Saints Row 2 runs in fast forward on Windows 7

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I just installed Windows 7 and after restoring all my games etc, I started up Saints Row 2.

The game is unplayable! Eveything happens too quickly, like the game is running at 4 or 5 times it's normal speed.
I've been reading the Steam forums and some people have been able to fix the issue by enabling V-Sync, but this didn't work for me.

Volition have apparently stated that they won't be fixing the issue because the OS was released after the game!
I just want to warn people that if you buy this game, it won't work on Windows 7. There should be a warning on the Steam page and on the box, as I bought my copy in-store.

I'm of course still trying to find a fix for the issue.
I hate when this sort of thing happens I to have a few games on my Steam list that are unplayable. I'm tempted to do a dual boot just for these games.
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its almost worth having a Xp - Win7 boot.

Have you tried a compatibility mode?

slicingman said:
Have you tried a compatibility mode?


That's a good thought. Where do I find compatibility mode on Win7 for a Steam game?

If I thought about doing a Dual boot with XP, then there's no reason for me to have Win7 :/ It hasn't offered me anything outstanding yet, but I've only had it for a day.
im not sure where you would find it...

Creat a Shortcut to the desktop and alternate click properties then it might be there somewhere... im not sure :S

slicingman said: im not sure where you would find it...
Creat a Shortcut to the desktop and alternate click properties then it might be there somewhere... im not sure :S


the bloke is on to it!
yes I have done this before and that's exactly what you do.
Right click on your steam game and select "create shortcut on desktop"
then right click on the shortcut and go "properties"
click on the "compatibility" tab
check the compatibility box (leaving it on vista sp2 or xp sp3 should be fine)
Oh awesome! I will try it as soon as I get home! thanks slicy.




This didn't work. Steam won't let me run it. I get an error, "This game is unavailable at this time"

Anyone got any other ideas?
that usually means either steam or your computer requires a restart.
okay, when I get home, I'll:
 •  change compatibility
 •  reboot
 •  try again
See how it goes

Doles said:Eveything happens too quickly, like the game is running at 4 or 5 times it's normal speed.



Do you have a dual or quad core processor?

If so, open up task manager on the process tab, right click the one you want and select "set affinity" untick all but one CPU.
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It's a dual core, won't that drag my whole system down? The game's minimum requirements are just above my CPU, can't imagine it running better using only one core. But I can try it. Thanks
what it seems that does is only allows the application to use one core rather than spread itself over a few.

DoYL said: what it seems that does is only allows the application to use one core rather than spread itself over a few.

I see. Well, no harm trying... In the morning, I haven't tried the other method yet either.
Nope. Those 2 methods didn't slow down the game.
Ok a member by the name of Livinginstk gave a tip on this a while ago and I've only just got around to trying it.

www.youtube.com/...

The gameplay is way better but the cut scenes audio is adjusted to be slower, the video is the same, so the are way out of sync
I got Saints Row 2 running fine on win7
It's not worth it trying to get Saints Row 2 to run on anything.

skids-undi said: I got Saints Row 2 running fine on win7


Oh really? Any trick or it just worked?
I installed it and it ran fine
Also on vista since my brother got one too
Cd install though you HAVE to have a steam account, so pretty much same game
I had the fast forward issue in the win7 RC but when i got the full version of win7 it fixed itself. Its an odd issue

skids-undi said: I installed it and it ran fine
Also on vista since my brother got one too
Cd install though you HAVE to have a steam account, so pretty much same game

Yeah mine is the retail version installed through steam.
I also run it fine on Windows 7, mind you - it's a terrible console port - so poorly optimized for PC.

scamper2 said: I also run it fine on Windows 7, mind you - it's a terrible console port - so poorly optimized for PC.


Agreed. Such awful control but I still enjoy the gameplay and story somewhat
Aight guys this is THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION. For all of you people who got this problem just like me, simply download [Cheat Engine]. Once you done that...
1.Run Cheat Engine
2.Run Saints Row 2
3.Go back to cheat engine using [Alt-Tab] and go to process on the top of the program right between [Edit and Help] and go select the game.
4.Then, on the right , select [speedhack] and set the speed to 0.75.
There you go.. Bug fixed

DailySmoke said: Aight guys this is THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION. For all of you people who got this problem just like me, simply download [Cheat Engine]. Once you done that...
1.Run Cheat Engine
2.Run Saints Row 2
3.Go back to cheat engine using [Alt-Tab] and go to process on the top of the program right between [Edit and Help] and go select the game.
4.Then, on the right , select [speedhack] and set the speed to 0.75.
There you go.. Bug fixed


Yeah that's the youtube link I posted earlier. It works but it screws the cutscenes up. [Facepalm]
 
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