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Planescape and hardware acceleration

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Planescape and hardware acceleration

    Hello Eight Forum.

    I recently bought a new laptop to replace my aging desktop. So I've spent the past week getting in working order. (Ripping out the pre-installed software, getting avast/spybot/malwarebytes on it, etc.) After that I'm now ready to install some of my old games. I decided to start with the cult classic, Planescape: Torment. But after installing, I found that during gameplay there is this horrible lag that just renders it unplayable.
    Luckily, some light googling told me that turning off hardware acceleration would fix the issue. But when I went to Display Setting>Advanced Option there was no Troubleshoot tab, which is were the hardware acceleration option would be.
    So I'm in a bind here. I spent all last night googling, but couldn't find were Windows 8 had moved the hardware acceleration option. I really want to play this game, but the lag just makes it unplayable. Does anyone know were the hardware acceleration option is or know of another solution for my problem?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Hi Swordtheguy welcome to eightforums

    First off no one can help you without system specs, so you need to list those.

    With regards to Planescape: Torment we're talking about a 14 year old game here so there are bound to be all sorts of compatibility issues, thus I'm not sure you'll ever get the game to run right. As you've found, you may have to do some further Googling to see if, and/or how people got the game to run under Windows 8

    More than likely you'll have to run the game in either Windows 95, or XP mode. See this video to get to compatibility mode...


    Hopefully either 95 or XP mode will help get the game running.

    Let us know.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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