I've played Wizard101 on our family computer which was 7+ years old. The game ran okay, except for slow loading times and slower graphics rendering due to a old CPU/GPU (Intel Pentium D). Then I quit for a while for reasons, but I still love the game, so I planned on getting back on eventually. I've gotten back on and off quite a few times.
Anyways, back to my point of this thread; I upgraded our computer. Swapped a few components inside the case (CPU/GPU, Motherboard, CD drive and card reader, now everything runs MUCH better. Only difference is we're still running Windows XP, but we're planning on upgrading to Windows 7 soon though. I re-installed Wizard101 a few days ago, and it was done quite smoothly and quickly. The game loaded MUCH faster, the graphics were awesome!
Problem: Wizard City was perfect, but when I tried to go to my house (Sun Palace), World door in Ravenwood, or any of the other worlds, the game suddenly gets LAGGY, my character isn't showing, but neither is any other players or NPCs. If I leave it that way long enough, or switch to a different window, the graphics card suddenly switches to the lowest settings, so the screen goes bonkers. When I look at my other programs, they're laggy also.
The new CPU/GPU is listed below; all updated to the LATEST drivers, they were previous, but nothing changed when I updated them.
3rd generation Intel Core i3-3225 3.3Ghz with Intel HD 4000
The processor is more than enough for what we use it for. Also it's plentiful for the games that I play. The Graphics card might not sound at all that good, but it's actually quite good for my games, including Wizard101.
I completely un-installed and re-installed Wizard101 a few times, switched to the lowest settings, checked for anything in the BIOS settings. Nothing changed.
The game still acts weird.. Wizard City is perfect, everywhere else isnt...
Anyone here experienced this same problem, or knows what I should try..
I don't know if this is relevant or not, but RuneScape works quite well in DirectX and OpenGL mode. Also, Minecraft doesn't work due to no Accelerated OpenGL activated, but I found out that I need Windows 7 for Minecraft to work. Do you think that with the newer components, I need to upgrade from XP to 7 in order for Wizard101 to work properly?
I honestly am at loss, I seriously hope I can get this solved..
THANK YOU for taking your time in reading this!!
Side note: I've contacted Wizard101 Support, but I'd like to hear from them AND you players out there.
Captured the problem on video, now you'll understand more about my problem, hopefully.
Updated all of the drivers, NET Framework to 4.0, Service Pack 3.
More updates on what's happening are on the 2nd page and so forth, thank you.