Hi! My PC is single core and runs Windows XP. However, the stuttering
didn't stop, even after trying every solution I found on the internet
But when I was about to give up, I used an application called
"WinLauncherXP" and set the process priority of "sh2pc.exe" to the
lowest priority. And IT WORKED! Now I can even alt-tab the game
without any problems! Perhaps the process priority is the cause of all
Changing the process priority by the Task Manager works the same way,
but then that would have to be done everytime the game opens, so using
the "WinlauncherXP" or a similar program makes it easier.
Oh, and on the "Advanced Options" of the game, I put everything on the
max except for the resolution (640x480) and the software 3D sound
(No Virtualisation; I "unlocked" that option by turning the PC sound
acceleration on "basic acceleration" via Control Panel or DXDIAG).
Some stuttering still occurs, but it's VERY rare now (except on some
indoors areas, like the apartments, but the game is much more stable
One more thing: sometimes, when I'm saving a game, some stuttering
happens and the save file could get corrupted. When that happens, I
wait until the "Checking Hard Disk" message and close the game by
Alt-F4 (it may take a while for the game to close, though). And after
I started using this Alt-F4 trick, I didn't lose my saves anymore!
But on Windows Vista or 7, this may need more steps (turning off UAC,
I hope this is helpful!