So, here is the thing.
I installed 2 essential mods that completly destroy performance, problem is, I never see performance demamded from the game
I am using the 30 hearthling mod
and the Giant map mod
I have an i7 8700k and 1080ti, and 16 gigs of system memory. I figured I should be able to at least run with everything on Ultra and get 75 FPS, or at LEAST 30 constant
Ever since day 1 the game ahs been slogging down to a crawl. I understand that it might do that, since the map is huge and its LOTS of calcualtions
Problem is, on task manager, the game never uses more than 25-40% CPU power, and very little GPU power. and it goes down to the 20 fps. I configured everything I could to increase performance, disable Vsync, enable frame limiter, even OCd the gfx card.
there were 2 very curious things
Ths FPS seems to go up to a solid 30-45 if I set every GFX option to LOW (Note, this seems to be a graphics issue, not a CPU calculation issue). The game still runs incredibly slow, 20 to 19 fps
HOWEVER, If I turn on the fallback renderer, it goes to a more aceptable yet stil not great 30 fps. (On the menus it goes up to 47). It sems that my 1080ti cant handle this game’s graphical option, since if I turn everything even to 0 WITHOUT the fallback renderer, the game halts to a crawl
And the other thing, the game never wants to use more CPU power, I imagine this has to do with the fact that there is no hyperthreading. Is this corect?
Are there any plans to at least enable hyperthreading as a last performance feature? I remember hearing about this some desktop tuesdays ago, but that was long ago, and I dont know if we will see it at release or at 1.1
Any advice? the game performs reasonably well in calculations, I often do have eharthlings idling, but its usualy not for long, problem seems to be the FPS, UNLESS I use the fallback renderer, it falls to around 20 fps. even with minimal render distance, only thing I can try to change and more or less works is the number of shadows.
EDIT: after editing some other GFX values, its lights that seem to be the issue, if set to max, they will CONSUME the FPS to nothing.
the fallback renderer still performs better, but atleast now I can have some ambient occlusion, but its STILL at 40 fps. I can run most games at 75, my monitor refresh rate