What a great config tweak this is. After my recent PC upgrades the graphics were a bit glitchy (mostly when rotating the view, it would chunk out/chunk in big sections, very hard on the eyes). I popped in a max memory 64 setting and now it is smooth as silk at highest detail levels. Just awesome!
So, I thought I'd try this config change for my Mac. Bad idea; 4 crashes in 2 days (normally, I don't see NWN crash). Just thought I'd share this experience in case anyone else was considering attempting it for the Mac. The machine in question is an Intel iMac; no idea on the graphics card. I initially set the max memory to 64, after the first crash tried at 32. After three more crashes, removed the entry from the .ini file.
Post by supertrooper33 on May 25, 2008 21:39:03 GMT
Okay, need some serious help. I am running a 2.8 ghz dual core, 2 gigs of ram, with a 7600gs with 256 mb ram. No matter what my video settings, I don't get more than 10-16 fps consistently - less than I get on any other game. I've tried everything in this guide, but nothing seems to change it. Any other suggestions? In desperate need of some help.
Nvidia changed the way their cards work in a way that makes newer cards worse for some old games, like nwn. The 8000 series is afflicted in this way, though I don't believe the 7000 series is. You can find a great deal of information about this on the bioboards, but the long and short of it is that nvidia will probably not fix this, which means bioware would have to, and that looks exceedingly unlikley.
Post by Werehound Silverfang on Jul 7, 2008 11:05:11 GMT
For those of you with the extremely slow FPS, turn off your shadows and shadow casting lights, that's usually the main problem, NWN's developers did not write good shadow code.
As for some of you having problems with more invisible monsters, that has to do with your RAM speed. Allowing NWN to use more RAM also means it has to clear it faster/just as fast. The mosnters not appearing are usualy a case of the RAM or other resources not clearing or being written quickly enough.
BTW, I've changed my max memory usage up and noticed godly differences in running desert with the spell-lag. I set mine to 128 and it seems to be preloading the spell effects.
I've often wondered if I could squeeze more fps out of this machine. Using some of the tweaks helps, but in Hells and desert my PC grinds to a hault. Here is my PC setup: --1 Gig of PC2700 Ram --AMD XP2500+ 1.83Ghz --ATI Radeon X1050 256meg Ram.
--I run the game at Max Res with all video effects turn off or down low.