Torchlight screen tearing

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  1. Dan360

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    Hello,

    Torchlight was one of the games I picked up in the recent Steam sale. Now I think it's a great game but I can not seem to stop it tearing.

    Running at max settings, 1080p res, V-sync on, I get a couple of tears constantly about one third of the way down the screen.

    V-sync on in game options = tearing
    V-sync on through catalyst = tearing
    V-sync on through D3D overrider = tearing
    Set screen hz to 30 instead of 60 with v-sync on = tearing about an inch down the screen but still constant.

    V-sync off on everything = no tearing but game running at 500 fps making my GPU squeel at me :)

    Are there any of other options to to try and stop the tearing?

    Thank you,
     
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    Not that anyone really cares but FYI everything runs super smooth in Window mode with V-sync on.

    Disable crossfire and use V-Sync I get no tearing but constant stutter where the tearing once was. FRAPs shows fps flicking between 59 and 60 very fast, I guess this is causing the stutter.
     
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    Not sure if it will help with this but I sometimes use Riva Tuner (part of MSI Afterburner) to limit the framerate when I have issues with tearing.

    You could always try setting it to 57 or 59 to help avoid the spikes.

    Even with v-sync enabled some games don't seem to limit the fps in loading screens so I use it on them too, as my card starts to sing a bit when it goes over the 2000fps mark.
     
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    Locking at 57 or 59 seems a good idea, I will try it as soon as i'm home from work.

    TBH I'm happy enough playing window mode, it just annoys me a little that I can run much more intensive games buttery smooth but something as simple a torchlight isn't performing as expected... Then again after swapping from Xbox to PC I have come to realise that nothing works as expected and that every component / game has its own little quirks :thumbsup:
     
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    Crossfire off, full screen mode on, MSI afterburner holding fps at 60, v-sync on =
    Silky smooth game :smashin:
     
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    Glad that worked :)

    PC gaming does throw you the odd curveball now and then but it's worth it to be able to play games at decent resolutions, framerates and with anti-aliasing and all the other whistles and bells enabled. As someone who was a longtime console gamer I do miss the 'consistency' of the experience (everything works out of the box) and some of the more niche games that don't get a pc release, but doubt I'd switch back now.
     
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