Half-Life 1 + Expansions low framerate


#1

So I just got a new laptop that’s pretty nice, at least for what I’m used to. But the weird thing is, I’m getting a pretty low frame rate (45 fps) in Half-Life 1, Opposing Force, and Blue Shift. Which is weird because I get over 100 FPS in the stand alone version of Sven coop, which is the same engine as Half-Life. And I run other games such as Black Mesa at a pretty decent framerate at moderately high settings. I turned of VSync in the game options and in my Nvidia graphics options and that still did not fix the problem. I haven’t had this problem on any other computer and I was wondering if anyone here knows how to fix it. I made sure my graphics drivers are up to date as well. Here is what I’ve got:

Computer Type: (Star Wars Special Edition) HP Pavilion Notebook

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.59 GHz (Dual Core)
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 940M
RAM: 8.00 GB
System Type: 64-Bit Operating System, x64-based processor
Resolution: 1920 x 1080, 60Hz
Running on Windows 10 Home


#2

It’s been a while since I had to deal with a laptop, but it sounds to me like HL1 goldsrc is using your integrated graphics card. I’d try looking into disabling that or forcing it to use your dedicated card instead.


#3

Try setting the renderer / render mode to OpenGL if it isn’t already - Windows 10 tends to perform very poorly with older versions of Direct3D.

This might also be worth trying.

Modern integrated graphics cards should be able to handle games like Half-Life quite easily (assuming no compatibility problems), even at high settings / resolutions.


#4

I figured it out, oddly enough, running it with my integrated graphics instead of the Geforce card got it to over 100 fps.