Apart from what's already suggested in the posts on page 2 of this thread, I can't say I have much help to offer. (post regarding triple buffering and the one with "extreme low resolution")
Your HD 5450 is quite a bit below the required 8800/X1900 cards. It's more like a GeForce 6800 or ATI X1650, but with more memory. So that explains why you need to keep all settings on low. What's good, and probably help you a lot, is your 1G dedicated memory. Still, being "barely adequate" will leave you open for more gaming trouble then if you had hardware that meets required. If you by any chance had tested your hardware on a site like "Can You Run It", and passed. That only shows how little trust one should give such a test.
You might consider updating graphic drivers to the 11.11 version and se if that can help you with the purple flashing.
The online part is quite tricky to give any advice about. Generally:. Magicka will need a fairly good internet connection to work properly. Most important if you host. Host should also have a low ping from/to clients, and make use of the filter settings to avoid unnecessary server info download. When all this is in place, the MP part usually works just fine. But as soon as any of the above have a "bad day", desync and other issues will be right around the corner. http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1739191
Anyone else ?
oke thanks very much for your reply.
the only real solution is to buy a beter card any tips for a beter expiries with this game and others to come whats the card to buy
Well, I would recommend you to visit a board more dedicated to graphics then one specific game. It's not only the card to consider. You might need to update your PSU also, high spec cards tend to use a lot of power. And naturally you will need the card to do well with other games also.
Member "stinkytaco" over @ steam actually did some testing. So maybe a 295 GTX ? If that can be squeezed inside your budget. It's a quite expencive card, and quite a bit "over the top" just for Magicka, but maybe you can find a used one.
Before you post a question. Find out as much as you can about your present hardware. Apart from DXdiag, like connections on your motherboard or what specific GPU-card your now using, power of PSU and so on. Post what's relevant to your question.
The sligthly famous Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rd,2857-7.html
Compare cards, just to get a hint: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/vi...eForce+GTX+580
Most important, take your time. AND consider the rest of your computer, is it worth upgrading graphics.
I recently bought Magicka and I having some problem with the performance do you mind checking my DXDIAG.
the problem I have is thats its slow and that the mouse pointer keeps disapering and that the screens turns black.
Aprecciate your help
Have you tried updating your graphics card drivers?
Hey, I bought Magicka just a few weeks ago... although my machine can run the game (I checked if it could before I bought it AND re-checked on one of these "can my PC run this game" sites). I tried editing the priorities in my nVidia control panel, but I have a single graphics card. Here's some of my dxdiag which could help :
Time of this report: 4/1/2012, 21:01:14
Machine name: GAMER-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: M61PME-S2P
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8750 Triple-Core Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 1866MB used, 4276MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 210
Chip type: GeForce 210
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A65&SUBSYS_34D51458&REV_A2
Display Memory: 1746 MB
Dedicated Memory: 466 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SyncMaster
Monitor Id: SAM01B7
Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.9610 (English)
Driver Version: 126.96.36.19910
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/1/2012 02:59:00, 15009600 bytes
What you might have done instead, just to show what a few minutes of google and comparing will give.
Like this: http://www.hwcompare.com/872/geforce...eforce-gt-210/
The "Theoretically overall performance" of an 8800 GTX is 1250% of a GT 210.
I'm sorry, but the 210 is nowhere near the power of a GeForce 8800.
You will need to set everything as low as possible. Maybe play widowed. Still the 210 will struggle.
this game is running like absolute shit no matter what settings i use.
8gb 1600 ddr3 ram
glad i wasted money on a game i can't run
For all we know you're running a laptop with 2 gfx cards and it's defaulting to the intel HD card. Or your drivers could be 17 years old. Or maybe you're actually complaining about online gameplay and you have a terrible net connection with the host. Etc... guess we'll never know.
zenstar is quite correct. 17 year old drivers on a GTX 460 will definitely make Magicka run like crap.
Seriously. If your using a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or below, and Magicka doesn't run smooth, something is wrong. With those specs Magicka should run just fine. By the very limited information you supply mcderpinson, I'd say your using the i5 graphics. This is a great game and absolutely no wasted money. Follow zenstar's advice and let us try to help you.
eh, i apologize for being a douche about it. i was just super frustrated.
anyway, i'm definitely not using integrated graphics.
on my graphics card monitor (evga precision), it shows that the discrete card is being used. (anywhere from 60-80%)
running at 1600x900 using and 296.10 drivers which are the most recent.
i'll post a thread in the tech section with my dxdiag info
again, sorry for being a dick
I just bought Magicka today but the game performance makes it unplayable for me.
I am running the game on a current gen mid-end machine:
Windows 7 (32-bit)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (2 GB) w. 2 Displays (1st: 1920*1200 + 2nd: 1280*1024)
I tried the workarounds using Dxtory and D3DOverrider but none worked for me. My drivers are up to date, the systems runs great with new titles. Is there an actual solution/fix in the works or did I just waste some money?
Thanks in advance.
and tehn make a new thread in the tech support & bugs subforum. Hopefully someone will recognise the issue and help, or the devs will see it and be able to figure it out.
The "1920*1200 " could be a problem, try adjusting down a notch. But if I remember correctly, it was resolution above 1920*1200 that made magicka crash. Not about bad performance ...
Also, if you haven't read this post, do: http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1835437
About using triple buffering, and more.
Or maybe you found a new 2-screen problem? So, if you can't fix this, do post a thread like zenstar suggested.
And oh yes, a question. Does running Magicka windowed make any huge difference in performance?
Last edited by PS_; 16-04-2012 at 23:50.