Does installing Mass Effect to the HDD fix it's framerate and pop in problems?

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#1 Posted by RAMRODtheMASTER (8107 posts) -

I was just wondering if I was to install Mass Effect to my harddrive would it fix or at least lessenthe framerate drops and pop ins that plague an otherwise epic game.

#2 Posted by Jaysonguy (37645 posts) -

Install every game you can

Your life will be better

#3 Posted by JustJaymo (204 posts) -

Sadly not :(

Still....Fantastic game :D

#4 Posted by RAMRODtheMASTER (8107 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Install every game you can

Your life will be better

Still doesn't answer my question.
#5 Posted by RAMRODtheMASTER (8107 posts) -
[QUOTE="JustJaymo"]

Sadly not :(

Still....Fantastic game :D

Thank you for actually answering my question.
#6 Posted by Jaysonguy (37645 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Install every game you can

Your life will be better

RAMRODtheMASTER

Still doesn't answer my question.

Yes, it fixes most of the problems and speeds up load times by 50%

#7 Posted by RAMRODtheMASTER (8107 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

[QUOTE="RAMRODtheMASTER"][QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Install every game you can

Your life will be better

Still doesn't answer my question.

Yes, it fixes most of the problems and speeds up load times by 50%

Thank you.
#8 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -
It fixes the framerate drops and the occasional 'loading' pauses. Pop-up is better, too, but not gone.
#9 Posted by JustJaymo (204 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

[QUOTE="RAMRODtheMASTER"] Still doesn't answer my question.RAMRODtheMASTER

Yes, it fixes most of the problems and speeds up load times by 50%

Thank you.

I'd definitely agree that it speeds the load times up (very noticeably), but in my experience the frame rate is still absolutely shocking in places and the texture pop in is definitely still present - if there is any improvement, it's minimal (imo).

#10 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
I don't know, it was still really bad
#11 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25696 posts) -
I don't know, it was still really badToriko42
Yeah, the framerate is still terrible in places, especially in combat. The pop in seems much better though.
#12 Posted by xsubtownerx (10705 posts) -
I've noticed faster load times, less pop ups and better frame rate. It could just be my imagination, but I'd suggest installing it.
#13 Posted by RAMRODtheMASTER (8107 posts) -
Thank you all. I am now going to install it. I love the game and am on my 5th playthrough and the severe framerate drops during combat are one of the few complaints I have with the game. The texture pop in is also a bit unsightly. Even if the installation cures it only slightly it will still have improved it.
#14 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
[QUOTE="Toriko42"]I don't know, it was still really badFloppy_Jim
Yeah, the framerate is still terrible in places, especially in combat. The pop in seems much better though.

Yeah, the technical issues with FPS and such ruined the game for me
#15 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -

From my experience texture pop in is heavely reduced (if you have played Gears of War then it is around that bad or a little worse.... Orignal GeoW), but i see no improvement in framerate. It may be now that the little load bar is gone and much texture popin being gone i notice it more, but i don't really know.

I would suggest installing it thought because almost 90% of my cutscenes had the textures in there the moment i saw them.