I'm just bumping this thread (as there's no need to create another one, the issue seems similar).
So, I just got the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle. Played Trine for an hour and had no problem/slowdown, then decided to try Shadowgrounds.
The game is launching without any problem, cutscenes are displayed correctly (no slow down, no crash), there's no graphical sparkles/glitches. I can play it on High settings without a problem.
However, whenever I move from one "area" to another (nb : in the same level = no loading ; like when I move from the room A to the room B several blocks away), the game's fall to under 5 fps, I can't go to the menu (Esc is not responding), the character follows my control-inputs only 3 seconds later, then, after 5 to 10 seconds of that *lag*, once that part of the map is loaded, the game simply resumes on having a perfectly fluid FPS rate.
Alt-tabbing doesn't solve the problem.
I can't press "Esc" during these sudden slowdown (= no pause allowed).
With Antialiasing and Anisotropic to 0, all other graphical options to Medium (with Misc (water) to Low), the problem is the same.
While it's ok (kinda killing the immersion but I can deal with that) when there's no enemies in sight, when there's several of them coming through the floor, not being able to open fire/aim/run for 5+ seconds is kinda suicidal. I survived that part by trying to blindly (had no idea if the game registered my inputs) "dodge" attacks. I survived with 13 HP. I don't think I'll be that lucky next time.
Here's my notebook specs (Dell XPS M1530) :
- Windows Vista x86 (32 bit) SP2
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 @ 2 Ghz (never o/c, vanilla clock)
- 2 GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 Hynix (Hyundai)
- nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 256 Mo
I'll test the game on my desktop computer that friday and see if it's happening there too (=> Win7 x64 desktop rig)
PS : Feature or glitch ?
=> by switching between weapons rapidly, you can increase the rate of fire of "semi-auto" guns like the shotgun - Example : BANG(shotgun)-TATATA(SMG)-BANG(shotgun)-..., instead of BANG(shotgun)-click'click-BANG(shotgun)-click'click-...
PS 2 : Despite the freezes/slowdown problems, the creepy spider-ish creatures made me jumped 3 times in the first level (hadn't expected vents opening behind me), congratz