Matrix Games Forums

Happy Easter!Battle Academy is now available on SteamPlayers compare Ageods Civil War to Civil War IIDeal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android!Come and say hi at Pax and SaluteLegends of War goes on sale!Piercing Fortress Europa Gets UpdatedBattle Academy Mega Pack is now availableClose Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

graphics is too slow

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Distant Worlds Series >> Tech Support >> graphics is too slow Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
graphics is too slow - 9/3/2012 6:28:58 PM   
serg3d1

 

Posts: 81
Joined: 11/16/2007
Status: offline
I have fairly modern videocard, Geforce 670m, 16 Gb RAM, but graphics is very slow, it looks like software rendering. At the middle of the game it's like 10 frames per second, or less. Windows are opening and closing with noticeable delay, like half second or more. I have win-7 64 bits, latest game update. Could it be because I checked "install dx9c" during installation - would it replace latest dx and cause slowdown? Would reinstall help? As is the game is barely playable.
Post #: 1
RE: graphics is too slow - 9/3/2012 10:12:51 PM   
Fishers of Men


Posts: 268
Joined: 3/27/2010
From: Fishers, IN USA
Status: offline
Distant Worlds performance is not dependent on your video card speed, but uses processor power and RAM space availability. Also, if your PC uses DirectX 10, or 11 drivers, you do not need to go back to the DX9C ones the game supplies. My machine is a lot older than yours but the game runs fairly well with some of the non essential graphics turned off. The last few patches have improved the DW's performance a small amount for me.

_____________________________

Old............but very fast

(in reply to serg3d1)
Post #: 2
RE: graphics is too slow - 9/5/2012 1:12:44 PM   
tylertoo

 

Posts: 78
Joined: 9/3/2012
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: serg3d1

I have fairly modern videocard, Geforce 670m, 16 Gb RAM, but graphics is very slow, it looks like software rendering. At the middle of the game it's like 10 frames per second, or less. Windows are opening and closing with noticeable delay, like half second or more. I have win-7 64 bits, latest game update. Could it be because I checked "install dx9c" during installation - would it replace latest dx and cause slowdown? Would reinstall help? As is the game is barely playable.



Newcomer here, I also had graphical chugging on my laptop. Solved it by following the suggestions in the second post of the Tech Support FAQ, titled "2. If you are experiencing slow performance," which you'll find above in this subforum.

Basically I set star density to minimum, set frame rates to 25 (rather than auto) and turned off 'display nebulae.' It now runs smoothly, and still looks quite fine. I cannot post a link to that FAQ, unfortunately, maybe someone else can. Good luck!

< Message edited by tylertoo -- 9/5/2012 1:13:26 PM >

(in reply to serg3d1)
Post #: 3
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Distant Worlds Series >> Tech Support >> graphics is too slow Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.059