Author Topic: Blocky graphics, low fps FIX(win8/8.1 + amd(ati) card)  (Read 5522 times)

Kuhmaus

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Blocky graphics, low fps FIX(win8/8.1 + amd(ati) card)
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:51:04 AM »
I finally found the reason why the game is laggy and has bad graphics when using win8 and an ATI card. The problem is driver related.
I think the game starts in softwareaccellerated mode if there are no opengl drivers. So to fix this:
  • Go to device manager
  • Go to the Display adapters
  • If there is a bracket with(WDDM 1.x) behind the graphics card, this fix will work
  • http://support.amd.com/en-us/download  go to that site
  • Search for the video-drivers for your card
  • download the installer
  • run the installer until you see a welcome screen
  • cancel now, dont continue with the setup
  • go to the Folder where the drivers got extracted
  • in my case it was C:\AMD\
  • continue with going to C:\AMD\Support\xx-x-legacy_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF
  • in the W76A_INF folder should be some files like ch... and c7...
  • Dont run anything in here.
  • copy the path of that W76A_INF folder by clicking in the top-bar of the explorer (CTRL+C)
  • go back to the device manager and rightclick you graphicscard
  • select update drivers(1st option)
  • select "search on harddrive for driversoftware(2nd option)
  • select "choose of a list of drivers...(below the field were you can type in a path)
  • select harddrive (above cancel)
  • paste the path(CTRL+V)
  • there should be at least 1 new driver in the list
  • select new one(the one that is named like your card, not wddm and not basic adapter)
  • click on continue(the screen should go black a few times)
  • Exit the menus
  • check the device manager and see if the wddm behind you card is gone
  • start hammerwatch, enjoy the awesome game

This fixes the game, at least it did for me, it also fixed other opengl using games like minecraft

Please let me know if it helped you, so that the devs can put this solution into the troubleshoot page.
Also if it has not worked for you, tell me and I will try to help you.

BlazeX

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Re: Blocky graphics, low fps FIX(win8/8.1 + amd(ati) card)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 08:24:22 PM »
Thx man!

That really solved the problem! :D

Kuhmaus

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Re: Blocky graphics, low fps FIX(win8/8.1 + amd(ati) card)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 02:59:41 PM »
Happy that I helped someone :)