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Amnesia A machine for pigs Freezing, Hanging

“Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs” is the second game in the series named “Amnesia” though the game is not the direct sequel to the previous installation “Amnesia: The Dark Descent”. It comes under “survival horror first-person” genre. The game was developed by “The Chinese Room” and produced and published by “Frictional Games”. It was released worldwide on 10 September 2013.

Amnesia A machine for pigs Freezes


Amnesia A machine for pigs Freezing!!

 

While playing the game “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs″, the gamers may face some freezing/ hanging issues. If the game is freezing, hanging constantly then you may find your solutions in this article.

 


First Check:

 

Make sure your system passes the minimum requirements of the game. Visit the link given below to check out the minimum as well as recommended system requirements for the game.

Amnesia a machine for pigs system requirements

 


If you have passed the above check, i would like to recommend you to go through the link below which mentions basic solutions. You can resolve most of the issues related to freezing, stuttering in game using general fixes.

General Solution for Amnesia A machine for pigs

 

 


Amnesia A machine for pigs Freezing/ Hangs:

 

If your game is still freezing, lets go through possible fixes of Amnesia A machine for pigs Freezing, Hangs issues in detail:

 


1) CPU Cores:

You may also try disabling the CPU (cores), if your system is a multicore one (quad-core or dual-core). Make sure you disable all the CPU except CPU0 and CPU1. Click the link below to know how to disable cores/CPU.

Disable CPU cores on multicore processor

 


2) Patch

Try updating the game with the latest patch or try re-installing the game.

 


3) Overclock:

If your Graphic card is overclocked, try re-setting it to the “factory settings”. GPU Overclocking can enhance the performance of the game to some extent but in case of freezing of the game it must be disabled.

 


4) Windowed Mode:

Try playing the game in Windowed mode. Press “ALT+Enter” in the game to switch to windowed mode. If that doesn’t work, try this:

 

For Steam version:

 

  • Open the Steam library and right-click “Amnesia: A machine for pigs″.
  • Select “Properties” from the menu.
  • Switch to “Set Launch Options”
  • Add “ –windowed” so that it would look something like this:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Amnesia: A machine for pigs\aamfp.exe” –windowed.
  • Press “Ok” and try launching the game.

 


5) Another Fix:

Try this fix:

  • Open “Nvidia control panel”.
  • In the left pane, click “Manage 3D setting”.
  • In the right pane, switch to “Program settings”.
  • Select your game by clicking “add” button and browse to the “.exe” of the game in the game directory.
  • Next, select the graphic card. Choose “high performance Nvidia card”.
  • Last, scroll down to the setting name “Power management mode”. Left click it and select “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • Click “Apply” and close the Window. Now, try running the game.

 


6) Cloud Save:

Try disabling the cloud save feature. It may help in fixing the issue.

 

 


7) Corrupt files:

The game may crash because of the corrupt save game files. If your save game files have become corrupt somehow, then the only way to resolve this issue is by deleting them (Make a backup first).

 

Go to the location: “C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\userdata\userID\239200″

 

You may find the save games here. If you have progressed in the game quite further, then you may ask for the save games on the official or popular forums.

 


7) Windows Update:

Try fully updating the windows. If there are any pending updates which requires a reboot for their completion, restart the system.

 


8) Tweaking:

Try lowering down the graphic settings from the graphic card control panel as well as  in-game graphic settings including Anti-aliasing, Anisotropy, Motion blur and various other settings that are resource consuming.

 

Also try Enabling/disabling Vsync. Lower down the resolution to the one matching to the native resolution of your desktop.

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9) FPS:

The game by default locks the FPS. To disable the FPS lock, do the following steps:

  • Go to the location:
    “C:\Users\Username\My Documents\Amnesia\Pigs”
  • Open “main_settings.cfg” using “notepad” or any text editor.
  • Look for the entry named “Engine LimitFPS” (Press “Ctrl+F” and type “Engine LimitFPS” and press”find next”. It will automatically point you to that entry.)
  • Change the value from “True” to “false” so that it would look something like this:
    Engine LimitFPS=”false”.
  • Save the file and close the notepad.
  • Now, check the game for freezing problem.

 


10) Sound:

Try changing “Sound” settings in configuration file.

  • Go to the location:
    “C:\Users\Username\My Documents\Amnesia\Pigs”
  • Open “main_settings.cfg” using “notepad” or any text editor.
  • Look for the entries named:
    MaxChannels
    StreamBuffers

    StreamBufferSize
    (Press “Ctrl+F”, type the names and press”find next”. It will automatically point you to that entry.)
  • Change the values as given below:
    MaxChannels=”64″ to “32”
    StreamBuffers=”8″ to “4”

    StreamBufferSize=”262144″ to “131072” or “65536”
  • Save the file and close the notepad.
  • Now, check the game for freezing problem.

 

Hope the above mentioned solutions works for you.

 


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