Dark Souls 1 for PC has FPS issues, and DsFix does nothing!

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  1. Metoroid0
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    Ok, i instaleed Dark Souls prepare to die edition on my PC (i installed it before and fixed it with DsFix for 60FPS instead 30FPS) and i tryed all versions of DsFix to unlock framerate to 60fps, but it's always 30fps.

    Its driving me crazy, especially because i KNOW it worked before. What to do guys, please help if you had and fixed this issue. :(

    This is where i downloaded dsfix: http://blog.metaclassofnil.com/?tag=dsfix


    Um....help? :wacko:


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  2. Mario92

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    OK so you didn't provide any information at all what's your rig, but it's possibility that you machine just isn't powerful enough to keep up with 60 FPS so that vsync then falls back to 30 FPS.

    I don't own the game so I can't help that much but if you are having probems setting up DSfix, here is instructions and link to GUI for easier setup.
     
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    Actually my machine IS powerfull enough for 60 fps. I also played Dark Souls 2 in 60fps, and before that i installed Dark souls 1 and fixed the FPS issue and HAD 60fps, but now i cant.
     
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    Do we have to take your word for it or will you post some specs?
     
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    Vsynced 60 FPS or barely 60 FPS as first Dark Souls was pretty bad PC port using GFWL. This is why I keep my specs on my steam profile so it's just easy to link to it if I have some problems.
    I would simply remove game, delete files left behind excluding saves in %userprofile% and reinstall.
     
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    As i said, i already played that same game, that i burned on DVD maybe a year ago. But than i stopped playing it because it was so hard and uninstalled it. i got to giant woolf. First off i fixed resolution and FPS issue and than i got to that wolf part. I newer play30fps games.

    I just need help because i dont understand what to do and why the fix in not working now because it worked before..is it the wersion or i dont know..or different fix..i cant remember :(

    About specs...

    CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2X 2.60Ghz (dual-core)
    GPU: Saphire radeon HD6770 1GB GDDR5
    RAM: Kingston 4GB hyperX

    (all my other games run much more than 60FPS..and i repeat..the PC CAN handle 60fps..i just need help about this fix please)
     
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    Its not steam game, its fairlight downloaded one. yeah, i did that, but still the same :/

    Thats a good idea, il post my specs here also :)
     
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    I forgot
    Make sure you're using the latest version of DSFix.

    Make sure you put DSFix in the same directory as the DARKSOULS.exe. IIRC, the pirated version has the exe in just WhereverYouInstalledTheGame/Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition/ instead of /Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition/DATA

    Also, can you copy your entire DSFix.ini and paste it (CTRL+Shift+V, so there's no formatting issues) here in a code tag ['code] [/'code] and a spoiler tag ['spoiler] ['/spoiler] (remove the ') like this ['spoiler]['code][/'code][/'spoiler]
     
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    Yo how are u so sure u can run at 60FPS m8? Dats sum pretty low-end parts you got in your computer dawg. Couldn't even run CoD Ghost at 60FPS if you crank up da settings. 6770 is only about as good as da Xboner. We all know da Xboner is sum week sh!t. So is your rig.
     
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    Look, m8, i said it can run. Ok? im so sure because i PLAYED that same game on this same PC im writing this now!
    And also i just finished Dark Souls 2 on THIS PC also and game runs @60fps perfectly and all max.
    (i dont play CoD games...except when they where good..World War II..)

    Anyway...now that i cleared that out (for 3rd time) can someone Please help mi about the issue?
    I noticed that DSfix 2.2 makes my game crush when i unlock framerate in ini file.
     
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    I forgot
     
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    oh yeah, sorry :)

    yeah, the ini file..its the same as you would download it, i didnt touched anything except change framrate value from 0 to 1 to unlock it..and it crashes. yoeu still want ini file?
     
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    I forgot
    Yes, post the ini file.
     
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    Here you go my friend..you can see i modified only one thing and that is "unlockFPS 1" instead "unlockFPS 0"

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I forgot
    Set "Skip Intro" to 1, see if that fixes it.

    Did you make sure to turn off AA and Motion Blur in-game before you applied DSFix?
     
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    Ok, will do.

    ...Before?? no i just installed the game created it set up options and after i remembered that game runs @30fps i than inserted ini file and folder from DSfix...

    But i know AA makes picture go in a little square, but as i remembered, motion blr did not bothered the preformance earlier...but will do...i will uninstall the game and than install it again..in a moment...
     
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    I forgot
    Both AA and Motion Blur in game need to be disabled when using DSFix.

    There's no need to reinstall the entire game, the only thing you need to do is remove the modded files.
     
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    yeah but i already uninstalled it :3 so it will install it in 2 minutes... brb

    So after instalation i disable AA and Motion blur, exit the game and apply ini file and change skip intro to 1 and unlockfps to 1 and thats it?
     
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    I forgot
    Oh shoot, instead of using the latest DSFix, try 1.9 Forgot the FLT release isn't updated like the Steam version is.
     
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    Ah man, you're a genius, it works like a charm! :D
    Thanks a million..i was about to get balilstic and smash my PC xD

    Yes, it's FLT release of the game :) ah, now i can finally lit some bonfires. :)

    So FLT release = DSfix 1.9

    Thanks my friend, you helped me a lot. :)

    May the Sun be with you. :3