I have played for a total of 5 hours, I have a small settlement with 11 people, 4 buildings, 4 farm plots and a trapping area. Sounds simple, right? Then why does SH regularly eat up 90+% of CPU, ~50% of RAM and 80+% of GPU according to Task Manager? All graphics settings are at min. at first performance was just slow-ish but tolerable and it crashed about once per hour, now it is unplayable. It will launch but it takes a couple of MINUTES and freezes as soon as you see the world.
This game is really fun and I want to keep playing it help please.
Intel HD Graphics 620
Intel Core i7 2.7ghz/2.9 ghz
16 gb RAM
Win10, 64 bit
Your integrated graphics may exceed the minimum system requirements, but it’s far below the recommended requirements. Your other specs merely meet (barely) the recommended requirements, not exceed them. And are you using a hard disk drive (HDD) or a (recommended) solid state drive (SSD)?
That said, you certainly do exceed the minimum system requirements, so I suspect a Radiant representative will ask you for some further information, including a save game file.
When this happens game crashes or it like stops showing updates like game is still frozen?
If so it sounds to me like what you would experience when your graphics card driver crashes like when you overclock ect but it could still crash for other reasons it will drop to 0% usage and also return to default clocks on your graphics card.
@Relyss yss Yes, I know the UI lags but that’s not what I was referring to. I meant that the loading screen with the blue progress bar takes several minutes, then I see the world but it’s permanently frozen. I left it alone for 15 minutes once and nothing changed. Normally the UI takes 30 sec max to figure itself out after the world comes into view.
Yesterday it was running fine for a few hours but now that save will not load. Or maybe it does but there’s some graphics issue - I never progress beyond the load screen, but I can hear game sounds. The sounds fade if I mousewheel out, and I hear the menu sound if I hit esc, just as if I was in the game, I just can’t see anything. Only the load screen. Weird. Plenty of reboots and stuff, no change. Then I turned off vsync and fallback rendered and it WILL LOAD! so I wait for UI to come up and things to start moving, then I turn on vsync and fallback while in-game and I’m back in business. No sound though, I only get sound like half the time I launch the game.
It’s too bad this game has so many problems even though it’s been around for years, since it is so well designed and fun to play.