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):
- GeForce Forceware 180.43 XP 32-bit
- GeForce Forceware 180.43 XP 64-bit
- GeForce Forceware 180.43 Vista 32-bit
- GeForce Forceware 180.43 Vista 64-bit
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).