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Why is the game laggy all of a sudden?
The last time I played the game was last year and everything was silky smooth. I was quite happy with performance. I've just started it again to check the latest updates and the whole thing is laggy as hell, even after turning settings way down and restarting.

I'm currently going from 80fps down to 5fps with no warning, huge hiccups and lag spikes.

Has something changed?
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Warren Williams May 11, 2019 @ 2:56pm 
BTW here are my system specs:

CPU: i5-4670K
GPU: GTX 1060 6Gb
RAM: 8Gb
MOBO: MSI Z87-G45 (Sound chipset: Realtek ALC1150)
OS: W7 Home 64Bit
Pul Myfinger May 11, 2019 @ 2:57pm 
vid card drivers updated?
cleared the cache?
3xperimental version?
vladstad May 11, 2019 @ 3:48pm 
you know i was thinking the same thing warren. my fps since reinstalling has been all over the place no matter the setting. also our specs are similar although your gpu is better :)

cpu: i5 4690K
gpu:GTX 1050 Ti
ram: 16 gigs ddr3
mobo: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H-A
O S: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Last edited by vladstad; May 11, 2019 @ 3:50pm
🐈 May 11, 2019 @ 4:15pm 
Coz you are streaming
And too many people are watching
(God know why:conwayshrug::conwayshrug:)
vladstad May 11, 2019 @ 5:27pm 
cleared the cache helped alot for me
Captain May 11, 2019 @ 6:47pm 
Try turning terrain tessellation off until the devs push a fix for the performance impact it seems to be causing.
Warren Williams May 12, 2019 @ 7:01am 
I've updated my video drivers to the newest and cleared the cache (there's two and they were both rebuilt on restart). Neither change made any difference to performance.

I will turn off tessellation to see if it improves anything.
Ross May 12, 2019 @ 8:04am 
The beta '3xperimental' build works really well for performance, I have the same card, I would try it out. But make a save backup just in case.
Last edited by Ross; May 12, 2019 @ 8:04am
Warren Williams May 12, 2019 @ 9:29am 
I turned off tessellation but no change.

I did read somewhere that a recent update caused this. Is that true?

Thanks for your help so far anyway.
Ross May 12, 2019 @ 10:42am 
They must have been referring to the 3xperimental build, most people get WAY better performance with it, others don't. A few people get worse performance, and that's likely where you read it.

But if tessellation makes no change that's a good sign, then it's optimization of the current live build and not some aversion the software carries against your particular setup.
Last edited by Ross; May 12, 2019 @ 10:43am
TΞSTOSTΞROWNLOL May 12, 2019 @ 12:45pm 
I noticed some performance issues as well. Textures not loading properly, mouse sensitivity not matching ingame options.

I wonder if they've been tinkering with something on their side (since its all online).
Ditchinit May 12, 2019 @ 1:48pm 
Originally posted by TΞSTOSTΞROWNLOL:
I noticed some performance issues as well. Textures not loading properly, mouse sensitivity not matching ingame options.

I wonder if they've been tinkering with something on their side (since its all online).

You could validate your theory if you spent time during offline play and monitor it to see if your issues still occur. If they do, then it isn't an online problem but most likely local to your machine.
Last edited by Ditchinit; May 12, 2019 @ 1:48pm
japp_02 May 12, 2019 @ 2:42pm 
Very long time since you have played means: you are better de-installing and removing all folders and re-installing the game with the newest update.
Keep Cloud Saves turned off.
Last edited by japp_02; May 12, 2019 @ 2:43pm
Warren Williams May 13, 2019 @ 11:04am 
Originally posted by japp_02:
Very long time since you have played means: you are better de-installing and removing all folders and re-installing the game with the newest update.
Keep Cloud Saves turned off.

OK thanks. That's probably a good idea too.

Why should cloud saves be turned off?
Ross May 13, 2019 @ 4:42pm 
Originally posted by Warren Williams:

Why should cloud saves be turned off?

That way any old files in the cloud are not added back into your install.
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