June 19th, 2017

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC fixes and workarounds

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Work! Come on just work!

The PC port of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare hasn’t escaped technical problems but there are solutions.

It would have been a little too much to expect Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to release without any issues popping up in the PC version but here are a few solutions to try and resolve problems some players are experiencing.

First up is “mouse skipping” but there is a workaround depending on what mouse you’re playing with. Syncis suggests taking a look at MarC’s mouse fix first of all and also suggests reducing the mouse polling rate to 125/250Mhz via your mouse software. He also suggests hitting up the config_mp.cfg located at “SteamSteamAppscommonCall of Duty Advanced Warfareplayers2” and trying these changes.

  • seta cl_mouseAccel “0”
  • seta r_elevatedPriority “0”
  • seta in_mouse “2” <– This allows raw input

For SLI issues, a fix has been suggested for 344.48 Nvidia drivers which may help. It has also been suggested the the Ghosts SLI profile should work with Advanced Warfare.

Texture errors have been a common problem and there is a possible solution which involves disabling Cache Spot Shadow Maps and Cache Sun Shadow Maps in the settings. Players have been reporting a performance boost when taking this simple action and it should also resolve low res texture problems.

Next on the list is stuttering issues. It has been suggested that the Shader Preload should be set to off and it will go away.

Memory errors can be resolved turning off your systems Page File and then turning it back on again.

The problem of not having a powerful enough processor pop up a message which reads:

FATAL ERROR:
Your CPU does not meet the minimum requirements for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

There’s a workaround with this exe download which should at least get the game running. It may not perform brilliantly and there’s no guarantee it’s going to work for you so be warned.

The final option is to wait for fixes to be officially released but that’s not much fun now is it?

As a quick reminder, make sure all your drivers are up to date and there’s nothing else running in the background that could have an impact on the game.

If you have any suggestions for fixes feel free to add them in the comments to help other players.

Update: Nvidia has now released new drivers for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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  • Comments:
    • bryanc2ka

      The mediafire download doesn’t work.

    • Sam Glennie

      having massive issues still with AMD hardware, if this is how all the new games will launch on AMD i will definatly be changing to Nvdia…

    • http://www.pvv.nl/ Ubersoldat_X

      The file you requested has been removed from MediaFire for a violation

      This file has been taken down by:

      File Name: s1_sp64_ship.rar (3.44 MB)

      Company: Irdeto – BayTSP.COM Inc.
      Email: activision@copyright-compliance.com
      Address: 3255-3 Scott Blvd. Suite 101 Santa Clara, CA 95054

      Now where is the live link?

    • Akito Kazuya

      I bet nvidia payed off Sledgehamer or Activision for this bug, you all know how it is

    • fuqface

      i have an alienware with enough performance to run crysis on mid-high graphics… so why is this error still popping up? i play multiplayer on ultra just fine