Episode Two Running Very Slow

A Forum Thread for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

I have Half-Life source, Half life 2, Half life 2 Episode 1 and all of them work extremely FAST even on highest graphic settings. However, this doesn't seem to be the same with Episode 2. 

Episode 2 runs very slow, around 10 or 17 Fps. I don't know why this happens, So can anybody here help me out?

My Pc Specs:

Processor: Intel Core 2 duo 6400 2.13 GHz

Ram: 2 GB

Graphics Card: intel GMA 3000 256 Mb


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    Here are the biggest framerate killers:

    • Anisotropic Filtering (set it to Bilinear)
    • AA (Anti-Aliasing)
    • HDR
    Just turn those off, it makes life easier.

    I have a similar card, an Intel GMA X3100, and it performs around 25fps in open areas, on these settings.

    Here are my recommendations:

    • Resolution: 1280x720 (fullscreen)
    • Textures: Medium (but since you have 256MB of VRAM, why not High?)
    • Models: Medium (set to low, if you have fps issues)
    • Shadows: Medium (Intel cards don't support High)
    • HDR: Off completely
    • Color Correction: Disabled

    P.S. If 10fps is slow, what about 1fps I have with Sven Co-op?
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