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cant get thief to run properly

#1Skunkdog1Posted 9/4/2014 8:27:07 AM
even at the lowest settings it still barely gets higher than 30 FPS
ive tried all the fixes i can find to get it to run properly, and nothing works
anyone have any suggestions?

running a gtx 780 btw
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#2kickthegnomePosted 9/4/2014 8:32:09 AM
Turn ssaa to low or off

Also turn off "contact hardening shadows" and "screen-space reflections" Not many textures use the ssr option so and the ones that do are mostly puddles. You could look at a puddle and it's using ssr but the puddle next to it isn't. but it eats up a ton of performance.
#3kickthegnomePosted 9/4/2014 8:34:10 AM
You can also try this

Modifying Texture Memory Pool Size:

This a tweak that usually improves framerate smoothness with all Unreal Engine 3 games. You need to change the "PoolSize" value in the game's engine.ini file to [your GPU's VRAM amount in GB] x 600. This translates to the following values:

1 GB => PoolSize = 600
2 GB => PoolSize = 1200
3 GB => PoolSize = 1800

... and so on!

1. Navigate to your ...\ThiefGame\Config folder
2. Backup your ThiefEngine.ini file
3. Open the ThiefEngine.ini file with a text editor
4. Change

"PoolSize=0"

to

"PoolSize=[the value appropriate for your GPU, calculated as shown above!]"

5. Save the file and set it to "read-only".

6. Go to your Steam library, right-click on Thief > Properties > Set Launch Options > Type in "-ReadTexturePoolFromIni" > OK (apparently this step is optional; thank you for reporting back, CiroConstantino!).

That's it, you're good to go!

V. Disable framerate smoothing

THIEF natively supports high frame- and refresh rates when "Exlusive Fullscreen" is turned ON. However, the "Borderless Windowed" mode (i.e. "Exclusive Fullscreen" turned OFF) employs framerate smoothing within the values of 22 and 62, effectively capping your overall FPS. Disabling framerate smoothing as following will remove this cap and unlock the extra performance:

1. Navigate to your ...\ThiefGame\Config folder
2. Backup your ThiefEngine.ini file
3. Open the ThiefEngine.ini file with a text editor
4. Change

"bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE"
"MinSmoothedFrameRate=22"
"MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62"

to

"bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE"
"MinSmoothedFrameRate=0"
"MaxSmoothedFrameRate=0"

(For "MinSmoothedFrameRate" and "MaxSmoothedFrameRate" you can write any values you want, they won't be taken into consideration if "bSmoothFrameRate" is set to FALSE!)

5. Save the file and set it to "read-only".

I'm running off a 560 and after doing all that, turning motion blur off, etc. I can run the game at 30-50 fps as opposed to 20 and everything else is set to high.
#4kickthegnomePosted 9/4/2014 8:36:21 AM
Triple post but:

Thief on the pc is poorly optimized. It's not so much of hardware thing as it is that the game itself just wants to eat performance. But those tweaks should help.
#5reincarnator07Posted 9/4/2014 9:18:58 AM
What's the rest of your rig like?
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#6protools1983Posted 9/4/2014 9:19:18 AM
Who cares? The game is a turd.
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#7RaikouenPosted 9/4/2014 9:45:06 AM
protools1983 posted...
Who cares? The game is awesome.

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#8Cosmic_CoyotePosted 9/4/2014 9:51:48 AM
If the Thief canīt run properly he isnīt good for the job
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 9/4/2014 9:58:49 AM
Cosmic_Coyote posted...
If the Thief canīt run properly he isnīt good for the job


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#10Killah PriestPosted 9/4/2014 10:22:10 AM
I dunno my R9 290x obliterated it on max settings using mantle.
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