Aura of Worlds

Aura of Worlds

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Cognitive Forge  [developer] Mar 5, 2019 @ 5:29am
Optimization & Troubleshooting
Hi folks,

Increasing speed on older PCs
While the game runs at full speed on many low-end laptops or desktops; we’ve had a few reports in the past of it running slower on certain systems. These cases were typically from old laptops that had changed their operating system to Windows 10.
The game has since been optimized many times and runs much quicker than it did at launch.

Method 1: Signal graphics card use on laptop
The engine runs with OpenGL graphics and certain laptops don’t use the graphics card with that by default. If your computer is one of these and is running the game slowly this can be remedied. To do this flag the game to run with a graphics processor.
The example steps below are for Nvidia graphics systems:
  1. Navigate to [Steam folder]\steamapps\common\AuraOfWorlds
  2. Right Click on AuraOfWorlds.exe
  3. Select change default graphics processor.
  4. Click add (and select the .exe again).
  5. Select a graphics card (anything that's not integrated graphics)
  6. Launch the game with steam
  7. You should see things run much faster now.

Method 2: Change the default tile renderer
The newer tile renderer uses alot more caching with additional render textures, to reduce loading times.

It can be accessed via:

  • Options Menu->Graphics->Advanced
  • Select TileRenderer: Full
  • Apply Settings

NOTE: You will need to have more then 128 MB of allowed memory for OpenGL for this. To check your drivers are upto date, see below.

Rare case: Out of memory driver exception/Crash

  • White fog appearing.
  • Crash on loading a new level.

In very rare cases with certain drivers, that haven't been updated for a while, OpenGL games have their texture memory severely restricted. This affects other games that used that library to including classic Java Minecraft.

There are two solutions to this:
1. Change the default tile renderer:
  • As soon as you start the game:
  • Options Menu->Graphics->Advanced
  • Select TileRenderer: Legacy
  • Apply Settings
  • Press back
  • Restart the game

2. Update the drivers:
  • Start->Control Panel
  • Device Manager
  • Display Adapters
  • Right Click->Update driver

Other issues?
If you encounter any disruptions after the above, please:

  1. Check the bugs/issues forum for similar issues:
  2. Let us know by posting in the bugs/issues forum or by contacting us at cognitiveforge[at]gmail[dot]com

    Log files can be found in:
    [Steam folder]\steamapps\common\AuraOfWorlds\log

Thanks for reading!

Last edited by Cognitive Forge; Aug 18, 2019 @ 5:59am
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glider521al  [developer] Feb 9 @ 5:10am 

Using a non Xbox Controller? Aiming Inverted?
  • Head to Options->Controls->Rebind
  • You'll find options to change buttons, and even swap/invert axis here
  • Save changes.
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