Recently released Spiderman : Web of Shadows seems to be a lot better game than it’s predecessors in many ways. However the game is not perfect and has it’s share of problems. Most of these are minor technical glitches but believe me these can be annoying.

One major complaint about the game is that it’s extremely laggy and slow performance even on high end hardware which easily exceed recommended system requirements. I don’t know how it is for ATI graphics card owners but the game initially ran like crap even on relatively high end nVIDIA GPUs such as Geforce 8800 . I’ve managed to solve this lag problem by upgrading to nVIDIA 180.43 BETA drivers. You can download the drivers from the links below (links obtained from guru3d.com):

As for those who are experiencing issues with skipping, lagging or slowed down cutscenes, installing patch 1.1 will solve your problems. The following is a list of fixes incorporated into Web of Shadows 1.1 patch:

This patch is for all language versions of Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. If you are experiencing any of the problems listed below, it is highly recommended to install the patch. Game saves from 1.0 can still be used.

  • Fixes a stability issue during certain cut scenes.
  • Fixes a rendering issue with Nvidia GeForce 7000 series cards which may cause all billboards to appear as black textures
  • Improvements made to general game performance.
  • Added video options to improve performance.

“Improvements made to general game performance” – This line alone should make you upgrade to patch 1.1 immediately. Note that users with pirated or cracked versions of the game cannot install patch 1.1 normally (unless they are using emulation tools to emulate a leaked Clone DVD of the game). They will have to wait till a release group or an individual releases a cracked patch 1.1 in order to use it one a pirated copy.

You can download the patch from the links below:

[Click Here] to download Spiderman : Web of Shadows Patch 1.1 from FileFront (18MB).


5 Comments

  1. Eric // 11/06/2008 04:15:00 AM  

    very bad performance on my rig which is ati based, and far exceeds system reqs.

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Asus p5q-e mobo
    asus ati radeon hd 4850

  2. Alan // 3/10/2009 01:08:00 AM  

    Intel Core i7 920
    Asus Rampage II Extreme
    2x2Gb DDR3 1600
    ATI Radeon HD4870 1Gb
    Vista 64 Business


    Same problem. At every swing, it lags. I'll try to uninstall and install again, but I had bad performance even with the patch installed.
    That sucks, since I was almost finishing it on my girlfriend's pc, with a 9600gt, with a much better performance.

  3. goran // 4/07/2010 02:27:00 PM  

    how do i know its safe to instal that drivers(i instaled 1.1 patch no help) and which of them should i install (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.61 ghz,2 gb of ram)


    this is my problem i get every i duno like 30s or lag of 1sec or 3sec and when i first fght black cat just before i kill her game turn off(game has encourted a problem...)or i get bigg lag which doesnt stop???HELPPPPP

  4. Peter Parker // 10/26/2012 08:19:00 PM  

    Easy, just go to your graphics card control panel and tweak the settings to maximum performance, sacrificing video quality. Then you will be able to play Web of Shadows smoothly without lag or crash. (I m using a low end Nvidia GeForce 540M graphics card only.)

  5. Peter Parker // 10/26/2012 08:19:00 PM  

    Easy, just go to your graphics card control panel and tweak the settings to maximum performance, sacrificing video quality. Then you will be able to play Web of Shadows smoothly without lag or crash. (I m using a low end Nvidia GeForce 540M graphics card only.)