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SC2 Heating things up…literally.

I guess the firebat made it to SC2 after all.

Apparently there’s a known bug that has processors rendering menu-screens up the wazoo, causing overheating and in some cases, complete melt-downs of video cards.

Originally reported by Gameinformer, the fix is pretty simple: players can input two lines of code themslves to alleviate the problem. Furthermore, the numbres can be tweaked by the more tech-savvy. This is especially important to players who use laptops or older machines notorious for fans spinning out of control and blasting off into space.

DocumentsStarCraft IIvariables.txt
frameratecapglue=30
frameratecap=60

More info:
http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/28/blizzard-confirms-starcraft-ii-overheating-bug.aspx
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/939643-starcraft-ii-wings-of-liberty/55785055