I'm not a developer; I'm a computer tech. I can't change the game's code, but I can search for ways to alleviate symptoms so that people can enjoy the game more. Workarounds are not solutions by definition. Our devs are experimenting with performance boosts in almost every patch; I'm sure they'll get it eventually. In the meanwhile I'll keep investigating workarounds. :)
08/29/2012 08:41 PMPosted by TriggerSaintWhy hasn't Blizzard fixed this yet? It's been goin on since beta ffs
Because they don't care... That's why people from the community need to step in and try to help...
While the following isn't guaranteed to resolve all stutter symptoms on all systems, we have seen significant improvements on several computers using this method. This workaround involves partially disabling Windows Drive Indexing, a tool that speeds up Windows searches.
Disable Drive Indexing
1. Click Start
2. Click Computer*
3. Right Click your Hard Drive (typically C:) and select Properties
4. Select the General tab
5. Uncheck Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed...**
6. Click Apply
7. Select Apply changes to drive C:\ only
8. Click Ok, and then Ok again
9. Load up Diablo III and see if your performance has improved!
* = My Computer on Windows XP
** = Allow Indexing Service to index... on Windows XP
Turning off indexing to the "drive only" will still enable your Windows' searches to be quick. If you still have stuttering after this workaround, you may wish to experiment with turning off indexing to subfolders and files as well. Once you've turned indexing off for everything, the option will change to one that lets you re-enable it if need be.
In the meanwhile, I'll pass this information on to the devs so that hopefully more changes can be made on our end to reduce stuttering. Thank you!
Instead of a progress bar that would take hours to finish, this change was completed immediately.
I'm not sure if this will achieve the same thing, but I'm assuming it will. Can anyone confirm?
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