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    posted a message on Constant stutter / freeze framing

    Hi dingo.

    I was getting a similar problem myself, but i managed to fit it myself.

    Try these few steps and see if it works for you.

    1: In your Battle.Net launcher - goto Diablo 3, Game Options, Game Settings. In additional command line auguments put in the following without the quotation marks "-usepageflip"

    2: Open your D3prefs.ini file (is located in MyDocuments/Diablo 3/ folder.

    Open it in notepad and re-save it as D3prefs_OLD.ini

    Then open the original file again and copy/paste in my .ini file to make it into "potato mode" as i call it.

    PreferencesVersion "46"
    PlayedCutscene0 "3"
    PlayedCutscene1 "8"
    PlayedCutscene2 "16"
    PlayedCutscene3 "0"
    PlayedCutscene4 "1"
    DisplayModeFlags "0"
    DisplayModeWindowMode "2"
    DisplayModeWinLeft "-13"
    DisplayModeWinTop "22"
    DisplayModeWinWidth "1154"
    DisplayModeWinHeight "678"
    DisplayModeUIOptWidth "800"
    DisplayModeUIOptHeight "600"
    DisplayModeWidth "1842"
    DisplayModeHeight "1026"
    DisplayModeRefreshRate "60"
    DisplayModeBitDepth "32"
    DisplayModeMSAALevel "0"
    Gamma "1.000000"
    MipOffset "1"
    ShadowQuality "0"
    ShadowDetail "0"
    PhysicsQuality "0"
    ClutterQuality "0"
    Vsync "1"
    LargeCursor "0"
    Letterbox "0"
    Antialiasing "0"
    DisableScreenShake "0"
    DisableChromaEffects "0"
    LowFX "1"
    SSAO "1"
    LockCursorInFullscreenWindowed "0"
    LimitForegroundFPS "1"
    MaxForegroundFPS "24"
    LimitBackgroundFPS "1"
    MaxBackgroundFPS "8"
    DisableTrilinearFiltering "1"
    ColorCorrection "1"
    MipBias "-0.000000"
    ReflectionQuality "0"
    HardwareClass "1"
    PCIVendor "4318"
    PCIDevice "1619"
    flSafeZoneLeft "0.000000"
    MasterVolume "0.170000"
    EffectVolume "0.800000"
    MusicVolume "0.800000"
    NarrationVolume "0.660000"
    AmbientVolume "0.000000"
    ChannelsToUse "32"
    SoundDriver "0"
    SpeakerMode "0"
    ReverseSpeakers "0"
    QuestSubtitlesEnabled "0"
    CinematicsSubtitlesEnabled "0"
    PlayInBackground "0"
    MuteSound "1"
    MuteEffects "0"
    MuteAmbient "0"
    MuteVoice "0"
    MuteMusic "1"

    The biggest improvement in gamespeed and fps should be in the "Hardware Class" line. setting it as a lower number _should_ improve performance.

    3: Once game is loaded exit and QUIT the launcher as well - it can be a memory hog and use some some hard drive cycles. Closing it makes your harddrive only use its speeds for Diablo

    4: make sure you have any anti virus / malware scanners "scans" disabled while you are playing the game - again this will use the hard drive making your HD work harder - disabling them while playing should improve performance.

    Hopefully 1 of these fixes work right for yourself.



    P.S. Doing all these steps i went from 2-3fps in a game to no stuttering at all on my laptop - and the GFX card i am using is very very low-spec and slow.

    Posted in: Technical Support
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