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Diablo 3 - Expectation

Discussion in 'Alienware M11x' started by migault1990, May 9, 2012.

  1. migault1990

    migault1990 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I am a owner of a M11XR2 and i haven't played the Beta of D3 yet. I was wondering if someone tried it, did you have any problems running it ? Did you have to set the graphics to low ? Any issues ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Louis
     
  2. ejohnson

    ejohnson Is that lemon zest?

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    werewolfery Notebook Geek

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    I ran it for an hour on high settings its ok till you get to mobs then i moved to medium and it ran totally fine
     
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    Idarzoid Notebook Consultant

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    On R3, I ran Diablo 3 beta on high rather comfortably.
     
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    Have an i7 R3 myself and it ran like a dog if shadows were on, shadow's are just an absolute no no if you want a smooth experience.

    Like another user said here the game run's fine on high settings until you start running into a lot of monsters that's before your laptop has to start processing the other players around you.

    For me it will be shadows off and ground clutter off that's what i found to be a stable 40-60 fps experience.
     
  6. darkdomino

    darkdomino Notebook Deity

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    It's playable. Expect framerate drops with crowded mobs, lots of spell effects, or multiple characters on-screen. It seems playable though.
     
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    Hey I have an alienware r2 (i5) and I just bought D3 today , Ill install it today and tell you how it goes . Ill prolly make a thread on it since there's none for r2 .
     
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    Its even comfortably playable in group on a M11x R1. All settings on low/off. Much bettet than the beta was.
     
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    Anyone encounter BSOD while playing Diablo 3 on R2? my wife has had it twice now while playing.

    I'm on an R3 and playing fine so not sure what the problem could be, her machine is up to date with latest drivers.
     
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    im having some major issues playing in a group with the r3. it seems like the longer i play in a group, the worse the frame rate drops. after about 40 mins or so, in big battle areas the FPS is around 10-15, sometimes dipping below 10.

    i have all settings on low or off, i tried multiple diff res' with not much help. updated drivers.

    a little frustrated that this isnt handling the game right now. any tips?
     
  11. toddburns87

    toddburns87 Newbie

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    How can I get the newest Nvidia drivers for my m11x r2? I am having serious cinematic/freezing issues but I only have 2 GB downloaded? Not sure if that makes a difference.
     
  12. cr1mson

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    on my i7 r3 i use the following settings:

    physx low
    low fx checked
    AA on
    Shadows off
    Texture High

    With these settings i get a consistent 55-70 FPS....havent tried with a party yet....will try soon and will post the results
     
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    I tried with a party and had issues
     
  14. Intangble

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    just go to nvidia.

    i am on m11xr2, and have been getting great FPS (50+ no problem)...

    however, the one BIG issue ive encountered is random BSODs (ive been googling and seen many posts on this across the interwebz). Unfortunately, i have not tested with the new drivers (i got off Battle net to install and the servers were down from 830-12 last night). Hoping that fixes it
     
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    This game is unplayable in a party even with everything on low or off, very disappointing.
     
  16. Intangble

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    unplayable? i am at level 15, just finished act 1, and had 0 problem with 4 ppl.

    it slowed down SLIGHTLY (to 25-35fps) in huge zones, but the beta was dropping to 10-15, they seemed to have fixed something.
     
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    I can play it just becomes sluggish and annoying, No reason why this cannot play it it seems bad coding, i can play 70 fps constant but when even 1 players in it goes up
     
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    on 720 p with 2 people in the party on every thing low or off, i get a huge range of fps with this game. goes from like 50-60 down to 10 RANDOMLY. it takes about 2 minutes to recover, then pops back up to 30's, then goes back up to 50's.

    i dont understand it. hopefully theres a patch released or newer drivers released (even tho i have 301.4 right now...)
     
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    Marxus Notebook Guru

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    For the guy who blue screened I have BSOD once, I just downlocked my GPU a little as it was the same type of crash that I get with league and the matter hasn't come up again.

    Most people should remember that this is Blizzard, and they put a lot of pressure on the CPU in their games. Throttlestop seems to help a lot here, though I'm still getting some lag with massive mobs. I haven't tried it in a party yet, one can hope that they optimize this game better with a few patches.
     
  20. Intangble

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    I dont have any OCs. and i have a laptop cooler and temps are just fine.

    there seems to be a TON of BSOD info around in various forum posts. no rhyme or reason of course, just internet mess.
     
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