Fix frame rate at 30fps

hedron

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Sometimes I just get terribly nauseous playing FPS' and it makes playing them absolutely miserable. What I've noticed is that it doesn't usually happen when a game gets lower frame rate. I'm wondering if there is a way to cap the frame rate? Some games have console commands, but not all of them. I'd rather have a lower playable frame rate than feel like I'm going to vomit.
 

ktr

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This is a guess, but you can try dropping the refresh rate to 30 Hertz and enable v-sync in game/Nvidia control panel.
 
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hedron

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http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/26943828

Links to a tool that can limit your framerate, but I don't have first hand experience so I can't give any insight.

Thanks, but the downloaded referred to in the thread doesn't seem to be working. I can't seem to find the program on google either.

I tried this other program call SSAA Tool, but it didn't seem to have any effect. I have Win7 in test mode and I'm fairly certain the config file is correct. I tried both 32 and 64 versions.
 

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I don't understand how having a lower frame rate would make you feel better. Shit, I get nauseous if it's under 50 in just about any game.
 

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Is there certain games that are worse than others? Also, have you tried adjusting the FOV? I have an issue where I start getting nauseous when the FOV is too low.
 

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I don't understand how having a lower frame rate would make you feel better. Shit, I get nauseous if it's under 50 in just about any game.

Wild jumps, say from 20 to 70 down to 40 back to 70 down to 30 and so on, can be extremely disconcerting for people. Locking it at a specific number gets rid of that. As for how low he wants to go, I wouldn't want tot use that either but as apparent by the popularity of console it's more than enough for a large portion of the user-base.
 

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v-sync with tripple buffering somewhat combats the jumps. It will be gentler than v-sync's potential 60-30-60 jumps - it will still make minor input lag though
 

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60fps + the stupid motion bluring used in some games + some one thats prone to getting motion sick is usually the problem..

try turning off motion bluring if the game has it and see if that helps.
 

hedron

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Motion blur helps a bit. Thanks. I'll reduce FOV too next time I play.

I'm not really sure how vidcap software is supposed to help me though.
 

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Its called Vsync. I use it for every game. Also, you may want to look into a monitor with a higher refresh rate. I have an issue with the default 60Mhz, it doesn't make me sick so much as giving me a headache and super tiring. 70-75Mhz makes a world of difference. It might help you as well. (You can keep vsync on).
 

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Its called Vsync. I use it for every game. Also, you may want to look into a monitor with a higher refresh rate. I have an issue with the default 60Mhz, it doesn't make me sick so much as giving me a headache and super tiring. 70-75Mhz makes a world of difference. It might help you as well. (You can keep vsync on).

Vsync will only limit the framerate maximum to your refresh rate
IE it could be anywhere from 0-<your frame rate> in 1 increments (if tripple buffered)
As in if he is miserable of frame rate jumps, it won't help mim


If double buffered, it will limit your framerate to the lowest multiples of 1/2

IE with 60 refresh rate, it goes 60, 30, 15, 7... and the jump between those numbers is even more jarring. If you were going to get 100 fps one second, and 14 fps another second, he would get 60 one second, 7 the next. Not exactly what he wants either.
 

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Horizontal FOV of 75 or less is well understood to cause nausea when used on widescreen monitors. Oblivion is notorious for being set to 75 by default. Make sure FOV is 90 or more.

That's for horizontal FOV (hFOV). If your game uses vertical FOV (vFOV) instead, like BF:BC2, use this calculator:

http://rjdown.co.uk/projects/bfbc2/fovcalculator.php
 

hedron

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IE with 60 refresh rate, it goes 60, 30, 15, 7... and the jump between those numbers is even more jarring. If you were going to get 100 fps one second, and 14 fps another second, he would get 60 one second, 7 the next. Not exactly what he wants either.

I always keep vsync on. The problem isn't fps jumping, it's smooth FPS'. If I were to play Crysis with 7850 card (I used to own it and played the demo with it) no nausea. Although not all games do I get it.

Although, I'm thinking now that it may be the FOV, as I reduced it somewhat last night and didn't get sick. Maybe it's different for other people but that's what works for me. I always felt it puzzling that in some games I got sick and others I didn't. Like, Unreal 2003 and Unreal 3 I feel fine, but boot up Call of Duty for even 10 seconds and my head is spinning and I want to cough up my lunch.

>>>Make sure FOV is 90 or more.

That's weird because I had the FOV set to 90 and then reduced it and the nausea went away.
 
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Motion blur helps a bit. Thanks. I'll reduce FOV too next time I play.

I'm not really sure how vidcap software is supposed to help me though.

It has an FPS limiter built in, even if not capturing video. I don't use the vid cap part of it all. Once it detects the game (just play once with dxtory running) you can setup specific profiles for each game as well.
 

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Sometimes I just get terribly nauseous playing FPS' and it makes playing them absolutely miserable. What I've noticed is that it doesn't usually happen when a game gets lower frame rate. I'm wondering if there is a way to cap the frame rate? Some games have console commands, but not all of them. I'd rather have a lower playable frame rate than feel like I'm going to vomit.

It's probably due to frame tearing. Enable v-sync.
 
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