changing priority

Discussion in 'GameJackal' started by ramirez_nz, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. ramirez_nz

    ramirez_nz New Member


    Because of a problem with race driver 3 and force feedback wheels I need to run this game in High priority mode. Codemasters website suggests making a new short cut with the following; which does work but needs the cd in the drive.

    %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /c start "" /high "g:\program files\Codemasters\Race Driver 3\RD3.exe"

    I've tried to convert this into a profile, I've tried making new profiles but it doesn't want to work.

    Is there an option to run a profile/game in high priority mode??

    Any suggestion's would be most appreciated

  2. Loonie

    Loonie Well-Known Member

    You can create a workaround using a batchfile and a GJ-created shortcut, like this:

    1. Create a standard profile for the game (which I assume you have done).
    2. In the profile's properties, disable "Auto start game when this profile is selected".
    3. Create a desktop shortcut to the profile. Rename it something easy like RD3 and copy it to the same directory as the game's executable.
    4. In that same directory, create a batch file along the following lines:

      @echo off
      PING -n 3>nul
      start "" /wait /high "g:\program files\Codemasters\Race Driver 3\RD3.exe"
      "c:\program files\slysoft\game jackal\gamejackal_cl.exe" /deactivate
    5. Use the batchfile to play the game.

    This example assumes the following:
    • that you installed Game Jackal to "c:\program files\slysoft\game jackal". If not, just change that line in the batchfile to your GJ installation dir.
    • that you called the link "RD3". Again, if you didn't, change that line to whatever you called it (just remember that a shortcut has the .lnk extension, though windows doesn't display it).
    • I copied the path to the game executable that you used in your example. Change if you need to.

    This should serve as a workaround, though it might be nice to add the priority option to the "Advanced options" in the Profile Management window.