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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Angry More bull crap with Diablo 2

Well, it turns out its not my MTU settings ( I wasnt very surprised ) and it turns out its the operating system. I know, I know, we've all heard it before, windows this, windows that. I've got all the latest drivers for all my hardware ( minus the raid controller that I have turned off ), its a 600p3 w/ 128mb of ram, a 20gb 5400rpm drive, and a Geforce4 MX card, this is WAY more then the system requirements recommend. If I reboot Windows 2k it runs decent for a little while, but if I start loading other applications, even when I close them, the game runs like complete ass. I can hear the hard drive struggle while I am playing because obviously its running rampent with the virtual ram. I check the stats in the game, and sure enough, physical ram is gone, and I am up at 300mb usage on the virtual ram. What the heck gives? I know pc133 ram is cheap, but I dont feel like buying any, is there anything I can do to get this crap fixed? Win2k freaking sucks with direct x, I cant even get my joystick to work in nesticle because win2k, joysticks and directx dont mix suppsedly. JESUS CHRIST I HATE THIS CRAP.

Now dont get me wrong, when it has a ton of stuff cached it runs good, but when a new sound or a new charector comes on the screen, it locks for a few seconds, and most of the time, I die when the lag comes back, and on battle.net I can easily lose a couple of hours worth of experience points.
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Well, it turns out its not my MTU settings ( I wasnt very surprised ) and it turns out its the operating system. I know, I know, we've all heard it before, windows this, windows that. I've got all the latest drivers for all my hardware ( minus the raid controller that I have turned off ), its a 600p3 w/ 128mb of ram, a 20gb 5400rpm drive, and a Geforce4 MX card, this is WAY more then the system requirements recommend. If I reboot Windows 2k it runs decent for a little while, but if I start loading other applications, even when I close them, the game runs like complete ass. I can hear the hard drive struggle while I am playing because obviously its running rampent with the virtual ram. I check the stats in the game, and sure enough, physical ram is gone, and I am up at 300mb usage on the virtual ram. What the heck gives? I know pc133 ram is cheap, but I dont feel like buying any, is there anything I can do to get this crap fixed? Win2k freaking sucks with direct x, I cant even get my joystick to work in nesticle because win2k, joysticks and directx dont mix suppsedly. JESUS CHRIST I HATE THIS CRAP.

Now dont get me wrong, when it has a ton of stuff cached it runs good, but when a new sound or a new charector comes on the screen, it locks for a few seconds, and most of the time, I die when the lag comes back, and on battle.net I can easily lose a couple of hours worth of experience points.

happens to me as well... i'll alt tab out of diablo and after looking on the net or opening a program.. it lags.. i don't think there is a fix.

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What are your system specs?

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What are your system specs?
i have a p3 1 gig with 512 pc133 prophet 4500 kryo 2 vid card. and a 45 gig harddrive partitioned 10 gigs a peice. but it also does it on my 400 celeron with 256 meg of pc 66 memory and also on another 1 gig machine of my ex's. all of them are running win2k build 2195. have the latest direct x8.1 and the last diablo expansion pack patches. i've tried to fix it, even went as far as a reinstall of windows.

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I'll try Windows Xtra Poopy version I guess
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Xtra Poopy rocks it is so much better than win2k

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I added more ram, @ 256mb it runs a SHITLOAD smoother online w/ w2k still.

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you need at least 512 mang! 256 is just not enough anymore

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you need at least 512 mang! 256 is just not enough anymore
I have a gig in the linux box, I only use the windows box for outlook express ( it checks hotmail ) and Diablo 2

I cant justify adding more ram then what I had spare, and what sucks is I am giving this computer to my sister for xmas, no more diablo for a while!

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that sucks ... i might have to start playing diablo 2 again ....

i play too many games for linux to be my main computer ....
but i am thinking about putting it on this little laptop =)

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I find it humorous that you attempted to do anything with Win2K and only 128 megs of RAM...
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I sent them an email to see if I could help them port his great game over to linux, unfortunatly, all their games are heavy DirectX which is a stupid idea IMHO, specailly when OpenGL ports nicely to damn near any system, even console gaming platforms.

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I am looking for an email address I can send customer feedback to regarding some of the great games that blizzard makes. I have nothing negative against any of the games, just some feedback, thoughts and ideas that I would like to contribute to perhaps make them better. I've played Blizzard games back when WarCraft was just a demo ( don't know if that was there first game or not ), and I feel like I could provide some informative feedback regarding both their Strategy and Diablo based games.

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We appreciate the time and energy people put into making suggestions for our current and future games. Our company policy, however, prevents us from accepting for review any unsolicited ideas.

If you would like to discuss your suggestions or ideas, you can post in our Suggestions Forum: http://www.battle.net/forums/board.a...me=suggestions

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GRRR, I guess I'll start a thread regarding it when I get home, anyone got any good tips on how some other selling points?
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