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Starcraft 2 periodic freeze

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smonsarr Saturday 4 September 2010 at 18:03


I am experiencing periodic "slow-downs", When I start Starcraft2, all is smooth for around 10 minutes and then at 5 minute intervals, the game freezes, and audio gets played in a 500ms loop. It is most fustrating.
Any ideas ?

I am running :
- Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 kernel 2.6.32-24 / Gnome
- POL 3.8 from the POL deb repos
- StartCraft 2
- native screen size 1920x1200 / playing at 1440*900
GNU_Raziel Saturday 4 September 2010 at 19:01

this is a known bug of wine for this game with some configurations, there is no fix for the moment, but some report improvements when using -opengl options when loading the game...Personnaly I didn't see any improvement but you can try.
smonsarr Sunday 5 September 2010 at 17:31

-opengl does not seem to make a difference.

I think that is has to do with over-heating, when the computer is cold the problem appears much later than when the computer is hot.
I am using a Dell Vostro 1720. Vostros are known for over heating.

I have cleaned out the fan compartment and hoovered the cooling radiator, a lot dust was blocking it and things seem to be better now. I will keep you posted.
smonsarr Sunday 5 September 2010 at 23:37

Indeed over heating seems to be it. After cleaning out the fan compartment I was able to play an entire game with no freezes.