The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac

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Fuzzball May 8, 2013 @ 4:18pm
Do I need to run "FlashAchievements.exe" with the same graphics card?
So I got a powerful new laptop a little while back, but have only just realised tonight that some of my Steam games have been using the poor integrated graphics card as default instead of my nice NVIDIA one. I've been going through my NVIDIA control panel and changing any game application files that use the integrated card to use the NVIDIA one.

But in my steamapps>common>the binding of isaac folder, there are three application files. I've changed "Binding_of_Isaac.exe" and "Isaac.exe" to use the NVIDIA card, but I'm hesitant to change "FlashAchievements.exe " from the integrated to NVIDIA card simply because it's dealing with achievement data. If I change which card it's using, will that mess up my data? Or will I not be able to unlock any achievements if that application is running on a different card to the others? (And why are there two applications seemingly for the game itself anyway?)

This is all pretty new to me, so I apologise if these are dumb questions.
Last edited by Fuzzball; May 8, 2013 @ 4:20pm
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The Binding of Isaac does not use the graphics card anyway, (it's based in Flash, which is CPU heavy, and has no access to the GPU) so it's a moot point.

That being said, I see no reason why it would affect your achievements.
Fuzzball May 10, 2013 @ 11:44am 
Thanks for the explanation. I've been having some issues over the past few days fiddling with NVIDIA Control Panel settings, and it started to behave weirdly. Now I seem to have got it sorted though.
neoman4426 May 12, 2013 @ 12:30am 
Originally posted by The Atomic ♥♥♥:
The Binding of Isaac does not use the graphics card anyway, (it's based in Flash, which is CPU heavy, and has no access to the GPU) so it's a moot point..

Sort of. The version of Flash bundled in the executable is an older version that doesn't support GPU acceleration, but if you extract the swf and run it using your systemwide version it's likely you have a newer version that does support it, and will get some performance increase but how much of one seems to vary system to system. Steam won't track playtime unless you write a launcher like the BoIL guy did, and it probably won't run the achievemnt program until you run the regular executable
Fuzzball May 13, 2013 @ 8:39am 
Originally posted by neoman4426:
Sort of. The version of Flash bundled in the executable is an older version that doesn't support GPU acceleration, but if you extract the swf and run it using your systemwide version it's likely you have a newer version that does support it, and will get some performance increase but how much of one seems to vary system to system. Steam won't track playtime unless you write a launcher like the BoIL guy did, and it probably won't run the achievemnt program until you run the regular executable

I don't know what any of that means... I'm certainly not going to go add mods to this game, so hopefully Steam won't have issues tracking my progress.

Anyway, I've now switched over all my games to use the NVIDIA GPU, and hopefully this game is running fine and with slight performance improvement.
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Date Posted: May 8, 2013 @ 4:18pm
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