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#519690 Game Stuttering/Lagging

Posted by baalorlord on 28 July 2011 - 04:50 PM in Mega Mod Help

Alright, I installed LStest successfully, with interesting results.

It seems that the only script that consistently fires no matter what zone I am in is BPTHIEF.BCS block 5. If I kill Haer'Dalis, this script continues to run, but two others join it: Blocks 447 and 451 of BALDUR.BCS

EDIT: I have an earlier save where this script is not present, but the stuttering is still there.  Now I'm really not sure what to think.

This block is:
IF
!Allegiance(Myself,EVILCUTOFF)
THEN
RESPONSE #100
ActionOverride(Player1,DisplayString(Myself,400123)) // Running block 5 of BPTHIEF.BCS
END

At this point I think two things are relevant:
-My protagonist is Evil.
-Haer'Dalis is my thief (Fighter/mage/thief in my game)

Mucking around with shadowkeeper I discovered a couple things.
-Changing my protagonist's alignment to neutral doesn't change the stuttering in any way.
-Changing Haer'Dalis' class to anything other than F/M/T (including single-class thief) causes the stuttering to continue even when he is dead and in the party.  I have no idea what this means.

I have no idea what all of this means for my game, so I was hoping someone here can help interpret this info.  I don't currently know how to changelog scripts to find out how they were added, if that is necessary.

Here is the entire BPTHIEF.BCS of my game from NearInfinity
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And here is my BALDUR.BCS
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#519565 Game Stuttering/Lagging

Posted by baalorlord on 26 July 2011 - 01:53 PM in Mega Mod Help

Ah, a simple Ctrl-C Ctrl-V of the entire game directory will work then?  In that case I'll give LStest a try and see what I can learn.

I have correctly disabled ambient sounds this time and retried the ToB import trick, still didn't work I am afraid.



#519562 Game Stuttering/Lagging

Posted by baalorlord on 26 July 2011 - 12:53 PM in Mega Mod Help

Thanks for the reply,

I'm not unwilling to run LStest if there's an easy way to make sure that it doesn't bork up my game - I understand that LStest can mess up an installation so it is reccomended to create a backup copy of BG2 with all the same mods.  However, I'm not entirely sure how to create such a backup without running the entire BiG world setup again.  If there's an easy route here that I am missing, please let me know.

Here are my Weidu log and baldur.ini files, as well as an attached save for anyone who'd like to look into this personally.



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#519515 Game Stuttering/Lagging

Posted by baalorlord on 25 July 2011 - 01:58 PM in Mega Mod Help

Hi,

My BWP install (customized tactics) has been suffering from minor slowdowns recently.  Every few moments the game pauses briefly, affecting everything on-screen including my cursor.  This stuttering effect is identical to that described by others in threads such as http://www.shsforums...-bwp-8/.┬á┬áThe stutter is not severe, but it is slowly driving me insane.

I am in chapter 2 of BG2, having played through all of BG1 already.  I have gone through the full recommendation list at http://www.shsforums...47 and discovered that the only thing that puts a complete halt to the stuttering is to kill Haer'Dalis.  However, the stuttering is removed if he is ever resurrected or kicked from the party (alive or dead).  Kicking him and then killing him does not help either.  I have tried every method of removing him that I could think of (petrification, imprisonment, etc) but the stuttering only halts if he is both dead and in the party.  The other solutions help to varying degrees but do not stop the stuttering; it is still slightly noticable if I kick all NPCs, drop all items and bags, turn of scripts, and put my charname in a small area with no other creatures.  The only thing I have yet to do is try LStest, which I have so far avoided because I have no experience with such matters.

So it's clear to me that something Haer'Dalis is doing is causing my troubles, but I'm not sure what it could be.  Does anyone know what might be causing this?  I know others have had similar troubles with NPCs that caused stuttering except when dead and in the party - has anyone found a solution to this (even if it means losing the NPC forever)?

Aside from that, I have a few options left before me:
-I have a save from before I recruited Haer'Dalis, which I could load and play and avoid recruiting him.  This means losing almost 10 hours of gameplay however, so I am very reluctant.  The save is so far back that I may want to just restart BG2, even.
-Play through as far as I can with the stutter in the hopes that something I do fixes it.  I fear burning out on the game if I have to force myself to play it though.
-Play with 5 characters and a dead Haer'Dalis.
None of these options are very appealing to me, so I am really hoping I can find some way to fix this.

A summary of the things I have tried:
-Dropping all items in Haer'Dalis' inventory.
-Dropping all items in everyone's inventory.
-Removing each character one at a time and resting.
-Killing each character one at a time and resting.
-Setting everyone's scripts to none and turning off AI.
-Dropping all my bags of any sort.
-Mucking around with saves; loading an earlier save and then loading the affected save without returning to main menu.  Also importing an affected save to ToB and then loading the affected save again.  Neither helped.

At this point I am tired and out of ideas so I turn to you gents for help.  Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.