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i will contest that this worked flawlessly only files i couldnt get to transfer were some locked ones but just skipped them and everything is super smooth now spent 2 days trying to fix that fps drop oc my cpu from 2.66 to 3.8 then oc my graphics card and to find out it was my hdd.
thank u so much great post
Hello, I play Diablo on old laptop, got there only usb 2.0.
Will this method work with 2.0 or do I need usb 3.0?
P.S. I got SD card reader there too, it is faster then usb 2.0?
Edited by Kalais#2824 on 3/13/2013 12:17 PM PDT
i think your in the right track bro, the poster said that when you get a symbolic link message then your good to go.
i'll try this thing also when i get home, the stuttering really sucks kills me everytime i load d3 for the first time.
I take you you mean c:\program files (x86)
on 64 bit windows installations
there will be 2 program files folders
c:\program files (x86)
x86 = 32 bit installations
on 32 bit windows installations there is only 1 default program files folder
so find your diablo installation in either one if you need to.
btw: i think loading mpq files on the thumbdrive via symbolic links is just troublesome in its implementation, you should simply make a copy of your whole diablo installation to a thumbdrive. then run the game off the thumbdrive directly. no fuss/with much easier to understand instructions.
if you want a launcher, then open up notepad. type in
start "" "h:\diablo iii\Diablo III Launcher.exe"
(where h:\diablo iii) is the usb drive\folder than contains the d3 install.
then save it on your desktop as d3usb.cmd
double click that to play. you can pin it to taskbar/start menu if you want as well
cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo III\Data_D3\PC"
mklink /j "C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo III\Data_D3\PC\MPQs" "E:\MPQs"
Does not work for me gives me "The filename, directory name, or volume lable syntax is incorrect." any idea why it does that?
Haven't done the fix yet, but I'm so glad to find this thread. Happens to me every time I play. Can't wait to see the performance upgrade.
I went ahead and got a 32gb flash drive, in case they make the MPQs larger over time.
I finally tried this solution. Bought an USB2.0 16GB and moved the files to it. It worked. The initial lag I always had is completely gone.
Before I had lag, stutter and freezes for about a half hour everytime I logged in to the game for the first time of the day. It was like I had to play through a whole act to load it before I again could play it smoothly wihout lag.
Would this solution be possible on a external Hard Drive? I currently don't have access to a pen drive and don't really want to purchase one just in case this does not work, so wondering if I can use one of the HDDs I use to store my animes instead
Edit : Just tried copying the entire game folder onto my external HD and ran it. Still got the lag spikes, this time the frequency and severity is much reduced, but still bad enough. Does this method differ much from your solution OP?
Edited by Firestorm#6421 on 4/17/2013 12:36 AM PDT
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