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[Known] Overworld Map Performance Novia vs Hidden Vale

Discussion in 'Critical Issues (Blockers, Performance, Crashes)' started by Grimbone, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Grimbone

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    3/27/2018 12:46 PM
    Title: Overworld Map Performance Novia vs Hidden Vale
    Reproduction Rate: 100%
    Blocker? Yes
    Details:

    I am seeing terrible performance on the novia overworld map but the hidden vale overworld map runs perfect.

    Another thing i noticed is I can zone out of Kingsport and alt tab while waiting to load hidden vale and surf the web fine. If it take the boat from kingsport to novia and alt tab to surf web, as soon as it loads into the novia map my whole system takes a performance hit and notice things like delayed typing.

    Steps to Reproduce: zone to the 2 different overworld maps
    User Specs:
    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor (8) System RAM: 8092
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 GPU RAM: 714
    SotA.EarlyAccess.LIVE.Win.64.749.Date.03.26.18
    Area: OverworldIsland
    Area Display Name: Hidden Vale
    Loc: (309.2, -5.8, 279.7)
    Debug: T3ZlcndvcmxkSXNsYW5kfHwoMzA5LjE4NiwgLTUuODI1LCAyNzkuNjk5KXwoMCwgLTAuODIsIDAsIDAuNTcyKXwyMjMuNTg5NnwzOS45ODYyM3wyMA==
     
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    Same issue here.
     
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    I can repro, but remember your GPU as we discussed - I'd close all other programs on your machine to see if you notice an improvement. I am sure it is worse for you than it is for me.

    Bug #: 57121

    Thank you both.

    @rpgmaniac82
    @Grimbone
     
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    Thanks @Lexie i was getting 40+ before though ;)
     
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    Yes, thank you @Lexie! This GPU will be getting replaced once the video card makers stop jacking up the prices due to crypto mining. :mad:
     
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    @Lexie I noticed the same issue in South Boundless Forest. It may have to do with the new Terrain Shader?

    New Terrain Shader: We have added a new terrain shader to the game and migrated several of our maps to use it. The new shader should result in both improved visuals but also improved performance. The following maps have been moved to the new shader:
    • South Boundless Forest
    • Blood River Forest
    • Northwood
    • HighvaleBattle of Highvale
    • Highvale Outskirts
    • Bloodriver
    • Bloodriver Massacre
    • Bloodriver Outskirts
    • Solace Bridge
    • Battle of Solace Bridge
    • Solace Bridge Outskirts
    • Isle of Storms
    • Novia Overworld
    • Blood Bay
    • Novia
     
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    Agree, damn crypto miners!

    Only way I could see the shader causing it is maybe due to lack of video memory? The new shader is 3-10x faster for better results but takes a bit more video memory. See if it goes away on "Fastest" as that cuts the memory load by 4x.
     
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    @Lexie @Chris I have found 2 other weird issues. I know the video card isn't supported but here you go.

    First thing I found is that if I stand on novia map and start switching resolutions from to 1080p to lower and then back up to 1080p eventually the novia map will run perfect. It is tricky to do and can take a minute of switching but it runs in 1080p fine on novia map if I do this. Next thing I noticed is I can set the resolution to the lowest setting and sometimes when I enter or leave a scene it defaults back to 1080p. This happens randomly.

    Just thought I should let you know.
     
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