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  • #59484

    DauntlessK
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    On my first play, I’ve been having massive lag issues. The game appears to stutter, the main menu screen (the parallax background scroll) is very fragmented; not smooth at all, and this continues into the main map in my offline rmg game. It isn’t game breaking but it is annoying, to say the least.

    My graphics were set at high, and I tried lowering them to low and there was no noticeable difference. Now before you ask, my computer is built to run games far more intense than this. Below are some specs.
    Is anyone else having these issues?

    Computer specs: i5 3570k@3.8 ghz, 8gb DDR3 RAM, Radeon HD 7850 with 2 gb VRAM.

    #59525

    Rymdkejsaren
    Member

    I have this same issue, and my computer runs more demanding games than AoWIII. I have a sneaking suspicion the game is running on the onboard graphics as opposed to the dedicated graphics card. And I cannot find anywhere to select a graphics adapter. Any ideas for resolving this?

    #59537

    DauntlessK
    Member

    I have this same issue, and my computer runs more demanding games than AoWIII. I have a sneaking suspicion the game is running on the onboard graphics as opposed to the dedicated graphics card. And I cannot find anywhere to select a graphics adapter. Any ideas for resolving this?

    Never thought about that. What graphics card are you using?

    #59549

    Rymdkejsaren
    Member

    I tried forcing it to run on my Nvidia card instead with the Nvidia settings, which made the game take ages to load. The menu screen ran smoothly for about 3 seconds and then the game crashed.

    #59552

    Rymdkejsaren
    Member

    This was probably a result of me updating the graphics driver at the same time. I will report when I try again after I am done. 😀

    #59554

    DauntlessK
    Member

    I tried forcing it to run on my Nvidia card instead with the Nvidia settings, which made the game take ages to load. The menu screen ran smoothly for about 3 seconds and then the game crashed.

    Interesting. For me, almost all screens are very laggy, and even typing text (example, searching in the wiki) is very slow and fragmented. The map screen is very laggy and the only thing that works somewhat well is actually the tactical battles. While not amazing, it seems to work better than everything else.

    Have you seen any difference in tactical battles?

    #59557

    Rymdkejsaren
    Member

    Success! By adding the aow3.exe file to the Nvidia control panel and switching the default to the Nvidia card, the game now runs a lot better.

    #59570

    Awaras
    Member

    I have the same problems on my i5-3210M laptop with 8GB RAM and geforce 630m graphics. The game would default to the integrated graphics instead. Switching to gforce would give me better performance, but I still get very choppy (I guess ‘fragmented’ is the word?) scrolling – I get intervals of a few second of smooth fps separated by choppiness…

    I tried updating my drivers but it didn’t help.
    Surprisingly my nominally weaker desktop (AMD A6-3670, 8gb ram, AMD Radeon HD 6570) runs the game almost completely smooth.

    #59574

    Rymdkejsaren
    Member

    Tactical battles run smoothly as well. I still wish I could control this in the game settings though. Anyway, I am gone… playing!

    #59604

    DauntlessK
    Member

    Success! By adding the aow3.exe file to the Nvidia control panel and switching the default to the Nvidia card, the game now runs a lot better.

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will try adding this later (I’m at work 🙁 )

    #59657

    paingame
    Member

    I am having the same issues with my nvidia graphics card. Normally i play far more demanding games without any troubles. Turning all settings to low improved the fps lag in the menu somewhat but ingame i still get terrible fps lag. I downloaded the game via steam. How do i force the game to use my nvidia card (as it seemed to have improved the issue for at least one of you)

    Thanks in advance.

    #59738

    DauntlessK
    Member

    I am having the same issues with my nvidia graphics card. Normally i play far more demanding games without any troubles. Turning all settings to low improved the fps lag in the menu somewhat but ingame i still get terrible fps lag. I downloaded the game via steam. How do i force the game to use my nvidia card (as it seemed to have improved the issue for at least one of you)

    Thanks in advance.

    All graphics cards come with a program that you can use to force specific settings on different games (among other graphical settings, like monitor settings, etc). I’m not familiar with Nividia, but it should have a program (try nvidia control panel) where you can mess with these settings. There will be options for it in there. Sorry I can’t give more specific instructions.

    #59763

    DauntlessK
    Member

    I am having the same issues with my nvidia graphics card. Normally i play far more demanding games without any troubles. Turning all settings to low improved the fps lag in the menu somewhat but ingame i still get terrible fps lag. I downloaded the game via steam. How do i force the game to use my nvidia card (as it seemed to have improved the issue for at least one of you)

    Thanks in advance.

    Try This:
    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT051526

    #60078

    paingame
    Member

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>paingame wrote:</div>
    I am having the same issues with my nvidia graphics card. Normally i play far more demanding games without any troubles. Turning all settings to low improved the fps lag in the menu somewhat but ingame i still get terrible fps lag. I downloaded the game via steam. How do i force the game to use my nvidia card (as it seemed to have improved the issue for at least one of you)

    Thanks in advance.

    Try This:

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT051526

    Thanks!
    This drastically improved my performance. It runs smoothly now on highest settings.

    #60143

    neondrop
    Member

    After adding Aow3.exe manually to 3d Application Settings in CCC, it really seems to have improved the performance. But my FPS still go down a chunk when I select a stack of units and try to move them around.

    #60182

    Balancer
    Member

    The same applies to me as well with a 6870 Amd card on an i5 with 8g rams on win 8.1 64 bit.

    didnt think to apply the settings to the CCC as for the group selection thingie its the same in another thread.

    I am at work now so i will try it when i get home maybe a dev after the hectic initial hours can spare a suggestion or so?

    where in the CCC is the forcing to play with the graphics card?

    #60292

    Epaminondas
    Member

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>DauntlessK wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>paingame wrote:</div><br>
    I am having the same issues with my nvidia graphics card. Normally i play far more demanding games without any troubles. Turning all settings to low improved the fps lag in the menu somewhat but ingame i still get terrible fps lag. I downloaded the game via steam. How do i force the game to use my nvidia card (as it seemed to have improved the issue for at least one of you)

    Thanks in advance.

    Try This:

    http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT051526

    Thanks!<br>
    This drastically improved my performance. It runs smoothly now on highest settings.

    I tried this, but I don’t get “2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program.” I get “2. Specify the settings for this program” instead. So how can I tell if AoW 3 is running on Nvdia or integrated graphics on my machine?

    #60718

    DauntlessK
    Member

    Mine still really seems to struggle. I have no idea what is up and it’s really frustrating. Is there someone, a dev or a mod that can comment on this? It is ridiculous that my machine, which can play something like bioshock infinite on highest settings, struggles to play AOW3.

    I’ve added the exe to CCC and still it is very crappy.

    #60785

    tw
    Member

    The game is extremely laggy on some hardware configurations and it’s a software problem (unoptimized game, bugs, etc.) so there’s nothing you can do. I also have problems with frame rate to the extent that I’m not even going to play the game until this issue is solved. I wonder how on earth an issue like this didn’t come up during the beta.

    #63036

    DauntlessK
    Member

    Alright after going through my own dx log, I noticed that there were many memory warnings / issues popping up. “Leaking memory” was a recurring issue. Below this it says how much available, and what the game is using, or what is being used… not exactly sure (it says “in use bytes”) and the number is always extremely low. aka 192,972.

    This is causing the lag issue and I think other people are having the same problems. I don’t know if that number is supposed to be in kb or whatever. (Would still be ridiculously low)

    As I said, my computer has 8GB RAM, and I’m not running much in the background.

    So I did a test. In the windows task manager, if you switch to processes tab, you can “allocate” more memory to a program. You can do this by right clicking the process and making it a higher priority. I can tell you that my game was incredibly laggy and nothing graphically fixed it. Everything was slow, from panning, to typing, to animations. (The exception being for whatever reason tactical combat)

    After moving this up in the priority (So it gave it more memory) the game was very smooth. What is going on that this thing isn’t getting enough memory? Or why? I guess this is a temporary fix…

    Hopefully this helps everyone with the same issues.

    #63338

    Epaminondas
    Member

    Alright after going through my own dx log, I noticed that there were many memory warnings / issues popping up. “Leaking memory” was a recurring issue. Below this it says how much available, and what the game is using, or what is being used… not exactly sure (it says “in use bytes”) and the number is always extremely low. aka 192,972.

    This is causing the lag issue and I think other people are having the same problems. I don’t know if that number is supposed to be in kb or whatever. (Would still be ridiculously low)

    As I said, my computer has 8GB RAM, and I’m not running much in the background.

    So I did a test. In the windows task manager, if you switch to processes tab, you can “allocate” more memory to a program. You can do this by right clicking the process and making it a higher priority. I can tell you that my game was incredibly laggy and nothing graphically fixed it. Everything was slow, from panning, to typing, to animations. (The exception being for whatever reason tactical combat)

    After moving this up in the priority (So it gave it more memory) the game was very smooth. What is going on that this thing isn’t getting enough memory? Or why? I guess this is a temporary fix…

    Hopefully this helps everyone with the same issues.

    Ok, I will try that later.

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