koala· TSF Emeritus
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Some StarCraft 2 players are having their play sessions cut short when the new RTS destroys their video cards.
The problem stems from a very unlikely place; the game's menu system. These screens are not framerate locked. Since there is no action occurring, leaving the video card with nothing to do, the game renders the menu at an alarming rate. Since there is no cap on the framerate the video card will render the frame until it destroys itself.
Blizzard has issued a simple fix which does not even require downloading a patch. Simply go to "Documents\StarCraftII\variables.txt" and open the file. Once opened add the lines "frameratecapglue=30" and "frameratecap=60" to the file. This will add a framerate cap to the menu system and prevent the overheating issue.
There is no word from Blizzard regarding a fix via patch but it seems unlikely that the company will not issue a download in the near future. The only remaining issue is if Blizzard plans on compensating those who have already lost a video card the game's bug.