A temporary solution to instability, stuttering or fps losses caused by the May 13th 2022 Steam update
Aug 14, 2022: Updated my upload of the config file AGAIN from step 5 because I accidentally uploaded the wrong one. Please re-download it. Should be good now.
Black Ops 3 was affected by the May 13th, 2022 Steam update. This update introduced several issues, including stuttering, massive fps drop in MP, some Zombies fps lose, and general instability.
This has been documented in detail
I started this steam thread – [steamcommunity.com]
This is because Steam was pinging for DLC too aggressively due to a network change in that update. Steam and Activision both were notified of the issue since it started, but they won't do anything because the game has been discontinued.
Even though your game isn't affected to the extent shown in the video, we have seen other users (not as severely) report more crashes and random FPS dips since the update. These issues will also be fixed.
This can be done with a program called Koalageddon.
Theoretically, it should work for other games that are affected by this issue.
As mentioned in the steam thread above I have asked an experienced BO3 coding expert to create a tool that automates the process so it only works with BO3. This is temporary while he works to create that tool.
Koalageddon can be used to unlock DLC in Steam Games. However, it works by disabling DLC checks, which is why these issues can be fixed.
Black Ops 3 won't ban you for using this program as it doesn't have an anticheat feature. You can also use this tool to unlock the DLC for BO3 but you shouldn't use it for other games.
This guide will detail the steps you can take to ensure that this tool is only activated in Black Ops 3.
If you use it in an active monitored game, however, you take all the risks.
I do not condone cheating or piratery, but this is to address issues related to Black Ops 3 (and Steam's aggressive DLC checks starting with the May 13, 2022 Update).
You won't have to follow any steps if you follow this guide.
Koalageddon, an open source tool hosted by Github, is Koalageddon.
The code is available to all, so there is no chance of infection.
Antivirus software will flag the tool as malware if it is downloaded. This is because it uses injection.dll to execute. Injection software is also considered malware by most antivirus.
You can either white-list the software temporarily or disable your anti virus to avoid problems when downloading.
1. Download the KoalageddonInstaller.exe from Github here
https://github.com/acidicoala/Koalageddon/releases/tag/v1.5.4 – [github.com]
2. Run the installer and create a desktop shortcut
3. Run Koalageddon on your desktop. Select Steam, enable "create desktop shortcut to configuration file" and click "Install platform integrations". It will be installed.
4. Go to the location of the config file using the shortcut on your desktop (right click > "open file location")
5. Replace your config file with this one I have edited:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tPryx3xj9_pEdbWZPv4hs2ySpO4AOTXU/view?usp=sharing – [google.com]
- It was edited so that Koalgeddon is not disabled for any program other than Steam.
6. From here, you have 2 methods for stopping Koalageddon from working on other games in your library:
- Method 6A is to enable Koalageddon everytime you play BO3 and disable it everytime after. This is easier than it sounds, but you will have to do it every time you play BO3.
- Method 6B is to exclude Koalageddon from running for all of your steam games except for BO3. It's slightly more difficult to setup, but once it's done you won’t need to touch it again.
These methods can be found in the following sections of the guide.
6A. METHOD 1 Disable Koalageddon when you play any other than BO3 games
The first way is to disable Koalageddon whenever you play any other game than BO3.
To do this, open the configuration file in Notepad or another text editor. On line 6, look for the line that says "Steam".
This should be changed
If you aren't playing BO3, save the file and restart steam.
This will effectively stop Koalageddon working.
It should be set to "enabled". Save it, then restart steam.
6B. METHOD 2 (Add exclusions for all steam games other than BO3 to Koalageddon
The second option is to add exclusions on all steam games other than BO3 or Koalageddon.
To do this, open the Config files in a text editor, such as notepad.
Line 11 will show you the results.
Below is a list containing steam appids not to be used for games that Koalageddon does not wish to be active for.
Look up the appids for steam games that you have installed on SteamDB to add them to this.
https://steamdb.info/ – [steamdb.info]
The search bar at top will allow you to type in the name of the game and it should appear.
Click on the game to open it. You will then be taken to its page, where the appid can be found.
It is 582010 in Monster Hunter World. Copy this appid #.
Alternatively, if you have web addresses enabled in steam, you can go to a game's store page and the numbers in the url are the game's appid.
You can go back to the configuration and add a new section under.
"976310", // Mortal Kombat 11
Paste the appid for your game in double quotations, followed by a colon.
The name does not have to be added. If you do, then press space.
"582010", // Monster Hunter World
You can repeat this process for every game in your steam library, including apps like Wallpaper Engine. Save the configuration file and restart steam.
The last appid in the list should NOT have a comma after it.
In the examples above, you can see that 1172470 for Apex Legends is the last in the list. It only has double quotations around it, and no comma after it.
This is all you need to worry about as long as you use my file and add all your appids from Mortal Kombat 11 and higher Apex Legends.
If you get an error while trying to launch steam after adding the appids for your game, this could be because you have misaligned the formatting. Either you have added an extra space, used a different character, or not put a comma anywhere. The program is very particular about formatting.
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Enjoy a fixed Black Ops 3.
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