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PostSubject: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:17 am

As some of you may have noticed playing Aranock on a higher end pc can result in low FPS issues. This short guide aims to give a solution to this problem.

To be able to run Aranock without the FPS problems you need to disable DirectDraw Acceleration. You can do this buy running dxdiag. Press the Start menu button and enter dxdiag into the Run or Search prompts (depends on which version of windows you use).

This will open the Directx Diagnostic Tool. Now click on the Display tab and disable DirectDraw Acceleration. This will also disable Direct3D Acceleration and APG Texture Acceleration.

Now Aranock should run smoothly. Most games need DirectDraw Acceleration enabled to run so you will need to go back to the Directx Diagnostic Tool to re-enable it. This can be a pain to do when you frequently play other games so there is another option that allows you to create a batch file with two shortcuts to it, one to disable DirectDraw Acceleration and one to enable it.

I've quoted a posted over at techsupportforum.com that gives instructions on how to do this.

TheOutcaste wrote:
Copy the following code and paste it into notepad.
Save it as SetDx.cmd someplace, say C:\Scripts
You can use any name and folder.

Create a shortcut to the file and place it on the desktop.
Name this shortcut Enable Acceleration
Create a copy of the shortcut, then name the copy Disable Acceleration
Right click the Disable Acceleration shortcut, click Properties.
In the Target: box, add Disable to the end of the command line, preceded by a space.
So with the above path/filename, it will look like this:
Code:
"C:\Scripts\SetDx.cmd" Disable
Set the Run: drop down to Minimized
Click OK
Right click the Enable Acceleration shortcut, click Properties
Set the Run: box in the Enable Acceleration shortcut to Minimized as well.
No need to change the Target: box, but you can add Enable at the end if you wish.

Code:
@Echo Off
::Set Mode=1 to Disable, Mode=0 to Enable as the default if nothing specified on the command line.
Set _Mode=0
If /I "%~1"=="Disable" Set _Mode=1
If /I "%~1"=="Enable" Set _Mode=0
Reg Add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw /V EmulationOnly /T REG_DWORD /D %_Mode% /F
Reg Add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D\Drivers /V SoftwareOnly /T REG_DWORD /D %_Mode% /F
This can also be set as a toggle, one icon that will toggle the state, but you would need to press a key to close the message window.

The only testing I've done is to confirm that DxDiag reports Direct Draw Acceleration and Direct3D Acceleration as Enabled or Disabled in a VPC 2007 Virtual Machine running XP Pro SP3 and on a Dell Dimension 9100 running XP MCE 2005, with an ATI Radeon x300 series card.
Orginally posted at Tech Support Forum - Shortcut /batch file code to disable direct draw acceleration.

Doing this will let you use a shortcut to really quickly disable or enable DirectDraw Acceleration. Personally I prefer to just keep all the necessary files in my Aranock folder.

Hopefully this will fix FPS problems for anyone having them.
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PostSubject: Re: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:54 pm

how do you disable on windows 7?
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PostSubject: Re: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:18 pm

Bit late but here it goes.

If you can't disable it from dxdiag then use the scripts posted above. Confirm if the script worked in dxdiag. If it's a 64bit system it may show that it's still enabled but if you click on Run 64bit DxDiag it'll give you the accurate result. Can't be sure if this works however as I've recently upgraded my pc and to windows 7 and now all I need to do is run in compatibility mode for windows xp so I can't verify if it'll make any difference.
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PostSubject: Re: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:35 pm

I recently tried to trouble shoot for a new player and was not able to disable DirectDraw Acceleration on Win8 using this method sadly. Still insane frame lag.
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PostSubject: Re: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:41 pm

Going to post this here for Easy access as it is a sticky Post.

Exact the following files into your game directory and your done!
No need to do the Registry fix's or use the script files as this will run the game with the old version of DirectDraw.

https://app.box.com/V2DirectDrawFix

If the above link does not work let me know and i will re-upload, alliteratively i would recommend admin add these two files into the game downloader as it will not affect anyone running older versions of windows.

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Aeld has found this and posted in 8.1 Post originally, just changed config file to better suite the game.

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PostSubject: Re: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:03 pm

Forsight wrote:
Going to post this here for Easy access as it is a sticky Post.

Exact the following files into your game directory and your done!
No need to do the Registry fix's or use the script files as this will run the game with the old version of DirectDraw.

https://app.box.com/V2DirectDrawFix

If the above link does not work let me know and i will re-upload, alliteratively i would recommend admin add these two files into the game downloader as it will not affect anyone running older versions of windows.

Smile

Aeld has found this and posted in 8.1 Post originally, just changed config file to better suite the game.


Forsight for president! Thank you it works like a charm
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PostSubject: Re: How to run Aranock on high end pcs without bad FPS.   Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:40 pm

We really need to implement these in the download client.

I hate the thought of a new player downloading the game only to find out the game isn't a simple install and requires a 3rd party program to run the game.

I think this is very important in order to have a populated server.
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