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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago Extreme lag

I am currently playing Black Plague, and I'm getting severe lags(around 4 FPS) when around monsters and sometimes random. In normal gameplay I'm getting about 30 FPS which is normal for my hardware:

CPU: AMD Athlon 1.5 GHZ
Videocard: ATI Radeon 9550 256 MB
RAM: 512 MB
HDD: 80 GB

Could the problem be the fragmentation of the HDD?
10-21-2009, 06:36 PM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

Some stuff to try:

- Make sure you have the latest drivers for the card.
- Try turning of post effects, shadows, etc and see if that helps.
- Make sure no other program is running in the background taking up power.
- Lower the resolution.
- Make sure the card is not too dusty (sometimes removing dust from fan can help)
10-21-2009, 08:23 PM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

Done everything still nothing changes. The game plays in a slideshow.
10-23-2009, 12:57 PM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

On vacation to Florida a while back I only had my mom's laptop to play games on, and it had similar specs and ran slowly. The HPL engine doesn't seem to be very optimized for slightly old cards, but does run very well on newer cards. You may need just more RAM. Barely any gamers still have such small computers.

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10-25-2009, 12:42 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

Seems like a cpu issue then since enemies do take up a bit of cpu.

You should have a powerful enough cpu though and I am not sure what could be wrong. The only thing I can think of (and that I have already suggested) is that some other app is taking up alot of your cpu. Make sure to turn off msn, skype, etc. Anti virus programs or stuff like that might also be the problem.
10-26-2009, 09:41 PM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

Not out of bug problems or anything, but what woul make enemies take up a lot of CPU?

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10-28-2009, 12:31 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

(10-28-2009, 12:31 AM)Lee Wrote: Not out of bug problems or anything, but what woul make enemies take up a lot of CPU?
The cpu based skinning (= aligning the polygons to the animated bones)
10-29-2009, 01:09 AM
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Solved: 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week ago RE: Extreme lag

Aww... I thought it had something to do with all the realistic-looking swaying of their "mystery shaft" when they walked. Sad

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10-29-2009, 08:57 PM
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