I dont recommend running any modern games in 16bit. It will look horrible. Colors will have horrible banding and the performance gain will be nill. I say look for other optimizations. Perhaps drivers or something.
All you can really do is make sure you have installed the latest drivers for your card (correctly). You can also shut down any background services that are not needed, and shut off any applications you are not using.
(ie. Turn off the themes service in XP to help speed up the system)
You may also try going to start/run and typing msconfig. Head over to the startup tab, and take off any programs that you don't want running at start up (that will take effect after you restart)
my specs sucks but I can run city of heroes high detail with no choppiness so I figured I can do something to run everquest2 at the lowest detail on everything.
I do everything what you guys are saying. I have the recent BETA drivers for nvidia cause the official release doesnt run the game period. I get a BSOD. I dont have ANYTHING running in the background. only system apps that need to run. I even CTRL ALT DEL explorer heh. oh well. give me money for I can get a new comp! heh.
xinside, come-on man, your pc cannot run EQ2, it can barely run EQ1, get a job, save some money and buy what you need. No kind of tweaking is gonna help unless there are nipples involved and then this could help pass the time.
Actually his comp meets all the minimums except the RAM.
2.1 What are the Minimum Requirements to play the game?
-Operating System: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
-Processor: 1GHz or greater
-RAM: 512 MB
-Video Card: DirectX 9 compatible. Pixel shader and vertex shader compatible hardware with 64 MB of texture memory
-Sound Card: DirectSound compatible audio hardware
Other then getting more RAM have you tried perhaps playing at a lower resolution or something. I think thats one of your only ways your going to get the game to run anywhere near smooth w/out more RAM. Games are RAM eating monsters.
Oh and you don't have to lash out @ lancer .. he thought he was right.