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CPU Priority Shortcut for a Program - Create in Windows

  1. #10


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    Hello Johny,

    Test using the full path of the Excel .exe file in the command instead to see if that may help.

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  2. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Test using the full path of the Excel .exe file in the command instead to see if that may help.
    works, thx!
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  3. #12


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    Great news.
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  4. #13


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    Cant find program


    Well hello everyone. ( Windows 10 )

    im running a game that cannot be alt tabed down or it will crash. So i was thinking of using this method to start it at realtime. but im having an issue.

    i used the command line - Start Stalker-COP /Realtime "c:\Arquivos de Programa (x86)\R.G. Mechanics\Stalker-COP" and when i clik the .bat is says it cant find the Stalker-COP after the " start " command .. ok so ive changed to it to its desktop name S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call Of Pripyat and now it says it can find this program too.

    so which name should i use ? what am i doing wrong ?

    Edit: so i think i found the right name. i opned the game and for a brief moment i could see the name on the task manager .. and i changed it .. now the message saying windows couldnt find the program dissapeared, BUT now after the .bat launches windows says i need an app to work this program :/ .. WTH is happening ?
    Last edited by Axlano; 17 Feb 2016 at 04:56. Reason: News on the topic
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  5. #14


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    Hello Axlano, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It needs to be done on the games application (ex: .exe) file. See if the command below may work if "Stalker-COP" is an .exe file.

    Check in Task Manager to see what name shows for the program though, and use that for the part in red below instead.

    Start "Stalker-COP" /Realtime "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\R.G. Mechanics\Stalker-COP.exe"
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  6. #15


    im running a game that cannot be alt tabed down or it will crash. So i was thinking of using this method to start it at realtime. but im having an issue.
    It is not a good idea to use realtime priority on a game. I would even suggest the the use of High priority be used only with great care. The problem is that there are critical system threads that run at a lower priority and they may be starved of CPU time. The consequences of that are unpredictable, but generally unpleasant.
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  7. #16


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    Agreed. "Above Normal" would be about as high as you would want to go for a game.
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  8. #17


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    thanks for fast replying.. so ive opened the task manager again and the name in it is " X-ray 1.6 Engine " but if clik it it expands and appears another name " S.TA.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. Which should i use ?

    and for matters of understanding x ray is actually the engine the game runs on

    Edit: when in task manager i went to detaisl tab and discovered a third name xrEngine.exe ( apparently the priority status is only able to be changed in the detaisl tab ) but the name of exe file in the foulder is Stalker-COP.exe

    So my question keeps on .. wich name should i use ?

    and also i used the xrEngine.exe the game opens up but the priority stills normal
    Last edited by Axlano; 17 Feb 2016 at 11:43.
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  9. #18


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    You can test with both names.

    Some games may not work well using this if the .exe only opens another process.
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  10. #19


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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You can test with both names.

    Some games may not work well using this if the .exe only opens another process.
    I tested with all the names .. the one that worked better was the xrEngine.exe

    yeah i think thats the problem in question ( opneing another process ).. but i used the xrEngine.exe wich is in the process detail .. the game worked perfectly but havent had a change in the priority status :/ .. i will keep testing if i find a solution i will post here for others with the same problem

    and also .. since im having this oportunity .. if you like games play stalker call of pripyat and put on some graphics mods it will look sweet. one of the best games ive played. Very realistc and one of the best AI on the market of games
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