I would be interested in knowing if they help the Campaign, because if they do, I wouldn't mind having a crack at it again... Cryisis 2 will need to wait a bit more since I am not to convince I am going to get it.

I may be wrong here and/or getting confused but this game had a loooooong Campaign... one of the reasons why I loved it.
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07 Apr 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm still getting some basic stuttering in the game, it's not graphics related i don't know what's causing it at this point. I can lower graphics to nothing, or max them out and it's exactly the same.
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07 Apr 2011   #6
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I would say that E6850 is more than capable of pushing that game to the limit and so is the 5850? perhaps all you are lacking are just another couple of GBs of RAM.?
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07 Apr 2011   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Game is only using about a gig of active ram. Which still leaves about half of my ram unused.
This rig plays crysis 2 just fine.

I'm updating my graphics driver. I was one version behind, we'll see.

I'll keep playing with settings, something is responsible, I'm just not locking down what.
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07 Apr 2011   #8
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Good Luck, I hate and get extremely annoy when that happens to me and I can't point a finger to it.
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07 Apr 2011   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you haven't, don't forget to install the latest application profiles update as well,

Rage3D

It helps with single cards as well and isn't just for Crossfire setups.
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07 Apr 2011   #10
Sylo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I liked the helicopter part most. This game was great!
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