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BW2 (and BotG) on Windows 7/8/10
« on: Dec 13, 2015, 12:11 pm »
For the most part Black and White 2 runs pretty well on modern systems - unfortunately if you have newer graphics cards the game sets the graphics options to ultra low, my fan patch should fix that. Install the game and then install the following patches in order and your game should run flawlessly.

Patches:
v1.1: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=587
v1.2: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=695
v1.3 Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=1421

BotG Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=1422

If you continue to have issues after this you can try the following steps:
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1. Run the game.
2. Run the Task manager ( ctrl+alt+delete) [if it wont switch you to Task manager use alt+tab to select it]
3. Under the Procceses tab find your game procces, as default it should be white.exe
4. Right click it then choose Set affinity
5. Uncheck all the boxes except one with CPU (I did mine with CPU 0)
6. Confirm with Ok, go back to your game.
7. Problem fix'd.

If that still doesn't fix it, don't be afraid to ask for help. Have fun playing Black and White 2 :)

Running on Mac?

The Mac version was released recently on the Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/black-white-2/id437519881?mt=12 it's recommended you use this version.

Although recent reviews suggest it's broken on newer MacOS versions, so don't waste your money.
« Last Edit: Dec 21, 2016, 06:27 pm by Handsome Matt »

Offline mrfischer15

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26, 2015, 01:11 pm »
I still can't open the game. It still says it has a problem with white.exe. And when I try to install your Fan Patch it has an error to replace white.exe.


What can I do?

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2015, 11:19 pm »
I still can't open the game. It still says it has a problem with white.exe. And when I try to install your Fan Patch it has an error to replace white.exe.


What can I do?

What are you system specs? What does it say the problem is? And what is the error when you try to replace?

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2016, 03:46 pm »
The fan patch allows me to actually play the game (thanks for that!), but the graphics still seem very poor. The textures and shadow resolution are very low detail. The graphics options are maxed out and I modified the graphics.config file, but that hasn't fixed the issue. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2016, 11:42 pm »
The fan patch allows me to actually play the game (thanks for that!), but the graphics still seem very poor. The textures and shadow resolution are very low detail. The graphics options are maxed out and I modified the graphics.config file, but that hasn't fixed the issue. Any help would be much appreciated.

I'll look into the patch again when I have some free time (patching assembly is tough!) - but the patch already includes several patches for the graphics, could you take some screenshots if possible?

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2016, 03:25 pm »
Sure, here're a couple of screenshots. You can see the low level of detail on the buildings and rocks.



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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27, 2016, 05:35 pm »
What is this ? Why does it matter how graphic this setting?


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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #7 on: Jan 28, 2016, 04:52 am »
What is this ? Why does it matter how graphic this setting?



Does this occur with the fan patch installed or not?

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #8 on: Jan 28, 2016, 01:52 pm »
Does this occur with the fan patch installed or not?
Yes, I installed the fan patch.
Without the patch is doing it.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #9 on: Feb 20, 2016, 05:07 pm »
Ok I'm really bad with computers! I've been trying to get Black & White 2 to work for days now. I downloaded the 2 patches and the fan patch for the exe but I'm guessing I'm not doing that right. So can someone coach me through the exe part please? Am I supposed to replace the one in the files and how?

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2016, 03:24 pm »
Ok I'm really bad with computers! I've been trying to get Black & White 2 to work for days now. I downloaded the 2 patches and the fan patch for the exe but I'm guessing I'm not doing that right. So can someone coach me through the exe part please? Am I supposed to replace the one in the files and how?

Yeah, install the two patches, then drag the patch over to replace it.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2016, 06:30 pm »
Guys ive been trying to work this for 2 days i need some help

Keep getting the need administrator permission

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #12 on: Feb 28, 2016, 07:32 pm »
Guys ive been trying to work this for 2 days i need some help

Keep getting the need administrator permission

You need administrator permission.

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #13 on: Mar 08, 2016, 10:59 pm »
Hey I have just installed all of the patches including the fan path but I still get gaps of missing land and the main menu screen seems to flicker. Another graphical glitch is that my creatures have no hair. I really want to be able to play this without the glitches, thank you for you help with the current patch as im not able to run the game without it

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Re: BW2 on Windows 7/8/10
« Reply #14 on: Mar 08, 2016, 11:59 pm »
I got it working! The fix ended up being switching out my current 7800 graphics card to my older 4800, no more gaps in the land! it was lucky I saved that card!