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Re: Jagged Alliance 2, UB, and 1.13 all run extremely slow w/choppy video[message #323406] Mon, 29 July 2013 04:18 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Location: Greece
phoenicksCZ
Gentlemen.

I found a solution to most performance and low framerate issues with Jagged Alliance 2.

I am running JA2 Gold 1.13 v4870. I was getting extremely low framerate and lags, a single bullet would fly for like 5-10 seconds. Then I remembered a solution to a very similar problem in Planescape: Torment.

The solution:
...is to make JA2 engine run on WineD3D instead of regular DirectX. WineD3D is a component of Wine and is generally used to run Windows apps on non-Win systems, but can also be used on Windows.

How to do that:
1) Download wined3d.exe from http://www.nongnu.org/wined3d/
2) Don't run the program! instead, extract it's contents with 7Zip or somesuch http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
3) Copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll from extracted $SYSWIN folder into the root folder of your JA2 installation (e.g. C:\Games\Jagged Alliance 2 Gold\)
4) Run the game. It may take a bit longer to start
5) Enjoy one of the best games ever in as high FPS as your hardware can handle

Credits:
- Guys who made WineD3D
- aqrit on Spellhold Studios board for the Planescape: Torment FPS solution, of which this is a shameless duplicate

This may work with other oldies as well. Use at your own risk.

Cheers,
phoenicksCZ


Thank you so much for this phoenicksCZ. I tried running JA2 on Windows 8, but after the run as admin/ xp sp3 compatibility, the game was horribly slow.
I tried ur method and after a lot of trial and error i made it work.

Download this version of the software(Because at this date there are newer versions that didnt work for me):
http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/nongnu.org//wined3d/1.1.37/wined3d.exe

Then use the 3 files from the folder "SYSDIR"
Enjoy the best game of all times, with the best mod ever.
 
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