View Full Version : KOTOR 2 Game Issues Guide Now Available!

02-22-2005, 04:21 PM
I've made my Kotor 2 Game Issues Guide available on the web. You can find it at:


You will also find a version included in Dan Simpson's KOTOR 2 walkthrough on GameFAQs.com the next time it updates.

02-23-2005, 01:52 AM
Very handy, thanks!!

02-23-2005, 01:57 AM
You're welcome. If I can save some people the frustration of having to reformat or return the game without having to, I'll be happy.

I do have a request. Can anyone please contact me if they can take two screenshots, one showing lightsaber glows (Frame Buffer Effects enabled) and the same shot without the glows? I'd appreciate it.

02-23-2005, 05:36 AM
i'm not trying to be too picky here, but in your bug guide, i noticed that you said to turn off the soft shadows if you have an ATI video card. well, i have a Radeon 9700 Pro with soft shadows enabled, 4x AF, and 6x AA enabled, and i still get 35-40 fps. granted, i run the game at 1024x768, but i still get a good framerate. (curiously, i can run half-life 2 at full AF and 4x AA and still get from 65-100+ fps :eyeraise: )

oh, and the pictures for the frame buffer effects, i'll post some up when i get home in about 2 hrs or so. ;)

02-23-2005, 01:22 PM
Thanks, stingerhs. Some ATI users seem to have little trouble with Soft Shadows, but the vast majority find it cutting performance by two-thirds or so. What Catalyst version are you using?

02-23-2005, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by stingerhs
well, i have a Radeon 9700 Pro with soft shadows enabled, 4x AF, and 6x AA enabled, and i still get 35-40 fps. granted, i run the game at 1024x768


I've got an x800pro and your system runs better than mine! Sigh, Ati better do something about it.

Btw, I put back the openGL thing for 5.2 instead of 4.1 because the frame rate is really low most of the time. For example, in Nar Shaada, FPS is 10-25 (with 4.1 OpenGL), but 30-45 (with 5.2 OpenGL).

AA - 4x
AF - 16x
Resolution 1024x768 at 85Hz
Soft Shadows - on
V-sync - on
Frame Buffer EFfects - on

Btw, does the desktop frequency thing improve FPS?

02-23-2005, 07:41 PM
j3di_sean- if you want a better framerate, try turning off the vsync. sometimes, it makes for a drastic improvement in performance (other times, it makes little difference, but never a negative difference). as for the refresh frequencey (which is what i'm assuming you were trying to refer to), it doesn't make much of a difference in performance, but a higher refresh frequency is easier on the eyes.

Kiwegapa- i use the 5.2 catalyst drivers. they work just fine for me.

as a general statement to help most people understand some unusual performance numbers from me: my card is not an OEM card. instead, its a Powercolor card that uses the 9700 Pro chipset. apparently, Powercolor overclocked the card at the factory to run it almost at the same speed as a 9800 XT chipset. ;)