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WC3 won't take my graphics [SOLVED]
« on: October 23, 2018, 01:38 am »
Hello, when i open wc3 it runs the integrated graphics instead the dedicated graphics, my graphic drivers are up to date, i even forced wc3 to run with dedicated , still using the integrated. I am mentioning that this is happening only to 1.26 , in 1.28 is running the dedicated.

Any ideas , suggestions ?
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 06:46 pm by Renovatio »
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Re: WC3 won't take my graphics
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 02:31 am »
Try to plugin an external monitor (TV or smth) just to make sure the problem isnt hardware related. The external party should force the usage of dedicated GPU.

I guess you have already tried this but;

Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings > Select to use High Performance Processor.

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Re: WC3 won't take my graphics
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 08:20 am »
Try to plugin an external monitor (TV or smth) just to make sure the problem isnt hardware related. The external party should force the usage of dedicated GPU.

I guess you have already tried this but;

Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings > Select to use High Performance Processor.

Ye, it's setted on dedicated.
The situation seems to be only to the 1.26 eurobattle wc3, i have another 1.26 (rgc) that works on dedicated, also 1.28 works, only to this doesn't work: http://warden.eurobattle.net/downloads/file/50

I doubt that your test with external monitor works since on others wc3 all is ok, but,  i'll try when i arrive home.

Thanks for sugestion
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 08:25 am by Deynro »
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Re: WC3 won't take my graphics
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 04:03 pm »
If the RGC's version is working properly try to use it for eurobattle.net
There was a guy recently having a fps problem and discovered a 2 files difference (at least, this is what I understand).
http://dota.eurobattle.net/la/forum/index.php?topic=185623.0

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but if you copy d3d8.dll and d3d8.log from the RGC version to our version then it should work on eurobattle.net

EDIT:
alternative solution 1 > go to BIOS and try to change Primary Graphics Adapter to PCI-E (if isnt already)
alternative solution 2 > run a system restore to a point created before this problem started
Final solution: use OpenGL to run the game.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 04:38 pm by Renovatio »
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Re: WC3 won't take my graphics
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 06:19 pm »
Seems like it use dedicated if i check OpenGL but i lose the smoothness.

Anyway , you can close the topic, i'll find a solution on my own, until then, i will use a software program that keep dedicated on to everything.
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Re: WC3 won't take my graphics
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 06:27 pm »
Pls reply on how you perma solved the problem if that happens.
Meanwhile, can you give the name of that software? Mby this will happen to others as well and would be nice to have some solution for them, even if temporary.
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Re: WC3 won't take my graphics
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 06:30 pm »
Pls reply on how you perma solved the problem if that happens.
Meanwhile, can you give the name of that software? Mby this will happen to others as well and would be nice to have some solution for them, even if temporary.

I'm using this https://github.com/jobeid/TrayPwrD3

Just staying in the background and force the GPU to be permanently on.
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