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Terrible FPS after fresh install

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Patch Bug Reports & Suggestions' started by Deleriant, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Deleriant

    Deleriant IncGamers Member

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    Terrible FPS after fresh install

    Ok, so I've just formatted my Compaq MCP61PM-HM to Windows 7 and am having a hard time running D2. I've downloaded and installed the appropriate motherboard and video drivers, so I'm not sure that that is an issue.

    Basically the problem is that I'm getting around 15fps with constant spikes.

    Anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Should I post my DxDiag info?
     
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    theredpredator IncGamers Member

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    Re: Terrible FPS after fresh install

    did u turn off ur pr0nz dl?
     
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    Re: Terrible FPS after fresh install

    sp is framelocked at 25fps

    first, windows aero desktop may be getting in the way
    right click the shortcut -> properties -> compatibility tab
    tick "disable desktop composition"

    then check for lag or low framerates

    ingame chat /fps to see your lag (ping) and your framerate

    if the framerate goes lower than 25fps
    check what video mode d2 is using
    if its using direct3d, try 2d, or the glide wrapper

    to change the video mode from d3d to ddraw 2d
    run D2VidTst.exe from your d2 install folder -> run testes -> pick ddraw(2d) -> ok

    if its still slow/unplayable try the glide wrapper

    http://www.svenswrapper.de/english/downloads.html
    download gl32ogl14d.zip and unzip to your d2 install folder
    run glide-init.exe, pick english/dutch, opengl-infos, query opengl-infos
    if nothing is listed under unsupported extensions its fine
    pick settings
    tick keep aspect ratio, desktop resolution, and vsync
    then test to verify it works

    if its successful (framerate stays higher than 25)
    run D2VidTst.exe -> run testes -> pick glide



    if it is lag, find out where it could be coming from
    tracert to battle.net

    start -> run -> cmd [enter]
    tracert battle.net [enter]

    you will get a list of 3 pings followed by the server name
    * * * timeouts will begin after the attens.net servers (this is normal)

    and look where the numbers start getting larger
    if they are all under 150 you should be ok
    repeat a few tiems just to be sure

    if the spikes are still random, try pinging your router

    start -> run -> cmd [enter]
    tracert battle.net [enter]

    the 1st ip listed will be your router
    ex. 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms [192.168.0.1]
    ping that ip

    ping /n 20 192.168.0.1 [enter] (/n pings it 20 times)

    will result
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    if the numbers are still random, and its using a wireless card, try using a cable



    if ping is low (under 200) and framerate is high (50+)
    close some background apps that could be running
    antivirus scanning ect..
     
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    Deleriant IncGamers Member

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    Re: Terrible FPS after fresh install

    Thanks so much! The glide wrapper thing worked a charm :) Doesn't like closing the game afterwards, but at least I can play now! :D

    Also, one other thing that I think may be related is the minimap appears over to the left instead of directly under my char, and pressing V shifts it way over to the right. If I use the arrow keys to move it, it starts to get cut off when it reaches the centre...strange indeed.
     

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