BW and CI freeze some minutes during the loading screens


New member
Feb 13, 2006
Black&White (and CI) have problems with loading. To load something, the game needs 2 minutes instead of some seconds. At the beginning of the Loading Screen, the game freezes for nearly the most of the time. The Loading Progress itself is normal.

I am Using Windows 8.1 and don't change the operating system in the last time. To make the PC faster, I opened my Pc and removed dust from the hardware, cleaned the PC with cleanig tools and make more speed with boost tools, but the problem is still exists.

I also reinstalled BW and used an unmodified version of CI, but it still doesn't works. I also tried most different settings from the setup.exe file. And all new patches are installed. Also I have automatic update active.

I doesn't have any ideas, I tried all... Until I can't fix it, I can't make much in modding BW or streaming the islands...


Six Assed Monkey

New member
Aug 9, 2020
Uninstall the game. 
Remove all registry entries.
Create folder called "C:\Legacy\"
Disable inheritance for "Legacy" folder
Remove all attributes for Legacy folder
Turn on "Replace child object attributes" flag on the folder
Install game to Legacy folder with the folder name "C:\Legacy\Black-N-White\"
Patch with official patches 1.10 and 1.20
Install Creature Island
Install FanPatch 1.42