Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

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Stuttering, FPS issues - anyone else experiencing this?
Even during beta I experienced this. I reported it on the bug tracker but Beamdog took a long time to get back to me, and by then I'd forgotten about it and they locked my report. However, the issue is still here, as prominent as it was during beta.

My rig is fairly high spec - my graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, I have 16GB of RAM, an i7 processor, the latest drivers etc. Unsurprisingly, I can run almost any modern release on ultra graphics without a hitch - you know, games that look borderline photorealistic. So why oh why am I experiencing extremely noticeable stuttering running about in this ancient game, which, I'd very importantly like to add, I never experienced with the original version of NWN?

I fear many people may be experiencing this but aren't even aware it's not supposed to be there. Try running about a module with multiple assets (e.g. Arelith) and see if you notice split second freezes whenever an NPC or a cluster of objects is loaded in. The more you realise it's there the more nauseating it becomes until the game becomes almost unplayable.

I'd really appreciate a fix pronto from Beamdog on this one as it's an issue I never experienced with the original game. I've tried a multitude of things from tweaking graphics settings to disabling overrides to no avail. Very disappointed.

Also, I'd like to add that running this game in a window results in severe FPS drops for me (as low as 20 FPS, lol) in hectic areas. In fullscreen or with the original version of the game in the same areas, this isn't a thing. Why.
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Victor Blackthorn May 12, 2018 @ 5:39pm 
Awful FPS in Arelith's mage tower... never had a problem there before. Thanks for ruining a game and making me pay for it I guess?
spacecowgoesmoo May 12, 2018 @ 7:03pm 
This is happening to me as well. At first, I was getting subpar FPS and after maybe 30 minutes of play I would load a game and it would suddenly be at 5-10FPS. Restarting the game brought me back to playable FPS, but that's not really a solution.

Turning off Ambient Occlusion helped, and setting the resolution to 800x600 helped a lot. Right now, I can play for a few hours with no issues before the 5-10FPS crash happens. So its possibly a graphics memory leak?

iMac 2012, OSX 10.13, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512 MB graphics
Last edited by spacecowgoesmoo; May 12, 2018 @ 7:06pm
Wandering Gypsy May 12, 2018 @ 8:37pm 
Always b een a problem with multiple NPCs in an area being loaded-in. This has to do with all the textures and animations of each single NPC and player out of sight that becomes a graphical image on screen. It's been an issue before, it remains an issue now.
Heinz234 May 13, 2018 @ 12:27am 
Originally posted by Wandering Gypsy:
Always b een a problem with multiple NPCs in an area being loaded-in. This has to do with all the textures and animations of each single NPC and player out of sight that becomes a graphical image on screen. It's been an issue before, it remains an issue now.
Yup, the microfreezes have always been there.
Victor Blackthorn May 13, 2018 @ 10:58am 
I've never experienced them before. I did back to back testing with the original NWN and EE is far more prone to FPS drops than the original is.
imminence May 13, 2018 @ 4:05pm 
No such problems.
n4tivo May 13, 2018 @ 4:31pm 
NWN EE runs like garbage on my system.
beirut May 13, 2018 @ 7:39pm 
Go into your settings and turn relective water and Lava off. Remember this is an old game you have to cater to it. It was made before all those high end graphics. My NwNEE Server is running great. Good Luck! NwN is all those other RPG grandad show respect.
Victor Blackthorn May 13, 2018 @ 8:39pm 
Originally posted by beirut:
Go into your settings and turn relective water and Lava off. Remember this is an old game you have to cater to it. It was made before all those high end graphics. My NwNEE Server is running great. Good Luck! NwN is all those other RPG grandad show respect.

Do you mean 'shiny water'? I have that off. I've experimented with potato graphics, different resolutions and all sorts. I can't get a result I deem both playable and not without hitches. As I mentioned earlier my PC has zero reason to have problems running this ancient game and it runs all manner of modern games perfectly well... and the original NWN for that matter, which is particularly perplexing and infuriating.



beirut May 13, 2018 @ 11:33pm 
mine runs fine
I fixed it somehow
Julius Borisov  [developer] May 14, 2018 @ 12:07am 
Hello!

The best way to handle it would be to wait till the QA replies to your ticket on support.baldursgate.com, as it all depends on the hardware and OS you use, as well as drivers (if you haven't filed one - please, do it).

We would suggest turning down the following settings, they tend to be the "pain points" which cause higher framerate issues. Let's see if we can't narrow down what's causing the primary issue here.

- Anti-Aliasing (requires a reset)
- Ambient Occlusion
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And one that is less of a hit, but sometimes makes it feel as such:

- Depth of Field

Also, do you use any custom content/mods etc?

Other suggestions:
- try locking the vsync
- try different audio settings

More threads on this subject:
https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/67461/stuttering-while-playing
https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment/923703/#Comment_923703
https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/67275/is-it-laggy-in-combat-for-others
https://steamcommunity.com/app/20900/discussions/0/364042703862230656/
https://steamcommunity.com/app/704450/discussions/0/1697168437882926754/
Victor Blackthorn May 14, 2018 @ 8:34am 
Originally posted by Julius Borisov:
Hello!

The best way to handle it would be to wait till the QA replies to your ticket on support.baldursgate.com, as it all depends on the hardware and OS you use, as well as drivers (if you haven't filed one - please, do it).

We would suggest turning down the following settings, they tend to be the "pain points" which cause higher framerate issues. Let's see if we can't narrow down what's causing the primary issue here.

- Anti-Aliasing (requires a reset)
- Ambient Occlusion
-
And one that is less of a hit, but sometimes makes it feel as such:

- Depth of Field

Also, do you use any custom content/mods etc?

Other suggestions:
- try locking the vsync
- try different audio settings

More threads on this subject:
https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/67461/stuttering-while-playing
https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment/923703/#Comment_923703
https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/67275/is-it-laggy-in-combat-for-others
https://steamcommunity.com/app/20900/discussions/0/364042703862230656/
https://steamcommunity.com/app/704450/discussions/0/1697168437882926754/

I've tried everything there (including disabling/re-enabling overrides) with the one exception of changing audio options as... there doesn't seem to be much there? I only have the options to adjust the volume and advanced options allow me to tweak 2D and 3D sound bias but nothing else. I see people talking about setting the game's audio to Miles Fast 2D Positional Audio but how exactly do I go about doing that?
Victor Blackthorn May 14, 2018 @ 8:47am 
I've edited it via the nwn.ini though I'm not sure it's made a difference. I have noticed the problem tends to get worse over time unless you restart the game which if I'm not mistaken may indicate a memory leak.
Skwatch May 14, 2018 @ 8:57am 
Framerate here is sometimes also only 11...
DCid May 14, 2018 @ 8:00pm 
Okay... So nothings changed with the low fps/ lag issue that made playing massive modules impossible.

Time for a refund. The only reason I bought this was cause I thought with all the upgrades to the original engine they wouldve fixed this.
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Date Posted: May 12, 2018 @ 10:59am
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