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Bug Reports & Support / Need help with full screen fps issues!
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:36:22 AM »

I've been playing starsector for some time now on multiple computers and today I tried it on my new laptop and came across a problem I cannot fix.

So the problem is that whenever I run starsector fullscreen, the fps stays at ~14, making the game unplayable. Originally I thought it was because of the bunch of mods I enabled and then I thought it was because of shaderlib but the problem disappears when I run the game as windowed (uncheck fullscreen from launcher). This happens with both vanilla and a bunch of mods enabled. I thought it was because of vsync but disabling it has no effect. Lowering the resolution also has no effect. Using starsector's default java or 64bit java has no effect. Only disabling fullscreen raises performance to ~60fps, which is a huge difference.

My laptop specs are
Windows 8.1
i7-4510U 2ghz, 2.6ghz turbo (has integrated graphics)
8gb ram
gtx850m 4gb memory (latest drivers)

and according the starsector system requirements and shaderlib recommendations, I think the laptop is well over recommended specs even though the parts are laptop parts. I also confirmed that the game is using the gtx card instead of the inferior integrated graphics through MSI afterburner. It shows that the gtx gpu works like crazy when starsector is running fullscreen. Really weird that I only get this problem with fullscreen...

I searched the forums with fullscreen and fps but haven't found anything useful.
Any help is greatly appreciated.


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