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  • #16
    new video card

    today i installed a new radeon hd6790 video card from a radeon 4600.

    now the game pauses might be what this post is abou but I need more detailed info on how to do the fix. Thank you

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    • #17
      List of things to try:

      update soundcard drivers I believe onboard drivers with EAX enabled can be buggy specially when loading sounds off on disk, you can also try disabling EAX since onboard usually doesn't add any value to EAX (poor or non existant implementation of effects)

      Clean out dust and crap in your GPU/CPU fans your system could be over heating, this fixed my 1s pause every few seconds as well as my flat mates computer.

      make sure you have at least one case fan to pull the hot air out, newer 80plus power supplies have very low powered fans because they don't need it yet a fewer older cases require the PSU to extract air.

      trivia: back in the day ('98~) the PSU was the only extraction fan needed/used

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      • #18
        Still happening

        The game used to run 100% fine. I forget when the patch was that made this occur. For me and a friend, it happens every start of a wave. Very rarely during.

        I've tried different things, like stopping my anti-virus, but nothing has worked so far. Any news on if a patch is being worked for this. Love this game, but this bug is a little annoying (not enough to make me stop playing though )

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        • #19
          First, I had these 'pauses' described here when I had NV GTX260 card. Game would literally freeze for 2-3 seconds and then resume to normal... often resulting in my death in game.

          Now, for about a year I have GTX560... and it got even worse. Whole system system was freezing, I was getting a black screen with a sound loop, and PC didn't respond to anything, the only way was to hard reset it.

          It became unbearable, as it statistically happened once per 1 hour of playing. Crash dump analysis told me that it were TDR (driver response time) errors. I spent many, many hours on system stability testing and researching TDR errors online. I was sure this is KF issue, as no other application gave similar errors, but searching this forums for 'black screen' or 'TDR' never got any relevant results. I was literally on the verge of buying another video card, as I play mostly in KF these days.

          Without much hope, I accidentally stumbled upon this thread and gave it a try. No freezes for 3 days now, fingers crossed.

          I dont get it, how even an advertisement server negotiation can halt main program loop, and create such critical errors? And how this never been hotfixed for over a year now? This bug gave me several gray hairs, I'm telling you.

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          • #20
            Okay, it worked like a charm since my last post, and today it's back, with a vengeance. What happened? Any other IP's I should block to be able to play the damn game without crashing every hour?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
              It will be addressed in the next patch
              Can we assume this has been addressed ?
              [B][SIGPIC]I love this guy[/SIGPIC] KF1 - [URL="http://play.scrnbalance.eu"]Player stats & Server info[/URL][COLOR=DeepSkyBlue] | [COLOR=White]KF2 - Can't wait for linux servers [/COLOR] ~
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              • #22
                No, it wasn't.

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                • #23
                  I get pauses that last 20 sec (exactly, I think) all the time (I'm playing Killing Flor on Mac now)
                  Often when I start the game, it'll pause and I'll start of with the trader clock at 40 sec (20 gone)
                  About 30% of the time when I click any option in the game browser it pauses for 20 seconds. Sometimes when I click "Exit Game" it pauses for 20 seconds, is this the same issue?
                  It never pauses during gameplay, except for 1 sec when the wave starts, so I never die as a result of this glitch.
                  Last edited by SpurryMoses; 09-12-2014, 10:58 PM.
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                  • #24
                    I wonder if this is still a thing since I'm having those (or simililar) issues a LOT lately, even to a point where I have freezes that last almost a whole minute (which results in getting dropped from the server...). The game just stops responding completly, I can't even tab (using Windows btw) out of it. I can't provide a crashlog since the game doesn't crash. I know at least two other people who have those random freezes too. Did this actually get fixed and it's just my crappy calculator beeing silly?

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