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Diablo 3 Freezes During Play

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lacton Monday 14 January 2013 at 22:28


After a random time, the game Diablo III freezes. To be more precise, the process consumes 105% CPU power and the application becomes unresponsive.

Here is the basic info about my configuration.

Wine version:
1.5.5 DiabloIII_v3 (and also 1.5.9 and 1.5.21)
Playonlinux version: 4.1.9 (and also 4.1.8)
Distribution: Mandriva 2011.0
Desktop: KDE 4.6.5 (composite and screen saver both deactivated)
Kernel: 2.6.39
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
Memory: 4 GB
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 4870 (PCIe)
Graphics card driver: amd-driver-installer-12.6-legacy-x86.x86_64.zip (latest available from AMD site)

Test direct rendering:
$ glxinfo | grep 'direct rendering'
direct rendering: Yes

I tried every combination between PoL 4.1.8 and 4.1.9, and wine 1.5.5 DiabloIII_v3, wine 1.5.9 and wine 1.5.21. Every time, after a random time, the DiabloIII.exe process consumes 105% CPU usage and the application freezes.

Here is an example of a log file. http://pastebin.com/VK5C4Q8m

Any help to get more debugging info will be welcomed! :-)

ryo Saturday 20 April 2013 at 1:59


Try check the temperature. This command should help you:
aticonfig --od-gettemperature

If the temperature is high, try to increase fan speed:
aticonfig --pplib-cmd "set fanspeed 0 100"

The 100 is 100% of fan speed. After play your game, reduce the fan to 55%:
aticonfig --pplib-cmd "set fanspeed 0 55"

Best Regards!
lacton Saturday 20 April 2013 at 19:03

Hi ryo,

Thank you for the tip. I didn't know I could monitor the graphic card's temperature that way. That's really great!