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AVX is currently one of the many problems with which players from Diablo 2 consurected to fight. In addition to the startup error with a black screen and the deletion of characters, AVX compatibility also relates to a considerable number of players, regardless of the age of the PC. Players with older systems report exactly the same error as performance freaks with brand new top PCs. And that s very strange, because this problem did not exist in the beta and was only introduced with the full version.
AVX is the abbreviation for Advanced Vector Extension, an extension of the X86 instruction set for microprocessors from Intel and AMD. Introduced with CPUs in 2011, all buyers should have no problems, because more than 10 years old PCs are probably under the minimum requirements for Diablo 2 resurrected. As so often, however, the devil is likely to be in detail, because the command set of AVX has been extended several times since the launch. Blizzard has identified the problem and currently tests a potential fix. Below the blueposts from the official forum we constantly update.
Original mail of 28 September 2021
Hallo all together –
We wanted to give you a update of the developer team to the Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) elements after some developments last weekend. The team believes that there is a potential solution that goes beyond AVX. The fix could potentially affect all users, including those who have AVX support, so we would like to make sure that we perform proper tests.
CPUs without AVX are under our minimum specification, but we want to make sure that as many people can play as possible. Setups without AVX worked in the beta. When optimizing the game, we accidentally implemented the need for AVX at the launch. The QA will spend a few more days with testing all these scenarios and setups to make sure we do not affect existing players.
We will update this thread as soon as we have an update from the tests in the next few days.
We apologize for the additional delay and thank you for your patience.
Those who possibly have already bought, but prefer a purchase post-fix, we recommend to contact customer service for a refund.
Update from 1 October 2021
Update for today s 10.1. Regarding AVX. The QA team still collects performance data to machines with and without fix. The goal is to perform A / B tests between both and ensure that this has no impact on existing setups. The tests will continue today and early next week. As soon as we have more details about how they have run, we will all inform about it.
Update from 4 October 2021
Monday update here:
The tests should be completed today at the end of the day. By the middle of the week we should have a clearer picture of everything. Only something would change if the QA discovered performance problems for the machines until the end of the day.
Update from 5 October 2021
Update from late Monday:
Good messages. The testers have returned and it looks like we could fix the AVX problems without affecting other users. We assume that we will soon have an update. We will publish the patch notes if they are available and done .
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