Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity

Insanity Aug 31, 2014 @ 5:29am
Windows 8 Performance "Patch"
Hi everyone!

I run Windows 8.1 and was having horrible performance issues with this game using Direct3D. Turns out that Windows 8 hates Direct3D/DirectDraw rendering in 16 bit depth. I've come up with a solution for those who, like me, want to have the best experience possible.

7zip Link: http://data.4w.io/divinityfix.7z
Regular Zip Link: http://data.4w.io/divinityfix.zip

All this is, is a batch file that installs a compatibility layer to force the game to run all Direct3D commands in 32bit and disables GDI Hardware Acceleration. You'll get the performance of Software mode, with all the spiffy gfx of Direct3D mode. Hope everyone enjoys!

PS: This is only for Windows 8/8.1, and I have yet to test stability completely but it seems fine.

Edit: This will make the Esc Menu load slower, but it will show up.
Last edited by Insanity; Apr 22, 2017 @ 7:45pm
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Cirventhor Sep 2, 2014 @ 10:48am 
Nice fix! Seems to work well for me so far.
Insanity Sep 2, 2014 @ 7:41pm 
Thanks, it will PROBABLY work for any graphical/launching issues in Windows 7, but I can't be bothered to install Win7 to test it. Maybe someone here could give it a shot.
idkhtpl Oct 12, 2014 @ 4:46pm 
Thank you very much :tgrin:
Last edited by idkhtpl; Oct 12, 2014 @ 4:46pm
#Moises2.0 Oct 13, 2014 @ 5:26am 
Thank you very very much!
Lone waRRior # 86 Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:11pm 
I am not tech savy so how would I install this? is it as simple as extracting to the main divinity folder?
Insanity Oct 14, 2014 @ 4:15pm 
No actually,

The file is compressed in 7zip format. Extract the files to a folder and just launch the install.bat file. everything will work from there.

If you don't have 7zip, I went ahead and uploaded a regular zip archive

Link: http://data.4w.io/divinityfix.zip

Once the fix is applied you don't have to do anything else, you can delete the files and it will continue to work.
Last edited by Insanity; Aug 23, 2021 @ 10:45pm
Lone waRRior # 86 Oct 14, 2014 @ 5:35pm 
Thank you
Lilly Oct 15, 2014 @ 9:44pm 
Thank you! <3 I couldn't even get DD to open, and on a whim I decided to try this before heading to GoG to see if their version faired better. (I only bought this on steam cause of the sale, didn't open BD or DKS yet)

Anyway! It worked. <3 Thank you again!
Rawsome83 Nov 2, 2014 @ 6:26am 
From what I understand, win8 hates a lot of things.. Gamers in particular.. Good to hear you got a fix though! :)
Insanity Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:46pm 
Originally posted by Kablam0:
Nice work op! Yeah, the escape menu takes a while to load now but I can confirm that I can now play the game in Direct3D with the same speed and performance as software mode. Runs and looks great at 1600x900 (anything above 1600x900 makes everything too small imho).

Thanks much Insanity!


This thread should be stickied!

Hey Insanity, will this work with Beyond Divinity as well? Thanks.

I haven't even played my copy of Beyond Divinity. Is it plagued by the same issues as well?
augury Dec 22, 2014 @ 9:01am 
Thanks, this thread should be pinned.
sleja Dec 30, 2014 @ 10:10am 
thanks cant wait to try
Cynder Jan 9, 2015 @ 9:08pm 
Worked wonders for me! Thank you!
krukem Jan 15, 2015 @ 9:51pm 
This works great, thanks heaps!
Caesum Jan 16, 2015 @ 10:38am 
Just when I was going to open a thread this shows up! Thank you! THANK YOU! It works flawless now! I cry of joy for the mighty power of Windows compatibility options.
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