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[SOLVED] Unexplained Homefront Jerkiness

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So I picked up Homefront today. Was expecting to come home and enjoy an hour or so of quality "defend America from the bad guys" action before class tonight.

I get it installed, start the game, get to the main menu, bam. Framerate drops to almost zero, mouse is jerky, sound is choppy, graphics choppy.

I have updated my graphics drivers, checked my sound drivers, which were fine, and have more than enough system power to run the game. GTX 275, Core i7 2.67, 6 Gb of RAM.

I did some sniffing around on the internet and thus far I haven't encountered anyone else with this same problem. I don't understand why it's not working well on my system. Everything else, all the other games that I've run recently are perfect. Dead Space 2, RIFT, World of Warcraft, Bulletstorm, Dragon Age 2. Unless I missed the memo and Homefront is just crappy, I can't see any reason why it's running so poorly. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Unexplained Homefront Jerkiness

it could be a driver issue with the game
try to install a driver older than you have
so download an older driver (like 260.99) uninstall your current driver using Revo uninstaller (get it from my sig) and remove the driver with all its remaining when prompted, restart your PC install the older driver, restart when prompted, try the game and report back
Re: Unexplained Homefront Jerkiness

So I did what you suggested and installed the older drivers. Now, when I start the game, if I play it in windowed mode, the frame rate is amazing. But there always seems to be a bit of input lag when it runs in windowed mode, so I figured what the heck? Might as well try it in full screen mode and see how it does.

Yeah, back to 1 or 2 FPS. I don't get it. What's the big difference between windowed and full screen that blows the frame rate to hell when I go FS?

Re: Unexplained Homefront Jerkiness

do you have any running programs in the background that is interfering with the game? try to shutdown every running program (like antivirus) or any similar
also try that
run the game in fullscreen, minimize it, right click on the taskbar and choose Task manager
go the process tab and find the Homefront process, right click on it and set the priority to high
restore your game and see what happens
Re: Unexplained Homefront Jerkiness's fixed and working now. Here's what I ultimately had to do, which I shouldn't on a "retail" game like this. At least I don't think I should...

The following can be found in it's entirety at the following website: HomeFront, M11x and You! - Page 4

The exact quote that I found which resolved my problem is this:

Originally Posted by stevenxowens792
@all - try this..

C:\Users\admin\Documents\My Games\HOMEFRONT\GCGame\Config

edit CGengine
ctrl-f (to find)
D3D (enter)
AllowD3D10=FALSE (change this from TRUE to FALSE)

Also within the nvidia control panel.. make darn sure that render frames ahead is set to ZERO! not 1 or 2 but ZERO.

Once I made these changes, I can run max graphics, max resolution, and maintain about 45 fps. It's enough to run the game smoothly and make it completely playable. I think it's asinine that I had to go in and change the settings like this in order to get the game running, but if it helps someone else, then mission accomplished.

Thanks much for your help on this!

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Re: Unexplained Homefront Jerkiness

glad to see you fix the problem and thank you for posting the solution, this could be very helpful for others
Enjoy your game
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