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Guild Wars Forum » Lion's Arch (General) » Trying to Unlock stuff for GW2 but game is UNplayable(Video Inside)

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  Vannor

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Joined: 8/11/03
Posts: 2997

7/26/12 6:21:52 PM#21

There's another thing you can try as well if all else fails. Try forcing high priority.

 

Create a shortcut and put this in the target field:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start/high D:\Games\GuildWars\Gw.exe

 

The bit in yellow needs changing to your personal path to the exe

You also need to make sure the game folder doesn't have a space in it i.e Guild Wars won't work, GuildWars will.

There shouldn't be any quotation marks in it.

  Aerowyn

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Joined: 2/20/12
Posts: 7969

 
OP  7/26/12 6:23:44 PM#22
Originally posted by Vannor

There's another thing you can try as well if all else fails. Try forcing high priority.

 

Create a shortcut and put this in the target field:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start/high D:\Games\GuildWars\Gw.exe

 

The bit in yellow needs changing to your personal path to the exe

You also need to make sure the game folder doesn't have a space in it i.e Guild Wars won't work, GuildWars will.

There shouldn't be any quotation marks in it.

download at 25% so will give a shot if nothing else works thanks:)

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  User Deleted
7/26/12 6:25:41 PM#23

This is caused when you have the screen maximized and alt-tab out, then go back in.  Go full-screen windowed before alt-tabbing out and you'll be fine.

  Aerowyn

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OP  7/26/12 6:29:32 PM#24
Originally posted by GrumpyCharr

This is caused when you have the screen maximized and alt-tab out, then go back in.  Go full-screen windowed before alt-tabbing out and you'll be fine.

nope its not from that tried many many times.. tried in windowed tried alt-tab numerous times back in and out, it happens as soon as I log in no alt-tabbing out or anything

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Eudaimon

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7/26/12 6:38:27 PM#25

From what I remember, GW puts all of its data into a file called GW.dat or something similar, which can get pretty huge (a few gig as I remember)

After patching, I always used to find that it fragmented horribly, so got into the habit of running Power Defragmenter frequently on my guild wars directory - that helped me , I think....

Edit: I used to also run with the -image tag ...needed to do that to make it playable too

  Aerowyn

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OP  7/26/12 6:51:54 PM#26
Originally posted by Eudaimon

From what I remember, GW puts all of its data into a file called GW.dat or something similar, which can get pretty huge (a few gig as I remember)

After patching, I always used to find that it fragmented horribly, so got into the habit of running Power Defragmenter frequently on my guild wars directory - that helped me , I think....

Edit: I used to also run with the -image tag ...needed to do that to make it playable too

i use a solid state drive so no need to defrag.. right now i ran with the -image just waiting for it to finish at 56% now

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  MadKing

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Joined: 6/19/12
Posts: 175

7/26/12 6:58:46 PM#27

I'm playing GW1 right now "farming teh ecto for more moneyz" sitting at 25 HoM points. it's not rubberbanding for me atm but it happened a few times while I was alt -tabbing in and out of the game.  my system specs iare

i5 2500k clocked at 4.5GHz

1 TB Samsung HDD

8Gigs of Ram

EVGA GTX 570

The problem seems to go away when I play in window mode you might want to try that.

  cronius77

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Joined: 4/26/12
Posts: 1308

7/26/12 7:03:22 PM#28

this happens also when you OC your processor and sometimes your GPU I ran into this exactly when I was OC i turned the clocks back down and it fixed it. Its not lag its frames skipping as you can see in the video.

  Aerowyn

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OP  7/26/12 7:08:25 PM#29
Originally posted by cronius77

this happens also when you OC your processor and sometimes your GPU I ran into this exactly when I was OC i turned the clocks back down and it fixed it. Its not lag its frames skipping as you can see in the video.

hmm ill try limiting my frames.. currently I have a 120hz monitor so even with vsync I'm at 120 fps ill try setting a cap at 60 at see if that makes any difference

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Aerowyn

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OP  7/26/12 7:49:56 PM#30

just an update its FIXED.. I honestly have no clue what fixed it since I pretty much did everyones suggestions at once but either way all good now! Thanks all! Glad I asked here because tech support was useless:P

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  MadKing

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7/26/12 7:55:52 PM#31
Originally posted by Aerowyn

just an update its FIXED.. I honestly have no clue what fixed it since I pretty much did everyones suggestions at once but either way all good now! Thanks all! Glad I asked here because tech support was useless:P

Glad to hear that, goodluck with building your HoM. :)

  Aerowyn

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OP  7/26/12 8:02:49 PM#32
Originally posted by MadKing
Originally posted by Aerowyn

just an update its FIXED.. I honestly have no clue what fixed it since I pretty much did everyones suggestions at once but either way all good now! Thanks all! Glad I asked here because tech support was useless:P

Glad to hear that, goodluck with building your HoM. :)

thanks got 20 to go to hit 30.. should be able to do it by gw2 launch:P

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  Vannor

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7/27/12 4:10:23 AM#33
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by MadKing
Originally posted by Aerowyn

just an update its FIXED.. I honestly have no clue what fixed it since I pretty much did everyones suggestions at once but either way all good now! Thanks all! Glad I asked here because tech support was useless:P

Glad to hear that, goodluck with building your HoM. :)

thanks got 20 to go to hit 30.. should be able to do it by gw2 launch:P

Glad it's all sorted. I never got it fixed myself and learned to live with it. Wasn't like your problem though, it only happened when I alt tabbed out.

As for getting to 30.. don't go for the cartographer titles. I did and it took FOREVER :)

  avalon1000

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7/27/12 4:13:32 AM#34

I can't even log into the game because of the incredibly stupid character name security question. I have not played the game since 2009...how am I supposed to remember my character names. NOT a good idea.

  Raekon

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7/27/12 4:23:09 AM#35

Ah I jumped in too late as it seems! ^_^

Glad to hear you fixed it.

Make also sure that you start any game as administrator (right click select execute as administrator) when you are on Win7 cause some games are having issues without it cause Win7 sometimes prevents background operations through it.

Anyway, I never had this issue and have the game still on my old xp pc running smoothly as also on my Win7 pc.

Need to jump in and unlock a few more things myself though.

  Zeus.CM

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7/27/12 5:50:20 AM#36
Originally posted by Aerowyn
Originally posted by MadKing
Originally posted by Aerowyn

just an update its FIXED.. I honestly have no clue what fixed it since I pretty much did everyones suggestions at once but either way all good now! Thanks all! Glad I asked here because tech support was useless:P

Glad to hear that, goodluck with building your HoM. :)

thanks got 20 to go to hit 30.. should be able to do it by gw2 launch:P

Just follow this guide and you will be able to do it relatively fast.

http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Guide_to_earning_Hall_of_Monuments_rewards

  Aerowyn

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OP  7/27/12 5:52:12 AM#37
Originally posted by avalon1000

I can't even log into the game because of the incredibly stupid character name security question. I have not played the game since 2009...how am I supposed to remember my character names. NOT a good idea.

just send ncsoft tech support an email they will email you with a character name took then only couple hours to get back to me

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

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