Windows 8 fixes SR2 Speedup Bug

We received reports from players saying that they no longer suffered from the dreaded Saints Row 2 speedup bug after switching from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Minimaul was able to confirm that today as well on his test machine. This is great news for anyone having problems using Powertools or Cheat Engine since they now have a third option to try.

Minimaul is also working on an updated build of Powertools with some fixes and new features. More details on that to come.

15 Responses to “Windows 8 fixes SR2 Speedup Bug”

  1. Joom says:

    Yeah it ran excellent on mine. I was wondering why, I hadn’t installed Powertools

  2. Joom says:

    I did have some prefetch problems though

  3. H says:

    Mine was acting up but I think when I upgraded I may have brought remnants of powertools along, which was set up for a completely different system. I’ll see what happens without it (I’ve been playing sr3 mostly)

  4. saintindonesia says:

    Please help, mission ‘laundry day’ blackscreen after cutscene! Help

  5. ledude says:

    well wadda’ ya know…

    so is Win8 still crap?

  6. Teraku says:

    A friend of mine running Windows 8 still had the speedup bug. He installed Powertools. But during heavy gunfights, the game slows down.

  7. Russ says:

    I have still got the speed up bug on windows 8 with powertool rev 5 it works perfect however u said do not use it with windows 8 is there a bad thing that will happen if i still do or is its simply said because it was thought to not be needed

    • IdolNinja says:

      Simply because it shouldn’t be needed. If it works for you though no reason not to use it.

      • Russ says:

        thanks very much man and id like to say im a bit of a moder myself i ushaly do my own work but when it comes to saints row its the best and desrves the best so i can honeslty say iv never used a non idol ninja mod on any saints row and probably never will stay cool man thanks for the good work and good fun

  8. Vince says:

    I still have the seed up with Windows 8. I bought Saints Row 2 during the Steam summer sale. Can anyone provide any assistance?

    Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M