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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 4/9/2015 12:16:20 AM   
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I also tried every possible combination with "-cpu#" etc. I tried windowed mode and that made it run normal, but regardless of what resolution you use, windowed mode really sucks. Desperate, I tried some of the other commands on the list and found an unlikely solution: -dd_sw -deepColor -px1600 -py800

The resolution change isn't what did it, but as soon as I added "-deepColor" the game went to normal speeds. I didn't think it would have such an impact, but for some reason simply setting the game to 32 colors made it run faster, even though my PC specs FAR exceed the system requirements. It seems like WITP just isn't windows 8 friendly. There are still points where it chugs, but 90% of the time it runs like normal.

Did you try -SingleCpuOrders when you had it in windowed mode?

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 4/11/2015 5:41:22 PM   
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-dd_swf (try putting the f in.)


-dd_swf: Looking for double dudes for a single white female? Or is it Two dudes looking for single white female?

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 4/11/2015 5:48:19 PM   
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-dd_swf (try putting the f in.)





Do or do not. There is no try.




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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 6/29/2015 6:21:07 PM   
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I would like to make you I know what ya'll are talking about. Seems like a lot of the problems being discussed are display delays. What is slow for me is when I click for "next fleet" or "next port" I have to wait a painful 5 to 10 seconds for the computer to catch up. Sometimes I hit the next button again thinking I missed it the first time, then there is even more delay.

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 6/29/2015 6:56:30 PM   
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Here are two of the switches I use on Windows 8/8.1; these might make a difference during the orders phase.

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-deepColor -SingleCpuOrders


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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 6/30/2015 2:08:00 AM   
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It's a multiple processor core problem with DirectX. There are many command line switches that help this because each computer is a bit different. The switches are not supported by the version of the game that comes with the basic install. You need to upgrade to the first patch at minimum. I recommend upgrading to the most recent patch, if you haven't upgraded yet.

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 7/19/2015 1:03:08 AM   
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All my issues with Windows 8.1 were fixed by the -deepColor switch. It must be entered exactly as shown with the small "d" and capital "C". That fixed my speed issue as well as several graphic glitches that occurred plus horrible key lag. I didn't see anyone saying to try this and it was the only thing that worked for me

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/1/2016 2:46:53 AM   
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can anyone translate this **** into english for those of us that cant figure it out?

or perhaps a picture tutorial?

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/1/2016 2:54:20 AM   
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ok, now that ive done my frustration post...

1. tried changing command line. said invalid path. dunno how to replace autorun thingy
2. tried compatibility mode with 7 and even XP, no good
3. tried windowed mode but it wouldnt run it in window mode




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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/10/2016 8:00:28 PM   
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can anyone translate this **** into english for those of us that cant figure it out?

or perhaps a picture tutorial?



I tottaly agree with you
I havn't a clue
Im 63 and no commputer wizz kid so please make it a bit easier for us oldies

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/10/2016 11:32:46 PM   
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This stuff has been covered extensively with some pictures in the Windows 10 thread of this forum. Please read through it while looking at your own system and it will soon start to make sense.

PS - If your shortcut points to "Autorun", that is the overall Menu for the Game, the Editor, Check for Updates, etc. You need to find the game executable file
War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe on your system, select the .exe with a left click and drag it to the desktop to create a shortcut that points directly to the game file. Then Right Click on the shortcut to get the "properties" window and start reading the Win 10 thread about switches and what they fix/do.

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/11/2016 11:47:18 AM   
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I have a problem
It is everytime i drag the exe file to the desktop and add to the command line and click ok it turns into something completely different
It turn white and i dont know what else to do
Good job i made a backup although thats a waste of time as the game is unplayable anyway





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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/11/2016 11:53:18 AM   
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You could try to create the shortcut in the game folder and copy it to desktop after adding to the command line. Or edit the shortcut on another computer and re-import it.

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/11/2016 12:01:30 PM   
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worth a try
i so want to play this game

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/11/2016 12:41:16 PM   
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Lots and lots of people with Windows 8 and 10 are playing it. Did you drag the quick start or the other game link to the desktop? You should be using the quick start for all switches. The other game shortcut basically just loads some stuff you would only want to see once before taking you to the game. The quick start takes you directly there. Additionally have you installed updates? The command line switches do not work on the executable installed from the disk or downloaded installer, you need at least patch 1 for the switches, and you might as well go with the latest patch as it fixes hundreds of bugs and adds some features. Lastly when adding command line switches, put them outside the quotes on the command line in the shortcut.

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/12/2016 10:23:59 AM   
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I have just done a complete re-install and draged the exe file to the desktop as mentioned and i do not gey a target box that i can amend
I get it on the menu exe but not the one i want
Its driving me mad now i so want to get back into this
I followed everything that is said on here but im not getting the target box as i should have
Help me please
It driving me mad
I have win8.1


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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/12/2016 10:54:19 AM   
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I have just done a complete re-install and draged the exe file to the desktop as mentioned and i do not gey a target box that i can amend
I get it on the menu exe but not the one i want
Its driving me mad now i so want to get back into this
I followed everything that is said on here but im not getting the target box as i should have
Help me please
It driving me mad
I have win8.1



You got to create a shortcut on the desktop, not the .exe file being copied on the desktop. After the installation and patches that should have been done automatically. If no shortcut on your desktop, create one; then you can add the command lines.

Klink, Oberst




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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/12/2016 11:33:26 AM   
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Thanks for that
Silly me
Now testing

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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/12/2016 11:37:17 AM   
bazjak

 

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Wow
Thanks Oberst_Klink
I just inserted the deepcolor switch and i had a ticket from the police for speeding lol
Thanks
I feel a prat


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RE: Windows 8 running really slow - 1/12/2016 12:27:54 PM   
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Wow
Thanks Oberst_Klink
I just inserted the deepcolor switch and i had a ticket from the police for speeding lol
Thanks
I feel a prat



The only thing you might need to adjust is the screen resolution... I got an old system with a screen that allows 1440x900 max; but larger resolutions turn the fonts a tad too tiny for me :) I also would use (depending on your graphics card, etc) the -dd_sw switch. Just do some tests, you can't mess things up, Baz.

-fd -skipVideo -deepColor -dd_sw -px1440 -py900 -SingleCpuOrders

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