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Annoying Pauses

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by Cal Jones, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Cal Jones

    Cal Jones I'm not dead yet

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    Hi folks, I'm on my first trip through IWD2 (having played through every other Infinity game umpteen times) and am experiencing some annoying pauses. Every so often the game will freeze momentarily, before resuming. I read through the sticky threads above and neither seems to address this issue. I've had no problems with the other Infinity games.
    I have a three year old Athlon 2.8 running XP and a GeForce 6200 graphics card (which is new...the old one burned out earlier this month). Other than that, fairly standard set-up.
    Cheers.
     
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    Btw, where does this happen? If it is in the second level of Goblin Warrens in Horde Fortress it is known bug. There's fix on this very site.
     
  3. Cal Jones

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    Pretty much from the start of the game. I'm only at the logger town in chapter 1 just now.
     
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    Do you have the official patch installed?
     
  5. Cal Jones

    Cal Jones I'm not dead yet

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    Yes. I'm not getting it as much in Chapter 1 but the Prologue was pretty bad.
     
  6. Cal Jones

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    Well no further reoccurences (the goblin warrens were a bit sluggish but I gather that's a normal problem with it). One of the things I did was to turn off translucent spell effects. Spells are really ugly now but I'm not getting any more pauses.
     
  7. MindChild

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    i noticed the same problems with translucent spells...but only when there were lots of them on the screen (like the druids casting 3 entangles on top of me).
     
  8. Cal Jones

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    Well as it turned out, it wasn't the spells (though they can cause lag...the Guardian battle was terrible!). I experienced the pauses again a couple of times, but it must be something else because restarting the client fixes it. Not sure why it's happening but at least there's a solution. Worth noting if anyone else gets the same problem. To think I suffered most of the Prologue with this problem!
     
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    Are you using EAX in the Sound Options?
     
  10. MindChild

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    have you tried a program called CPU IDLE (i think thats the name...). It helps keep your CPU resources from being all pulled ( i think). It seemed to help with some things...run the game in a window with your Task Manager open and watch the CPU usage...if it spikes to 100%, try CPU IDLE (free trial).

    Its meant to keep your CPU cooler in case it crashes due to overheating but that seems to create this side effect.
     
  11. Cal Jones

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    I have an app that measures my CPU fan and temperature so I don't think overheating is the problem as it never gets into dangerous territory. I'll take a look at the program though.
     
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