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As the title says, whenever I open the game it runs super slow, is there anything I can do to alleviate the problem?

I am using a win 10 System.

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The easiest thing you can do is help greenlight the upcoming sequel, which is written to run on more modern computers.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=864103923

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I was able to get SubTerra running smoothly on Windows 10 using WineD3D. I can't guarantee that it will be flawless, but I ran through a few levels and it seems to work. There's no official Windows release of WineD3D, but this build seems popular. For my own use I compiled it myself from the current 2.0 stable release; I've uploaded my personal copy here. (Security note: you shouldn't just trust software uploaded by random forum users! Even though I'm not trying to trick you, you have no reason to trust me. If you upload the .zip file to VirusTotal you can see that 59 different antivirus scanners give it a clean bill of health.) To install it, just unpack the contents of the .zip file into the folder where SubTerra is installed. (Or just copy ddraw.dll, libwine.dll, and wined3d.dll, which should be all that SubTerra needs.)

Some background info: Wine is a system used to run Windows software on other operating systems. They have their own implementation of the Windows graphics system that they call WineD3D. It's not perfectly compatible, but in cases like this where Microsoft has made changes that break older games, WineD3D can often work better than Microsoft's code.
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Radiant wrote:
The easiest thing you can do is help greenlight the upcoming sequel, which is written to run on more modern computers.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=864103923

Already did. The reason why I even asked is the nostalgia I felt after seeing that. Hopeully it comes out soon. You guys make some of the most interesting and fun games, and I say keep up the good work.


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Oh cool, I didn't realize it was being remade and on Steam. Apparently they're dropping (dropped?) Greenlight soon.

Will it still run such that timing-dependent puzzles work the same? I remember something in the help files stating it ran at 256 ticks per second or something like that.

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