This site is a collection of information on a problem with Half-Life 2 that has plagued many players of this otherwise excellent game. This problem is characterized by a sudden massive drop in frame rate when turning corners or moving into new areas of the game. These drops are usually accompanied by looping or stuttering sound during the frame rate drop which is how most people become aware of the problem. Aside from these isolated drops in frame rate, the game is otherwise perfectly smooth. These sudden drops kill the immersion and lead to a very frustrating experience. Below you will find additional details on this problem, some theories, and all responses from Valve on this problem.

Slashdot posts about the stuttering. (Nov. 20, 2004, 11:32 p.m. UTC)
Slashdot now has a post mentioning this problem with a link pointing back to this site. In the past 2 hours this site has received over 15,000 visits. At this point, Valve certainly cannot claim that this problem isn't widespread.

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