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Just installed Windows 7
« on: August 25, 2010, 11:07:46 PM »
Hey guys i just installed windows 7 and i can log into the server and everything its just choppy as hell. I have a quad core and just updated DX

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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 01:24:15 AM »
Perhaps it's something to do with restricting nwn to single core that might help, there is a command line you can modify in your .ini file but I cannot recall.

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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 01:32:07 AM »
I've a quad core with WIn7 too... I must admit NWN ran better with my dual core and XP...

I -think- it may be a matter of RAM, since Win7 uses more of it and it could lessen the overall speed, graphic card included. Have you same issues with other games too or just NWN?
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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 01:49:35 AM »
Ive got alot of RAM, dont actually have any other games

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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 01:52:22 AM »
Lot like 6-8 GB?
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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 05:19:22 AM »
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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 11:45:05 PM »
It's likely a video driver issue.  The newer drivers often give older games fits, like NWN.  I myself play on Win7 64 bit, but I do not update my Nvidia driver from the one I found most compatible through trial and error.  That driver being over a year old now.

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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 12:05:12 AM »
It's likely a video driver issue.  The newer drivers often give older games fits, like NWN.  I myself play on Win7 64 bit, but I do not update my Nvidia driver from the one I found most compatible through trial and error.  That driver being over a year old now.

Think you're right. I too noticed a quality decline when switching over to Win7, quad core too.

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Re: Just installed Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 05:33:45 AM »
The gigantic memory usage of Windows 7 is a myth really - it's just better to utilize the memory not used elsewhere. I doubt most would notice a difference between 2 gb and 4, unless running the most recent games, and then only slightly.

That aside, try to open your nwnplayer.ini and make sure it has the line "Client CPU Affinity=1" under "[Game Options]".