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My machine can handle Deus Ex Human Revolution fine with the resolution turned down a bit from my screen's native resolution. However tutorial clips and cutscenes play extremely slowly - the audio is very choppy and basically unintelligible. Is there a setting I can change that's likely to improve things, or should I just tab out and look them up on YouTube instead? This is on an i5 CPU.

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    AMD/Intel cpu? AMD/nVidia gpu? Huge thread on cutscene performance (same thing) here -> forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=119684, has about 20 different answers in it to test, I will see if I can find you something definitive!
    – kalina
    Jun 25, 2012 at 7:46
  • Apparently this issue should affect all Steampowered games under the provision you're using an AMD cpu and requires a BIOS update to fix, obviously completely invalid if you're on Intel hardware though...
    – kalina
    Jun 25, 2012 at 7:55

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Have you tried watching the tutorials from the Main Menu when you start the game? I think those will play fine from the menu.

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  • I have the same trouble as fredley, and I tried playing the tutorials from the opening menu. The audio skipping was actually worse than when I watched them during the game.
    – Fambida
    Aug 29, 2011 at 15:49
  • @Fambida Yup, just checked and it sounds like exactly the same thing.
    – fredley
    Aug 29, 2011 at 19:02

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