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Nvidia FPS Fix 0.30

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This is an attempt to fix an incompatibility that causes very low FPS in rFactor when using many NVIDIA cards (most common on the 8800 series). The problem is caused by the way that these cards allocate memory for vertex buffers. The long history of this problem and the solution in the following thread: http://forum.racesimcentral.com/showthread.php?t=294692

Quite a few people have been using this fix for a while, and it seems to produce between a 50% to 100% improvement in FPS, especially at the back of the grid. For unknown reasons, however, certain people are not affected by this problem and actually see reduced performance with this file. Your mileage may vary. Please also note that a few people with ATI cards have reported an improvement. Finally, this also appears to work in at least some other games based on ISI's engine, including GTR2.

Disclaimer:

There have been a few reports of lockups when using this fix. It is not clear whether the problem is related to the fix or is due to something else, but be aware that the possibility of lockups exists. I am very sorry if you experience any lockups with the fix, and please post a comment here if it happens to you.

Note:

This version works with the HDR plugin (the original one, not the modded one), but does NOT work with the TVStyle plugin at this time.

Installation:

Put the included d3d9.dll in your rFactor root folder.

If you want to use the HDR plugin, rename that plugin to d3d9_2.dll. As a result, in your rfactor folder you should have 2 files: d3d9.dll (my DLL), and d3d9_2.dll (the HDR plugin).

Uninstallation:

Delete the d3d9.dll file from your rFactor root folder. If you were using the HDR plugin, rename d3d9_2.dll to d3d9.dll.

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I had a problem running rFactor in Windows 7. I had decent FPS most of the time but sometimes low FPS and sometimes dropping down to almost zero. I tried a lot of recommended things and non of them made a difference. With this Nvidia FPS Fix it looks like the problem is fixed.
NitroMcClean on Feb-02-2014

hi all do i just place this in rfactor main folder
makerm061 on Jul-19-2013

my game crashes when i pot the file in the root of rfactor can you please help me
shawn15 on Jul-06-2013

Where exactly do I put this? I tried Crogramfiles/rfactor. There isn't a d3d.dll in there to replace, and it didn't make a differnce so I think it's not the right place to put it. I have an 8800 alphadog so I think this might help the terrible fps i'm getting if I did it right. Please help
ArtfulDodger on Feb-14-2013

Yeah does nothing just crashes game GTX260 x3 SLI
piotrekbuzniak on Jan-31-2013

can i use it on my graphics card ?
it's an intel g33 g35 chipset family
Avgn100 on Jan-17-2013

WOW!!! I was getting 32 fps sitting in pits with vhr2012 mod and when i dropped this great file in my fps went from 32 up 122 fps!!! great job wombat i use ati videocard which works just as good... well done bud!
mike27466 on Jan-12-2013

Fantastic!

It gave me a HUGE FPS boost on an ATI HD6670 videocard. Rfactor had a bad performance with 10 cars on the grid, now it gives 60 FPS with Vsync even with 50 cars (20 visible).

No crashes, no big glitches, I saw a very little shadow glitch with F1 2007 mod.
Also, it works with SimRaceWay an other gMotor 2 based game, menu is flickering, but no in-game problems, just HUGE FPS boost. But SimRaceWay crashes after quiting bad to menu from race.

Thank you very much!
adampajor90 on Jan-06-2013

Thanks a lot one more time. After installing rFactor on my new system the game stuttered a lot and after using this add-on it works really smooth.

If it helps here is my system specs:

Intel i7 3770 3,4Mhz
8Gb RAM Kingston 1600Mhz HyperX Blu (2x 4Gb)
Nvidia Geforce 550 Ti DC
ASUS P8B75-M LE
HDD WD 1,5 TB Caviar Black SATA III
pipoko on Oct-12-2012

i cant run the rfdynhud plugin with that nvidia fix. its not showing up the rfdynhud symbols ingame. any way to fix that ?
MPaC on Mar-26-2012

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