X3: Terran Conflict

X3: Terran Conflict

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Dewey_the_25U Feb 24, 2014 @ 2:07pm
Allocating more ram through steam console. [ DEAD SQUID IS DEAD!]
I've never done it and the almighty google hasn't drawn up any answers.

I'd like to allocate more ram to X3, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Browsing the egosoft forums wasn't enlightening either.

so I'm asking you guys for some help while I search the steam help guides and stuff.

I have four gigs but it never uses more than half a gig (for what ever reason, this is a vanilla game, no mods!) before it finally just crashes about an hour in. I watch my memory and it peaks at just about a total of roughly half a gig before the game closes, no crash log dialog, no, "I've hit an error" dialog, nothing at all.
Last edited by Dewey_the_25U; Oct 6, 2017 @ 10:56am
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mondriandroid Feb 24, 2014 @ 2:26pm 
If you figure this out, follow up.
Dewey_the_25U Feb 24, 2014 @ 3:29pm 
I promise I shall, so far though the steam wiki as well as any hlep guides are very specific and the games that they apply to seem to apply almost exclusivly to the most popular amongst their massive library.
I shall post on the egosoft forums and then post and link my findings here.
Last edited by Dewey_the_25U; Feb 24, 2014 @ 3:31pm
Dewey_the_25U Feb 26, 2014 @ 12:41pm 
So after a few days I've come to these three conclusions.

Any console commands through the steam console are to be added through the developers discression. That being said Valve and Source Games seem to be the games that use this the most. X3 and other Egosoft games don't have any console commands to my knowledge, though I may just be ignorant and didn't find the specifc topics while browsing.

While my exact question wasn't answered I did manage to find where you can change the video memory allocated. FOR LINUX!

I'm not at all sure if this can work with windows, but for linux, going to your .config/Egosoft/gamename folder and finding config.yaml you can change the video memory there. However I wouldn't suggest it as the defualt is there for a reason.

Link to the egosoft: http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=335500&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=480&sid=eea5d792aa4b7ecfd8e469694154a816
mondriandroid Feb 27, 2014 @ 12:43am 
I take that to mean you've surrendered?
Dewey_the_25U Feb 27, 2014 @ 1:34pm 
Basically, yes, I feel that there are no steam console commands for Terran Conflict or any other of the X series games for that matter unless they are added by egosoft specifically.

since that's not been implemented I can only assume that ram is allocated automatically and I have no control over it's allocation, at this time.
Last edited by Dewey_the_25U; Mar 6, 2014 @ 12:25pm
Tripitaka Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:47pm 
What is it you are trying to do?

The game is already large address aware so it will use a maxium of 4gb (rather than 2gb).

And video memory it works the same way as any directx game? It uses over 1gb for me at 1080p with high res textures and 4x antialiasing.

It shouldn't be crashing. Have you set windows swap file to zero or something like that (I remember people use to do that with windows xp).
Last edited by Tripitaka; Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:52pm
Dewey_the_25U Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:51pm 
It's as I said in the topic title, allocating more ram.

Though from what you've said I think that my question is simply me not quite knowing what all happens when the game starts up and begins to run.
Tripitaka Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:57pm 
You're far more expert on this than me, that's why I'm wondering if you've tweaked windows somehow that causes the problem?

Main memory will handled by the game... then some middle-ware memory manager (?)... and then windows?

Video memory will be entirely down to directx... I thought? There should be nothing to go wrong or fiddle with? If you 'run out' it will just get slower as you swap to main memory?
Last edited by Tripitaka; Mar 7, 2014 @ 3:59pm
captain_cael Mar 16, 2017 @ 1:46pm 
you should try large address thingy i just came to mind works it might work it allows the game to use more Ram
FinalBoss Apr 21, 2017 @ 3:11pm 
can you do a re-verify of files for x3, and see if there were anything missing or wrong
Last edited by FinalBoss; Apr 21, 2017 @ 3:11pm
Dewey_the_25U Oct 6, 2017 @ 10:56am 
Originally posted by FinalBoss:
can you do a re-verify of files for x3, and see if there were anything missing or wrong

Whoo it's been a good hot minute since I've touched X...

Heads up, This thread is 2 years old. I never figured out the issue and I moved on with my life. That being said, if I install X again I'll watch for the same issue.
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