Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - How to fix your FPS!

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition – How to fix your FPS!

DSFix Download site:

My Specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
CPU: AMD-FX 8350 (8 core) @4.00GHz
Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 460
RAM: 16 GB

**KEEP IN MIND: my DSfix file is configured for me; meaning I set the resolution to 1920×1080, etc. You might still have to fiddle around with settings in the file to configure it to your liking. If this still doesn’t work for you, I dunno what to tell you. 🙁

To everyone crashing on startup, PLEASE make sure you are all using the correct versions of DSFix and Dark Souls. The latest DSFix with the latest Steam version of Dark Souls does not have this issue if you do as is done in the video.

I can’t assist anyone with pirated copies… for obvious reasons.

48 thoughts on “Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition – How to fix your FPS!

  1. i have a a high end pc no doubt. I was hoping to play some classic games such as dark souls but the frame right is horrifying. Someone tell me how daksouls can have maximum frame rate of 17 on my gtx 1080 ? oh and the dsfix made it go from 17fps to 12fps, great aint it ?????????

  2. i'm still having this issue, besides seems like dsfix isn't running because i've tried to change all those setup and it didn't make any difference even for worst

  3. my game still has crappy framerate and the camera doesnt follow my characters speed when i move forward. it just feels like the camera stays behind and then follows you at a certain distance instead of sticking in its original position

  4. It doesn't work for me 🙁
    And yes my computer is powerful enough to play this game (I run dark souls 2 scholar of the first sin at 45 fps so…this one should work)

  5. Sigh…
    I followed all the steps, with the latest version of DSFix.
    I went to the Steam Library and had Steam verify the game files, as suggested by another commenter
    I took graphics down to 800×600, turned off anti-aliasing, pretty much everything I thought might affect the framerate.
    Still a painful crawl.
    Still in the tutorial.
    Though I am playing on a laptop, so maybe it just wasn't meant to be.

  6. hey guys i found the fix
    #1: start up your game, go to your settings, and disable anti-aliasing and motion blur.
    #2: open steam, open libraby, right click dark souls, go to properties, go to local game files and then press verify integrity of game cache.
    It worked for me and should work for you. i believe the in-game settings were interfering with the DSFix settings.

  7. Can confirm I've done exactly as mentioned in the video, have a completely legitimate copy of the game purchased from steam on sale, running on a GTX 770, and the game still crashes when I try this fix.

  8. I'm having an issue where I unlocked my framrate, and cap it to 60, and my framerate continues to go above 100fps, which causes the game to run extra fast. Anyone know a fix for this as the game runs far too fast to be playable

  9. somehow, it doesn't work for me…
    i follow your steps, but nothing change.
    can anyone please help me?

  10. Hey! what version of "to the ancient land" you put on the start of the video? i noticed it's more slowly than normal version! and more orchestrated! Thanks!

  11. Wow haha when I realized it was the Shadow of the Colossus music it kinda blew my mind. Also, thanks for the help 🙂

  12. WOW! this really helped me! i got perfect fps now as i thought it was something wrong with my pc after getting into blighttown, thank you for the help.

    but you said in the discription that you configured your resolution to 1920×1080, i dont see where as i am scared that i do anything wrong, i need my resolution to 1600 x 1200 as now i got a silly little screen at top left to play. can you help me telling me what to change? i dont want to do anything wrong as for such

  13. I would like to say, for those that may be attempting to make use of their 64-bit system RAM, that the Large Address Aware boolean must be disabled on the DarkSouls executable, otherwise the game will fail to start.
    At least, it did for me.

    In addition, it is unlikely that all but the most up-to-date systems (or systems that were top-of-the-line 32-bit systems) will be able to reliably hold a framerate that is suitable for online play in many areas.

    (Personally, my worst performance was not in Blighttown, but was in the Valley of the Drakes, the Undead Burg, and the Undead Parish. All of these locations dropped me out of online mode often.)

  14. It fixed the fps, but it's glitched, the screen is squished in the top left, but the hud is still in its original place :/

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