Tried something else now. I was reading about some errors, like the black screen issues, on dead island, cuz, you know, I might get that game next. So, I was reading about it, read a post on the dead island forums on how to fix it, and everyone was praising him like that should have been the only post there for them. So, I tried it on Tribes, and I tried the highest settings on there. It ran so freaking awesome.
--Instructions on this simple [mini] lag fix--
- Open the task manager (in this case, Tribes, or any other game).
- Hover your cursor over the target process (Tribes Ascend.exe) and right-click.
- Hit Properties.
- Go to the Compability tab.
- in the five check boxes under -Settings-, check the one that says "Disable desktop composition".
- Hit OK or Apply
I don't know if it's that obvious, I just figured this out really...I don't know what it does, but it works. It solved some black screen, screen flickering, and screen lag issues of mine. Hooray for ultra settings on Tribes: Ascend!