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I just bought this game but its running realy slow and is unplayable.
Is there anything i can do to fix this.
I have it installed on windows 7.
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mjtp13: I just bought this game but its running realy slow and is unplayable.
Is there anything i can do to fix this.
I have it installed on windows 7.
same here... :(

Windows 7 SP1 32bit, Intel C2D P8400 @ 2.26GHz, 4GB RAM and I can't play even at 640x480...
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mjtp13: I just bought this game but its running realy slow and is unplayable.
Is there anything i can do to fix this.
I have it installed on windows 7.
Hi,

I'm having the same problem. Looked for a solution online and found the following in the Steam forum:

Right click->properties->compatibility-> Windows XP (SP 2), all other setting default/off

Go to the nvidia system console->under 3d options->add “robin hood.exe” from the game directory->overwrite the following settings:
Antialiasing ->4x
Antialiasing-gamma ->off
Antialiasing mode -> something like overwriting application settings (in german it is: “beliebige Anwendungseinstellung außer Kraft setzen” and I don’t know the proper english translation)
Antialiasing-transparency ->off
Triple buffer ->off
Energy mode -> maximum performance
Threading optimization->off
=>So in fact I deactivated every “higher” feature of the card and used the trick of nerzo with the antialiasing

I have not tried it yet, but I'll give it a shot later.

I hope it works!
Doesnt that lower you video card for everything.
Not just the game but the whole performance of your computer.
If it does that its not realy worth doing for just playing a game :(
Same problem here, the game's performance is pretty terrible (Win 7 SP1 64bit)- it's somewhat playable for the most part, but feels like it runs at 15-20 frames per second. The gamersgate version which I also happen to own suffers from similar problems.
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LeChuck: Hi,

I'm having the same problem. Looked for a solution online and found the following in the Steam forum:

Right click->properties->compatibility-> Windows XP (SP 2), all other setting default/off

Go to the nvidia system console->under 3d options->add “robin hood.exe” from the game directory->overwrite the following settings:
Antialiasing ->4x
Antialiasing-gamma ->off
Antialiasing mode -> something like overwriting application settings (in german it is: “beliebige Anwendungseinstellung außer Kraft setzen” and I don’t know the proper english translation)
Antialiasing-transparency ->off
Triple buffer ->off
Energy mode -> maximum performance
Threading optimization->off
=>So in fact I deactivated every “higher” feature of the card and used the trick of nerzo with the antialiasing

I have not tried it yet, but I'll give it a shot later.

I hope it works!
Thanks for the tip, I'll try to toy with Catlyst Control Centre.
EDIT: That didn't work, unfortunately. I tried various options, none of which yielded satisfactory results. My performance actually got slightly worse.
Post edited March 12, 2012 by Phaidox
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mjtp13: Doesnt that lower you video card for everything.
Not just the game but the whole performance of your computer.
If it does that its not realy worth doing for just playing a game :(
You're right... I missed a step... Before you do anything, add robin hood.exe to the nvidia console system, and then make the changes.

This way, the changes will apply only to robin hood.

Anyway, I just tried this method, and got nothing... it still runs slow. So if anyone has ANY ideas, please let me know.

Cheers
I'm considering filing a support ticket. I'd appreciate any tip at this point.
Same here. (Phenom II 945 (AM3), 8GB DDR3, Radeon 5870, Win 7 Ultimate 32bit)
Looking for a solution.

Did you guys try this:

"Many problems can be fixed by installing the June 2010 DirectX runtime package. Some older games aren't compatible with the libraries included with current releases of DirectX and this package should help. You can find the installer here.
You will have to extract the files into a selected folder, then open that folder and launch the DXSETUP.exe file in order to proceed with the installation."

Also 3d sound option is disabled. But I do not expect a big difference 3d/stereo in this game.
Post edited March 13, 2012 by Robb80
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Robb80: Did you guys try this:

"Many problems can be fixed by installing the June 2010 DirectX runtime package. Some older games aren't compatible with the libraries included with current releases of DirectX and this package should help. You can find the installer here.
You will have to extract the files into a selected folder, then open that folder and launch the DXSETUP.exe file in order to proceed with the installation."
Yes, I tried it. Made no difference at all.
I do not understand why GoG sell a game that is unplayable for most users, i buy it from gog because earlier i bought unplayable version from steam and GoG version have the same problem, It's hilarious i spend near 20euro for unplayable game.
Hi again.

Here is another try. I just read about it now, and I won't be able to try it until later tonight.

Install XP mode on Win 7, and play Robin Hood under XP mode.

There are two ways of doing this:
1. Use only Microsoft software, but you need specific hardware to do this. Follow the instructions in the following link:
http://lifehacker.com/5245396/set-up-and-use-xp-mode-in-windows-7

2. Use some Microsoft software and a program called VMware Player. For this, any hardware will do. Instructions for setting up XP mode via VMWare can be found on the following link:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10911/run-xp-mode-on-windows-7-machines-without-hardware-virtualization/

I'm gonna try option 2, since my hardware cannot run option 1.

Has anyone tried this? Did this work?

Cheers
I created a Windows XP SP2 guest in Virtual Box, installed the latest Guest Additions, as well.
Surprisingly, I've managed to get non-Windows 7-compatible games like Discworld Noir, Soldiers At War or Warlords 3 to work, but the GOG versions of both Desperados and Robin Hood suffer from severe issues rendering them unplayable.
They launch, but the mouse cursor moves incredibly fast, plus leaves trails all over the screen; it gets worse once I start a mission, the character sprites also leave fading trails and the backgrounds do not display at all.

Is it a driver issue or are these games inherently broken?
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Post edited March 17, 2012 by Phaidox
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Siara91: I do not understand why GoG sell a game that is unplayable for most users, i buy it from gog because earlier i bought unplayable version from steam and GoG version have the same problem, It's hilarious i spend near 20euro for unplayable game.
I bought it from Steam too (unfortunately). Then when it was added to the GOG catalogue I asked about the lag problem but I got no answer from the GOG staff. That's why I didn't buy it... and seeing how the problem hasn't been fixed boy am I glad I didn't! Shame on you GOG!! :(
So we've tried everything but nothing works.

This is my last try, and I'd appreciate SOME kind of response from the GOG staff - who seem to be ignoring this thread:

I did some research, and found that some people claim that the unpatched version of Robin Hood (v 1.0) works well, while the patched version (v 1.1) is problematic with the new OS and GPUs.

As you may know, v 1.1 is the version sold here on GOG.

I'd propose that GOG checks the matter, and if these claims are valid, then GOG should allow download of version 1.0, in order to enable us to actually play the game we bought.

GOG - please respond. Just knowing that something is being done would stop me from asking for my money back.
i bought this game on steam a while back had the same problem. i was ABOUT to buy it here, until i read this thread...

GOG! do something! thx.