Coming Soon: New Battle.net Launcher for Diablo III Optimization


Blizzard has posted an illustrated tutorial for their new Battle.net launcher, which was required to install Reaper of Souls and is quite an improvement over the old Diablo 3 launcher. (It integrates all your Blizzard games, saves you from having to log in or use your authenticator more than once a month, shows you which of your friends are online in which games, etc.)

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You don’t have to use the launcher now, but you will when the Diablo 3 v2.0 patch hits, so you might as well get it now? If you’ve got it or not, when the v2 patch goes live there’s going to be a tool running to optimize and improve your Diablo 3 performance, probably by streamlining 2+ years of patches and hotfixes into one more coherent and cohesive whole.

Heads up for those who’ve already upgraded their launcher to Battle.net (or who plan to do so before Patch 2.0.1 launches):

On patch day, you will also have to go through a code-optimization process similar to what’s outlined Step 1 above. Expect it to take 15 to 60 minutes or so, and keep in mind your computer might run a little slower than usual during the process.

Check the article for the full details, and many tutorial pictures.

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  1. Hopefully this optimization makes the general FPS more stable. It is unacceptable that the FPS sometimes drop below 10 although one has more than 80 or even more FPS stable in regular fights. This reminds me of the cave with Tyrael in Act II after killing Duriel back in D2 when FPS dropped like hell.

    • What FPS drops? I have been in beta since early jan and never experienced an FPS drop in the game. Actually the only place I have ever seen a slight drop in fps is at rakkis crossing where I got from 60 to around 45 but other than that I have never experienced an issue.

      • D3 has horrible memory management, which means huge FPS drops for people with relatively low amounts of RAM or slow HDD. I experience similar FPS drops to what Bandyto described while I was playing with 4gb RAM and an old HDD.

      • Hey Muggs. I see this comment from people all the time saying “Well, I’ve never experienced any problem”. Implying that the person doesn’t understand or is not being totally truthful. Peoples computers are all different with lots of different configurations, these configurations are sometimes difficult to code for and hence some people (read not you) can and will have a problem with a game/software.

    • I do know it improves the loading on HDD, particularly when first starting the game. This change has already been observed on the PTR/Beta. Random FPS drops in other areas? I dunno.

  2. Does This mean that patch 2.0.1 is just around the corner? Or are Blizzard just informing us in really good time? (A month in advance)

  3. For me, the only fps problem i have actually isnt fps related. Every time something “new” happens ingame, like using a skill, a class enters my game, etc, tbe game stutters really bad. Once it happened, doesnt happen again unless i restart the computer. Its a minor thing but its annoying, and very dangerous in hc.

  4. You would think the patch is coming out the day they take down the AH, a week before RoS.

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    For me, the only fps problem i have actually isnt fps related. Every time something "new" happens ingame, like using a skill, a class enters my game, etc, tbe game stutters really bad. Once it happened, doesnt happen again unless i restart the computer. Its a minor thing but its annoying, and very dangerous in hc.

    Asset load, get an ssd or flash drive.

    And it’s good they’re optimizing the RoS client, currently its footprint is 3 times larger than classic and it only gets bigger over time.

    • Ridiculous nonsense ! They should instead program the game better like 95% of the other out there games who have none such problems and a whole lot more happening on screen.

      Also even with an SSD + 8GB ram i experienced this stuttering. It is the game not using RAM in a smart efficient way.

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    Ridiculous nonsense ! They should instead program the game better like 95% of the other out there games who have none such problems and a whole lot more happening on screen.
    
    Also even with an SSD + 8GB ram i experienced this stuttering. It is the game not using RAM in a smart efficient way.

    It still happens in a few areas (hi Stonefort) but it’s immensely better.

    RoS has seem to have done away with it entirely.

    Yes, it’s stupid but a 32 gb flashdrive is 13 dollars so hard to care that much about it.

  7. I just installed the update, with the battle.net steamlike thingy. Only when I launch the game it wont run the game. Anyone having the same problems?

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