I have found this forum when I was searching for a low fps fix. I have tried that big VBS scirpt, but it didn't work for me (empty window with sound only appeared). I know that low fps is related with DirectDraw emulation in Windows 8 and higher, so I've decided to search for ddraw.dll patchez. There are many of them but every package workz differently and some gamez cannot be fixed by this way.
Eventually I have found the perfect solution, which workz perfectly with Gruntz and now I can play one of my most favourite games.
Here'z link to ddraw.dll library appropriate for Gruntz:
Hi Guys! I upgraded to Win 10 only recently and decided to try Gruntz one more time. I tried this solution and the game started fine. Full-screen, no fps drop, no issues with controls. I experienced two (major) issues: 1. The game crashes at some point, usually about 15 minutes of playing; 2. I am unable to save the game, be it on a checkpoint or a standard save.
Can you give any tips on how to make it work? I have tried all other mentioned workarounds (D3D, dgVoodoo) but nothing works for me.
The game crashes at some point, usually about 15 minutes of playing
Actually, I had a similar issue when I tried this solution on my new PC - the game would hang after some time and I had to terminate the process in task manager. Didn't want to discourage others from trying though, since there are comments from people saying it works for them.
I consider the VirtualBox solution to be the most reliable one, so you can still try that. There are also a couple of other minor settings that have an impact on the game - admin rights, compatibility modes and the "Disable Direct Video Access" setting, accessed by launching Gruntz while holding SHIFT.
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2020 15:59:50 GMT -8 by swietymiki