Even though we’re probably all fans of ripping and tearing around here, the image-tearing in this game can be terrible and you can’t always find a direct way of preventing it. – There is no in-engine setting for V-sync, but I also couldn’t force it in the graphics-drivers. Enhanced Sync didn’t help, while that’s for Radeon I’ve also read of GeForce-settings not helping, nor did something like Borderless Gaming help it.
I’m not sure if many people have this issue, I don’t think I had it happen on my previous Windows 7 system, but in case you do like I did on my Windows 10 AMD-system today, here’s how I got it fixed…
Sources & Instructions
You can use a piece of software called dgVoodoo 2, which basically acts as a compatibility-layer for older graphics-engines.
More information on it can be found here: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/DgVoodoo_2 – [pcgamingwiki.com]
It can be downloaded here: https://github.com/dege-diosg/dgVoodoo2/releases – [github.com]
Follow these steps to apply it:
- Unpack the downloaded archive.
- From the root folder, move/copy ‘dgVoodoo’ and ‘dgVoodoCpl’ to the ‘Painkiller Black Edition\bin’-folder.
- From the ‘MS\x86’-folder, copy all four .dll-files to the ‘bin’-folder as well.
- Open dgVoodoo using the dgVoodooCpl.exe-file within the ‘bin’-folder.
- On the ‘DirectX’-tab, check ‘Force vSync’, also set ‘VRAM’ to ‘2048 MB’, and uncheck ‘dgVoodoo Watermark’.
It should look like this:
(Note: You do not need to launch or apply it every time you play the game. – It just works!)
This should finally prevent tearing if no other method worked.
Perhaps other settings or features in dgVoodoo could work as well, but I’m not knowledgeable enough about it.
To be clear, it is not my creation and I found the tip for the method on the GOG-forums – [gog.com] .
The tearing in the game was just an annoyance and I had to search for a fix for quite a while, mostly ending up with other methods that didn’t work in my case.
So I thought I would relay the solution here, considering it doesn’t seem to be among the guides, in case anyone needs it. – Hope it helps!
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