SiN Episodes Pre-Start Checklist
Okay, you've got the game preloaded. What can you do to make sure you have an ideal gameplay experience when you start?
First, exit Steam, make sure you have 15% of your hard drive free, then run DEFRAG on your hard drive. DEFRAG will not defrag your GCF's while Steam is running. Having your GCF's defragmented won't make the game run any faster, but will slightly improve load times.
Second, make sure that you have the latest and greatest official drivers for everything. Video, sound, everything. Older sound and video drivers were causing issues earlier in development, and the first thing I'm going to tell you to do when you ask for help is update your drivers.
Third, make sure that you have all Windows Updates installed.
Fourth, if you are running on a low-end machine, please make sure that the game is completely preloaded before you start playing. On minimum spec machines, we've seen a 3-4fps boost by waiting for the preload to finish.
Fifth, make sure you do a full virus scan before you start the game and exit any unnecessary applications.
Have fun, and good shooting!