Divine Divinity

Divine Divinity

Game Too Fast
Jesus Christ! Could anyone tell me why the game is running so ridiculously fast? Bought it on Steam and right now I am on pretty old crappy gaming rig, win7 though. Still the game is insanely fast, not normal speed like on Youtube videos (my character walks incredibly fast, fire is moving so fast, etc.) . Tired of this.

OS:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
BIOS:Award Modular Bios v6.00PG
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @2.50GHz (2 CPUs) ~15.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
DirectX 11

Could the DirectX be a problem? I am on my old rig, but using HDD from my gaming rig, because PSU on my gaming rig died and I haven't bought it yet.
Last edited by Virgin Wizard Apprentice; Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:56am
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Raze_Larian Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:24am 
Try running the configuration program (configtool.exe in the Divine Divinity install folder) and switch to Software mode rather than Direct3D.
If you have/download the disk version configuration tool (see this post[www.gog.com] for a link) you could also try switching the game to DirectDraw. A few posts up in that topic there is a description of how to manually set the game resolution, if the old config tool changes it.

Try right clicking on the div.exe executable, selecting Properties try running it different compatibility modes (I think with Win 9x compatibility, Windows 7 automatically sets the program to run on a single core, which could be easier than alt-tabbing out of the game, starting the Task Manager and selecting Set Affinity from the right click menu in the Processes tab).

While the computer speed really shouldn't be an issue, if nothing else helps you could try something like CPU Speed Adjuster or CPUGrab.net to see if that would make a difference.
Raze: Hi there, bro. Hahaha. I should have known that only Raze will have balls to reply. Respect, man, you always try to help.
All the things you mentioned, I tried already. No luck.

Although I .. WAIT FOR IT... ♥♥♥♥♥ FIXED IT!

When it comes to solving things, I have kinda insane trait of not letting go until I solved the damn thing. So I kept digging.. And there is this little program.. One of a kind.. DxTory.. The program lets you alter your FPS in any game.. So I set FPS of Divine Divinity to 30 and everything is dandy and normal paced now.

There is this tutorial for the program, if anyone interested(rgabriel15 is the man!):
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1820131
Raze_Larian Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:22am 
Thanks, I've saved that link in case this comes up again. I've seen it reported once or twice with everything too fast, and once with just certain animations (roast something on a spit in a fireplace, and the fire itself).
Raze: Well, sadly, it doesn't seem to solve the animation issue (fire, roasting), only character speed. But I don't mind the animation that much, my primary goal was to decrease character speed. I believe that the animation issue is caused by DirectX 11.
Last edited by Virgin Wizard Apprentice; Jul 22, 2013 @ 3:45pm
Meat Aug 21, 2015 @ 5:15am 
Old topic, but I'm getting the problem now. The real issue is finding out why windows is telling you that your processor is running at 15.2 GHz. The tick rate for the game is being set up based on that value. Limiting the frames may make it look smooth but the tick rate is still incorrect so everything that relies on it is still jittery.

I have the same kit and Windows System also tells me ~15.2GHz

Edit: I updated my BIOS from this site

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=363 and now Windows reports 2.5GHz.
Last edited by Meat; Aug 21, 2015 @ 5:38am
I have the opposite problem......... the game is wayyyyyyyyyyy too slow.. :s
Raze_Larian Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:31pm 
To fix the issue of the game being too slow, in the configuration program try switching to Software mode rather than Direct3D. I only noticed a drop in the quality of the edge effect clearing the fog of war when I tried Software mode, but a couple people have reported differences in the lighting and spell effects.

A better solution may be the Windows 8 Performance "Patch" (works in Win 7, as well, though this issue is much more associated with Win 8).

Alternately: Windows 8 slow graphics problem fixed using WineD3D[www.gog.com]
Last edited by Raze_Larian; Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:34pm
Oliver_Sudden Nov 17, 2015 @ 6:06am 
My problem is how quickly the game loads! I can never read the hints.
Raze_Larian Nov 20, 2015 @ 10:23pm 
..\SteamApps\common\divine_divinity\localizations\english\hints.txt
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Date Posted: Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:51am
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