Recommendations to decrease lag and increase FPS?

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Recommendations to decrease lag and increase FPS?

Post by ctdemonet on Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:51 pm

Hello everyone - new player here!

I can play on TSW just fine and I'm connected to the appropriate server, but I get a lot of really bad lag and FPS drop almost all the time. Especially when there are lots of monsters around. I tested in single player and even get FPS drops there which worsen with increased mob density

Does anyone have any tips or commands how to increase FPS and/or decrease lag? I'm surprised such an old game running at 800x600 can even have low fps!


Thanks for any tips and I'm glad to be here.

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Re: Recommendations to decrease lag and increase FPS?

Post by Quirinus on Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Avoid having 23423432423 procs and 23423425235 summons/reanimates in crowded levels. You probably hit the sprite limit.

If you have more objects on the screen than the sprite limit, everything slows down ridiculously (less than 1 FPS in extreme cases), sometimes even crashing.

It's a product of bad old coding practices, where Blizzard coded things to run as fast as they could on slow computers by limiting everything. Since cLoD doesn't easily reach the frame limit easily, everything seemed fine. The problem comes when you mod and allow lots of things on the screen (but obviously Blizz didn't want anyone to mod D2).



Some people say that switching to Glide video option helps. If you can get Glide to work, you can even mess around with the settings to maybe reduce the lag.

I also remember it lagging less in windowed mode, I think. I might be mistaken.

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Re: Recommendations to decrease lag and increase FPS?

Post by munkyh3ad on Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:06 pm

Hmm.. if even in SP you get lag than it's a prob on your side. Changing servers won't help, the appropriate one is the one that works best for you, but with the prob exists even in SP maybe your machine gets overloaded, or you have to change some settings, do you use Glide or D2SE? If yes you could reduce some parameters in the render window.
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Re: Recommendations to decrease lag and increase FPS?

Post by Quirinus on Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:11 pm

Can you tell us if maybe you're running a summoner or a char with many procs?

Sometimes if you want to get rid of reanimates, you can use the RIP recipe to prevent them.

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Post by Quirinus on Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:13 pm


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