View Full Version : Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Performance Issues w/GeForce 8800GTX

02-06-07, 11:30 PM
I just got an EVGA GeForce 8800GTX and Dark Messiah runs at miserably low framerates for such a video card... For instance, on the 4th chapter (the ship chapter) it runs like 15 FPS at 1280x1024 w/4x Antialiasing and 4x Anisotropic... If I turn all graphics to low and set the resolution to 800x600 it runs at only 20-30 FPS...

And for the record, while it runs great w/vanilla HalfLife 2, Lost Coast, etc, as well as Doom 3, Quake 4 and FEAR Maxed Out... It ALSO runs like similarly BAD w/Rainbow 6 Vegas and Splinter Cell: Double Agent...

My specs:
GeForce 8800GTX 97.92 Drivers
2GB of Kingston DDR400 CAS Latency 2
AMD Athlon 64X2 4200 Processor

Thanks in advance...

02-07-07, 06:13 AM
There are some places that run really bad, I think the dock area with the ship was one of the slower areas. I'm guessing its partially from the high polygon count (a ton of objects and a detailed ship) and partially from the whole scene being reflected in the water if you have that turned on.

What are some other areas you get bad performance in?

It could also be a driver bug, but Dark Messiah definitely didn't run perfect on my system, no matter what settings I used.

02-07-07, 04:56 PM
The burning town at the end, (chapter 9?) ran pretty poorly as well... But it seems regardless of the settings, it runs with similarly bad performance (going from the highest to lowest only gains 10 FPS or so...)...

02-07-07, 06:27 PM
Use nhancer to set the HL2 AA compatibility bit. That helped a lot for me.