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War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windows 8... - 8/3/2015 4:30:01 PM   
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If you are having problems with War in the Pacific on Windows 8/8.1, please follow these steps for a workaround to get the game running:

1. Open the game installation folder, then click with the right mouse button on a file named War in the Pacific.exe and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)






2. Then click with the right mouse button on the new desktop shortcut and select Properties. In the target box add -deepColor at the end of the line. Click on Apply and OK.




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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 8/9/2015 2:42:46 PM   
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Thanks. I had no trouble with WITP (original) under Windows 8.1 so long as I ran it in a window. Everything I try under Windows 10 does not work. The game scrolls and plays very, very slowly. There is a long discussion in the AE group about this but the switches they use do not help me.

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 8/9/2015 3:03:47 PM   
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Is it slow in Windows 10 even when running in a window?

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 8/10/2015 10:11:28 PM   
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Yes. WITP (original) is very, very, very slow in Windows 10 even running in a window. When I use the mini map to navigate I can click on the desired location and then wait 30 seconds for that location to come up on the main map.

Windows 8 and 8.1 are fine with WITP (original) but not Windows 10.

Reports from a friend are that AE works well under Windows 10 with just minor tweaking

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 10/10/2015 5:25:28 AM   
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I used the -deepColor line in Win7 and now in Win 10 and the game works perfectly. I run in either Win7 or 8 compatibility mode. This work around has saved me and this wonderful game. I've been playing since release. 11 years now! I don't much like WiTP:AE as it's too much for my old eyes and a bit more than I want to chew on. WiTP is just right for me.

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 5/29/2016 6:45:17 PM   
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I'm using windows 10. I added the "-deepColor" and it sped the game up quite a bit but I still have a bout a 3-5 second lag after every mouse click that makes the game just about unplayable. Any other Suggestions to speed the game up?

I would also like to upgrade to Admiral's edition but am afraid I'll have the same problem.

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 5/30/2016 8:05:17 AM   
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With AE, the first patch added a lot of switches to help with the lags from the DirectX problem. The original WitP has none of this support.

If you have AE:

1) install it
2) then upgrade it to the latest patch
3) then edit the Quick Start short cut to add the switches. This thread covers all of them.

The version of AE that you get from Matrix is the original release that doesn't have support for the switches so you need to patch it.

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 11/10/2016 12:38:52 AM   
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This thread has all of them? Where? There is nothing here.

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 11/10/2016 1:01:18 AM   
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I have the AE Beta, loaded as an update the new version game load. The game is virtually unplayable, taking minutes between clicks. None of the suggested fixes have worked and I don't know how to fix the shortcut screen info. I did get the latest save from my old computer to load and work, but I don't have three hours to do what used to take 3 minutes. I am aware that my desktop is set to max, not 1280 by 780. When I force the machine to 1280 by 780, the game works no faster. I am extremely disappointed.

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 11/28/2016 9:38:24 PM   
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Hi johnjohn,

I think you will find all the switches applicable for WitP mentioned in this thread but I believe you are trying to play WitP-AE and this is the wrong forum then.

Try searching the other forum but I can mention my experience after upgrading to Win 10. The game started to react really slow to cursor changes but after removing it and reinstalling it it's more or less normal again. This was WitP though so it might not apply to WitP-AE.

I know that another tip has been to install old DX9 on top of Win10. Try searching for the thread to get some more details about it.

Good luck
BPRE

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RE: War in the Pacific base game - Workaround for Windo... - 7/17/2018 1:04:58 PM   
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WitP works perfectly with Win 10 using the VPaulus solution in post #1 above.

Just make sure you're modifiying the War in the Pacific.exe and not the War in the Pacific game menu autorun.exe.

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