Hello lovely people!
Thankyou for trying the Waves demo (You have tried it right? If not go here and do so then come back).
The demo has been available for a little over 24 hours now and the feedback so far has been great.
However the Demo has had some issues (one of which I fixed last night as you may see in the post below this one).
If you are having issues then first try the following steps:
- Run the game as administrator. If this solves your problem then let me know in the comments.
- Reboot the computer. Yes I know it sounds obvious but it does solve most problems.
- Install the latest video drivers.
- Redownload the demo, uninstall it and then reinstall it. Sometimes files get corrupt during download or during the install. It’s unlikely but it can happen.
If you still have trouble then you may be suffering from one of the following issues that I hopefully will have fixed later tonight.
If you were having problems with the demo on Windows XP then I urge you to uninstall the game, download the latest version and install it again. All the problems with Windows XP should now be fixed. I am however sorry to say that without making the installer about 200meg larger you will still have to sit through the .NET install process. You can thank Microsoft for this.
- Crashing on Startup – If you are on Windows XP then you need .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 try installing this and see if it fixes it.
In terms of low-framerate issues then I can only recommend that you go into the video settings and turn off Distortion, Ambient Occlusion and Bloom and reduce the resolution. It won’t look as pretty but if you are struggling to hit 30fps this should help. If you turn all of these off and you still have problems then I’m sorry but your graphics card just isn’t powerful enough to run the game properly and there is nothing I can do about that.
For the record I developed the game on a Geforce GTS250 and it runs at 60fps with no problem with everything on. It runs at 30fps on my laptop with an ATI 5470 which if you look at this chart is actually pretty rubbish. Anything better than the 5470 shouldn’t be having any problems at all.
I hope everybody is enjoying the demo and if you are having any issues that I’ve not covered here then let me know in the comments. Part of the reason for the demo release is to find these problems so I can make sure they don’t happen in the full game so thankyou for your patience if you are having issues.
Of course if you aren’t having issues and want to tell me how great everything is then you can comment too 😉