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problem: slow game

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by fullmooninu, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. VeryLich Gems: 2/31
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    Never mind, the lag stopped "Poof!" when I picked up the wardstones. Sorry for not looking at that first.
     
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    For anyone still playing ID2, there's a patch available for anyone with a Geforce 8000 and newer, who suffers from lag and graphical issues.
    Download location: http://www.shsforums.net/index.php?showtopic=30840
    No more black boxes and framerate slowdowns without having to disable directdraw, so no more scrolling issues and mouse flickering as well.

    It works for Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate 1, Icewind Dale 1 too.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Hard to believe no one's linked to this here in 2 years... thanks for the heads-up.
     
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    You're welcome.

    I stumbled upon it when searching for Dalekeeper, I just started a new game after a very long break.
    Better late than never though. :D
     
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    Had the same problem with an ATI HD graphic card and P4 3Ghz. Solution was in Display properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Troubleshoot, and move the Hardware acceleration slider 3 positions to the left, where it reads "Disable all DirectDraw and Direct3D accelerations...". Now it works perfectly, without cursor flickering or other side effects.
     
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    I've got an ATI HD card now and I tried the hardware acceleration thing but it didn't work. This game stutters all over the place and is basically unplayable for me. :(
     
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    Here are my tips for improving IWD2 experience with Windows 7.

    Since Windows 7 does not allow DirectX hardware acceleration to be disabled, I have found two ways around this.

    1) By using Compatibility Administrator program (in Start, search box, type "compatibility" and it should appear, otherwise you may need to download it from Microsoft website. Then, under Custom databases, right click on a new database, and select Create new -> Application fix. Browse to IWD2 folder and select iwd2.exe file, and make sure in the further steps to check the "Force DirectDraw Emulation" box. This immediately improved the speed, but on my machine it still slowed down after some minutes into gameplay, so I applied the second solution.

    2) Download the latest DirectX SDK from Microsoft, and when installing, select only the DirectX Utilities (and Redist - required for tools). Then in Start -> SDK -> Utilites, open DirectX Control Panel. In there check "Software Only" under Direct3D tab, uncheck "Use Hardware Acceleration" under Direct Draw tab, click Advanced Settings and uncheck Use Hardware Blit, Use Hardware Transparency and User Hardware Color Fill. This worked best on my machine.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    This has worked great for me. I've put up a video tutorial of this solution as part of my Let's Play:


     
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    Sounds promising. I'll give it a try!
     
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    Uhm, thanks a lot gunman & Dr_asik!
    Solution 1 is working just fine and without that vid I'd have missed to install it as well :D
    Just this horrible slow-down was the reason I stopped playing several times, cause after some minutes and really low spells it was quite unplayable...and only on win7.
     
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    This might be the solution you're looking for.


    Like the rest have had the same issue regarding severe slowdown upon starting my IWD2 adventure, from the very beginning. I found out however, (atleast it worked for me), right click on desktop> NVidia Control Panel> manage 3d settings> program settings> select a program to customize> find the iwd2.exe.cutable> scroll down to the end of the list of settings details and you see vertical sync> change "use global settings" to "force off"> apply.

    This is ofcourse only on NVidia cards, but there should be a similar option on other gfx-cards, am I right?

    Actually it didn't go that swell, it was lagging the same way after I moved into a combat situation, but might do for another.
     
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