Author Topic: SLLOOOWW DOWNS --Especially on the inventory screen  (Read 2094 times)

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SLLOOOWW DOWNS --Especially on the inventory screen
« on: December 22, 2008, 12:58:29 AM »
Ok I expected slow downs, but this might be a symptom of  a bug. When I'm on the inventory screen and switching between party members, the game sometimes slows to a crawl and the mouse button starts flickering and barely moves.

When I go back to the game screen, it starts to speed up again.  


Slowdowns also happen sometimes during heavy battles. This is more than a regular slowdown though; the mouse disappears, starts flickering, and the game is at a standstill. They mainly happen when I'm on the inventory screen though, so maybe it's related to that.


Also, the paladin's selection icon (the green thing under him) constantly changes to that green star,  like if he's about to say something, but nothing happens. His green icon under him just keeps changing to that star thing, and then returns to normal.  This happens every few seconds, so I'm not sure if this related to my particular slow down issue.

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Re: SLLOOOWW DOWNS --Especially on the inventory screen
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 01:14:48 AM »
This certainly sounds like trouble. If Holvir's constantly stuttering and trying to say something, it may be mod-related. Try clicking on him a few times; perhaps it'll help.

Also, please, zip your save game(the whole directory, it looks like "0000007-mysave" in your "save" subfolder) and your Weidu.log(a file in your IWD directory) and send them to me. My e-mail address is kulyok --
at yandex.ru. If it's IWD NPC-related, I'll try to help, if I can.

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Re: SLLOOOWW DOWNS --Especially on the inventory screen
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 10:35:43 AM »
So! I tested the saved game(exactly the same installation as yours, only without Auril's Bane), and everything worked fine with me - switching between party members, making them talk, move, dialogue starting when I'm in map area\inventory screen, switching between inventories, battle. My machine is rather old(it meets the specs, though).

What can I advise? To exclude IWD NPC, try killing your party members(save the first two) and walk around for two minutes or so(check inventories, kill a pair of snakepeople, etc) - you'll see that your situation will remain the same.

I still advise you to uninstall Auril's Bane. It's the only thing that's different between our installations, and mine works.

It may be that your machine is overloaded - either too many processes work in your operating system at once, or there's not enough memory. But it's hardly so - IWD is not a demanding game at all.

 

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