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I've been having many problems with the configuration tool in w2. See, I have a good laptop, not one of those crappy ones nor the ones were you'll get blinded by the lights that's coming from it. I can run most/all games in max settings, specifications are in the end, but the most I can do it 15-30fps, which I thought it was because of ATI not being ready for the game or bugs in the vanilla of w2. After the hotfix and the 1.1 patch, no improvements. So, there are 3 more possible situations. 1. I'm incredibly stupid and have no idea what settings I should run the game at or how to configure Catalyst. So, if anyone is willing to help that possible situation, tell me the best settings I should run the game at to get a steady 30fps or more and good game quality too (I've tried the auto detect function, but it doesn't help). 2. The game has yet to be fully patched to run on Mobility Raedon 5870, and ATI is a horrible company. To help that one, I figures if anyone has a rig similar to mine is having the same problems, then it's not something that can be fixed by me. So reply if that's your case. 3. I'm just being a spoiled little brat who wants a quality looking game on a rig that can't handle it. I'd prefer that not to be the case.

Specifications

Asus G73JH
i7 740QM Tried both OC and normal
Ati Mobility Raedon 5870
6gb DDR3
1600x900

Also, I came across a weird thing. Vertical sync drops fps by 5 and introduces stuttering. Without it, screen tear is very noticeable. If I turn on AA and in Catalyst put AA to Super-sample, game looks better, no mouse lag, and believe it or not slightly better fps. I played the Dragon thing in the intro over and over again, the highest it went was 33fps. As for the settings, I put it on Ultra and disable UberSampling, mess around with the depth of field and motion blur and Vertical Sync, and I put Shadow lights and Shadow quality on high.
So, any advise?
Does the game really look so bad on High that you need to use Ultra and fiddle around with individual settings?
Well, if you have a good laptop, and i see a HD5870. I must say, that laptop version of 5870 is NOT equal in performance like the desktop HD5870, and the same thing works on the i7 740QM laptop version.

And in the config tool try to disable this options:
uber sampling,motion blur, blur effects,vertical sync,DOF for cutscenes, texture memory size put to a lower value, depending of your video card vram, note this, if you put on very large, it will suck from you video card 1028 mb of vram. Number of shadow lights put to high.
Well, try to play with this settings. And if you could make some overclock in your laptop.
Post edited May 27, 2011 by CalinRO
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revial: Does the game really look so bad on High that you need to use Ultra and fiddle around with individual settings?
No, god no. This game looks great on anything above low. But, I want to see how much of this game can my computer handle.
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CalinRO: Well, if you have a good laptop, and i see a HD5870. I must say, that laptop version of 5870 is NOT equal in performance like the desktop HD5870, and the same thing works on the i7 740QM laptop version.

And in the config tool try to disable this options:
uber sampling,motion blur, blur effects,vertical sync,DOF for cutscenes, texture memory size put to a lower value, depending of your video card vram, note this, if you put on very large, it will suck from you video card 1028 mb of vram. Number of shadow lights put to high.
Well, try to play with this settings. And if you could make some overclock in your laptop.
I've tried that, the funny thing is, it's moody. Sometimes the game gets incredibly fast, other times it's just horrible. One question tho, I have 1gb of vram, how much do you think large Texture Mem sucks out of it? And OC is only useful to me in 1 hour of really really intensive work, like rendering in after effects. Other times, I don't even notice a difference other than the burning lava in front of me.
Post edited May 27, 2011 by KRAZIESE7EN