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Do you ever hardlock a game to 30fps on purpose?

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User Info: MrSprings

MrSprings
4 months ago#21
tearast posted...
I keep it at 30 FPS since it feels a lot more cinematic


Poe's law folks...
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User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
4 months ago#22
GTA 3 and Vice City doesn't like anything past 30FPS. San Andreas doesn't like anything past 25FPS.

There used to be a bug in GTA 4 in the final mission where you need to tap space bar like crazy but it was impossible to do with FPS higher than 30. There is also a bug with the cutscenes in the game where it relies on FPS to count and trigger certain actions. Such as the end of Brucie's mission, you are delivering a car to his mechanic, the garage door closes before you're outside if you have too high of FPS so the cutscene never ends and you softlock at walking at a closed garage door. You can't skip this cutscene.

Similar to GTA 4, Sleeping Dogs also has one of those QTE in its finale that is impossible to do with high FPS.
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ix_tesla
4 months ago#23
I keep Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 at 30 because the game gets a little faster, QTEs are easier and the substitution meter refills faster, making the game easier. In the Boruto expansion, 60 FPS desyncs the audio from the video in cutscenes. The 60 FPS version of Storm 3 lacks the SSAA option so I tend to go with the 30 FPS version of that one as well.
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User Info: grand_commander

grand_commander
4 months ago#24
MrSprings posted...
tearast posted...
I keep it at 30 FPS since it feels a lot more cinematic


Poe's law folks...

Judging from how nobody took the bait I'd say people sniffed that out quite well.

User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
4 months ago#25
tearast posted...
I only generally use 60 FPS for competitive gaming like CSGO or Starcraft. For singleplayer stuff, I keep it at 30 FPS since it feels a lot more cinematic and not as arcadey.


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User Info: MacrossSpecial

MacrossSpecial
4 months ago#26
Yeah, dead space 1 and 2.

Not only does it lose its cinematic quality above 30 fps, but the physics of the game are locked to the frame rate. You can't advance in certain points in the games unless you limit frames.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
4 months ago#27
I have a gsync monitor so I don't really lock my fps to anything. I turn vsync on and forget about it. The only game I've ever messed with the framerate intentionally on is Dead Space because it's actually legitimately unplayable (no sarcasm whatsoever) at 30fps with m/kb, at least for me and my setup. Other people seem to have varying degrees of being able to make it playable. It also bugs out if you don't have vsync enabled and vsync also has a 30fps cap included in this particular game. To get my fps above 30 I ended up using the nVidia control panel to force normal vsync so I could play at 60
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User Info: Tony_Biggie_Pun

Tony_Biggie_Pun
4 months ago#28
I used to do this with GTA 4

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BrokenMachine85
4 months ago#29
Hell no.
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User Info: stav8

stav8
4 months ago#30
If your not on HDMI 2.0 on both devices (namely the tv/monitor the issue here) 4K 30fps is its maximum output so hardlocking here would make sense to have better frame pacing
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