« on: February 02, 2012, 06:12:09 AM »
Though I have dual monitors, I haven't attempted disabling one since it's really important for me to have those, I'll probably try it out later. Kind of a shame since I've been waiting for this game to come out for a while now and I can't even enjoy it without issues.
If you can handle having them off for just a few seconds, an option is to simply disable the second monitor when you start up the game and then re-enable it. I just don't confirm the changes when it asks me if I want to keep them so it gets reverted automatically. It gives me more than enough time to start the game and then the slowdown doesn't happen, for me anyway. The downside is having to move all the windows back to their appropriate monitors (windows+shift+ arrow keys) since Windows doesn't remember which monitor they were on.
I can confirm this worked for me so far. Disabling the secondary, launching and then re-enabling the secondary has so far kept the menus working perfectly almost an hour later. Also I use Ultramon, which remembers the positions of everything you had open when you disable and re-enable a monitor. Quite handy, you should look into it.
I'll update if it does start slowing down and leave the game open for a while to test.
Looks like disabling the second monitor via the screen resolution section in Windows does help the game a lot. Though, I do have ultramon and it doesn't restore the windows once I put it back. At this rate I'm going to end up just having the game open forever until I need to reboot.