Running Black & White 2 on Windows 10

Matt

Administrator
For the most part Black and White 2 runs pretty well on modern systems - unfortunately if you have newer graphics cards the game sets the graphics options to ultra low, my fan patch should fix that. Install the game and then install the following patches in order and your game should run flawlessly.

Patches:
v1.1: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=587
v1.2: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=695
v1.3 Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=1421

BotG Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=1422

If you continue to have issues after this you can try the following steps:
1. Run the game.
2. Run the Task manager ( ctrl+alt+delete) [if it wont switch you to Task manager use alt+tab to select it]
3. Under the Procceses tab find your game procces, as default it should be white.exe
4. Right click it then choose Set affinity
5. Uncheck all the boxes except one with CPU (I did mine with CPU 0)
6. Confirm with Ok, go back to your game.
7. Problem fix'd.

If that still doesn't fix it, don't be afraid to ask for help. Have fun playing Black and White 2 :)

Running on Mac?

The Mac version was released recently on the Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/black-white-2/id437519881?mt=12 it's recommended you use this version.

Although recent reviews suggest it's broken on newer MacOS versions, so don't waste your money.
 

mrfischer15

New member
I still can't open the game. It still says it has a problem with white.exe. And when I try to install your Fan Patch it has an error to replace white.exe.


What can I do?
 

Matt

Administrator
mrfischer15 said:
I still can't open the game. It still says it has a problem with white.exe. And when I try to install your Fan Patch it has an error to replace white.exe.


What can I do?

What are you system specs? What does it say the problem is? And what is the error when you try to replace?
 
The fan patch allows me to actually play the game (thanks for that!), but the graphics still seem very poor. The textures and shadow resolution are very low detail. The graphics options are maxed out and I modified the graphics.config file, but that hasn't fixed the issue. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Matt

Administrator
Imaginary Llamas said:
The fan patch allows me to actually play the game (thanks for that!), but the graphics still seem very poor. The textures and shadow resolution are very low detail. The graphics options are maxed out and I modified the graphics.config file, but that hasn't fixed the issue. Any help would be much appreciated.

I'll look into the patch again when I have some free time (patching assembly is tough!) - but the patch already includes several patches for the graphics, could you take some screenshots if possible?
 
Sure, here're a couple of screenshots. You can see the low level of detail on the buildings and rocks.


 

af88

New member
Ok I'm really bad with computers! I've been trying to get Black & White 2 to work for days now. I downloaded the 2 patches and the fan patch for the exe but I'm guessing I'm not doing that right. So can someone coach me through the exe part please? Am I supposed to replace the one in the files and how?
 

Matt

Administrator
af88 said:
Ok I'm really bad with computers! I've been trying to get Black & White 2 to work for days now. I downloaded the 2 patches and the fan patch for the exe but I'm guessing I'm not doing that right. So can someone coach me through the exe part please? Am I supposed to replace the one in the files and how?

Yeah, install the two patches, then drag the patch over to replace it.
 

Matt

Administrator
kierooon said:
Guys ive been trying to work this for 2 days i need some help

Keep getting the need administrator permission

You need administrator permission.
 

JackHarrison

New member
Hey I have just installed all of the patches including the fan path but I still get gaps of missing land and the main menu screen seems to flicker. Another graphical glitch is that my creatures have no hair. I really want to be able to play this without the glitches, thank you for you help with the current patch as im not able to run the game without it
 

JackHarrison

New member
I got it working! The fix ended up being switching out my current 7800 graphics card to my older 4800, no more gaps in the land! it was lucky I saved that card!
 

kxSven

New member
Handsome Matt said:
For the most part Black and White 2 runs pretty well on modern systems - unfortunately if you have newer graphics cards the game sets the graphics options to ultra low, my fan patch should fix that. Install the game and then install the following patches in order and your game should run flawlessly.

Patches:
v1.1: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=587
v1.2: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=695
Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/downloads/files/bw2_fan_patch.zip (unzip to the game directory overwriting white.exe)

If you continue to have issues after this you can try the following steps:
If that still doesn't fix it, don't be afraid to ask for help. Have fun playing Black and White 2 :)

Hi! I have a problem with game. She is crash at random time. I also use windows 10 and new amd driver. Game is patched to 1.2 and i use your patch too.  Almost forgot, your advice with zero processor priority is not help to solve my problem.
I hope that someone will help me.

By the way, if you have blurred picture, you need to disable antialiasing and that is all.
 

Blacklight

New member
I seem to be getting crashes upon clicking Continue with the fan patch installed. Loading a game I saved manually works just fine though.

Edit: Well, never mind. Seemed to be a corrupted quick save. Starting a new game fixed it.
 

theboom1

New member
Handsome Matt said:
For the most part Black and White 2 runs pretty well on modern systems - unfortunately if you have newer graphics cards the game sets the graphics options to ultra low, my fan patch should fix that. Install the game and then install the following patches in order and your game should run flawlessly.

Patches:
v1.1: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=587
v1.2: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=695
Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/downloads/files/bw2_fan_patch.zip (unzip to the game directory overwriting white.exe)

If you continue to have issues after this you can try the following steps:
If that still doesn't fix it, don't be afraid to ask for help. Have fun playing Black and White 2 :)

Running on Mac?

The Mac version was released recently on the Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/black-white-2/id437519881?mt=12 it's recommended you use this version.

i tried these patches in the latest windows 10 nvidia 940m it does work.
 

Yuna

New member
Handsome Matt said:
For the most part Black and White 2 runs pretty well on modern systems - unfortunately if you have newer graphics cards the game sets the graphics options to ultra low, my fan patch should fix that. Install the game and then install the following patches in order and your game should run flawlessly.

Patches:
v1.1: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=587
v1.2: http://www.bwfiles.com/files/file.php?id=695
Fan Patch: http://www.bwfiles.com/downloads/files/bw2_fan_patch.zip (unzip to the game directory overwriting white.exe)

If you continue to have issues after this you can try the following steps:
If that still doesn't fix it, don't be afraid to ask for help. Have fun playing Black and White 2 :)

Running on Mac?

The Mac version was released recently on the Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/black-white-2/id437519881?mt=12 it's recommended you use this version.

So I installed the first two patches and dont know where to put the fan patch, not only that, but I go into the task manager and White.exe doesnt even show. I have tried everything and I cannot get the game to get past the main menu, I press play and the menu disappears and thats it. What am I missing?

***UPDATE** Fixed it. I don't know if the other things I installed before this thread helped but I extracted the fan patch to the files x86 and went to lionhead studios- Black and white 2 and told it to extract and replace. I launched the application and it worked! I have been trying for days to get this to work so I am so thankful for this thread!!
 
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