Derko1 19. Aug. 2013 um 12:58 Uhr
Very bad performance with good system.
So I bought this game a WHILE ago and had given up trying to play it. Basically, when I get to the first island with the rain, I am hovering at around 22-27 fps the whole time... if I lower the settings to low, I get around 2-3 fps more and that's it. There's a lot of areas where I'm getting 80+ fps, but here, always below 30.

This week's sale reminded me that I wanted to play through it.

So, I've tried disabling crossfire, tried dozens of drivers over the years and nothing helps this game run better.

Any idea what the issue is or if it can be fixed? Anyone else have similar specs and have the game run fine/same as me for them?

My specs: http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/3943728

i7 3770k @ 4.8 Ghz ASRock z77 Extreme 6
2x HD7970s 3GB CF
16gb x G. Skill Ripjaws Z 9-11-10-28 DDR3 PC2133 OCZ
1x Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB
1x Vertex 3 120GB SSD
3x Caviar Blue 1.0TB WD10EZEX
1x Deskstar 1.5TB HDD
Corsair Fatal1ty 1000-Watt PSU
Corsair 800D case
Chrome Raystorm CPU block with Swiftair Komodo 7970 GPU blocks.
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Revelator 20. Aug. 2013 um 9:09 Uhr 
in my system works fine with a single 7970 and graphics maxed
Revelator 20. Aug. 2013 um 9:10 Uhr 
Core i7-2600;Asrock Z68Pro3;16-GB ddr3-1600;Sapphire Radeon 7970-3GB-D.B.;X-Fi eXtreme Music; Win 8 64 bit
Derko1 20. Aug. 2013 um 12:07 Uhr 
Thanks for the info. I actually had some crazy issues with the first 13.8 driver, so I'm gonna try b2 and see if it gets resolved.

But yea... I guess it's a very specific issue with Crossfire then. A buddy of mine has no issues with the game either.
Member0815 23. Aug. 2013 um 23:08 Uhr 
Try the realease hotfix. Jowood realeased an incomplete game with many issues and much fps drops. This patch should give you about 170% better performance.

This should help you:
Patch[www.chip.de]
Derko1 24. Aug. 2013 um 3:34 Uhr 
Ursprünglich geschrieben von Member0815:
Try the realease hotfix. Jowood realeased an incomplete game with many issues and much fps drops. This patch should give you about 170% better performance.

This should help you:
Patch[www.chip.de]

That patch is already applied to the steam version. I just tried it for the heck of it... and it makes the game ask me for my serial key, which the steam version does not have. Like I said though, the patch is already on the Steam version.
Member0815 24. Aug. 2013 um 4:58 Uhr 
Well this shouldn't be a problem. Just download the 3 remaining patches and install them. After that you can play it without the serial key.

IMPORTANT TO ALL! Don't start the game with steam. The laggs will be still there. Instead go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arcania Gothic 4" and look for "Arcania_original_bak.exe". Start the game with it and everything should be fine.

Have Fun with playing <3
Τhe Rolling Cheese Wheel 11. Sep. 2013 um 9:27 Uhr 
Ursprünglich geschrieben von Member0815:
Well this shouldn't be a problem. Just download the 3 remaining patches and install them. After that you can play it without the serial key.

IMPORTANT TO ALL! Don't start the game with steam. The laggs will be still there. Instead go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arcania Gothic 4" and look for "Arcania_original_bak.exe". Start the game with it and everything should be fine.

Have Fun with playing <3

What 3 patch? I only see 1.
Derko1 11. Sep. 2013 um 15:51 Uhr 
Ursprünglich geschrieben von The Rolling Ham Cheese:
Ursprünglich geschrieben von Member0815:
Well this shouldn't be a problem. Just download the 3 remaining patches and install them. After that you can play it without the serial key.

IMPORTANT TO ALL! Don't start the game with steam. The laggs will be still there. Instead go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Arcania Gothic 4" and look for "Arcania_original_bak.exe". Start the game with it and everything should be fine.

Have Fun with playing <3

What 3 patch? I only see 1.

Yea... I forgot to reply way back and there are no 3 patches.
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