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Darken Nov 4, 2014 @ 9:34am
"Not responding" during enemy turn
I'm playing on Win8.64 in Windowed mode, without double-res. And if there are more than one enemy - or if I have follower in my party - during enemy's and follower's turns stupid Windows decides that Program is not responding, stopping all dwaring in game window and showing me "hourglass" cursor. And all fights looks like 'please, close your eyes --- aaaand hop! here's new positions, try to guess what's happened only by combat log"
Does anyone know how to fix?
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Do you have the mysterious stranger perk? Does it still lag in fullscreen?
Darken Nov 4, 2014 @ 9:51pm 
No, I don't have perk, and no, it doesn't lag in fullscreen. Obviously, this is more Windows' problem than game's, and fullscreen is suitable sollution, but "whyyyyy?" ))
Fallout 1 never had this problem. Are you using restoration project and fighting Kaga?

Thats where I start lagging if I play windows. The Mysterious Stranger perk combined with the Kaga boss battle causes IMMENSE amounts of lag for some reason unless I play fullscreen.
Darken Nov 5, 2014 @ 12:20pm 
Well, ran it under WinDBG, figured out the reason.
Holy Fallout is single-threaded. It's OK for DDraw, but it seems that Steam remake was made a bit dirty, not corresponding to Windows guides. And Windows expects windowed applications to be milti-threaded, or at least made in such way, that main application thread could get and process system messages via CallWindowProc(). Fallout doesn't get messages from queue during enemy's turn, so Windows consider it as 'non-responding'.
Anyway, I don't want to mess with it and try to fix it, so Fullscreen is OK for me.
No possible fix for it?
Darken Nov 5, 2014 @ 9:42pm 
Unfortunatelly, no, unless guys, who wrote it (I mean remake) fix it.
The only thing I hate about this game is that you can't screenshot DURING a turn or special "cutscenes" such as getting caught sleeping with Devin/Mira in Modoc.

Greenshot doesn't work with fullscreen games because it automatically alt tabs you, know any alternatives?
Last edited by Taberone [moat.gg]; Nov 6, 2014 @ 6:42am
AssessedRacer94 Nov 6, 2014 @ 8:56pm 
I have a solution, Go to your "\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 2" run "f2_res_Config.exe", click "Manually Edit Config", set "EXTRA_WIN_MSG_CHECKS" to 1. Work for me in windowed mode :D
Darken Nov 6, 2014 @ 9:43pm 
Holy sh*t, man, you are da real MVP :) That's exactly what I was thinking to hardcode - and BAM - that's already done! Thanks a lot!
Originally posted by Taberone:

Greenshot doesn't work with fullscreen games because it automatically alt tabs you, know any alternatives?
*Ahem!*, "Greenshot"?
Originally posted by BreakinBenny:
Originally posted by Taberone:

Greenshot doesn't work with fullscreen games because it automatically alt tabs you, know any alternatives?
*Ahem!*, "Greenshot"?
Screenshot program.



Originally posted by AssessedRacer94:
I have a solution, Go to your "\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 2" run "f2_res_Config.exe", click "Manually Edit Config", set "EXTRA_WIN_MSG_CHECKS" to 1. Work for me in windowed mode :D
That still doesn't work. My game lags ONLY when the Mysterious Stranger does anything like shooting or running away after the fight ends.
misterhaan Jul 23, 2015 @ 2:26pm 
Originally posted by AssessedRacer94:
I have a solution, Go to your "\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 2" run "f2_res_Config.exe", click "Manually Edit Config", set "EXTRA_WIN_MSG_CHECKS" to 1. Work for me in windowed mode :D
thanks, this fixed it for me! i was getting it basically whenever there was more than just me and one other person / animal in the fight.
baxdab Aug 7, 2017 @ 7:55pm 
Originally posted by AssessedRacer94:
I have a solution, Go to your "\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 2" run "f2_res_Config.exe", click "Manually Edit Config", set "EXTRA_WIN_MSG_CHECKS" to 1. Work for me in windowed mode :D
I've never been more thankful towards a stranger on the internet. This fixed the issue in my game!! You made my copy of Fallout 2 fun again- the real MVP.
Originally posted by AssessedRacer94:
I have a solution, Go to your "\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 2" run "f2_res_Config.exe", click "Manually Edit Config", set "EXTRA_WIN_MSG_CHECKS" to 1. Work for me in windowed mode :D


THGE REAL MVP!!!!:B1:
sisyphos Dec 26, 2017 @ 2:04am 
Originally posted by AssessedRacer94:
I have a solution, Go to your "\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 2" run "f2_res_Config.exe", click "Manually Edit Config", set "EXTRA_WIN_MSG_CHECKS" to 1. Work for me in windowed mode :D

This man here! Absolute legend!
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