Submitted by deadfrag 713d ago | news

BioShock Infinite PC stuttering bug still not fixed, six weeks after release

It’s been just over six weeks since BioShock Infinite was released on the PC, but if you’re one of the people who’s run into the strange stuttering/framerate lag bug you’ve probably held off on playing it. A seventeen page thread on 2K’s support forums details the various woes of the bug, along with confirmation that it occurs on a wide range of PC hardware. (BioShock: Infinite, PC)
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jimbobwahey  +   713d ago
Weird. People always say that PC gaming is so much better than consoles but it seems like every single game always runs worse on PC thanks to issues like this.
CGI-Quality  +   713d ago
Which is false. You'd have to, actually, game on PC to understand that it's FAR from EVERY game with issues.
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Ashunderfire86  +   713d ago
Works just fine with my 690GTX smooth like butter.
deadfrag  +   713d ago
No it does not!This issue is spread on all PC configurations so stop;because you are not telling the truth.If you like to play a game with this kind of issues or if you dont bother with them thats your problem,but the problem is there to any person that plays the PC version!!


Read before telling that it does not happen in your PC!
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MikeMyers  +   713d ago
Runs worse on PC?

First off the Xbox 360 renders at 1152x720 with PS3 coming in at 1152x640. True 720p (that's 720p not 1080p) is 1280×720. So right off the bat console gamers aren't even getting 720p resolution.

Second of all the game can run at 60fps on the PC while the console versions are half that. Yet you want to chime in that the PC always runs worse? What tweaks can be made on the PS3 or Xbox 360 to improve the resolution or increase the frame rate or choose aliasing and help reduce screen tearing?

It really is a shame this site is so heavily focused from a console gamers perspective. There's so much mis-information out there it's sickening. Then when you correct them you are labeled an elitist or who cares about the PC or a console hater. It's just so petty because you have gamers that are so loyal and so tied to the console they bought.

I don't have stuttering issues on my PC. That's because I can tweak the game to perform how I like. Console gamers are stuck with screen tearing and frame rate drops and low resolution. That's not an attack on consoles, that's reality. Now can we please continue arguing about how console A is better than console B?


It's such a shame the PC always seems to run worse. Lol

Now watch the phantom disagrees come because console gamers can't handle the truth.
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kwyjibo  +   713d ago
For a small subset of PCs, there is a stuttering issue.

For every single console, you're on a damn console.
bumnut  +   713d ago
No need to be a tool, plenty of console games have issues too.

Just be grateful games get patched, I remember the days when a game that released broken stayed that way!
aliengmr  +   713d ago
You mean, games like Skyrim? Ohh, right...sorry PS3.
Cobberwebb  +   713d ago
That's a strange one. Never knew there were problems. My Quad core Q6600, ATI HD5700 had no problems with it at 1080, which is an old system now.
deadfrag  +   713d ago
And plays at 30fps were the issue is not so noticible but is still there!This game technical is a piece of crap,with a bunch of people not able to play it on PC due to the lack of support from 2K and IG!
Toman85  +   713d ago
Was a fix that helped alot with stuttering. It did took away 75% of it and that was a big help for me.
Not on every PC that fix I found will work, but its worth a shot!
iamgoatman  +   713d ago
Haven't played more than an hour or so into the game because of this. Glad Irrational's pathetic support is now getting some attention. Last time I ever buy a game made by them.
Xristo  +   713d ago
I have the problem with my setup (580GTX/i7-920 installed on a Crucial M4 SSD). This is the first time in a LONG time that I have been a part of the PC gaming issue minority with no fix in sight. The issue doesn't make the game unplayable but just "unenjoyable." I could play the game if I want but I choose, like many, to wait for a patch.

For the top comment, ever heard of a game called TES: Skyrim for the PS3? One game with issues doesn't define a system. The PS3 is still an awesome system although Skyrim was a debacle for many gamers. Your comment screams of ignorance.
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Plagasx  +   713d ago
Guys, if you have stuttering just edit the Poolsize value. It's in the Xengine file located in your Bioshock Infinite folder in your Documents. Just edit it to the appropriate value based on your GPU's vram. That and use D3DOverrider to force vysnc and tripple buffering.

That solved 95 percent of my stuttering. It's still there but it's nowhere near as noticeable as it was when I first played the game and it's totally playable now.

Btw I have a gtx 680 and am using the latest 320.00 drivers.
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I got that stuttering bug as well. I simply assumed that happened because I was playing on ultra settings, although the frame rate would indeed fluctuate at times when very little stuff was happening to justify it, now that I think of it.

Maybe my PC isn't so outdated after all (i5 2500K, Radeon 7850, 8 GB DDR3).
bumnut  +   713d ago
Am I the only one that thought this game was average at best? The first Bioshock scared me the death, this one was boring.
firefly69  +   713d ago
It happens to me too and to all my friends that have this game,IG support is crap and since they already have the money dont expect a fix.What i dont understand is the reason this his been hide by the gaming media,the foruns on neogaf,Steam and 2k are full of people complaining about this and other problems but instead of getting a fix they are already trying to fool people in to buy the DLC package.Support from me never more,and IG next game i will get a way to pirate it,because we the paying customers are getting screwed.
Raider69  +   713d ago
Dont support this crap developers!First the say the game was push back to tune it better that they release this game full of techical flaws and dont even get the customers the support they deserve.This game has its an unplayable mess from a techical stand point;IG are a bunch of losers and liars.

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