PSA: Framerate Issues in TOR? Installing the DirectX 9.0C Libraries Can Help

We found this tip on Reddit's TOR community first, and it's proven enough of a help for me to pass it along to you. The game's DX10/11 seems to emulate missing libraries from DX9, which can cause some slowdown issues in certain parts. By filling the gaps with DX9's files, I noticed a smoother transition in mounting/dismounting and a much better performance in Space Missions. However, as DX9 is still used and installed on many games, you may have the libraries already.

You can find these files on Microsoft's support page here. Start by making a new folder, and when you run the downloaded .exe, extract all the files to this new folder (this will help with clutter). Then, go into your newly filled folder and run DXSETUP.exe. This will run the installer and will apply all the missing libraries to your DX9 folder.

[Wall Post] Mass Effect 3 Demo Release Date and Information

If you didn't already know, the Mass Effect 3 demo release date has been revealed to be in a few weeks...more specifically, on February 14, 2012. How will you be spending your Valentine's Day?


Today we are very pleased to announce the release date for the upcoming Mass Effect 3 Single Player and Multiplayer demo. Please check out the FAQ below for details on when it will be available and information you need to know.

[Wall Post] Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

The first battle scene from the Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker movie will be aired tonight at 6:30pm ET exclusively on G4 TV’s “X-Play.”


The official home for the full-length animated feature film based on Dragon Age, the popular fantasy action role-playing game franchise.

Eternity Vault Ancient Pylons Puzzle Tool

Force Junkies has come up with a handy little web app to help your raid solve the Ancient Pylons puzzle in the Eternity Vault operation. Because spinning the wheels of the pylons cause mobs to spawn, nailing the right order to unlock the the doors to the final two encounters as efficiently as possible can be a major time saver.

Well, $*@&. Mass Effect 3 Requires Origin

A few months ago, I had made a post stating that, based on the information presented at the time, it was far too early to assume the Chicken Little position over Mass Effect 3 and EA's digital distribution platform, Origin. Perhaps I was too hopeful, but I stand corrected. Confirmation comes from Chris Priestly this week that, in fact, the final game in Shepard's trilogy will be requiring the platform on PC. Read More

[Wall Post] Dragon Age Movie Site Teases A Surprise

For those of you anticipating the upcoming Dragon Age animated movie - a new Twitter account, a new website with ominous countdown, and a whole lot of teasing about a surprise tomorrow.


@DragonAge, @BioWare, and @FUNimation fans. Something interesting is happening tomorrow at noon on

BioWare Points Sale? (UK/Europe)

According to user posts at Rock Paper Shotgun, BioWare has sneakily discounted their 1200 BioWare Points package to £4.33, which is usually the cost of 560 BioWare Points. However, you cannot simply buy the 1200 points directly from the interface, you have to initiate a purchase for DLC from the official BioWare DLC pages, and then you'll be offered the option of buying the discounted 1200 points. Thanks to JamesG for the heads up, and Bonim28 for the tip!

SWTOR 1.1 – Rise of the Rakghouls Arrives This Week

This week's patch will bring the first major content update to Bioware's Space Fantasy MMO. Showing again that the Austin team is on the ball with providing content and fixes, Patch 1.1 promises new end-game content and a slew of tweaks and fixes to provide a more balanced experience. Let's chew up some PTR notes and take a look at what this update has to offer. Read More