So as some of you may
have noticed while playing Brink it's a hit or miss situation as far as how
smooth the gameplay will be. Enough so that I have had a "rough" time
having fun. I however have found the site that can help those of us experiencing
one of the many initial launch bugs.
As luck would have it, of course it's mostly an ATI graphics card problem and
it's being sorted out, however, till then these fixes should help at least
bring some fun back into the game. This includes lag fixes, blue screens, and
other known errors. I hope Bethesda/Splash Damage hurry up on some optimization
1# Brink (PC) ATI Driver Fix
First turn on in-game console. For this go to your steam library and find
brink. Right click and choose properties. The on the General tab select SET
LAUNCH OPTIONS and add this.
Start up brink and open the console with tilde key, and type ‘r_shadows 0′
After this tweak. Download and install the latest ATI HotFix Drivers.
2# Brink Multiplayer Servers Not Responding, Connection Issues and Server
Forward these ports and you will be able to connect to servers just fine.
UDP/TCP 27015, 27016 and 8766
3# Brink – Blue Screen of Death Fix
Turn off motion blur in game options, this will fix this issue. Add these
console graphics tweaks:
4# Brink – Crash at Desktop/Start Up
OpenGL used by the game engine seem to the root cause of this issue. At the
moment, it appears that if you are forcing triple buffering through your card,
it will crash the game at start up. Make sure you aren’t forcing triple
buffering through the card. Also make sure you have updated Drivers.
5# OpenGL driver lost connection with the display driver
Lower the game resolution a bit and it will resolve.
6# Brink Error creating game rendering context
If on start up you are receiving “Error creating game rendering context”, and
the only option you have is to quit. If you are using nVidia card, Disable
Triple Buffering and If you are using ATI card, try the hotfix above.
7# Brink – No Sound
Make sure you run the game in stereo. If the problem persists, update your
sound card drivers.
8# Brink – Low FPS and Performance
Install the latest ATI hotfix pr nVidia
Updated Drivers which address these issues.
Disable Motion Blue.
Disable Triple Buffering.
Optimize the game for multi cores using this console tweak:
seta r_useThreadedRenderer “2″
9# Brink – Grid Effect and Blue Tinted Screen
This issue is associated with people running the game on ATI video card. Refer
to ATI Fix to resolve this issue.
10# How to Skip Intro Movies
Simply rename your assets folder.
11# How to Change FOV
In the console type g_fov XX. Where XX is your FOV; default (and lowest) is 70.
Brink crashes are
a problem that can be caused by a number of different issues, including
corrupted registry settings, damaged Windows options and the game being
unreadable. If you have problems with Brink, it’s advisable that you are able
to repair the various issues that will be causing it with this tutorial.
What Causes Brink
The causes of the Brink crashes include the
·The game will not be able to read the files / settings which it
requires to run
·Windows will have some problems with its “registry” settings
·Your PC will have a series of errors that are preventing it from
processing the game’s files
How To Fix Brink Game Crashes
Step 1 - Re-Install
Yes, you heard me right –
you’re going to have to reinstall the software. Don’t worry though, it’s really
easy because it can be done straight from Windows and just requires you click a
few buttons to make it happen:
·Click “Control Panel”
·Click “Add / Remove Programs” (Windows XP), or “Programs
And Features” (Windows Vista & 7)
·Remove The Game
·Restart your PC
·Install the game again
Step 2 - Update
The Graphics Drivers On Your PC
The graphics drivers of
Windows are used to help make sure that your computer can play the games and
programs which have a large number of advanced settings. Although there are a
lot of graphics drivers out there which you can use on your system, it’s often
the case that they will either become damaged, deleted or just plain unreliable
– leading the Brink Crashes to occur. If you want to resolve problems with this
game, it’s recommended that you’re able to upgrade the graphics drivers that
you have, by following these steps:
keyboard, press WINDOWS KEY + R (loads up “Run”)
dialogue box which loads, type “dxdiag”
loads, click the “Display” tab
the “Manufacturer” listing
onto the Internet and search for the manufacturer’s website
their latest graphics driver
Step 3 - Update
You should look to update
Windows. This will ensure that your computer doesn’t have any problems with its
files or options, which will in turn cause a number of potential issues with
the various parts of your system. You can do this by using the steps outlined
The “registry” is one of
the big causes of Brink errors, and will lead to problems by becoming corrupted
and damaged. The registry is basically a central database for all the settings,
options and information which Windows will store inside, and is used
continually to help make sure that your PC is able to run as smoothly as
possible. Although it’s easily one of the most important parts of the entire
Windows system, the registry is continually causing errors and should be fixed
by using a registry cleaner tool.
We recommend using a program
called RegAce System
Suite to get rid of any of the potential issues that
Windows may have inside. We’ve found this program is able to fix the various
problems that your system will have with the registry, boosting its speed and
reliability as a result.