I have seen great results (on several computers) by changing certain values in the "D3pref.txt" found in my doc.
DisableTri.Filt. = 1 (default = 0)
HardwareClass = 1 (default = [depends on your computer ~ 3 - 4])
I cannot see any visual changes such as decreased quality,
but the game is smoother.
I have done some other changes as well to my setup, but the fix described above, was all i changes for a friend, and that both improved stuttering and performance overall.
Why is it so, that i have to change these values, and my computer setup is way more than capable of running the game?
24 Gb RAM
128 Gb SSD
Thx in advance for all replies.
Stop saying to change hardware class please, if you can't see which difference it makes on the level of gfx and what changes in the graphics you really need new glasses.
Mine was default on 5 (which my pc can easily handle) and I need to set it on 3 to be playable because of stuttering and then it still stutters on 1 it also stutters, it displays more graphical effects and thus needs more loading of stuff when set higher, and therein lies the problem again, asset load stuttering, where the coding of Blizzard went wrong.
Let me add something to this.
I used to play the game in windowed mode (full screen). I also used to play on Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Release Preview.
The thing about the preview releases of windows is that they are debug builds. They don't do near real time stuff really good. But the situation with Windows 7 is radically different. So, get off the Windows 8 preview builds if you're using them.
Secondly, run the game in full screen exclusive mode. Not windowed. Turn on v-sync.
Make sure you're running the latest drivers of course. nVidia recently updated their drivers with a couple of major improvements to all their generation 4xx series cards and later.
I used to have framing issues, although really subtle, but now, no issues at all.
Has nothing to do with the problem at all. The stuttering problem has nothing to do with frame issues, we get good FPS, it's when DATA IS GETTING LOADED FROM HDD!!! Problem is ACKNOWLEDGED BY BLIZZARD!!! Not our PC problem!!!
I've fixed mine, here is the BETTER SOLUTION:
I have been experiencing shuttering with my:
16 gb ram
PC. As a last resort, i've tried:
IOBit Game Booster 3 (Free) > "Gaming Mode" - Boost
And shuttering is now gone forever. After i've fixed it, i saw this thread. So i guess "gaming mode" includes the Windows Drive settings that OP says, and much more. If you have an high end PC, it is absolutely worth a try.
Only handy for people that know absolutely nothing of a PC and never keep their machines tidy and clean and up to date! In other words, useless for most PC gamers. And that doesn't change the fact the coding of the game needs to be rectified, as there is an acknowledged problem with it!
Should some of you contest what I say, check this:http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5596249920
Confirmed problems with the game by Blizzard. Funny btw that this post is nowhere findable on the EU forums...