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Owenmoz

Avadon 3 slow on win7

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Owenmoz   

My other computer broke down so im using this old one now. I got the GOG 2.0.0.1 version i think, and its painfully slow. I don't think its cause of the graphics card as i can play both dragon age 1 and 2 with little limitation. Any help? Ah. Its windows 7 i think the problem is with it.

And i really want to play this cause this game is our baby. Unfortunately its going to be a while until i get a new pc.

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Unfortunately I don't have many suggestions but wanted to say that it ran fine on my machine (Win 7 Pro, 64bit). Do you have a bunch of things running in the background? Have you tried reinstalling the game?

 

Good luck, once you do get it straightened out you should enjoy the game, it's a good one.

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Owenmoz   

No, nothing on the background. That pc is mostly used for storage. I don't think reinstalling would work. Avernum 6 had the same issue with this pc but since i had options i never dug into it. I'll later check if its in 64 or 32 bit. Maybe that would help. But thanks for the input :)

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I just installed on a Win 7 Pro 64-bit setup myself, and have been having the same issues, though I don't remember having them with other Spidweb games - the game is running extremely laggy/"choppy" much of the time. I'm also running hardly anything in the background - just Firefox and the required 7 or 8 Windows base processes (although I've also tried closing Firefox, which didn't seem to help).

 

I just noticed the alternative "DirectX" game .exe; would using that link to play instead of the regular OpenGL version possibly help?

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Owenmoz   

So, i cant find the card information. It has 3.3 windows experience index.

Intel Pentium dual cpu t3400 @2.16ghz

Ram: 3gbs

32 bit os

It is a remnant from ww2

Direct x version works fine but no full screen

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Is it a laptop or something? My first thought is 'integrated graphics' which can be a problem for anything that requires significant graphical power.

 

No idea if Avadon 3 fits into the 'significant' category but if you can't find a graphics card then that is the first thing that would come to my mind.

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Owenmoz   

Its a laptop. I'd think avadon 3 doesn't fit into the significant. And im almost sure dragon age 2 has a higher requirement. And i can play that. Even if its an ancient machine that has achieved apotheosis.

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If it's an ancient laptop with an integrated graphics card, even a moderate-demand game is going to struggle. That should not be a surprise.

 

Did you turn off all the fancy graphics options to the minimum setting? (Note that one of them has a "lowest" setting you can access from the main menu, but NOT the in-game settings, for whatever reason.)

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Owenmoz   

Yah i did. I put on old machines option and lowest requirements in general. It still has a horrible frame rate even on the in game menu screen.

As i said before though I don't think its the graphics card. It can run games i'd assume heavier. Mount and blade warborn, mount and blade fire and sword, dragon age origins, dragon age inquisition, i think torchlight 2 as well. Its an MSI laptop and msi owns nVidia. Even though its about 8 years old the graphics card seems to handle some relatively recent games. It is possible that im wrong on this but im skeptical. The surprise wouldn't be there if other games crashed or didn't work.

In any case direct x version works so as soon as i can make it fullscreen i'll be able to enjoy it with few complaints

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MSI does not own Nvidia.

 

There are some other assumptions here too. Bottom line: it's an 8 year old laptop with an integrated graphics card. I can sort of understand when people complain about a 3 or 4 year old laptop being outdated already, but 8?

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Maybe its the other way around but the two labels are sorta related. Anyway as i said its ancient. But other games work in it. I wouldn't even have created the thread if not for that. Hell i wouldn't even try installing the game in it. But i figured there would be a different problem. In any case, since no solutions are available there's no point in beating the same bush repeatedly. Like i said, dirext x works fine. I'll be able to play

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MSI sometimes uses Nvidia cards, but so do lots of other manufacturers. They have no special relationship. Google it and see for yourself.

Ya i checked on later. They don't. The msi site mislead me a bit. My bad.

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