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#311907 21/09/05 11:49 AM
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allright, my pc is being formatted at the moment i write this. well i have a question: i got 2 hd, does it matters on witch one i install dd? before the format, my hdd had the names c and d. i had my windows on c, the biggest one and dd on d, witch i used for my most important games. would it increase performance of dd if i installed it on the same hd as my windows?


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no, it shouldn't matter what hard drive you install Divine Divinity on.


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Assuming the hard drives are comparable speeds, it would actually give you slightly better performance to keep your games on the second hard drive (though practically you might not notice a big difference). Since games can be fairly memory intensive, Windows will be using the swap file more often (located on the c: drive by default). If games are trying to read or write to the same drive when Windows is doing memory management stuff, it will take longer.

Also, if you are just installing games on the second drive, then it should remain much less fragmented than your Windows partition (especially if you install and uninstall a lot of utility programs, or do other things that add and remove a lot of files). Again, this would not really be a huge effect, unless the drive is very fragmented and a game is trying to read a large file spread across a dozen places on the drive.

#311910 23/09/05 04:49 PM
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well, i guess i will just keep my old planning then: warcraft3 and divine divinity on d, and all other games on c(exept for programs that have something to do with one of the two, wich i will then also install on d.)

any tips to optimise the speed of performance of my computer(dont know if defrag has any effect if you just formatted your system, probally not)


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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, my cd's where still in my computer when i gave it to the guy! Divine Divinity was one of them, let's pray it has not been damaged!


oh, yeah, im thinking of starting all over again, instead of continuing my old file's. maybe my computer will not chrash anymore after the format.(im not giving myself to much hope) and i just will be able to play the game normal then. no need to use any editor and i will then enjoy it the most.


#311912 28/09/05 12:23 PM
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allright, got my pc back. dd is fine btw(and so is war3). well i will install dd this afternoon, and i think i will first check or it keeps chrashing. if it does i replace my old savefiles and just play from where i stopped. if it does not, i will start over(again).


#311913 02/10/05 07:48 AM
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well, i installed dd but not even played it. why? i bought The Elder Scrolls 3 and I started playing it non-stop till now.
i got a question about it: there is a cheat(i will not say how to activate it(for safety))which you can use to summon an object. but therefor you need the item's ID. well, i can summon objects of one word like a torch but two or more words dont work. how do i link these?


#311914 03/10/05 02:49 PM
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nobody knows? to bad.
you know what is pretty cool about the game? you can make your own expansions(kind of).

EDIT: maybe i should post this on the chat forum

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I got the Elderscrolls III <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />I think it's rather fun actually, and i can tell you that that Forum S**k... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" /> www.elderscrolls.com
And this rukes!!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
(I don't cheate so i don't know....)

You mean the costruction set?? I don't get it, it's weard..


Since DD1 ^^
#311916 09/10/05 11:37 AM
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uhh, yeah i'm just weird. dont try to understand me, cause i speak my own language. yeah, whateve.... well i like the edler scrolls altough i'm a little disapointed of the graphics. but yeah, not every game can be perfect.


#311917 10/10/05 05:37 PM
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well, im suprised. i can play the game in direct3d whitout problems. if i want to load a game, the little screen that shows a picture of the save isnt green anymore. the graphics dindt change. i can alt-tab out of the game. and so on.
what a format does!
and oh yes, i deleted the save game of my previous game. fresh start i guess.(btw internet problem still isnt fixed, d'oh! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" />)


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So basically, he fixed everything but what he was trying to fix? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />
Well that proves it wasn't your fault, anyway. If reinstalling Windows didn't fix it, then the problem could be a configuration issue or hardware, either of which the tech should have been able to test.

#311919 11/10/05 06:58 PM
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well, he tested it and it worked, but now i have tried to connect to my connection but i cant connect. yeah, whateve i just have a stupid computer. oh im glad i still have my ps2(one thing that dosnt chrashes).


#311920 22/10/05 09:36 AM
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well, playing dd for a while again, i notice that sometimes the game runs faster. then i do not mean load times and [nocando] but my charater, envoriment(example: torches) and so on. anyone had this problem before?


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I had occasional slowdowns with a lot of trees or NPCs on screen, but not the reverse.
Are you shutting down all non-essential programs (especially anti-virus) before starting the game? Maybe a program running in the background is slowing the game down most of the time, and sometimes stops what it is doing, allowing the game to speed up.

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i have no antivirus or firewall. i got my mouse and keyboard systems running, and the programs of windows(whitout problems). At start it happend alot but it seems it happening less and less. Not playing it much at the moment, trying to play morrowind whitout cheating.


#311923 23/10/05 06:30 PM
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hmm, im just thinking that i always have problems with my computer. very strange, i had not one single day whitout problems.


#311924 02/11/05 11:41 AM
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well, playing the game again, the game runs normal now. i dont know how this 'problem' occuried and even less how it vanished again.
well, computers are strange things


#311925 09/11/05 08:10 PM
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its happening again! and know i noticed it affects everything. when i get xp for something it vanishis 3 times as fast.


#311926 12/11/05 02:09 PM
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i will install it again and see or this happens again. also i noticed that games on the c: drive now take like 5 minutes before they actually start. like for example zootycoon. first my screen turns black, then after a while it shows the 'comercials' of blue fang and the other company. and then it starts to load zootycoon. its not cool, i tried everything, shutting down all non-essential programs and stuff like that. But nothing happens. isnt that weird, the one game runs to fast, the other to slowly!


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