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Game runs poorly on Steam

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Re: Mass Effect 3 STEAM FPS drops

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@EA_Atic not sure how it can help, since performance issue with Origin overlay isn't new, but inability to turn it off on Steam version of games is. But ok.

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@EA_Atic

doubling kron

i think it's not on our side

my computer have 60fps in the witcher 3 on medium graphics

but if it could start finding a solution, it's fine

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I have the same issue with the fps as well going from 60 down to 40 fps at times.  What makes it worse is I cant play the game through just origin now b/c ME3 is only showing up once and now i cant launch the game with Origin alone.  Andromeda is showing the Origin version and Steam version but ME3 is only showing one now.

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@rhythmchanger wrote:

@EA_Atic

doubling kron

i think it's not on our side

my computer have 60fps in the witcher 3 on medium graphics

but if it could start finding a solution, it's fine


@rhythmchanger You primary display adapter is an Intel GPU. There's a common issue with EA games where the games don't switch to the dedicated GPU. Make sure you force the use of the Nvidia GPU in the Nvidia control panel.

 

I don't have an Nvidia GPU myself, but the setting used to be under "Manage 3D Settings" and could be managed for individual programs. I don't know if this has been changed in more recent driver software.



I don't work for EA.

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@Fred_vdp 
Everyone runs a game on a video card from Nvidia, and it works terribly. It's absolutely not a chip from intel.

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I've only played multiplayer so can't speak for the single player, but I get the following issues each time I launch the game:

 

1) Have to install OriginThin each time I click play

2) DLC is not recognised during startup, so I have to click repair via Origin to validate in steam then launch again

3) Now the game won't even load. I start the game up, Origin loads up but then nothing

 

This is such a terrible, buggy crossover. Sadly I can't get a refund since I have over 2 hours in game time. 

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@Cyb3r1an wrote:

@Fred_vdp 
Everyone runs a game on a video card from Nvidia, and it works terribly. It's absolutely not a chip from intel.


I'm just mentioning it because if you run the game on a laptop with both an Intel and Nvidia GPU, the game will very often run on the Intel GPU unless forced to use the Nvidia GPU. This has been a very common performance related issue for a lot of EA's games.

 

I'm not saying that's definitely the case here (apparently there's a performance issue caused by an Origin and Steam conflict not allowing players to disable the overlay, which tanks performance), but I mentioned the Intel problem anyway because there's a good chance players other than you have this issue.



I don't work for EA.

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Yeah, it's not my computer either. I am equipped with a 2060 RTX Nvidia card along side with AMD Ryzen 7 and DDR4 RAM sticks. Every game I have on Steam launches smoothly and had no FPS drops or stutters. This game however remains the only game that runs very poorly despite my hardwares.

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@EA_Atic any updates? BTW we would not be mad if you fix it by removing Origin completely Wink ME1 and ME2 run without Origin

 

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Yes i have the same FPS problem due to overlay.. I just tested my retail game with overlay turned off and the difference is NIGHT AND DAY.

The retail version without overlay keeps at very stable and smooth 60 FPS, while steam version with forced overlay dips to 20s.

You don't need to go any further, just launch the very first map (Firebase Dagger) in private session and run around the map.

The game will take a nosedive to 20s.. This is unbearable.

 

Such a nice game ruined by such poor execution !

 

Please make "in-game overlay" setting in OriginThinClient count ! We need a WORKING option to disable origin overlay. And before you might ask, yes ive disabled steam overlay in game's properties.

 

I see some people attaching dxdiag.txt. I might do it as well. @EA_Atic 

 

 

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